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Chodounsky 11th Under Schladming Lights

01/26/2016

SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 26, 2016) – Under the lights of Schladming with more than 50,000 screaming fans, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was set up perfectly for another top Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom result.

“I came out firing up top and felt pretty good, then down at the bottom, I don’t know if I just tightened up a little...

Best Ever Relay for U.S. Women

01/24/2016

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 24, 2016) – The U.S. women’s cross country team skied to a second place finish in the FIS World Cup 4x5k relay on Sunday. It was the best ever U.S. women’s relay finish, as strong opening classic legs set the team up for success.

“There has been an amazing vibe on our team this year, so we are showing up...

Chodounsky 11th in Kitzbuehel Slalom

01/24/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) led the way for the Americans in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom, finishing 11th. Michael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN) posted a career-best World Cup finish in 19th, and Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) was 21st.

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Vonn Takes World Cup Win 75

01/24/2016

CORTINA, Italy (Jan. 24, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) notched another Audi FIS Ski World Cup victory, number 75, Sunday in super G and moved into the overall World Cup lead.

Vonn took victory No. 75 in commanding fashion by 0.69 over Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was third. Lara Gut of Switzerland held...

Canadians Dominate on Home Turf

01/23/2016

VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Jan. 23, 2016) – The Canadian freestyle moguls team occupied five of six podium spots on Saturday’s World Cup competition in Val St. Come.

Mikael Kingsbury didn’t miss a beat as he dominated the field to take the win on the men’s side while teammate Laurent Dumais took third. After missing the top 10 at the World...

Fletchers Blaze in Cross Country

01/23/2016

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 23, 2016) - After a month long break, the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup finally got back underway at Chaux-Neuve in the Jura Mountains. Americans Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the way, finishing 19th and 20th. Taylor recorded the fastest cross country time, with Bryan third.

Diggins Third In Nove Mestro 10K Freestyle

01/23/2016

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Jan. 23, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team with a third-place finish in Saturday’s FIS World Cup 10k freestyle.

“To be less than 10 seconds out from the win in a 10k feels so great because I'm finally skiing with confidence, like I know I can win, and starting to believe that I have what it...

Weibrecht 13th in Hahnenkamm

01/23/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 23, 2016) – Thirty racers started a fast, dark and bumpy Hahnenkamm Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, but only 24 made it to the finish line. Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led a trio of surviving Americans.

Vonn Breaks Downhill Record

01/23/2016

CORTINA, Italy (Jan. 23, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) smashed yet another record on Saturday in Cortina, winning her 37th Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill.

On the track where Vonn broke the all-time World Cup win record last season, Vonn battled wind to take the win and break Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record of 36 downhill wins.

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Bennett and Duffy Score in Kitzbuehel Combined

01/22/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22, 2016) – It’s the biggest weekend in ski racing, and a couple new faces are not only soaking in the experience, but stepping up their game to come away with valuable World Cup points at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup combined Friday. Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA), who has enjoyed a breakout season this year, finished...

Weibrecht Second In Hahnenkamm Super G

01/22/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22, 2016) – Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) grabbed his second, and most prestigious, super G podium result of his career finishing second in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup on the classic Hahnenkamm track.

“I couldn’t be happier. It’s awesome,” said Weibrecht. “Growing up everybody thinks about getting on...

Bill Johnson Passes Away

01/22/2016

GRESHAM, OR (Jan. 21, 2016) – Olympic champion Bill Johnson, whose storybook 1984 season ushered in a new era for American ski racing, passed away Thursday at an assisted living facility outside Portland at the age of 55. His passing closed the final chapter in a tumultuous lifetime that saw him rise to the highest level in his sport...

Kitzbuehel: The Super Bowl of Ski Racing

01/21/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 21, 2016) – Ski racing is alive and well in Tyrol, and the Streif feels like the center of the universe this week. To put into perspective just how big this race is, nearly 50,000 crazed fans will descend upon the ski racing Mecca that is Kitzbuehel. The crowd for Thursday’s second downhill training run was bigger than...

U16 Development Team Tackles Kitzbuehel

01/20/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20, 2016) – Six athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 National Training Group (NTG) gained some World Cup course experience and got a taste of what it’s like to race in Europe, when they competed against nine other teams in the Hahnenkamm Juniors event Wednesday.

USSA Fuels Athletes With Giovanni Rana

01/20/2016

CHICAGO, IL (Jan. 20, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced one of the world’s leading pasta brands, Giovanni Rana, as an official partner of the U.S. Ski Team. By sponsoring one of America’s top Olympic National Governing bodies and one of the world’s best ski teams, Giovanni Rana is reinforcing its commitment to...

Mogul Skiers Back in Action at Val St. Come

01/19/2016

VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Jan. 19, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup will return for the first competition of 2016 this weekend on the Canadian team’s home turf in Val St. Come.

Due to holidays and the cancelation of the World Cup in Lake Placid, NY, all...

Hahnenkamm Juniors Team Announced

01/19/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 19, 2016) – Before the U.S. Ski Team stars take to Kitzbuhel’s infamous Hahnenkamm downhill this weekend, up and coming athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 National Training Group (NTG) will compete in the Hahnenkamm Juniors on January 20. The event features tech events in the world-renowned...

Perseverance Pays Off

01/19/2016

Every day like clockwork, there she was – riding the cardio bike and stretching her body to regain mobility, looking for a way to ease her pain.

It’s a lonely atmosphere mid-winter at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah. Most athletes are off globetrotting the world tour. Back home, the days were filled with sweat and...

Caldwell and Sargent Fifth in Team Sprint

01/17/2016

PLANICA, Slovenia (January 17, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) led the U.S. with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup 1.2k freestyle team sprints on Sunday.

“Ida and I have done three team sprints together, and this is our best result yet,” Caldwell said. “We're picking our way to that podium!”

Kelley Scores First WC Points in Wengen

01/17/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (January 17, 2016) – It took 31 World Cup races, but Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) finally scored his first World Cup points in front of his biggest fans.

“My parents flew over for this race, so it’s really special to finally be in the points,” Kelley said after finishing 12th in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

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