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Fog Postpones World Champs Downhill

02/11/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 11, 2017) – After a morning of delays due to fog, Saturday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Ski Championships men’s downhill has been postponed. While it was sunny at the start and finish, a thick cloud settled on the middle of course and would not dissipate.

Kauf and Murphy Fifth in Korea

02/11/2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Feb. 11, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle World Cup closed out its stop in PyeongChang with an intense moguls competition under the lights. Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) and Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) skied strong to claim the top U.S. team spots with a pair of fifth place finishes.

With no particularly difficult jumps or bumps...

Memories and Duct Tape Propel Vonn To Fifth

02/10/2017

ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 10, 2017) – A roll of duct tape and fond memories of growing up racing slalom can go a long way in ski racing. Just ask Lindsey Vonn, who battled to fifth in the alpine combined at the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Friday.

Third for Bohonnon at Olympic Test Event

02/10/2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Feb. 10, 2017) – The world’s best aerials athletes put the 2018 Olympic site to the test, working through windy conditions to put on a show and demonstrate their sport 364 days ahead of opening ceremonies. Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) proudly led the U.S. Ski Team aerials squad, landing his second podium finish of the...

Achieving A Dream

02/09/2017

This is a story about the dream of four teenaged girls. It's a story about best friends who came from different backgrounds in sport from across America. It's a story about inspiration and the power of sport heroes. In a way, it reads a bit like a fairytale. Except that it really did happen, just as they had dreamed.

Freestyle Team Tests Out PyeongChang Venues

02/08/2017

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Feb. 8, 2017) – One year from now, the best winter sport athletes in the world will descend upon PyeongChang, South Korea for the 23rd Olympic Winter Games. This week, the U.S. Ski Team moguls and aerials athletes will get their first taste of the Olympic venues when they compete in an official test event Feb. 10 - 11...

Eleven Athletes Named To World Champs Team

02/08/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 18, 2017) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named 11 athletes to the ski jumping and nordic combined teams that will compete in the International Ski Federation's 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships this month in Lahti, Finland. The...

Canada 1-3 as Ganong Tops For USA

02/08/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 8, 2017) – Canada’s Erik Guay became the oldest World Champion in alpine skiing history, winning the men’s super G Wednesday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) was the top American in 14th.

Ross Leads Americans in World Champs Opener

02/07/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 7, 2017) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) led the Americans in the opening event of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, taking 14th in the super G.

After downhill training was canceled on Monday due to too much snow, Tuesday’s super G track was perfect. Twenty-seven-year-old Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria won...

Live From St. Moritz on NBC

02/07/2017

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Feb. 6, 2017) – The 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz begins on Tuesday and every event will be streamed live for American fans on NBCsports.com and the NBC Sports app. Plus, NBCSN is presenting over 12 hours of live coverage throughout the week...

Slovenia Defends Gold in Mixed Team HS100

02/05/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) – Slovenia soared to the final gold medal of the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships, winning the mixed team HS100 at the Utah Olympic Park Sunday. Germany won the silver medal and Japan won the bronze.

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Dream Comes True for USA Girls

02/05/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) - A dream forged nearly two years ago came true for the USA women Sunday, as they won bronze in the 4x3.3k relay at the 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow. Russia took gold with France winning silver.

Coming into the week, the USA had never won a medal at World Juniors...

Norway and Russia Golden in Relays

02/05/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 5, 2017) - The 2017 USANA FIS Nordic Junior World Championships came to a close on the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow with hotly contest relays under bright skies and warm temperatures. Sunday morning the Russian team took gold over France, with the USA women taking their first medal ever with bronze. In the afternoon...

Third Time's Another Charm

02/05/2017

ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 5, 2017) - For the third day in a row, the U.S. Ski Team was on the podium at the Olympic test event World Cup at Alpensia in PyeongChang. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) combined to finish third in the team sprint. Sweden won the women's sprint with Russia taking the men.

Both the U.S...

Kauf Podiums Again at Deer Valley

02/05/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 4, 2017) – In a way, it was déjà vu all over again - a repeat of last season as American Jaelin Kauf (Alta, WY) matched her third place finish in dual moguls in the Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Resort. But beyond...

Germany’s Geiger Takes Combined Gold

02/04/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 4, 2017) – Germany’s Vinzenz Geiger took the final individual gold medal of the USANA FIS Junior Nordic World Championships, winning the men’s 5k nordic combined Saturday at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow.

“It’s great to be on top of the podium today, after the 10k it was so hard for me due to some illness...

Russian Trio Shares Medals Again

02/04/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 4,2017) - Russia swept the podium once again, this time with a trio of athletes crossing the line together in the men’s 15k/15k skiathlon at Soldier Hollow. Alexander Bulshonov was awarded gold, Alexey Chervotkin the silver and Denis Spotsov the bronze.

The three had skied together nearly the entire 30k race,...

Gold for Norway in U23 Skiathlon

02/04/2017

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Feb. 4, 2017) - Norway’s Lotta Udnes Weng closed out the USANA FIS U23 World Championships with gold in the skiathlon at Soldier Hollow. Weng came from behind to overtake Finland’s Johanna Matintalo, who took silver. Russia’s Yana Kirpichenko won bronze.

A stronger classic skier, Matintalo took an early lead in the...

Second Podium Day for USA in PyeongChang

02/03/2017

ALPENSIA, South Korea (Feb. 4, 2017) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) matched her career best finishing second in a FIS Cross Country World Cup skiathlon on the PyeongChang Olympic venue at Alpensia. Stephen finished second to Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk. Rounding out the podium was Masako Ishida of Japan.

McKinnon Returns to the Podium

02/03/2017

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 3, 2017) – The best aerialists in the world put on a fantastic show in front of thousands fan on Friday night at the Visa Freestyle International. Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) landed her first podium of the season, finishing second on her home turf and putting herself one step closer to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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