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Mancuso Gaining Speed For Sochi

01/23/2014

CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 23) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) continued to gain momentum toward Sochi with seventh Thursday in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G in Cortina for her best race of the season. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) added to the U.S. momentum with ninth, her best super G finish since 2007. Austria’s Elisabeth...

Olympic Nordic Combined Athletes Announced

01/22/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – A pair of Olympic medalists are among four athletes nominated by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to the U.S. Olympic Nordic Combined Team. Athletes nominated to the team include Olympic and World Champion Billy Demong as well as World Champion and Olympic medalist Todd Lodwick. It will be a record-breaking sixth...

Olympic Ski Jumping Athletes Nominated

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of seven ski jumping athletes Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at Utah Olympic Park, the site of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Ski Jumping. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games mark the first time women’s ski jumping will be contested at the...

Olympic Cross Country Athletes Announced

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 22) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of 14 cross country athletes Wednesday morning. World Champions Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins will lead the team that includes seven athletes with Olympic experience. Randall, a two-time World Cup sprint champion, is going into the Games as a strong...

Olympic Freestyle Team Announced

01/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the nomination of nine moguls and aerials athletes to the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Ski Team. The team will be led by reigning Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney and Olympians Patrick Deneen, Heather McPhie, Emily Cook and Ashley Caldwell. The athletes were nominated based on...

Hendrickson Returns to Jumping

01/20/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 21) - Reigning World Champion Sarah Hendrickson has successfully returned to ski jump training, five months after sustaining a knee injury during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany last August. For the past week, Hendrickson has been jumping the 90-meter hill at Utah Olympic Park in Park City under the direction of Head...

Wilson Sochi Bound

01/19/2014

VAL ST. COME, QC (Jan. 19) – Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) secured his spot on the U.S. Olympic freestyle team Sunday with a third-place finish at the moguls FIS World Cup at Val St. Come. It was his second podium in a week after his third-place finish at Lake Placid Jan. 15, giving him the minimum criteria for qualification. Alex Bilodeau of...

Fletcher Fifth in Seefeld Finale

01/19/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 19) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied into the top five Saturday during the 15k finale of the first-ever FIS World Cup Nordic Combined Triple in Seefeld. The triple featured three-straight days of events culminating in Sunday’s two-jump 15k finale, where the top 30 ranked athletes competed after advancing...

Stephen Career Best Sixth

01/19/2014

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Jan. 19) – Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) skied to her career best FIS World Cup finish in sixth in the women’s 10k classic mass start Sunday in Szklarska Poreba, Poland. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) also posted a career best finish in ninth, while Justyna Kowalczyk took the victory in her Polish hometown. The World Cup...

Jerome Top 10 in Zao

01/19/2014

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 19) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten Sunday, taking the best result for the USA in tenth at a snowy FIS World Cup in Zao, Japan, the final Olympic qualifier before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping Feb. 11 in Sochi. Japanese jumping hero Sara Takanashi took the victory for the second day in a row...

Miller 26th in Wengen Slalom

01/19/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 19) - Olympic super combined champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made a statement toward defending his gold medal with 26th in the Wengen slalom for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points in the discipline since 2011. Alexis Pinturault of France bested German Felix Neureuther for the win as first run leader Marcel...

Heavy Snow Nixes Cortina Weekend

01/19/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19) - A heavy snowstorm continued to blanket the 1956 Olympic Village Sunday canceling an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill for the second straight day. The storm, which began Friday morning, nixed the final downhill training day and continued through the night forcing the jury to bump Saturday's race to...

Bohonnon Rookie of the Year

01/18/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 18) – Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) was named the FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year at the final World Cup aerials event of the season Saturday at snowy Lake Placid. Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) took the top U.S. result in fifth Saturday while Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ) finished sixth for the men, his season-best result...

Fletcher Holds onto Sixth in Seefeld

01/18/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 18) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) held onto his sixth-place position in the second stage of the Seefeld nordic combined triple FIS Word Cup Saturday. Fletcher posted the top U.S. result by jumping into ninth and then moving up to sixth in the 10k cross country race. German Erik Frenzel took the victory again as...

Randall Sweeps Szklarska Sprints

01/18/2014

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Jan. 18) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) topped every one of her heats Saturday to take the victory in the Szlarska Poreba World Cup sprints. It was the second win in a week for Randall, moving her up from third to second in the World Cup sprint standings just behind Denise Herrmann of Germany,...

Jerome 13th in Zao

01/18/2014

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 18) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) posted the top result for the USA in 13th Saturday during the first of two World Cups in Zao, Japan, which also serve as the final two Olympic qualifiers before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping in Sochi. Sara Takanashi of Japan took the win. The athletes take on another jump Sunday...

Miller Fifth in 84th Lauberhorn Downhill

01/18/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18) - Olympic gold medalist Bode MIller (Franconia, NH) finished fifth, a mere .35 behind winner Patrick Kueng of Switzerland in a wind shortened running of the 84th Lauberhorn downhill. The race start was lowered as high winds ravaged the upper half of the fabled course, cutting over a full minute from the normal leg...

Cortina Downhill Moved to Sunday

01/18/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 18) - The Friday snowstorm that canceled the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill traning run in Cortina has also bumped the race slated for Saturday. The jury made the decision after a second inspection of the race course with three athlete representatives, including Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA)....

Fletcher Sixth in Triple Prologue

01/17/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) took the top spot for the USA in sixth during the prologue of the first-ever nordic combined triple FIS World Cup Friday. The prologue featured a single jump and a 5k cross country race, where Eric Frenzel of Germany took the victory. Veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY)...

Ligety Victorious in Wengen Super Combined

01/17/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 17) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) captured the 20th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory of his career Friday with a stunning super combined victory in Wengen. Ligety is the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in combined and the reigning World Champion in super combined, but until today had not won a World Cup race in any...

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