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Vonn Says She’d Like to Race Men

Vonn Says She’d Like to Race Men

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2016-06-07 10:34
 

In the debut episode of ESPN's Fearless Conversation with Abby Wambach, soccer player Wambach addressed athlete retirement in conversations with Kobe Bryant and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). In her interview, Vonn stated that before she retires, she would like to race against the best men in the world.

“Mentally I’m just as fired up as I’ve ever been,” Vonn told Wambach. “The goal is definitely to make it to the next Olympics in South Korea in 2018, so that’s two more seasons, but I’m really hoping for three more seasons… In my final season, I would like to race against the men in one race.”

Vonn said she has started the process to figure out how racing the men can be accomplished. “It’s going to be definitely a hard thing to get done with all the ski federations involved, but that’s my goal.”

“My final hurrah!" said Vonn. "Beat some boys and then call it a day.”  

 


 

Ligety Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Awards

Ligety Nominated for Kids' Choice Sport Awards

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2016-06-06 15:56
 

Park City, UT (June 6, 2016) – Four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes have been nominated in this year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sport Awards. Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and snowboarder Chloe Kim (Torrence, CA) are both nominated in the “Need For Speed” category. Aerialist Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) is nominated in the “Don’t Try This at Home” category and snowboarder Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) is nominated for Best Female Athlete. Fans can cast their vote in each category at nick.com/sports.

 


 

Lindsey Vonn Foundation Heads to Minneapolis

Lindsey Vonn Foundation Heads to Minneapolis

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2016-06-01 16:14
 

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, giving the future women of the world confidence to move mountains, is having an event in Lindsey’s home state of Minnesota on June 3, 2016. Girls, their parents and mentors are invited to attend to an inspirational talk by renowned speaker and author Rosalind Wiseman. 

Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. Her New York Times Bestseller Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and the New Realities of Girl World was the basis for the hit movie Mean Girls. Her work aims to help parents, educators and young people successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood. 

 


 

Will Brandenburg: What Makes a Champ

Will Brandenburg: What Makes a Champ

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2016-05-26 11:52
 

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal, landing their first cork 7 or joining a club team. Alongside USSA’s mascot Champ, take a look at how all of these athletes strive to be Best in the World.

 


 

7 Questions With Julia Mancuso

7 Questions With Julia Mancuso

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2016-05-25 12:50
 

Julia Mancuso – four-time Olympic medalist, five-time World Championships medalist and icon in the action sports community – answers questions about her desire for adventure, blogging, spirituality and more in Red Bull’s The Red Bulletin.

Read The Red Bulletin’s article 7 Questions With Skiing’s Golden Girl.

 


 

Norway and America Team Up for Training

Norway and America Team Up for Training

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2016-05-19 14:27
 

The 2015-16 season has wrapped—the World Cup has finished, national titles were given, but that didn't mean the athletes were done skiing. Right after U.S. Alpine Champs, the men’s speed and tech teams took off to Norway for a month-long ski camp with the Norwegian Ski Team. That meant the Americans got to ski alongside some of the best athletes in the world, including Kjetil Jansrud, Henrik Kristoffersen and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.

Read more about how the camp went in Ski Racing’s article, Pond Hopping: Why the U.S. Ski Team Went Spring Skiing in Norway.

 

 


 

Enter to Win Julia Mancuso’s Spyder Gear

Enter to Win Julia Mancuso’s Spyder Gear

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2016-05-11 15:24
 

Olympian Julia Mancuso has teamed up with Spyder Active Sports for a giveaway of her favorite Spyder gear. Enter to win Mancuso’s Spyder Actyve Kit, a $500 or $250 Spyder gift card. Plus, if you share Spyder’s Instagram posts, include the hashtag #myspyderkit for an additional five entries.

Enter here to win.

 


 

Why Spyder's Speed Suits are Fast

Why Spyder's Speed Suits are Fast

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2016-05-05 11:20
 

Sure, speed suits are tight and colorful, but there is a lot that goes into the engineering processing to make them fast. Ski Racing takes a look at the ubiquitous Spyder speed suit and what goes in to the design process.

Read: 8 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Spyder Speed Suits

 


 

Decker and Ritchie Win Golden Ski Award

Decker and Ritchie Win Golden Ski Award

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2016-05-03 13:52
 

The North American Snowsports Journalists Association – East Region (NASJA-East) has announced their winners of the 2016 Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award. This year, the award goes to Cecily Decker (Saranac Lake, NY, Eastern Regional Team /New York Ski Education Foundation) and Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT, National Training Group/Green Mountain Valley School).


Ben Ritchie (left) finished second at the Longines Future Ski Champions event.

Since 1969, the Golden Ski Award has been presented to the top junior male and female skiers in the east. Previous winners have included athletes such as Mikaela Shiffrin, Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Nolan Kasper. 2015’s winners were U.S. national champions and U.S. Ski Team members Drew Duffy and Nina O’Brien.

 


 

Cody Marshall: What Makes a Champ

Cody Marshall: What Makes a Champ

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2016-05-02 15:21
 

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal, landing their first cork 7 or joining a club team. Alongside USSA’s mascot Champ, take a look at how all of these athletes strive to be Best in the World.

 


 

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