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Miller Snags Fifth in Wengen Downhill

Miller Snags Fifth in Wengen Downhill

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2012-01-14 07:17
 

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 14) – Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied a powerful run down the Lauberhorn, dropping in and out of the lead all the way down, but didn't have quite enough to upend a red hot Beat Feuz of Switzerland. Miller was fifth as Feuz took his podium in two days, grabbing the Audi FIS World Cup downhill lead from Miller, who was gunning for his third win in the classic Lauberhorn – the longest downhill on the World Cup circuit. The weekend wraps up Sunday with a slalom.

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Vonn 2nd in Windy Cortina Downhill

Vonn 2nd in Windy Cortina Downhill

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2012-01-14 05:49
 

CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 14) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) fought gusting winds to finish second in the Olympia della Tofane downhill in Cortina. Stacey Cook (Mammoth, CA) was sixth and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) ninth as Italian Deniella Marighetti captured the first victory of her career. Vonn now leads the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall standings by 244 points and the downhill standings by 127.

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Miller 3rd in Wengen Super Combined

Miller 3rd in Wengen Super Combined

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2012-01-13 06:57
 

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13) - Olympic super combined champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) opened the 82nd Lauberhorn weekend in Wengen with third in the discipline that brought him Vancouver gold. Miller, second in the downhill portion, held on to the podium as Croatian Ivica Kostelic earned his third win of the season. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) moved up from 19th in the downhill to finish sixth and jump to third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall standings.

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ALPINE: New SkillsQuest Skiing Assessment Launched

ALPINE: New SkillsQuest Skiing Assessment Launched

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2012-01-12 23:16
 

USSA is pleased to debut a new program called SkillsQuest through a "beta" release of its skiing skills assessment. The SkillsQuest program provides clubs, coaches and athletes with a vehicle to work on and reward fundamental skills in all areas that will lead to long-term success and enjoyment in ski racing. The skiing skills portion of this program is an integral part. By using the SkillsQuest skiing assessment, coaches and athletes can track their progress in the development of core skills that are not always evident in racing results at younger ages, but that are essential for a bright future in skiing. Through the assessment, coaches can better evaluate their skiers' strengths and weaknesses and design appropriate training.

Click here for the SkillsQuest website

 


 

Keeping Your Coaching Certification Current

Keeping Your Coaching Certification Current

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2012-01-10 12:38
 

While skiing continues to evolve, coaches must continually seek learning opportunities to stay current with their coaching.  With this understanding, USSA requires that alpine certified coaches complete an approved continuing education credit every two years to keep their certification current.

You can check your current status and coaching activities record from your myUSSA dashboard.  If your certification shows as expired, it is because USSA does not have record of any continuing education activity for you in the past two years. Once you complete a continuing education credit, your certification will be re-activated at its previous level.

There are many opportunities that count toward continuing education.  Check here for details.

To learn more about certification, choose your sport, then select Coaches, then Certification and Testing.

 


 

Kasper 9th in Adelboden Slalom

Kasper 9th in Adelboden Slalom

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2012-01-08 06:31
 

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 8) - Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) was 9th in a rugged Adelboden slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher won his third consecutive Audi FIS Alpine World Cup race. Hirscher, who pushed his World Cup overall lead to 230 points, began his streak with a slalom win in Zagreb, Croatia and also won Saturday's giant slalom in Adelboden. Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) was 22rd for his first points of the season as 23 racers failed to finish the first run.

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Strong Return for Ross after Dec. Crash

Strong Return for Ross after Dec. Crash

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2012-01-08 06:19
 

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 8) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in the Bad Kleinkirchheim super G as Swiss racer Fabienne Suter won for her second straight podium. The race also capped a strong return to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup for Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR), who finished 14th to score points in her first two races after being air lifted off the Lake Louise downhill in on Dec. 3 from a crash that resulted in severe facial lacerations. Ross also raced with a four screws and a titanium plate on her left pinky after fracturing the bone playing football on Dec. 31.

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Mancuso 2nd, Three USA in Top 10

Mancuso 2nd, Three USA in Top 10

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2012-01-07 09:42
 

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 7) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) stormed to second and led three Americans into the top 10 at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Bad Kleinkirchheim. World Cup overall and downhill leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) survived a big mistake right out of the starting gate to finish fourth, missing the podium by a mere five hundredths. Reigning downhill World Champion Austrian Elisabeth Goergl of Austria won for her first World Cup downhill victory.

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Ligety 4th, Hirscher Takes Adelboden GS

Ligety 4th, Hirscher Takes Adelboden GS

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2012-01-07 07:12
 

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 7) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was fourth in the classic Adelboden giant slalom Saturday to retain his discipline lead and jump to third in the overall standings. Marcel Hirscher of Austria won for the second straight race to boost his Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead. American Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) was 20th as varied snow conditions and sleet made for an extremely challenging second run.

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Ligety 14th in Slushy Zagreb Slalom

Ligety 14th in Slushy Zagreb Slalom

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2012-01-05 12:09
 

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 5) - Reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 14th in the Zagreb night slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher captured the victory to move into the overall World Cup lead. Rapidly deteriorating course conditions due to warm weather caused havoc for late starters in both the first and second runs.

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