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Chodounsky Fights for Kitzbuehel Finish

01/25/2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24, 2015)—On a demanding course that started just below Saturday’s shortened downhill run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the only American finisher in Sunday’s Kitzbuehel slalom, taking 26th place. Mattias Hargin...

USA Closes Strong Weekend in Rybinsk

01/25/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 25, 2015) - For the second time in as many days, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) posted a fifth place in a World Cup. Sunday’s 15km skiathlon marked the strongest result from Diggins in a distance race this season. Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished closely behind Diggins in seventh. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and...

Vonn Carries Win to Vail

01/25/2015

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 25, 2015) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will wing her way home to Vail/Beaver Creek with a 64th career victory, taking a strong win Sunday over Austria's Anna Fenninger in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in St. Moritz. Vonn posted a .24 second margin for the win, coming just eight days before she will step into the...

Another Career Best for Englund

01/24/2015

OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 24, 2015) - American Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her rise up through the results with a career best seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberstdorf. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stolz picked up a strong win over Germany’s Carina Voigt.
 
Englund, who jumped to second in Friday’s...
Strong Sprint for Diggins

01/24/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 24, 2015) – After a strong qualification that saw seven Americans move through to the rounds, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved through the heats to finish fifth overall and to lead the U.S. at the World Cup freestyle sprint Saturday in Rybinsk. Falling snow and soft conditions made for a different feel than the season...
Nyman Leads Americans on Hahnenkamm

01/24/2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24, 2014)—After two hours of weather delays, the famed Hahnenkamm was shortened—with the fastest times coming in at under a minute. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was the top American downhiller on Saturday, taking fifth place—his best ever result in Kitzbuehel.

After winning both training runs, Kjetil Jansrud of...

Tough Day in St. Moritz

01/24/2015

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 24, 2015) - Lara Gut of Switzerland took the home nation win in St. Moritz in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill. It was a tough day for the USA with Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) leading the way in 12th with a late-race mistake sending Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) tumbling into 23rd position in the final downhill before...
Dramatic Podium for Taylor Fletcher

01/23/2015

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 24, 2015) - Brothers Taylor and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) worked together to move up in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sapporo Saturday, with Taylor coming out on the podium in dramatic fashion. Taylor was third, Bryan eighth as the USA picked up its first World Cup podium since Taylor was third in Seefeld...

Stephen Makes History for US Team

01/23/2015

RYBINSK, Russia (Jan. 23, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished second on Friday in the 10k freestyle race in Rybinsk, Russia—the top World Cup distance result by an American woman. Stephen took advantage of perfect conditions for her light frame, colder temperatures and newly fallen snow, to ski into an emotional first World Cup...

Career-Best Day for Weibrecht at Kitz

01/23/2015

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 23, 2015)—Kitzbuehel has officially started and it was as thrilling as everyone hoped. The Americans came in strong to the super G, with two-time Olympic medalist Andrew “Warhorse” Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) pulling off a career-best World Cup result in fifth place, and Steven Nyman (Squaw Valley, CA) taking 13th....

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...

USA Second in Hahnenkamm Juniors

01/21/2015

KITZBUHEL, Austria (Jan. 21. 2015)— The USA’s stars of the future were second recently at Hahnenkamm Juniors 2015. Members and nominees of the U.S. U16 National Training Group traveled to Tyrol to compete in the juniors race held in conjunction with the Hahnenkamm. The skiers raced one giant slalom run and one slalom run on the world-renowned...

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...

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