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Crashes Mar Davos Sprint

12/21/2014

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 21, 2014) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) edged closer to the top of the results page in Sunday’s 1.2k freestyle sprint World Cup, finishing ninth and advancing through to the semi-final round. Randall shared her heat with teammate Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT). The Davos event was an unexpected sprint in the World Cup...
Three Podium Weekend for U.S. Aerialists

12/21/2014

BEIJING, China (Dec. 21, 2014) – Connecticut natives Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon (both Madison, CT) each put down personal bests to earn World Cup podium finishes during the individual portion of the first-ever aerials team event at the FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup opener. McKinnon found herself on the podium for the second time during...

Ligety Hammers to Second Place in Alta Badia

12/21/2014

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 21, 2014)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) had a phenomenal second run of giant slalom, skiing from seventh place to second in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Alta Badia. Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) took 12th.

Vonn Record Will Wait

12/21/2014

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 21, 2014) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) capped the speed weekend in Val d'Isere finishing sixth in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup auper G. Austria's Elisabeth Goergl took the win while Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) saw her hopes of matching the all-time win record dashed when she crashed near the top of the course. Four...

Combined Jumps Up in Team Event

12/21/2014

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 20, 2014) - On the wings of improved jumping, the USA bumped up from eighth to fifth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team event Saturday in Ramsau. Action contnues Sunday with an individual event before the tour takes a holiday break.

First Career Podium for McKinnon

12/20/2014

BEIJING, China (Dec. 20, 2014) – If she wasn’t already on it, put Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) on your list of U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes to watch this season. Surrounded by thousands of aerials fans in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium, McKinnon jumped to her first career World Cup podium with a third place finish at the FIS Freestyle World...

Liz Stephen Leads US in Davos Distance

12/20/2014

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 20, 2014) - Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied a strong 10k effort to finish a minute back from dominant Norwegian Marit Bjoergen in Saturday’s freestyle event in Davos – a big confidence booster.
 
Weibrecht Top 20 in Val Gardena Super G

12/20/2014

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 20, 2014)—On a snow-hungry super G course in Val Gardena resembling a luge track, the U.S. men could not rival the women’s Val d’Isere results. Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was the top U.S. athlete in 19th place, while both Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Friday’s downhill winner Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) DNFed....

Vonn: On Doorstep of Record

12/20/2014

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 20, 2014) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) positioned herself on the doorstep to history Saturday, winning her 61st career Audi FIS Ski World Cup with a .19 second victory in the Val d'Isere downhill. It left her just one win away from matching the all-time win record held by the legendary Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell....

Ladies Speed Team Gets Ready for Val d'Isere

12/19/2014

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 19, 2014) – So far this season, the ladies’ speed team has been in the business of making history, with a podium sweep in Lake Louise. And the entire team is riding that wave of excitement going into this weekend’s race in Val d’Isere.

Without a...

NTG Athlete Cashman to Race Logines Future Ski Champions

12/19/2014

You’ve heard about ski racing stars like Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety. You’ve probably heard about the rising D Team stars like Alex Ginnis and Breezy Johnson. But have you heard of Keely Cashman? If not...

Hat Trick for Nyman in Val Gardena

12/19/2014

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 19, 2014) - There are some downhill courses that suit certain athletes. And the fabled Saslong in Val Gardena is that downhill course with the U.S. Ski Team's Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT). On Friday, Nyman etched his name once again into the annals of skiing history as he won his third career downhill in one of his sport...

Lindsey Vonn's Pet Cow

12/19/2014

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 19, 2014) - We often see athletes on the podium, holding skis over their heads with medals around their necks. Other times, we see the funny prizes the athletes win—such as a large bird of prey in Beaver Creek or a reindeer at Levi or Ruka, high above the Arctic Cirle in Finnish Lapland. However, these prizes are...
What to Know About Val Gardena

12/17/2014

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 17, 2014)—The men’s speed team is in the Dolomites this weekend and is looking fast, with Steven Nyman taking the win at the first and only downhill training run.

Aerialists Ready to Fly in Beijing

12/17/2014

BEIJING, China (Dec. 17, 2014) – Beijing’s famous Bird’s Nest will see some high-flying action this weekend. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad will kick off its season with the first FIS World Cup in Beijing, China Dec. 20-21st.  The USA will have eight athletes competing, including Olympians Mac Bohonnon and Ashley...

Davos Redux: 8 Things to Watch this World Cup Weekend

12/17/2014

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 17, 2014) - Like nordic skiing? Love the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team? Here are eight people and points to keep your eyes peeled for when the World Cup returns to Davos, having been...

2015 U.S. Freestyle Aerials Team Named

12/15/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 15, 2014) – The 2015 U.S. Freestyle Aerials team was announced this week ahead of the FIS World Cup opener in Beijing, China on Dec. 20-21. With three-time Olympian Emily Cook now an alumna, Sochi Olympians Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) will lead the squad this season. The world cup tour comes...

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12/15/2014

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US Qualifies Four in Davos Sprint

12/14/2014

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 14, 2014) The story of Sunday’s U.S. Cross Country Ski Team begins with improvement and ends with Norway. In the first three World Cup weekends, it was easy to focus on the strength of the Norwegian team – it has won more podium positions than every other country combined since the competitive year began. In the...
Ligety Slalom Hope Dashed by Straddle

12/14/2014

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 14, 2014)—Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) had a beautiful first run in Sunday's Audi FIS World Cup slalom, but straddled a gate in the second and skied out. NCAA slalom champion David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) took the only American World Cup points of the day, finishing 22nd in Are.

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