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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...

Kitzbuehel Airing on NBCSN and Universal

01/20/2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20, 2015) – Ski racers call it the Super Bowl of their sport. As an athlete, if there’s one race you want to win, it’s the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel, Austria. This weekend, American ski racing fans will have the broadest TV and streaming coverage ever as the U.S. Ski Team takes to the fabled Streif this Saturday, Jan...
Gold and Record for Kearney

01/19/2015

KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 19, 2015) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) stepped it up another notch, taking gold in dual moguls in a thrilling finals matchup with Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe. It was Kearney's eighth career World Championships medal, the most ever of any freestyle skier.

After skiing to a silver medal in...

Perfect 63 for Lindsey Vonn

01/19/2015

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19, 2015) - Sheer perfection! Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) put down a near flawless super G run Monday to win her 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup and etch her name into the record books as the winningest women's World Cup racer ever. Skiing at the end of the top seed in the 22nd start position, Vonn took command from the...

Q&A: Noah Hoffman Recovering from Injury

01/19/2015

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Jan. 19, 2015) - When Noah Hoffman took a bad crash in the opening World Cup in Kuusamo, Finland, he didn’t expect to find his season in jeopardy. A broken fibula and a quick trip home meant just that. Now, Hoffman is putting himself back together and he's not counting anything out yet. We asked him a few questions on his...

Fletcher Top 10 in Seefeld Triple

01/18/2015

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 18, 2015) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored his fourth top-10 of the season, finishing ninth in the Seefeld Triple. Germany’s Eric Frenzel remained unbeaten, repeating as champion of the three-day mini-tour.
 
Fletcher continued to improve on his jumping, which has been a difference...
Brennan and Sargent Sixth in Otepää Team Sprint

01/18/2015

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 18, 2015) – Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT) skied to a sixth place in today’s World Cup freestyle team sprint. Brennan, fresh from two wins in both the classic and freestyle sprints at the U.S. Cross Country Championships was teamed with Sargent without much warning after Kikkan Randall (...

Nyman Leads Men on Lauberhorn

01/18/2015

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18, 2015)—It was thigh-burning, legs-shaking race at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Wengen, complete with crashes, screaming fans and course holds. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was the top American finisher of the day, grabbing 14th place, while Hannes Reichelt from Austria took first. Competing on home turf, Beat Feuz...

Silver for Kearney at Worlds

01/18/2015

KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 18, 2015) - Veteran Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships in Kreischberg. Rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe took the win. For the men, France's Anthony Benna was an upset winner over Canada's Mikael Kingsbury. Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) was...

62 for Lindsey Vonn

01/18/2015

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 18, 2015) - With a powerful run through sunshine and fog, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) etched her name into the ski racing history book, winning her 62nd career Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Cortina downhill by .32 over Austria's Elisabeth Goergl. The win by Vonn matched the seemingly unbeatable record of 62 World Cup...

Winds Mix Up Results in Zao

01/18/2015

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 18, 2015) - Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) persevered through swirling winds Sunday to lead the U.S. women, finishing tenth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zao. Carina Vogt of Germany took the win. The competition was reduced to just one jump with winds wreaking havoc all weekend.

U.S. Sprinters Flat in Otepää Sprint

01/17/2015

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 17, 2015) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO), and Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) qualified in today’s classic sprint, the first World Cup event for each since they departed the Tour de Ski after its fourth stage. Each skier failed to progress beyond their quarterfinal heat with Bjornsen leading the...

Strong Race for Bryan Fletcher

01/17/2015

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17, 2015) - Germany's Eric Frenzel remained invicible in Seefeld, skiing to a second straight win in the Seefeld Triple. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied up from 25th in the jump to finish 11th, with the fourth fastest cross country time. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was 21st. The mini-tour wraps up Sunday...

Rough Conditions in Wengen Slalom

01/17/2015

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 17, 2015)—The men were back on the Wengen slalom hill again on Saturday, but this time for a traditional slalom Audi FIS Ski World Cup. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) took 18th, while Ted Ligety (Park City, CO) finished 27th. Felix Neureuther of Germany claimed his second win of the season.

With Hirscher...

Weather Wins Again in Cortina

01/17/2015

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 17, 2015) - Mother nature won again Saturday, dumping heavy snow on the Dolomites and forcing cancelation of the scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup for the women. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will have to wait, once again, for a try at the record of 62 World Cup wins. Organizers will try again Sunday with a downhill at...

Liz Stephen: Endurance is a Mental Game

01/16/2015

USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Liz Stephen's phenomenal result at the Tour de Ski in this week's Behind the Gold.

It’s fall in Park City. Liz Stephen pulls the laces tight on her running shoes at the USSA Center of Excellence, heading out onto the mountain trails for a 25-mile afternoon run. As she strides over rocks...

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