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Cochran-Siegle Wins Sufferfest

Cochran-Siegle Wins Sufferfest

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2016-06-29 08:23
 

8.8 miles. 3,000 vertical feet.

Welcome back to Sufferfest.

This year, U.S. Alpine Ski Team’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle was the fastest in the annual climb, surprising many and taking back the title for alpine skiers, with retired freestyler skier Heather McPhie taking the title for women.

Read about the annual Sufferfest in Ski Racing’s article, Cochran-Siegle Wins Sufferfest 2016.

 


 

USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17

USSA Announces Seven Stop Super Tour for 2016-17

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2016-06-24 14:42
 

PARK CITY, UT (June 24, 2016) – Top cross country athletes from across America will participate in 16 races at seven different stops as part of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) annual USSA SuperTour. The 2016-17 tour kicks off in December in Bozeman, MT.

The SuperTour is a series of International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned cross country ski races taking place across America, produced by the USSA, together with its divisions and clubs. The Tour is a vital piece of the USSA’s development program, providing top level racing at key cross country centers around the nation. It’s a proving ground for club athletes with aspirations of making it to the U.S. Ski Team and competing on the FIS World Cup tour and in the Olympic Winter Games. Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury, VT; Craftsbury Green Racing Project) and Eric Packer (Anchorage, AK; Alaska Pacific University) took the season long titles in 2015-16.

 


 

Olympic Selection Kicks Off at 2016-17 U.S. Grand Prix

Olympic Selection Kicks Off at 2016-17 U.S. Grand Prix

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2016-06-23 08:53
 

PARK CITY, UT (June 23, 2016) – The U.S. Grand Prix, the longest running winter action sports tour, has announced three stops for the 2016-17 season. Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA and will host the world’s best skiers and riders in halfpipe, slopestyle and big air, while skicross and snowboardcross athletes will return to the U.S. for the first time since 2011. The event at Mammoth will also act as the first of five Olympic selection events for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

The tour kicks off at Copper Dec. 14-17 with halfpipe competitions for freeskiing and snowboarding and a big air snowboarding competition. The big air competition is also part of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Team USA Winter Champions Series, a single-day television event featuring the Grand Prix along with luge and women’s hockey.

 


 

Olympic Selection Kicks Off at 2016-17 U.S. Grand Prix

Olympic Selection Kicks Off at 2016-17 U.S. Grand Prix

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2016-06-23 06:55
 

PARK CITY, UT (June 23, 2016) – The U.S. Grand Prix, the longest running winter action sports tour, has announced three stops for the 2016-17 season. Copper Mountain, CO and Mammoth Mountain, CA and will host the world’s best skiers and riders in halfpipe, slopestyle and big air, while skicross and snowboardcross athletes will return to the U.S. for the first time since 2011. The event at Mammoth will also act as the first of five Olympic selection events for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

The tour kicks off at Copper Dec. 14-17 with halfpipe competitions for freeskiing and snowboarding and a big air snowboarding competition. The big air competition is also part of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Team USA Winter Champions Series, a single-day television event featuring the Grand Prix along with luge and women’s hockey.

 


 

Kim and Anderson Nominated for ESPYS

Kim and Anderson Nominated for ESPYS

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2016-06-22 16:21
 

U.S. Snowboarding stars Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) and Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) have received nominations for the 2016 ESPY Awards after stellar 2015-16 seasons. Both Anderson and Kim are nominated in the Best Female Action Sports Athlete category, while Kim is also nominated in the Best Breakthrough Athlete category.

Even after breaking her collarbone in December, Anderson—the 2014 Olympic gold medalist in slopestyle—was the 2016 FIS World Cup champion in slopestyle and won both World Snowboarding Federation’s World Championship titles in slopestyle and big air. Plus, she won the Burton US Open in slopestyle, took a silver at the X Games slopestyle and won the Olympic test event in PyeongChang, Korea.

 


 

Kenworthy Nominated for ESPY Award

Kenworthy Nominated for ESPY Award

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2016-06-22 16:06
 

Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) has received a nomination for the 2016 ESPY Awards after a stellar 2015-16 season. Kenworthy is nominated in the Best Male Action Sports Athlete category.

MORE: Kenworthy Silver Again at 2016 X Games

This season, Kenworthy won two X Games medals in Aspen—a silver in SuperPipe and a silver in Slopestyle—making him the first athlete to medal in each event at the same X Games since 2005. Plus, he added two more X Games medals to his collection in Oslo, won the European Freeski Open and led a halfpipe sweep at the U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth.

VOTE for Kenworthy on the ESPYS website.
Gus Kenworthy – Best Male Action Sports Athlete

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