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Vonn Fast in Opening Downhill Trainer

Vonn Fast in Opening Downhill Trainer

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2011-11-29 20:50
 

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Nov. 29 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Call it Lake Lou-Lindsey.

Lindsey Vonn has raced 20 times at Lake Louise and won eight of those. She's been on a Lake Louise podium 14 times.

And Tuesday (Nov. 29), in the first training run of the World Cup season she finished so far ahead of the field it looked like she must have skied a different course than the rest. She hadn't. Not completely, anyway. There was an issue with a gate, but it was no where near the type of issue that could account for a 1.67 seconds margin over everyone else.

“I love Lake Louise,” she said in what must surely be an understatement. “I know the course so well I don't need an inspection.” Which may have contributed to the problem.

 


 
 

Schedule and Results

 

Aspen Top 10 for Shiffrin

Aspen Top 10 for Shiffrin

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2011-11-27 12:18
 

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 27) - Sixteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was calm, cool and collected as the notched a top-10 finish in only her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Sunday's Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Shiffrin, who has yet to get her drivers' licence, turned a bib 37 start into a stunning eighth place finish and immediately began thanking young fans in the crowd for coming to see her and the U.S. Ski Team race in Aspen. The result, an extreme surprise for Shiffrin, extends her string of great performances after she became the youngest U.S. Champion in history when she captured the slalom title last March in Winter Park. Austrian Marlies Schild, the defending World Cup slalom champion, won for the second time in Aspen as Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) opted not to start in favor of resting a sore back.

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Bode Miller Leads Strong USA Attack

Bode Miller Leads Strong USA Attack

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2011-11-27 12:13
 

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 27) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) led a string of five Americans into the points Sunday in the opening super G of the Audi FIS World Cup in Lake Louise. Miller finished ninth in a race won by Norway's Aksel Lund-Svindal with Saturday's downhill winner Didier Cuche of Switzerland second. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 17th, Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) 22nd, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) 28th and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) 30th. The men now head to Beaver Creek, CO for this week's Audi Birds of Prey World Cup.

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Mancuso Breaks Aspen Podium Jinx

Mancuso Breaks Aspen Podium Jinx

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2011-11-26 14:49
 

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 26) - Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CO) broke a seven-year jinx, taking the number three podium spot with two brilliant GS runs at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational.  Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) battled back from a tough first run (21st) to finish 12th. It was the first U.S. podium in Aspen since Kristina Koznick was third in a slalom in November, 2004 and the first U.S. women's GS podium since Tamara McKinney's win in 1981. Defending World Cup GS champ Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany survived a near crash on the first run to comeback for the win. Action continues with a slalom Sunday. The Nature Valley Aspen Winternational will air on NBC at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 27.

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Bode Miller Leads USA in Downhill Opener

Bode Miller Leads USA in Downhill Opener

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2011-11-26 13:38
 

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 26) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) led three Americans into the points Saturday in the opening Audi FIS World Cup downhill in Lake Louise. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 24th and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) 27th. Swiss Didier Cuche began defense of this downhill title with a strong win. Miller, an early racer in bib nine, fell behind early leaders, and then almost inexplicably, started making up time and took the early lead. He eventually got bumped back to finish the same place he started, in ninth. Erik Fisher (Middleton, ID) was just out of the points in 35th. Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO) was 38th, Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) 51st and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) crashed out in his first World Cup start.

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Athletes  »  Julia Ford

As one of four skiing kids in a ski racing family, the path to the U.S. Ski Team was pretty clear for Julia Ford, who was ripping around Vermont's Okemo Mountain Resort at age three. She spent three seasons on the U.S. Development Team and a couple on the "Trench Tour” (AKA NorAm/Europa Cup) before she was able to score World Cup points during the 2012 season. She has been making positive strides on the World Cup tour ever since.

 

Julia Ford

Athletes  »  Brennan Rubie

Brennan Rubie was involved in U.S. Ski Team camps until he punched a ticket into the U.S. Development program in 2010. Since then, the Snowbird shredder has won NorAm races, scored World Cup points and is quickly easing into his role as the next American giant slalom ace.

 

Brennan Rubie

Athletes  »  Keith Moffat

BIOGRAPHY
Growing up in Berkeley, California, Keith Moffat headed to Squaw Valley with his family on weekends where skiing with the Mighty Mites turned into a ski racing career. Using skiing icon Shane McConkey and Squaw hero and World Cup winner Marco Sullivan as role models, Moffat made the U.S. Development Team in 2009 and continues to charge up the pipeline.

Following a summer of recovery from a torn ACL (Feb. 4, 2011), Moffat eased his way through the 2012 winter with a very light race schedule and a very heavy workout and rehabilitation plan.

 

Keith Moffat

Order DVDs and CDs Here

Order DVDs and CDs Here

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2011-11-25 09:32
 

The 2010/11 season alpine World Cup Winning Runs DVD is a must have for any ski racer's or coach's video library.  This year's video features well over 100 of the fastest runs on the World Cup, with bonus high speed camera footage from the Alta Badia men's GS, athlete commentary from Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook, Nolan Kasper, Laurenne Ross, and Leann Smith, and descriptions from national team coaches.  USSA members receive a $10 discount!  Just enter USSAMember under coupon code when checking out.

Also new since last year is the Level 300 Giant Slalom Techniqe and Tactics DVD set, featuring a comprehensive look at giant slalom skiing for coaches with the largest compilation of GS video anywhere, order yours at the USSA Education Shop now.

 


 

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