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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,...

Kearney On Top Again at Deer Valley

01/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9) – Defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) celebrated her 100th World Cup start with a victory at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup Thursday at Deer Valley. It was Kearney’s sixth career win at Deer Valley, and she edged passed Canadian sisters Chloe Dufour-Lapointe and Justine Dufour-Lapointe...

Kingsbury Leads Canadian Sweep

01/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9) – World Cup champion Mikael Kingsbury (Montreal, ON) led a Canadian sweep Thursday at the Visa Freestyle International FIS World Cup at Deer Valley. Alex Bilodeau (Montreal, ON) and Marc-Antoine Gagnon (La Sarre, QC) rounded out the podium sweep, while Dmitriy Reiherd of Kazakhstan finished fourth despite strong winds at...

McKennis Turns Focus to 2015

01/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9) – Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO), winner of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in St. Anton just a year ago, has strategically decided to forgo a shot at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The 2010 Olympian fractured her right tibial plateau in March of 2013 and hoped to be strong enough to compete for a medal in...

Columbia Unveils 2014 Olympic Uniforms

01/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9) – A packed house of media and VIPs were on hand to kickoff the Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Resort Wednesday as Columbia Sportswear Company, a global leader in active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment, unveiled the 2014 Olympic uniforms for the USA, Canadian and Russian...

Dominating Gold for Caitlin Gregg

01/08/2014

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 9) - Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis; Loppet Nordic Racing) scored a dominating victory Wednesday, winning the 20k mass start by nearly four minutes at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships on the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow. It was the fourth career national title for Gregg. Sylvan Ellefson (Vail, CO; Ski...

Vonn to Miss Sochi Olympics

01/07/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced Tuesday that she will not participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Vonn, who had staged a comeback in December with an impressive fifth place finish in the opening Audi FIS Alpine World...

Believe in U.S.: Heather McPhie

01/06/2014

“I am so grateful for so many people along my path. I’ve had a lot of very instrumental, supportive people in my career. It is an individual sport, but when I stand in the gate, it’s a whole crew of people that has helped make that moment happen and help me be prepared to do my best.” – Olympian Heather McPhie. Believe in U.S. is the...

Chodounsky 15th in Bormio Slalom

01/06/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 6) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) tied for 15th to lead the U.S. Ski Team in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held Monday evening in Bormio. The race, originally scheduled for Zagreb, Croatia, was hosted with a night final on the lower portion of the famed Stelvio downhill. German Felix Neureuther captured the 51,...

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