The man who inspired the Believe in U.S. brand, Believe in Steven is laser-locked on returning to the podium at the site of his first: Beaver Creek, CO. Do you Believe? (Getty Images/AFP/Olivier Morin)
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.
Andrew Weibrecht skied to a top-10 finish in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, one spot ahead of Ted Ligety, still nursing a broken wrist.
It was a huge day for the Americans in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with Steven Nyman pulling off a third place podium finish and Travis Ganong grabbing fifth place.
The men look fast in during two runs of downhill training at the Audi Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Norway's Kjetil Jansrud breezed to a win in chilly Lake Louise to open the Audi FIS Ski World Cup speed tour Saturday.
After finishing 27th overall in men's downhill at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Steve Nyman has been training harder than ever this past summer.
U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine athletes and coaches spent the past week learning the latest teaching techniques from the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) at Snowbird Resort.
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)
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) made another positive stride toward his first Olympic Winter Games with a tie for 10th in a rugged Bormio downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team.
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.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held its downhill opener Saturday amid cloudy skies and challenging flat-light conditions.
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.
Marco Sullivan finished 14th in the World Cup downhill standings, his best season since 2008 and the top finish for U.S. men.
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Born and bred in Utah, downhiller Steven Nyman was skiing at two (Dad ran the ski school at Sundance) and was a discretionary pick to the 2002 Junior Worlds squad, where he landed two medals, including a slalom gold. Coaches were so impressed they entered him in a World Cup slalom six days later and he finished 15th. Needless to say, his 6’4” frame is more suited for speed events – a pair of World Cup downhill wins proves it.
The one thing that is consistent about World Cup skiing is that it’s not consistent. Nyman knows that best of all. After an incredibly successful 2013 season, 2014 shaped up to be mediocre results-wise. But he took a lot of positives out of the season as well, namely fast skiing in Beaver Creek (home of the 2015 World Championships) and another Olympic start. The Olympic start wasn’t a gift. After being named to the U.S. team by coaches’ discretion, Nyman then had to fight for a downhill start by skiing fast in the training runs, which he did.
After the World Cup season, it was all about getting his points down to better his start position for 2015. That plan included a trip to the Canadian championships and skiing FIS races well into April.
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