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Bohonnon Takes Career First Podium

01/14/2014

VAL ST COME, QC (Jan. 14) - Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) earned a career best second place finish Tuesday at the rainy Val St. Come World Cup. It marks only the eighth World Cup in his young career. Bohonnon earned his World Cup start through his stellar results at selection events in Park City, UT earlier this season. The aerials team now heads...

Shiffrin Takes Seventh Career Win

01/14/2014

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 14) - Reigning Flachau Night Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) powered to a .90 second first run lead then cruised to a strong victory Tuesday in the resort south of Salzburg. Shiffrin took the title with a .83 second margin over a hard-charging Frida Hansdotter of Sweden in front of 20,000 screaming...

Believe in U.S.: Travis Ganong

01/13/2014

“In our sport there are so many people that are involved in helping us out on every single level, and people believing in us is how we end up believing in ourselves to compete on the highest level.” – Three-time U.S. Champion Travis Ganong. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi...

Shiffrin Named Colorado Athlete of the Year

01/13/2014

DENVER, CO (Jan. 13) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been named the 2013 Colorado Athlete of the Year along with NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. The pair will be honored with five other competitors from the Rocky Mountain state at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 17 in...

USA Seventh in Chaux Neuve Combined

01/12/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 12) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) battled for the lead throughout the team sprint but eventually settled for seventh Sunday in the FIS World Cup nordic combined team event in Chaux Neuve. The duo finished five seconds back from the Germany 2 team, who took the victory....

Chodounsky Steady Toward Sochi

01/12/2014

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) carved another solid pre-Olympic performance with eighth in a sunny Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held in Adelboden. Tied for 13th after the opening run, the former NCAA champion skied consistently through soft rutted snow in the final run to finish one slot shy of...

Ross 20th in Zauchensee Super Combi

01/12/2014

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 12) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) picked up the speed Sunday with 20th in the only women’s super combined to be staged prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Skiing through a thick patch of fog in the opening super G, Ross was 24th in the first run, but the weather cleared for the final and...

USA Five-Six in Team Sprints

01/12/2014

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 12) – Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) anchored an impressive team effort with Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) to break into the top five in the FIS World Cup classic team sprint Sunday in Nove Mesto. The Russia 1 team took the team victory. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) teamed up with Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) to take sixth...

Van Top Five in Sapporo

01/12/2014

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 12) – World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) soared to fifth place Sunday, mounting a second-round comeback from 14th at the Sapporo World Cup. U.S. teammate Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) sealed a seventh place with Alissa Johnson (Park City, UT) taking 14th, while Japanese jumper Sara Takanashi notched her sixth World...

Bilodeau Blasts to Victory at Deer Valley

01/11/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 11) – Canadian skier Alex Bilodeau overtook teammate and World Cup leader Mikael Kingsbury for the victory Saturday in front of a crowd of 8,000 at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley. Alexandr Smyshlyaev of Russia took the third spot while crowd favorite Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) finished fourth,...

Kearney Streak Continues at Deer Valley

01/11/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 11) – Defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took her second victory of the week in front of the huge crowd Saturday at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley, giving her six-straight victories on the 2002 Olympic venue. Kearney’s near-flawless run forced Yulia Galysheva of Kazakhstan...

Visa Freestyle International Sunday on NBC

01/11/2014

PARK CITY, UT (January 11) - Two extra hours of 2014 Visa Freestyle International coverage will be coming to U.S. Freestyle Ski Team fans from Deer Valley Resort Sunday on NBC. Tune in on January 12 at 1 p.m. EST to witness Olympic champion Hannah Kearney and World Champion Pat Deneen gunning for the podium as they look for valuable Olympic...

Demong 13th in Chaux Neuve

01/11/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 11) – Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) took 13th, the top finish for the USA, Saturday in the FIS World Cup nordic combined at Chaux Neuve. Demong skied into 13th with the seventh-fastest time of the day after jumping into 35th, while Mikko Kokslien led a Norwegian sweep. The men head back up the jump...

Randall Takes Nove Mesto Sprint

01/11/2014

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 11) – World Cup champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) sealed her 10th career FIS World Cup victory Saturday, winning the freestyle sprint at Nove Mesto. She edged ahead of Swiss skier Laurien Van Der Graaff in a close final heat. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) posted the top result for U.S. men in 17th, while...

Bad Luck Bounces Ligety in Adelboden

01/11/2014

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 11) - A stroke of bad luck zapped Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) Saturday as the four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champ crashed midway through the final run. Ligety, who was third after the opening run, was poised for the podium when his left ski skipped off the snow at the instant he was turning sending...

Mancuso 13th in Zauchensee Downhill

01/11/2014

ALTENMARKT - ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 11) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) punched her best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill finish of the Olympic season with 13th to lead four U.S. Ski Team athletes into the Zauchensee top 25. Elisabeth Goergl ended a two-year downhill victory draught for Austiran women with a stunning win ahead of...

Jerome Top 10 in Sapporo

01/11/2014

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 11) - Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) followed up on her Olympic Trials win from two weeks ago to finish tenth Saturday in the first of four FIS World Cups in Japan. Jerome rode jumps of 90.0 and 87.5 meters in Sapporo while Japan's Sara Takanashi picked up the win. The women jump again Sunday in Sapporo, site of the 1972...

China Sweeps Deer Valley Aerials

01/10/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 10) – World Champion Cheng Shuang led a Chinese sweep of the women’s aerials competition Friday in front of a rowdy crowd at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley. Olympian Anton Kushnir from Belarus took the win for the men, while local favorite Jonathan Lillis (Rochester, NY) landed a career best...

Hanneman Takes First Ever U.S. Title

01/10/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 10) – Reese Hanneman (Anchorage; APU Nordic) took his career first title Friday, winning the classic sprint over APU teammate Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow. Russian athlete Natalja Naryshkina (CXC Team) won the women's sprint, while Rosie Brennan (Park City,...

Lodwick Injured during Provisional Jump


01/10/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 10) – Olympic silver medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) was injured during a provisional competition round Friday in Chaux Neuve, France. The 2014 U.S. Olympic Trials winner crashed during a jump and sustained an injury to his left shoulder. According to Kyle Wilkens, Medical Director for the U.S. Ski Team,...

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