Marco Sullivan grew up in Lake Tahoe with skiing in his soul. He was on a ski hill in his earliest memory, coming down a snow-covered gravel hill in his backyard at three. (Mitch Gunn)
After a solid three days of training, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) threw down a fast run on Saturday to grab third place at the Lake Louise downhill.
Not only does Ohau provide the U.S. Ski Team with world class training, but Mike and Louise and their entire staff provide incredible hospitality and warm and welcoming vibes.
In the first World Cup Finals race of the week, Steven Nyman was the top American, taking fourth place in the downhill. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won the race, and snagged the downhill crystal globe.
t was a tough day in Kvitfjell, with 21 DNFs in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. Only 38 racers made it down the difficult course, with Andrew Weibrecht tying his career-best super G result in fifth place.
In the penultimate Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill of the season, the men were thirsty for results—looking to tighten the race for the overall downhill globe. Travis Ganong was the top American downhiller of the day, finishing in sixth place.
After over two hours of delays, the race finally were finally able to squeak one last downhill into February. Fighting flat light and typical thick fog in Garmisch, Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was the top American downhiller of the day in sixth.
In the final Garmisch (GAP) downhill training run on the Kandahar, Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) led the charge for the Americans, turning in the fourth-fastest time. The downhill takes place on Saturday.
In a turny, technical super G set by American coach Forest Carey that did not excuse any mistakes, the Austrian Matthias Mayer once again emerged victorious. Travis Ganong was the top American finisher, toughing out a ninth place finish.
The rarely-used Schneekristall-Zwolfer track is non-stop from top to bottom. A high-speed signature course, racers question whether this track is more challenging than the famed Kitzbuehel one.
American ski racing fans will have the broadest TV and streaming coverage ever as the U.S. Ski Team takes to the fabled Streif this Saturday for the 75th running of the Hahnenkamm. Universal Sports Network and NBCSN will provide coverage.
It was thigh-burning, legs-shaking race at the World Cup in Wengen, complete with crashes, screaming fans and course holds. Steven Nyman was the top American finisher of the day in 14th place.
Travis Ganong took advantage of a new course to ski a near perfect run, claiming his first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup win.
Buoyed by his Audi Birds of Prey podium in Beaver Creek two weeks ago, Steven Nyman raced to a third career downhill win in Val Gardena.
The men’s speed team is in the Dolomites this weekend and is looking fast, with Steven Nyman taking the win at the first and only downhill training run.
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Marco Sullivan grew up in Lake Tahoe with skiing in his soul. He was on a ski hill in his earliest memory, coming down a snow-covered gravel hill in his backyard at three. He learned to go fast on some of the most legendary terrain in the world, then took that skill to the World Cup and won.
After an impressive 5th place result at the Lake Louise opening downhill, Sullivan looked to have some good momentum starting the 2015 season, but in races leading up to World Championships Sullivan struggled to find a groove. A veteran on the Team, "Sully" made the commitment to race next season after scoring some sweet results at the tail-end of the season at Garmisch (6th), Kvitfjell (12th) and Meribel (8th). In fact, he was having so much fun and was on such a roll that he didn't want the season to end. Good thing, too, as Sully's late-season resurgence earned him a spot back on the A Team. Yeah, #MarcoRocks!
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