Nicknamed the "Warhorse," Andrew Weibrecht is a cannonball on snow and will take the riskiest and fastest line possible, which makes him one of the most exhilarating athletes to watch carve World Cup ice. (Getty Images/Quinn Rooney)
Bode Miller rallied to an impressive third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G final Thursday, closing the men’s speed events for the 2014 season.
Olympic super G silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) needed a solid Audi FIS Alpine World Cup result Sunday and he got one, finishing seventh in the final super G before the World Cup Finals.
Two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht sat down with Sochi Studio to talk Olympics. (Photo: Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images)
Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller went 2-3 for the USA in men's super G. (Photo: Tom Kelly/U.S. Ski Team)
Andrew Weibrecht took silver and Bode Miller tied for bronze in the men's Olympic super G at Rosa Khotur Sunday.
Five-time Olympian Bode Miller skied into sixth at a particularly tricky slalom race Friday during the super combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Today, the USSA announced a strong team of 20 alpine athletes, including three Olympic gold medalists, to represent the USA in Sochi. (Photo: Mickael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
Reigning super combined world champion Ted Ligety skied an inspired slalom run to take second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined in Kitzbuehel, the final race of the U.S. Olympic qualification period.
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) charged through difficult visibility on upper half of the Saslong super G and made an incredibly athletic move at the final gate to lead the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Val Gardena.
Super G World Champion Ted Ligety found his speed in the Audi Birds of Prey super G on Saturday finishing fifth, just a tenth of a second from the podium, in front of a roaring Beaver Creek crowd.
Ski Racing Magazine recently connected with the men's speed group on its August training camp in La Parva, Chile. The team will return to Chile later this month for its annual downhill camp in Portillo.
World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) tied for 18th Sunday to lead the U.S. Ski Team in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G before World Cup Finals.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with a tie for 16th on a wind-ravaged Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell.
Andrew Weibrecht was 22nd and Steven Nyman 25th to lead the USA in the World Championship downhill.
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Andrew Weibrecht is sibling number four in a family of five and took up skiing after he begged his parents to let him join older brother Jonathan at the 1980 Olympic mountain of Whiteface. Now one of the most exhilarating ski racers to watch kick out of the start gate, Weibrecht transitioned from a kid swinging on his parents’ chandeliers to becoming a two-time Olympic super G medalist.
Ted Ligety jokes that Weibrecht is the fastest racer in the world for 20 seconds of every race. Why? The 2010 Olympic super G bronze medalist hadn’t placed better than 10th in a World Cup race since that historic bronze…that is until he did it again.
Three turns into the 2014 Olympic super G, Bode Miller looked to friend and race leader Kjetil Jansrud of Norway in the leader box and said, “He’s going to beat us.” He was right on one account, as the Warhorse produced a truly inspirational run to bump Miller to bronze and secure the second Olympic medal of his career – this time silver. The result added his name to the elite two-medal club for American men along with Miller, Ligety, Tommy Moe and Phil Mahre.
To be honest, it was probably the most emotional day of ski racing that I’ve ever had. All the issues and troubles that I’ve had, to come and be able to have a really strong result at the Olympics, it reminds me that all the work I did to come back from the injuries and just dealing through all the hard times, that it’s all worth it and it all makes sense.
There had been times I’ve had to evaluate whether this is really what I want to do, even as recently as the day before that Olympic race. There are only so many times you can get kicked before you really feel it. I try not to focus on the results, but I really needed a result to remind me that I’m capable of this and that I belong here.
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