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Shiffrin Wins Career Sixth Slalom

01/05/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 5) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sliced through sloppy snow and rain to win the Bormio slalom for her third straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three finish. It was the sixth World Cup slalom victory of her young career and comes just 33 days before the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia....

APU Nordic Dominates U.S. Championships

01/04/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 4) – Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Becca Rorabaugh (Fairbanks, AK) took U.S. titles in the 15k and 10k classic races, leading a three-medal effort by APU Nordic at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow on Saturday. It was Bjornsen’s second straight U.S. title after last...

Kearney 2nd - Deneen 3rd in Calgary

01/04/2014

CALGARY, AB (Jan. 4) – World Cup Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) earned a second-place finish on a steep and icy Calgary moguls course Saturday, while Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) took third, his first FIS World Cup podium of the Olympic season. On Saturday Kearney also became the first U.S. athlete to achieve two top-three finishes...

Diggins Career Best Classic

01/04/2014

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy
(Jan. 4) – World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) earned a career-best World Cup classic result Saturday, skiing into 10th in the Val di Fiemme 5k, the sixth stage of the Tour de Ski. The result makes Diggins the top U.S. athlete in the Tour standings in 11th, while teammate Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) is 14th....

Fletcher Fastest in Chaikovski Combined

01/04/2014

CHAIKOVSKI, Russia (Jan. 4) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest time of the day Saturday, skiing an incredible 38 seconds faster than any other athlete and finishing sixth in the Chaikovski FIS Nordic Combined World Cup. Fletcher rocketed into the top ten despite the sub-zero temperatures and after a disappointing jump...

Stephen up to 12th in Tour de Ski

01/03/2014

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 3) – Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) posted the fifth-fastest time of the day Friday, starting from 22nd to finish 12th in the 15k pursuit stage of the grueling seven-stage Tour de Ski. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) also skied an impressive race, sealing the second-fastest time of the day and moving up from 69th to finish 27th...

Olympic Freestyle Spots on Line at Deer Valley

01/02/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 2) – The Visa Freestyle International returns to Deer Valley Resort Jan. 9-11 for moguls and aerials under the lights in vital Olympic qualifying competitions. The events will feature Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte MT), World Cup podium finisher Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA...

Soldier Hollow Set for U.S. Championships

01/02/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 2) – Around 350 of the top cross country skiers from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association clubs from around the country will converge at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow beginning this weekend for the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships. It’s the second straight year Soldier Hollow has been the host site for the...

Tour Leaves Swiss Alps for Italy

01/01/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Jan. 1) - The Tour de Ski passed the midway mark over New Year's, heading now for the final three stages in Italy this weekend. Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) led the U.S. Ski Team on New Year's Day, finishing 27th in a 10k...

Tour Stage Win for Simi Hamilton

12/31/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (Dec. 31) - Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led qualifying and powered his way through the heats for an historic win, taking a World Cup stage victory in the Tour de Ski at Lenzerheide. It was the first win ever by an American man in the grueling Tour. Hamilton's victory was the first for a U.S. men on the World Cup tour in...

Believe in U.S.: Jessie Diggins

12/30/2013

“Belief is just knowing somewhere in the back of your mind, even if you don’t really admit it to yourself, that you can do it, that you have what it takes.” – World Champion Jessie Diggins. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Jessie Diggins ride on the wings of...

Jerome Makes Historic Olympic Team

12/29/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 29) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) wrote her name in the history books Sunday becoming the first nominee to the debut women’s ski jumping Olympic Team with her victory at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping at Utah Olympic Park. Sunday’s historic event was broadcast live on NBC while 5,000 fans cheered in the...

Fairall Seals Olympic Team Nomination

12/29/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 29) – Nick Fairall (Andover, NH) earned a nomination to his first Olympic team with a narrow victory over Park City local Anders Johnson at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping at Utah Olympic Park. Sunday’s event was broadcast live on NBC while 5,000 fans cheered in the finish area. The rest of the 2014 U.S. Olympic...

Newell 10th in Oberhof Sprint

12/29/2013

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 29) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied into 10th place after qualifying 12th at the slushy freestyle sprint in Oberhof, the second stage of the Tour de Ski. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) qualified fifth for the women, the best qualification of her career, before finishing 22nd behind Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) in 18th. The...

Shiffrin Earns 12th World Cup Top 3

12/29/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 29) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium to earn the 12th top-three finish of her young career with second in the Lienz slalom. Leading after the first run despite light rain, Shiffrin couldn't hold her lead in the foggy and rutted final as...

Ganong 10th in Snowy Bormio Downhill

12/29/2013

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) closed the 2013 calendar with another positive stride toward his first Olympic Winter Games with a tie for 10th in a rugged Bormio downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team. Starting second, Ganong powered though snow at the top of the notroious Stelvio and then through rattling bumps in the...

Lodwick Headed to Historic Sixth Olympics

12/28/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 28) – Olympic silver medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) earned an historic nomination to his sixth Olympic team Saturday with a victory at the 2014 Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined at Utah Olympic Park. Lodwick is the first American athlete to be nominated to a sixth Olympic team. No Winter Olympian from...

Diggins Fifth in Tour de Ski 3k Prologue

12/28/2013

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 28) – World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) issued a strong opening statement Saturday with a fifth-place finish at the women’s Tour de Ski 3k prologue. Newcomer Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) finished ninth in her career-first Tour race while Norway’s Marit Bjoergen took the victory. The Tour continues Sunday with men’s...

Shiffrin Back on GS Podium with 3rd

12/28/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 28) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium to further her status as a giant slalom threat after finishing third Saturday in Lienz. Fourth after the opening run, Shiffrin stormed within .01 of second place on the icy slope for just the...

Olympic Trials Begin Saturday

12/27/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 27) – Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and other U.S. nordic combined athletes finished up their final training Friday on the cross country track in preparation of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Nordic Combined at Utah Olympic Park. Top U.S. athletes will compete Saturday for a single spot on the...

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