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Vonn Leads USA Podium Sweep

12/06/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 6) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) reclaimed her title as Queen of the Downhill at Lake Louise on Saturday, winning her 60th Audi FIS Ski World Cup and capping a first-ever U.S. Ski Team podium sweep. At the World Cup dubbed Lake Lindsey, she regained her crown as she pulled out the win by almost a half second. Early-running...

Nyman Podiums at Birds of Prey

12/05/2014

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5) - It was a huge day for the Americans in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with Steven Nyman pulling off a third place podium finish and Travis Ganong grabbing fifth place. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, who won both the super G and downhill in Lake Louise last week, took another win and Beat Feuz of Switzerland finished second....

Strong Opener for Women's Speed

12/05/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 5) - Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) led a solid effort by the U.S. Ski Team's women's speed squad that saw four athletes in the top nine, including Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). It was the strongest U.S. women's downhill team performance in two seasons. Tina Maze of Slovenia took the win with Ross fourth, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley...

Bjornsen Leads Tough Day for USA

12/05/2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 5) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. Ski Team with a 21st place finish in the opening event of the three-day Lillehammer World Cup mini tour in a freestyle sprint. Norway was dominant in the race with Marit Bjoergen leading a sweep of the women’s event and teammate Pal Golberg narrowly winning over Russia’s...

Sarah Top 10 in Lillehammer

12/05/2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 5) - World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came from behind to finish ninth in the opening FIS Ski Jumping World Cup of the season. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) was 11th with Nita Englund (Steamboat Springs, CO) 18th. Slovenia’s Spela Rogen won with Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria second. Sara Takanashi...

U.S. Women Ready to Rock Lake Louise

12/04/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - What a difference a year makes! Just 12 months ago, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was skiing on a bad knee and the number one women's speed team in the world was struggling. Today, the U.S. Ski Team is charging into Friday's Audi FIS Ski World Cup opener with optimism based on a strong preparation season and standout...

Birds of Prey Training Bodes Well for U.S. Men

12/04/2014

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) – It’s been an exciting couple of downhill training days in Beaver Creek, Colorado, with the U.S. men skiing fast and preparation for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in full force. Though the World Championships is still a ways away, its energy is lingering in the air. An incredible new stadium has been...

Opening Weekend for Ski Jumping Team

12/04/2014

LILLEHAMMER, Norway  (Dec. 4) – On the eve of the International Ski Federation’s Ski Jumping World Cup tour opener, the U.S. Ski Team has named three women to its 2014-15 team. The women’s tour opens this weekend on the Olympic jumps in Lillehammer, Norway. The three named include World Champions Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van, along with...
Lindsey Vonn Makes Ski Racing Return

12/02/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 2) - The women’s speed team is in frigid Lake Louise for Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhills on Friday and Saturday, plus super G on Saturday. But it was Tuesday’s downhill training that had the sports world abuzz, with a strong American showing and Lindsey Vonn’s long awaited return to ski racing.

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12/01/2014

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Shiffrin Just Misses Aspen Podium

11/30/2014

ASPEN, CO (Nov 30) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had a fast morning at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, winning the first run. But she overskied the second run and dropped to fifth. Nicole Hosp of Austria took the win, improving from seventh place after the first run. Shiffrin remained second in the overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup...

Fletchers Top USA in Team Sprint

11/30/2014

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 30) - Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) move up from 18th after the jump to finish 13th in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint in Ruka. Norway topped the podium over Germany and France. Brett Denney (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Adam Loomis (Eau Claire, WI) were 19th. The tour now heads to Lillehammer,...

Weibrecht Leads USA in Lake Louise

11/30/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) - Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 20th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise, Norway's Kjetil Jansrud, the Oympic super G champion, made it a clean sweep winning both opening speed races. The tour now heads to Beaver Creek, CO for the Audi Birds of Prey...

Sadie Bjornsen Leads USA in Ruka 10k

11/30/2014

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 30) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. Ski Team with a 17th place in the 10k classic individual event in Ruka. Norway’s Therese Johaug took the win over teammate Marit Bjoergen  and Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk. In the men’s race, 22 year old Iivo Niskanen of Finland skied early to a strong lead and held on to win...

Sullivan Strong in Lake Louise Downhill

11/29/2014

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 29) – Marco Sullivan was the American to watch in Saturday’s downhill, holding the top step of the podium for 13 racers, before finally finishing in fifth place. Wednesday’s training run-winner Kjetil Jansrud of Norway squeaked a first place by Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Guillermo Fayed, who tied for second. It was...

Gutsy Sixth for Shiffrin in Aspen

11/29/2014

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 29) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a gutsy second run to salvage a remarkable sixth place finish in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. A first-run mistake nearly earned Shiffrin an early exit, but she powered through to stay in contention. Despite being 2.23 seconds out, Shiffrin skied fifth fastest in the second...

Big Jump in XC for Fletcher

11/29/2014

RUKA, Finland (Nov. 29) - Olympian Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) made up for a disappointing jump to boost himself from 32nd up to 17th in the opening FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Finland. High winds in Ruka prevented a competition jump Saturday, so officials reverted to Friday's provisional round. Germany's Johannes Rydzek took...

Ski Racing: Austrians Awe

11/29/2014

ASPEN, Colo. – Eva-Maria Brem stunned the crowd – and herself – with a virtually flawless first run and then was able to hold on and overcome a second run charge from teammate Kathrin Zettel, the queen of Aspen with the most podiums here of all time, to take her first ever World Cup win.

Career Best World Cup for Sargent

11/29/2014

RUKA, Finland (Nov.29) - Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) skied to a fifth place finish in the cross country classic sprint World Cup opener Saturday, earning a career best individual finish. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won her 67th career World Cup, finishing just ahead of Kajta Visnar (SLO) and Maiken Caspersen Fall (NOR.) In the men’s competition...
Ski Racing: Jansrud Breezes to Win

11/29/2014

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — The sky parted and the thermometer dropped for the World Cup downhill opener in Lake Louise, Canada, on Saturday. After three days of non-stop snow, the men got a chance to race under blue skies, but the course continued to show signs of the recent snowfall.

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