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Brandenburg Named Western Region Development Coach

Brandenburg Named Western Region Development Coach

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2017-06-12 14:24
 

PARK CITY, UT (June 12, 2017) — U.S. Ski and Snowboard has announced U.S. Ski Team alumnus Will Brandenburg will assume the role of western region development coach.

Brandenburg, who officially retired from the U.S. Ski Team with one final lap at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sun Valley, Idaho in 2016, will be responsible for delivering programs and projects in the western region, and supporting national development initiatives for U.S. Ski and Snowboard.

Following an eight-year career with the U.S. Ski Team, Brandenburg relocated to Sun Valley, serving as U16 Head Coach at the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF). While at SVSEF, he was involved with the implementation of a slalom progression program, focusing on a detailed, step-by-step teaching advancement for U16 athletes.

 


 

How You Can Ski With Jackie Wiles

How You Can Ski With Jackie Wiles

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2017-06-09 14:46
 

Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) has an impressive resume. In the 2016-17 season alone, she nailed the top 10 in two FIS World Cups, including standing on the podium in the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee downhill. Now, the Olympian is hosting her first ski camp, the Jackie Wiles White Pass Summer Race Camp—three days of skills and drills and three days of gate training—at Timberline on Mt. Hood from July 7-13.

Want to attend her camp and learn to ski like Jackie? The camp is offering one scholarship for a young racer.

“I understand what it takes to keep skiing competitively – time, perseverance, physical fitness and a financial commitment that can sometimes be difficult,” said Wiles. “This year at my camp, I wanted to help a kid who may not be able to attend because of financial constraints.”

 

 


 

Skiing the Killington World Cup Run…in June

Skiing the Killington World Cup Run…in June

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2017-06-06 12:07
 

We may still have 172 days until the World Cup returns to Killington, and it may be a women’s World Cup, but Redneck Racing’s Robby Kelley and Tucker Marshall—both born and raised in Vermont—wanted to train on the esteemed track. On June 4, Kelley and Marshall hiked up a bundle of gates and set a gnarly slalom on Killington’s Superstar trail through the bumps and dirt.

 


 

Shiffrin Nominated for Favorite Female Athlete

Shiffrin Nominated for Favorite Female Athlete

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2017-06-02 15:20
 

Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a ridiculous year—six slalom victories, three giant slalom wins and one alpine combined victory on the World Cup, her third straight World Championship slalom title, a silver in the World Champs giant slalom, her fourth career World Cup slalom title and her first-ever overall World Cup title. Wow.

And the ski racing industry isn’t the only one who noticed. Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards has nominated her for their Favorite Female Athlete award.

Shiffrin is up against USA Gymnastics’ Simone Biles, USA Swimming’s Katie Ledecky, US Soccer’s Alex Morgan, WNBA player Nneka Ogwumike of the Sparks, and tennis player Serena Williams.

 


 

Travis Ganong Recaps His Season

Travis Ganong Recaps His Season

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2017-05-26 15:52
 

Two World Cup victories, four World Cup podiums and a World Championship medal are accomplishments to be proud of, but Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) is looking for more. He talked with FIS about his highs and lows throughout his career, the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and why he loves shredding powder as much as chasing gates. 

Read more in FIS' Q&A with Travis Ganong.

 


 

Mancuso Battles Hip Injury

Mancuso Battles Hip Injury

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2017-05-26 14:23
 

Since she was 18 years old, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) has battled issues with her hip. One of the most successful female alpine ski racers in American history, she's gearing up for the 2018 Olympics, but isn’t sure how the pain—and two and a half years off the World Cup circuit—will affect her pursuit.

Read about her surgeries, struggles and how she’s looking to break records in PyeongChang in Nick Zaccardi’s piece in NBC Olympics – Julia Mancuso Pushes Past Hip Injury for Final Olympic Run.

 


 

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Alpine Nominations

2017-18 U.S. Ski Team Alpine Nominations

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2017-05-25 10:39
 

PARK CITY, UT (May 25, 2017) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced its alpine nominations for the 2017-18 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

After a strong 2016-17 season highlighted by Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) capturing the coveted overall and slalom World Cup titles, and featured three World Championship medals, three Junior World Championship medals and 21 World Cup podiums by five athletes, the Team is looking for medals in the upcoming 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.

 


 
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Wiles Fuels Olympic Dream in the Northwest

Wiles Fuels Olympic Dream in the Northwest

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2017-05-22 16:47
 

Speed skier Jackie Wiles has accumulated an impressive resume in her time on the U.S. Ski Team. Two national titles, an appearance at the Sochi Olympics and a podium on the World Cup this season are just a few of the highlights of the strong 24-year-old skier’s career so far.

With PyeongChang less than 300 days away, Wiles is busy training for the upcoming winter. But she took some time to coach young kids at her home resort of White Pass in Washington at a speed camp. Watch and see what she says about her ski racing background and how the northwest United States influenced who she is as a skier today.

 


 

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