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World Championships Team Announced LIVE

01/27/2015

PARK CITY, UT (January 27, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team will announce the team for the upcoming FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on a special Podium360 on Wednesday, January 28 at 5 p.m. EST live on Universal Sports Network. The announcement will also be streamed LIVE at UniversalSports.com and...

Brandenburg is Top American in Schladming

01/27/2015

SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 27, 2014)—Racers skied through a blizzard of wet snow at the Schladming night slalom on Tuesday—the last Audi FIS World Cup race before the FIS Alpine World Championships. Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) finished 18th—his first finish all season—and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was 19th.

In front of a...

Strong XC Team Named for World Champs

01/26/2015

PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 26, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT), Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 18 – March 1 in Falun, Sweden. 
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Tools to Overcome Game Time Stress

01/26/2015

Just as it is important to be physically prepared to play youth sports it is equally important for youth athletes to be mentally prepared to handle the pressure. No one can predict exactly how a competition will play out, but you can arm your athlete with techniques to overcome pressure from the competition. Here are some methods for overcoming...

Englund Continues to Lead

01/25/2015

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 25, 2015) - Less than a month out from World Championships, Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her push leading the USA on the HS106-meter hill in Oberstdorf finishing eighth. Standing 14th after the first jump, Englund had to come from behind in an event won for the second straight day by Austria's Daniela Iraschko...

Chodounsky Fights for Kitzbuehel Finish

01/25/2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24, 2015)—On a demanding course that started just below Saturday’s shortened downhill run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the only American finisher in Sunday’s Kitzbuehel slalom, taking 26th place. Mattias Hargin...

USA Closes Strong Weekend in Rybinsk

01/25/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 25, 2015) - For the second time in as many days, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) posted a fifth place in a World Cup. Sunday’s 15km skiathlon marked the strongest result from Diggins in a distance race this season. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished closely behind Diggins in seventh. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and...

Vonn Carries Win to Vail

01/25/2015

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 25, 2015) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will wing her way home to Vail/Beaver Creek with a 64th career victory, taking a strong win Sunday over Austria's Anna Fenninger in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in St. Moritz. Vonn posted a .24 second margin for the win, coming just eight days before she will step into the...

Another Career Best for Englund

01/24/2015

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 24, 2015) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her rise up through the results with a career best seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberstdorf. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz picked up a strong win over Germany’s Carina Voigt.
 
Englund, who jumped to second in Friday’s...
Strong Sprint for Diggins

01/24/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 24, 2015) – After a strong qualification that saw seven Americans move through to the rounds, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved through the heats to finish fifth overall and to lead the U.S. at the World Cup freestyle sprint Saturday in Rybinsk. Falling snow and soft conditions made for a different feel than the season...
Nyman Leads Americans on Hahnenkamm

01/24/2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24, 2014)—After two hours of weather delays, the famed Hahnenkamm was shortened—with the fastest times coming in at under a minute. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was the top American downhiller on Saturday, taking fifth place—his best ever result in Kitzbuehel.

After winning both training runs, Kjetil Jansrud of...

Tough Day in St. Moritz

01/24/2015

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 24, 2015) - Lara Gut of Switzerland took the home nation win in St. Moritz in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill. It was a tough day for the USA with Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) leading the way in 12th with a late-race mistake sending Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) tumbling into 23rd position in the final downhill before...
Dramatic Podium for Taylor Fletcher

01/23/2015

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 24, 2015) - Brothers Taylor and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) worked together to move up in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Saturday, with Taylor coming out on the podium in dramatic fashion. Taylor was third, Bryan eighth as the USA picked up its first World Cup podium since Taylor was third in Seefeld...

Stephen Makes History for US Team

01/23/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 23, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished second on Friday in the 10k freestyle race in Rybinsk, Russia—the top World Cup distance result by an American woman. Stephen took advantage of perfect conditions for her light frame, colder temperatures and newly fallen snow, to ski into an emotional first World Cup...

Career-Best Day for Weibrecht at Kitz

01/23/2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 23, 2015)—Kitzbuehel has officially started and it was as thrilling as everyone hoped. The Americans came in strong to the super G, with two-time Olympic medalist Andrew “Warhorse” Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) pulling off a career-best World Cup result in fifth place, and Steven Nyman (Squaw Valley, CA) taking 13th....

Fletcher Jumps Into Contention in Japan

01/22/2015

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 23, 2015) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to his best jump of the season, putting him into contention for the win before ending up ninth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Friday. Germany's Eric Frenzel took the win over Norway's Jan Schmid in an intense battle that saw a full field sprint for the...

Kitzbuehel’s Hahnenkamm: The Legend

01/22/2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22, 2015) – It’s a legendary race. Kitzbuhel’s Hahnenkamm downhill— the “Streif”—is a classic course. It’s regarded as the most demanding track on the circuit and the “Super Bowl” of ski racing. It’s so notable Red Bull created a film about it, “Streif – One Hell of a Ride.” It’s fast, dangerous and thrilling. Get...

"Lindsey Vonn: The Climb" Premiers Sunday

01/22/2015

STAMFORD, Conn (January 5, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn: The Climb, a one-hour documentary that chronicles the remarkable comeback of Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), will debut on Sunday, January 25, at 3 p.m. EST on NBC.

Vail Coach to Join U.S. Ski Team

01/21/2015

VAIL, CO (Jan. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team has announced the addition of Brandon Dyksterhouse to its women’s technical team as part of a unique partnership with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. Dyksterhouse, a former national level racer and longtime ski coach, will join the Team as interim women’s tech head coach through the remainder of the...
Wishes for Youth Sports – Champion and Celebrate Sportsmanship

01/21/2015

Each month, the team at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ tackles current issues in youth sports and seeks advice from youth sports experts to help you with these sometimes challenging topics.

We talk about issues ranging from how to handle tryouts, the latest research in sports safety to advice...

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