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Chodounsky Wins U.S. Champs Slalom

Chodounsky Wins U.S. Champs Slalom

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2014-03-22 14:13
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 22) - Olympian David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) produced a blazing final run in sun-soaked Squaw Valley to win the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom title. Third after the first run, Chodounsky laced the bottom section of the Red Dog race hill to bump first-run leader Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) to second. Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA), who was fifth after the opening run, ended the day in third. NBC will broadcast a Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships special on Sunday, March 23 at noon ET. 

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Jitloff Rocks Squaw with GS Victory

Jitloff Rocks Squaw with GS Victory

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2014-03-21 14:50
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 21) - Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) brought a crowd of thousands to a roaring crescendo Friday with another masterful performance in Squaw Valley to win his second consecutive Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom title. The Olympian, who grew up nearby and raced as a young athlete at the 1960 Olympic resort, captured his second victory in three days at Squaw with a 1.61 margin of victory over Brennan Rubie (Salt Lake City). Fellow Olympian Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) was third as Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) did not finish the final run. NBC will broadast a one-hour special on the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships Sunday, March 23 at noon ET.

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Shiffrin Continues Storybook Season

Shiffrin Continues Storybook Season

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2014-03-20 14:31
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 20) - Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Cup slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) continued her storybook season Thursday with victory in the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom. To kick off the first day of spring, the 19-year-old technical phenom posted a 1.5-second first run lead before expanding it to a massive 1.88-second margin of victory under bluebird Squaw Valley skies. NBC will broadcast a Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships special at noon ET on Sunday, March 23. 

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Jitloff Wins U.S. Champs Warm Up

Jitloff Wins U.S. Champs Warm Up

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2014-03-19 14:19
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 19) - Olympian Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) sliced a wire-to-wire FIS giant slalom victory Wednesday to open five days of Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships competition in sun soaked Squaw Valley. The race, a precursor to Friday's U.S. Championship event, was held on Red Dog with incredible snow conditions and a large crowd of fans, friends and families on hand to enjoy the annual alpine skiing end-of-the season celebration. Action continues Thursday with the women's U.S. Championships giant slalom featuring reigning champion Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO).

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Alpine Champs Open Wednesday at Squaw

Alpine Champs Open Wednesday at Squaw

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2014-03-18 12:22
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 18) – Sunshine and excellent racing conditions will greet athletes Wednesday when the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships kick off on Red Dog at Squaw Valley.  A men’s FIS giant slalom will open the six-race program followed by the women’s U.S. championship giant slalom on Thursday. Sochi Olympic medalists Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) are among the hundreds of athletes expected to compete. A parade and celebration is scheduled for Friday to welcome home the medalists and members of the U.S. Ski Team.

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Shiffrin Skis to Best Season Ever

Shiffrin Skis to Best Season Ever

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2014-03-16 07:36
 

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – Sunday’s conclusion to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season saw Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) close out her best season ever with a 12th-place finish in the foggy giant slalom finale. Anna Fenninger of Austria cut through the clouded, misty top section to seal the victory, which earned her the World Cup giant slalom title to put alongside the overall globe she won before today’s race. Universal Sports is set to air race coverage of the finale at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Next up, Shiffrin heads to Squaw Valley to race giant slalom and fight to regain her slalom title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships next week, March 19-23.

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Ligety Highlights Successful 2014 Season

Ligety Highlights Successful 2014 Season

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2014-03-16 06:13
 

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – The 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season came to a close Sunday in Lenzerheide, where World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) capped another incredible season and led the USA with a 12th-place finish in the slalom finale. Ultimately, the race and the day went to Austrian Marcel Hirscher, who claimed both the slalom title as well as the World Cup overall title with the impressive conclusion. The race is set to air on Universal Sports at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Next, Ligety heads to Squaw Valley to race giant slalom at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships next week, March 19-23.

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Ligety Takes Dramatic Crystal Globe

Ligety Takes Dramatic Crystal Globe

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2014-03-15 06:54
 

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 15) - The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom title came down to a dramatic last run shootout Saturday, with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) taking the victory and winning a points tiebreaker with Austria's Marcel Hirscher to claim his fifth crystal globe. Hirscher lost his hold on the globe when he finished the race fourth by a mere hundredth of a second. Universal Sports will air coverage at 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. EDT.

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Mikaela Takes Win and Globe

Mikaela Takes Win and Globe

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2014-03-15 06:46
 

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 15) - Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) put a wrap on a spectacular slalom season, taking a dominant 1.44 second win in the season finale at Lenzerheide to hoist her second straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup crystal globe. It was her ninth career win and fifth of the season. Universal Sports will air coverage at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

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Squaw Ready for U.S. Championships

Squaw Ready for U.S. Championships

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2014-03-14 17:26
 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 14) - Final course preparations are underway at Squaw Valley for the opening of the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships next week, March 19-23. USSA Technical Advisor Tom Johnston provided favorable reports from his initial inspection of Red Dog, the new run being used for the giant slalom and slalom events, with two to three feet of snow. Olympic champions Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin, along with bronze medalist and local favorite Julia Mancuso, are expected to compete.

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