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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.

Vonn Stymied in Flachau Giant Slalom

01/17/2016

FLACHAU, Austria (January 17, 2016) – It was a tough day for Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT) in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

McJames failed to finish the first run, and Vonn, who finished 10th in the first run, lost time throughout the second run before splitting her skis and skiing out.

Comeback Nets Englund Top 10

01/16/2016

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 17, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) came from behind on her second jump to finish seventh, her best result of the season, in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo. Japan's Sara Takanashi continued her winning streak to remain the World Cup leader.

In the opening round of Sunday's competition, Englund went 85.0...

Nyman Leads Four Into Top 30 at Wengen

01/16/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (January 16, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) battled through fog and flat light to lead four American’s into the top 30 in the classic Lauberhorn downhill Saturday.

Caldwell and Hamilton Top 20 in Planica Sprints

01/16/2016

PLANICA, Slovenia (January 16, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. team in the 1.2k freestyle sprints at the FIS Cross Country World Cup, finishing 13th, as Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the men’s team in 18th.

Sweden’s Stina Nilsson, the overall World Cup sprint leader, won the women’s race, with Norway’s Astrid Uhrenholtd...

World Cup Resumes in Sapporo

01/15/2016

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 16, 2016) - Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT) led the USA finishing 21st as the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup women’s tour resumed after a monthlong break in Sapporo. Japan’s Sara Takanashi took her third victory in four events.
 
Geraghty-Moats got off to a strong start in the opening round, soaring...
Harjo Sets World Cup History

01/15/2016

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 15, 2016) – For one athlete, it was a career day, but for an American coach, it was a historic day at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom Friday. Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) was the top American finisher in 28th.

U.S. Ski Team coach Karin Harjo had the distinction of setting the first run course, becoming the...

Wonders and Halvorsen Headed to Youth Olympics

01/15/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 15, 2016) - Two young Americans have been nominated to the cross country ski team slated to compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21.

Headlining the 2016 U.S. cross country team are Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK), who will be participating in his first international...

Goldberg 12th In Wengen Combined

01/15/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2016) – Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) was the top placed American in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Alpine combined event, but like the rest of the team, he chalked this one up as another training run for Saturday’s main event – the Lauberhorn downhill.

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FIS Athlete Q&A: Ashley Caldwell

01/15/2016

One of the most explosive athletes on the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup tour, the USA's Ashley Caldwell is the type of competitor flipping triple when double would probably do, always striving to better herself and push her sport.

Big Weekend On Tap at Wengen and Flachau

01/14/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan.14, 2016) – Though Mother Nature provided a challenge for the men here in Wengen – at last – they were able to complete a successful downhill training run in preparation for the 86th edition of the classic Lauberhorn downhill.

Thursday was the calm before another storm – soon enough, nearly 30,000 ski racing...

Catching Up With XC Coach Chris Grover

01/14/2016

GroverChris Grover, the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s head coach, has had a heck of a year so far. With two stage wins at the Tour...

Radamus and Cashman Nominated to Winter Youth Olympic Games

01/12/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 12, 2016) - Two young Americans have been nominated to the alpine team slated to compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21.

The International Olympic Committee’s Youth Olympic Games offers a competitive venue for young athletes to not only compete, but also participate in a...

Moltzan and Lapanja Score First World Cup Points

01/12/2016

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 12, 2016) – Veteran Resi Stiegler led the U.S. team in a night of ‘firsts’ at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Tuesday night, taking 15th. But under the lights, it was a pair of young U.S. Ski Team members that shined, with Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) and Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV) scoring their first career...

U23 and Junior Worlds Teams Named

01/12/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 12, 2016) – After the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships presented by L.L. Bean concluded on January 9th, 10 athletes were named to the FIS U23 World Ski Championships Team and 12 U20 athletes were named to the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Team. The U23 team and Junior Worlds team will represent the U.S....

Carrying On A Family Tradition

01/12/2016

Meet Olympian Sophie Caldwell. She’s the one who stands out in the room as the composed young woman – the one with poise. Quiet and maybe a bit understated, almost studious. Her eyes connect with you, and you feel comfortable in her midst.

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