YOG: Halvorsen Sixth in Classic Sprint


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) – The second event of the Youth Olympic Winter Games was a 1.3k classic sprint where USA’s Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA) and Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) finished sixth and 15th, respectively.

“We had ideal conditions for a classic sprint, cold hard tracks and sunshine,” said coach Adam St. Pierre...

YOG: Cashman Top 15 in Giant Slalom


HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) – Keely Cashman (Squaw Valley, CA, 16, National Training Group/Squaw Valley Ski Team) grabbed 14th place Tuesday in the giant slalom at the Youth Olympic Winter Games.

The giant slalom podium featured Switzerland’s Melanie Meillard finishing first, with Germany’s Katrin Hirtl-Stanggassinger...

Americans Strong at Canada NorAm


CALGARY, Alberta (Feb. 16, 2016) – U.S. moguls athletes had a strong showing in the first NorAm event of the season, held Feb. 13-14 at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Men and women competed in both single and duals competitions, with the U.S. taking 10 of 12 podium spots, including a podium sweep in both men’s events.


Hannah Kearney Gives Back to Youth Olympians


Everywhere Hannah Kearney walked in the Youth Olympic Village, she was reminded of her own Olympic experiences. Dining hall: check. Credentials: check. Security: check. Different sports and different nations: check. She could not get over the similarities between her three Olympic Winter Games and the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

YOG: Strong Jump Performance by Larson


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) - Casey Larson (Barrington, IL/Norge Ski Club) soared to a strong sixth place finish on the HS100 meter hill at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer Tuesday. Logan Sankey (Steamboat Springs, CO/Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) was 12th for the women. Gold medals went to Bor Pavlovcic for men and Ema...

YOG: Combined Silver For Loomis


LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) - The USA’s Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, WI/Flying Eagles Ski Club) parlayed a strong jump into a silver medal in the Youth Olympic Games individual nordic combined Tuesday in Lillehammer. Germany’s Tim Kopp took gold.

Loomis set himself up for success, jumping to second with a 98.5 meter ride, starting...

Shiffrin Returns to Dominate Crans-Montana


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 15, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned from injury to dominate the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Monday, taking her 18th World Cup victory.

“That was a pretty incredible race,” said Shiffrin, who suffered a knee injury warming up for a race in December. “I’m glad it’s over, but I enjoyed...

Diggins fourth in World Cup Freestyle


FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 14 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team for the second day, finishing fourth in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle mass start on Sunday. This was Diggins second top-five performance of the weekend in Falun.

“I’m really proud of my race effort and the weekend as a whole - to have both a classic race and a...

YOG: Radamus Grabs Another Gold


HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 14, 2016) - River Radamus (Edwards, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) doubled-up Sunday at the Olympic Youth Winter Games, grabbing his second gold medal of the Games in the alpine combined.

“The first (gold) came definitely as a shock,” Radamus said. “To win two in two days, is pretty awesome.”

Face Shots Replace Cancelled Downhill


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 14, 2016) – The old saying has always been: “If you want a powder day, hold a downhill race!”

After more than 50cm of snow over the past two days, Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, which was already rescheduled from Saturday, was cancelled due to unsafe snow conditions.

“The new snow just...

Tough Day For U.S. Tech Team in Japan


YUZAWA NAEBA, Japan (Feb. 14, 2016) – Things didn’t go according to plan for the U.S. men’s tech team on another warm and wet day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Sunday.

“Not the plan (today),” said David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) of his first run mistake, which eliminate any hope of a second run. “I was skiing well up top, and...

U.S. Aerialists Dominate in Moscow


MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 13, 2016) – It was a great night for the U.S. Freestyle aerials ski team on the scaffolding site in downtown Moscow, with Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) landing his first win of the season. Jon Lillis (Rochester, NY) and Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) each earned their first career World Cup podiums, finishing second and third...

Diggins and Bjornsen Lead U.S. in Sweden


FALUN, Sweden (February 13, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S team on Saturday in a FIS World Cup 5k individual classic race, finishing fifth as teammate Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) followed close behind in seventh.

“I’m so very happy with my race today, and with the whole team’s day,” said Diggins. “We had awesome skis...

Englund Jumps to Seventh in Slovenia


LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 13, 2016) - The USA’s Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared to seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ljubno. Slovenia’s Maja Vtic took an upset win over Japan’s Sara Takanashi, who was second.

“Today was fun, but I need to catch my timing and improve my landings,” Englund said. “I loved the atmosphere here in...

YOG: Radamus Wins Super G Gold


HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 13, 2016) - River Radamus (Edwards, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) took the biggest victory of his young career, winning the men’s super G at the Youth Olympic Winter Games Saturday.


Crans-Montana Downhill Postponed


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 13, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will have to wait another 24 hours to go for World Cup win No. 77 as Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill was postponed after the Swiss resort received 40cm of new snow.

“Too much snow, race cancelled/postponed until tomorrow. Going to go POWDER skiing!!! Will try...

Chodounsky Top U.S. Finisher in Yuzawa Naeba GS


YUZAWA NAEBA, Japan (Feb. 13, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the lone U.S. finisher in 26th on another warm, springlike day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Saturday.

“Whew, tough GS race today in extremely warm conditions,” Chodounsky wrote on his...

Speed Women Poised to Stack Top 10


CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 12, 2016) – Though all eyes seem to be on Fenway Park in Boston for the Polartec Big Air competition, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour continues on, with the White Circus paying visit to Crans-Montana, Switzerland and Yazawa Naeba, Japan this weekend. 
Laurenne Ross’ Quiet Victories


You’ve read about Lindsey Vonn’s domination on the North American and European slopes this winter—win after win, podium after podium, breaking records with each victory. But what you might not have read about are Laurenne Ross’ sneaky successes.

Caldwell 11th in Stockholm City Sprint


STOCKHOLM, Sweden (Feb. 11, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. team on Thursday in a FIS World Cup 1.2k classic sprint around the Royal Palace in Stockholm, finishing 11th as teammate Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) finished 15th.

“Today was my first time ever competing in the Stockholm city sprint,” said Caldwell. “It's still a...