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Near Miss for Ross in Cortina

01/16/2015

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 16, 2015) - A shortened Cortina downhill became more of a sprint course on Friday, with Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) leading the USA. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was eighth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) tenth, having to wait again for record win number 62 in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. Host Italy had its day with...

Vonn & Mancuso go 1-2 in Cortina DH Training Run

01/15/2015

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 15, 2015)—The women’s speed team looked strong in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, with Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) going 1-2 in the first and only downhill training run. Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) also looks for the podium, finishing in sixth.

New Trick = Silver for Bowen

01/15/2015

KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015) - Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) used the FIS Freestyle World Championships as a proving ground, landing a triple flip he had never done on snow and taking home a silver medal. It was the first U.S. aerials medal since 2009 as Bowen joined teammate...

McKinnon Takes Silver in Kreischberg

01/15/2015

KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015) - Less than a month after scoring her first World Cup podium in Beijing, Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) found herself with a World Championships silver medal in Kreischberg, Austria. McKinnon joined...

Two Silvers in World Champs Aerials

01/15/2015

KREISCHBERG, Austria (Jan. 15, 2015)—The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team had an unbelievable day at the FIS Freestyle Ski World Championships in Kreischberg, with both Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (Springville, NY) taking home silver medals in aerials. Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) finished fourth. It was the first aerials medals for the...

Bode: Season Opening Lauberhorn

01/13/2015

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2015) - Wengen’s fabled Lauberhorn downhill is in a class by itself: It's over two and a half minutes of leg-burning pain down a 2.78-mile course with speeds pushing 100 mph. Two-time downhill champion Bode Miller was back,...
Shiffrin Attacks to a Podium in Flachau

01/13/2015

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 13, 2014)—The women raced under the lights in Flachau, Austria for the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom before the World Championships. Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) had a speedy second run, skiing from eighth place to grab third place overall. Frida Hansdotter from Sweden took the win and Slovenian Tina Maze finished...

U.S. Freestyle Ready for World Champs

01/13/2015

Kreischberg, AUT (Jan. 13, 2015) – After a seven-podium weekend at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort, USA, the top U.S. Freestyle aerial and mogul athletes are keeping the momentum going into the 2015 FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in Kreischberg,...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski Team’s Mikaela Shiffrin

01/13/2015

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History for Liz Stephen in Tour

01/11/2015

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 11, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) powered up the Alpe Cermis hill climb to finish fifth overall in the seven-stage Tour de Ski Sunday, the best result ever by an American in the multi-stage event.
 
“This is my favorite event of the year,” Stephen said of the Tour de Ski’s final 9k...
Chodounsky Leads Americans in Adelboden

01/11/2015

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 11, 2015)—Another warm and cloudy day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Adelboden had the men struggling for results in slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top-finishing U.S. athlete in 11th with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 22nd. Italian Stefano Gross took his first ever World Cup win.

Two Fletchers in Top 10

01/11/2015

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 11, 2015) - Bad weather forced a change in format at the Chaux-Neuve FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Saturday, switching from a team sprint to an individual race. The USA took advantage, with Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skiing to fifth and brother Bryan eighth. It was Bryan's third individual top ten of the...

High Winds Sweep Weekend Away

01/11/2015

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 11, 2015) - For the second day in a row, high winds wreaked havoc in Bad Kleinkirchheim, resulting in cancelation of the women's Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. This time organizers got it started - albeit 45 minutes late - but after 11 racers officials pulled the plug as winds contnued to sweep over the venue...

Career Best Jump for Nita Englund

01/10/2015

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 11, 2015) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) capped the weekend in Sapporo with an eighth place World Cup finish. Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her strong season, scoring a career best 11th. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) was 12th as Japan's Sara Takanshi made it two straight.

Hannah Bids Farewell to Champion

01/10/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 10, 2015) - Thirteen years after a teenaged Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) first met the Champion moguls run as a forerunner at the 2002 Olympics, the 2010 Olympic gold medalist bid farewell to the course that helped define her career. Kearney finished second after a hard-fought battle with Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada in...

Repeat Titles as Championships Close

01/10/2015

HOUGHTON, MI (Jan. 10, 2015) - Dakota Blackhorse von Jess (Bend, OR) and Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT) won the freestyle sprint event at the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships. For Blackhorse von Jess, it was his third national title and his second at this week’s U.S. Championships. Brennan also repeated as champion, having taken home...
Stephen Strong Heading into Tour Finale

01/10/2015

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 10, 2015)- Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied to a fifth place finish in the penultimate stage of the Tour de Ski, a 10km classic mass start. It boosted her to sixth in the Tour with one stage remaining – the terrifying climb up Alpe Cermis on Sunday, where Stephen will be among the favorites.
 
Career Best for Loomis

01/10/2015

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 10, 2015) - Wisconsin skier Adam Loomis (Eau Claire, WI) scored a career best 21st in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Saturday in Chaux-Neuve. It marked is first World Cup points, combining a strong balance between his ski jumping and cross country. Teammate Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 20th with Eric...

Ligety Seventh in Warm Adelboden

01/10/2015

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 10, 2015)—It was a warm day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Adelboden, following a night of heavy rain. And even with the race crew working around the clock, the conditions were rough for the giant slalom. Fighting against the bumpy, salted course, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) took seventh and Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV)...

Winds Whip Through Bad Kleinkirchheim

01/10/2015

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 10, 2015) - An early morning windstorm shredded the race hill and finish area at Bad Kleinkirchheim, forcing FIS officials to cancel Saturday's scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill. Sunday's super G is still in the plans with ongoing discussion on whether the downhill can be replaced next weekend in...

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