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Practice the Golden Rule in Youth Sports

02/09/2015

Chances are you and your kids have witnessed good sportsmanship: football players meeting at mid-field to shake hands, soccer players trading jerseys after the game, or hockey players lining up for post-game high fives.   

And when we think of “sportsmanship”, we oftentimes think of these moments and the idea that we should respect our...

Ben Saxton Added to Worlds Team

02/09/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 10, 2015) The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the addition of Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) to the Falun World Championships roster. Saxton will join the 16 skiers already named on January 26. The naming comes on the heels of a sixth place finish at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week.

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Ligety Attacks to Bronze in Combined

02/08/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 8. 2015)—On the coattails of a record-breaking crowd turnout for men’s downhill on Saturday, throngs of fans showed up again to Beaver Creek, CO to cheer on the men’s World Champs combined athletes. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) attacked from the back—starting 29th second run—and grabbed an unlikely bronze medal....

Bode Miller Talks About His Future

02/08/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 8, 2015) – Bode Miller left his future options open in an exclusive interview with NBC’s Dan Hicks that aired during coverage of the men’s downhill Saturday from Beaver Creek. Miller’s teammate Travis Ganong won the silver medal with three Americans in the top nine...

Podium for Nita Englund

02/08/2015

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 8, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her rise on the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup tour, finishing second in a shortened one-round competition in Rasnov. Japan's Sara Takanashi took the win. Tara Garaghty-Moats (West Fairlee, VT) was ninth for a career best.

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Ganong Wins Silver For America

02/07/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 7, 2015)—In front of an enormous crowd of 20,000 screaming fans, the U.S. packed three guys into the top ten on Birds of Prey. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) grabbed an incredible silver medal at Saturday’s FIS Alpine World Ski Championships downhill. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was fourth and Andrew Weibrecht (...

Moguls Team Performs at Val St. Come

02/07/2015

VAL ST. COME, QC (Feb. 7, 2015) – Skiing on the home turf of the strong Canadian freestyle team, five American athletes finished in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Val St. Come. American Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the win for the women and secured the World Cup leader yellow bib for the first time this season. Troy Murphy (...

Bode Talks About Future on NBC

02/07/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 7, 2015) - What does the future hold in store for Bode Miller? One of the sport's most notable stars over the last decade talked to NBC's Dan Hicks in an interview that will air Saturday on NBC during its coverage of the men's downhill beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST. 

Vonn Misses Downhill Podium

02/06/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 6. 2015)—The FIS Alpine World Ski Championship women’s downhill was run down the famed Raptor course in Beaver Creek, CO on Friday. With uncharacteristically warm temperatures baking the Beaver Creek snow, conditions were challenging and the female racers put on a show for the fans packed into Red Tail Stadium....

Ross Leads Downhill Training

02/06/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 5. 2015)—There was a lot riding on the results from the women’s downhill training runs on Thursday afternoon in Beaver Creek. With it all said and done, the U.S. Ski Team will send Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR), and Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) into Friday’s...

Nordic Combined World Champs Team Announced

02/06/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2015) – Steamboat Springs skiers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher headline a team of five nordic combined athletes named to compete in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun, Sweden. Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was named to his seventh World Championship Team.

The Fletcher...

Ligety 9th and Miller Crashes at Worlds Super G

02/05/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 5, 2015)— With bluebird skies overhead, the men raced the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships super G in Beaver Creek, CO. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was the top finishing American in ninth place, while Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made his return to ski racing with a huge crash. In the end, Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was...

Ghost Forerunner to Honor Berlack and Astle

02/05/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 5, 2015)—As Steven Nyman, Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Travis Ganong and Andrew Weibrecht get ready to race the 2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super G on Thursday, they’ll be down one forerunner.

Super G Scrubbed for Wednesday

02/04/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 4, 2015) - Increasing snowfall and wind conspired to cause a postponement of the scheduled men’s super G Wednesday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek. The race is rescheduled for 11 a.m. MST Thursday. Men's downhill training, originally scheduled for Thursday, is canceled. The women's...

Tears on a Storybook Night in Lake Placid

02/04/2015

An athlete's first World Cup win is a special one. What does it mean to win on home snow in a place full of memories, surrounded by family and friends? USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look in this week's Behind the Gold.

As an athletic coach, you learn that it’s OK to cry. Coaches have a lonely job, laboring hours on end to help...

Lindsey Vonn Wins Super G Bronze

02/03/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 3. 2015)—The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships began Tuesday with the women’s super G in Vail/Beaver Creek, CO. In front of her hometown fans, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) skied her way to a podium spot, taking the bronze medal. All four American starters finished in the top 15.

Saxton Sixth at U23 Worlds

02/03/2015

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb 3, 2015)- Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) finished sixth Tuesady in the Under-23 World Championship Classic sprint, believed to be the best finish by an American man at U23 Worlds. Saxton qualified in 10th position before advancing through the rounds, first with a sharp finish in his quarter final and then as a...

World Championships Kick Off in Vail/Beaver Creek

02/03/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 2. 2015)—On Monday, February 2, the opening ceremonies signified the highly anticipated beginning to the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, CO. This year’s competition marks the fourth time in history that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in America, and the third time...

Morning Snow Hits Beaver Creek

02/02/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 2, 2015) - A surprise six-inch snowfall brought out the snowblowers on Raptor, delaying the first women's downhill training run. Originally set for 10:30 a.m., officials posted a 2-1/2 hour delay at 9:30 a.m. That was further extended to 1:30 p.m. at the Talon Crew worked feverishly to prepare the track for the women.

See Who Earned $2500 From Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive

02/02/2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ is excited to announce the 10 winners of the Winter Pledge season who each earned $2,500 by encouraging their supporters to take the Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship. 

The winners of the Winter Pledge season represent a wide range of youth sports – soccer,...

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