Erik Fisher has a natural talent for skiing and pretty much every sport he tries. Early success has been shadowed by injuries, but watch out – he's back and fully healthy.
The men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill title was pushed to the wire Saturday as Austrian Klaus Kroell snagged the discpline lead from Swiss Didier Cuche with victory on the 1994 Olympic track.
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rode a razor sharp line to finish fourth by a mere two hundredths of a second during an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup test of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games downhill.
Erik Fisher landed the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined points of his career as Austrian Romed Baumann captured the final win in Chamonix.
Bode Miller came within .01 seconds of victory in the first of two World Cup downhills scheduled for Chamonix.
Swiss juggernaut Didier Cuche climbed into the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill lead with victory in a a fog shortened Garmisch downhill.
Didier Cuche surpassed Austrian Franz Klammer with his fifth downhill victory in Kitzbuehel
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Bode Miller punched into the top 10 to lead the USA in the opening Audi FIS World Cup downhill in Lake Louise.
Mountain Plaza roared Saturday as the 2012 U.S. Alpine Ski Team - including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) - was introduced during a public celeb
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Erik Fisher is a natural athlete. Whether he’s skiing, kiteboarding, or playing football, Fisher can do it better than most. Scouting reports say he would have done very well in football at the NCAA level. On the verge of a World Cup breakout season multiple times, 'Fish' has been constantly hampered by injuries. However, coaches report that he'll be downright dangerous as soon as he's fully healthy.
The latest series of setbacks happened in 2012. During a trip to the 2014 Olympic venue in Sochi, Fish became sushi, wrapping himself in the downhill nets and aggravating his knee. He was sidelined full time after a crash at Kvitfjell, Norway a few weeks later, which resulted in mandatory ACL surgery.
Instead of pushing things, he opted to stay off the circuit for the entire 2013 season to ensure his body can handle the insane, missile-like speeds. Need proof that he's back to full strength? This spring he became the first U.S. Ski Team athlete to bench-press 125lb dumbbells.
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