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Jerome Top 10 in Zao

01/19/2014

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 19) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten Sunday, taking the best result for the USA in tenth at a snowy FIS World Cup in Zao, Japan, the final Olympic qualifier before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping Feb. 11 in Sochi. Japanese jumping hero Sara Takanashi took the victory for the second day in a row...

Miller 26th in Wengen Slalom

01/19/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 19) - Olympic super combined champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made a statement toward defending his gold medal with 26th in the Wengen slalom for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points in the discipline since 2011. Alexis Pinturault of France bested German Felix Neureuther for the win as first run leader Marcel...

Heavy Snow Nixes Cortina Weekend

01/19/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19) - A heavy snowstorm continued to blanket the 1956 Olympic Village Sunday canceling an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill for the second straight day. The storm, which began Friday morning, nixed the final downhill training day and continued through the night forcing the jury to bump Saturday's race to...

Bohonnon Rookie of the Year

01/18/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 18) – Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) was named the FIS World Cup Rookie of the Year at the final World Cup aerials event of the season Saturday at snowy Lake Placid. Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) took the top U.S. result in fifth Saturday while Mike Rossi (Long Valley, NJ) finished sixth for the men, his season-best result...

Fletcher Holds onto Sixth in Seefeld

01/18/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 18) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) held onto his sixth-place position in the second stage of the Seefeld nordic combined triple FIS Word Cup Saturday. Fletcher posted the top U.S. result by jumping into ninth and then moving up to sixth in the 10k cross country race. German Erik Frenzel took the victory again as...

Randall Sweeps Szklarska Sprints

01/18/2014

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Jan. 18) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) topped every one of her heats Saturday to take the victory in the Szlarska Poreba World Cup sprints. It was the second win in a week for Randall, moving her up from third to second in the World Cup sprint standings just behind Denise Herrmann of Germany,...

Jerome 13th in Zao

01/18/2014

ZAO, Japan (Jan. 18) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) posted the top result for the USA in 13th Saturday during the first of two World Cups in Zao, Japan, which also serve as the final two Olympic qualifiers before the historic debut of women’s ski jumping in Sochi. Sara Takanashi of Japan took the win. The athletes take on another jump Sunday...

Miller Fifth in 84th Lauberhorn Downhill

01/18/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18) - Olympic gold medalist Bode MIller (Franconia, NH) finished fifth, a mere .35 behind winner Patrick Kueng of Switzerland in a wind shortened running of the 84th Lauberhorn downhill. The race start was lowered as high winds ravaged the upper half of the fabled course, cutting over a full minute from the normal leg...

Cortina Downhill Moved to Sunday

01/18/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 18) - The Friday snowstorm that canceled the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill traning run in Cortina has also bumped the race slated for Saturday. The jury made the decision after a second inspection of the race course with three athlete representatives, including Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA)....

Fletcher Sixth in Triple Prologue

01/17/2014

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) took the top spot for the USA in sixth during the prologue of the first-ever nordic combined triple FIS World Cup Friday. The prologue featured a single jump and a 5k cross country race, where Eric Frenzel of Germany took the victory. Veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY)...

Ligety Victorious in Wengen Super Combined

01/17/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 17) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) captured the 20th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory of his career Friday with a stunning super combined victory in Wengen. Ligety is the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in combined and the reigning World Champion in super combined, but until today had not won a World Cup race in any...

Live Coverage of Final Ski and Snowboarding Qualifiers

01/16/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 16) – With final Olympic selection just days away, fans of skiing and snowboarding will have over 20 hours of broadcast coverage and streaming this weekend. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) will be offering America a front row seat for the final stretch of the journey to Sochi with live coverage of U.S....

Deneen Seals Olympic Spot

01/15/2014

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan.15) - The U.S. Ski Team’s moguls squad took four of six spots today at the USANA Freestyle World Cup in Lake Placid. Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO) and Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) both took second and Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) took third. It was the second podium of the season for Deneen, clinching an...

Bohonnon Takes Career First Podium

01/14/2014

VAL ST COME, QC (Jan. 14) - Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) earned a career best second place finish Tuesday at the rainy Val St. Come World Cup. It marks only the eighth World Cup in his young career. Bohonnon earned his World Cup start through his stellar results at selection events in Park City, UT earlier this season. The aerials team now heads...

Shiffrin Takes Seventh Career Win

01/14/2014

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 14) - Reigning Flachau Night Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) powered to a .90 second first run lead then cruised to a strong victory Tuesday in the resort south of Salzburg. Shiffrin took the title with a .83 second margin over a hard-charging Frida Hansdotter of Sweden in front of 20,000 screaming...

Believe in U.S.: Travis Ganong

01/13/2014

“In our sport there are so many people that are involved in helping us out on every single level, and people believing in us is how we end up believing in ourselves to compete on the highest level.” – Three-time U.S. Champion Travis Ganong. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi...

Shiffrin Named Colorado Athlete of the Year

01/13/2014

DENVER, CO (Jan. 13) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been named the 2013 Colorado Athlete of the Year along with NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. The pair will be honored with five other competitors from the Rocky Mountain state at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 17 in...

USA Seventh in Chaux Neuve Combined

01/12/2014

CHAUX NEUVE, France (Jan. 12) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) battled for the lead throughout the team sprint but eventually settled for seventh Sunday in the FIS World Cup nordic combined team event in Chaux Neuve. The duo finished five seconds back from the Germany 2 team, who took the victory....

Chodounsky Steady Toward Sochi

01/12/2014

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) carved another solid pre-Olympic performance with eighth in a sunny Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held in Adelboden. Tied for 13th after the opening run, the former NCAA champion skied consistently through soft rutted snow in the final run to finish one slot shy of...

Ross 20th in Zauchensee Super Combi

01/12/2014

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 12) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) picked up the speed Sunday with 20th in the only women’s super combined to be staged prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Skiing through a thick patch of fog in the opening super G, Ross was 24th in the first run, but the weather cleared for the final and...

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