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

01/13/2015

At Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage parents to help youth athletes deal with the pressures and stresses that accompany youth sports. That starts with reminding them that the sport is about more than just winning and should be fun.

There are many ways to support youth athletes and...

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...

Hendrickson Soars to Fifth in Sapporo

01/09/2015

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 10, 2015) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to fifth as the women's FIS Ski Jumping World Cup resumed after a month break. National hero Sara Takanashi took the win over Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria and Spela Rogelj of Slovenia.

Her finish marked another stepping stone in her return from a devasting...

Debut Win for K.C. Oakley

01/09/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9, 2015) - Veteran K.C. Oakley's (Piedmont, CA) started her day learning she was going to World Championships next week. It ended with her career first World Cup win, throwing down a stunning win to upset Canada's Dufur-Lapointe sisters with a huge three-point win in front of a packed house at Deer Valley Resort. Patrick...

Vonn Looks for Record in Bad Kleinkirchheim

01/09/2015

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Jan. 9, 2014) - The women have landed in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria and with Lindsey Vonn's (Vail, CO) record hanging in wait, the excitement about the race is palpable. Although it has been an uphill battle, with lost baggage, sicknesses and flat light, the girls are battling their bad luck and looking for speed...

Historic 1-2 for USA Aerialists

01/08/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 8, 2015) - In her first win in four years, Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) lit up the sky with a pair of triple flips, joining teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) in the first 1-2 finish for the U.S. women in 26 years. Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) notched his second podium of the season, finishing second to a massive 138.50...

INFOGRAPHIC: Lindsey Vonn's Climb to 63

01/08/2015

Red Bull takes a look at Lindsey Vonn's unbelievable ski career, and her potential to beat the all-time winning record by Annemarie Moser-Proll at Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria.

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U.S. Ski Team Makes Coaching Change

01/08/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7, 2015) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team has made a change in its women’s coaching staff. Alpine Director Patrick Riml taking over interim management of the women’s slalom/giant slalom team, overseeing current staff including Assistant Coach Gary Miller as well as Strength and Conditioning Coach Luca de Marchi.

Liz Stephen Steady at Tour de Ski

01/08/2015

TOBLACH, Italy (January 8, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) were the only two U.S. racers to compete in stage five of the Tour de Ski in Toblach, Italy. Stephan finished 14th and Randall in 25th in the 15k/35k Freestyle pursuit race. The rest of the U.S. athletes withdrew,...

Bjornsen Leads U.S. in Fourth Tour de Ski Stage

01/08/2015

TOBLACH, Italy (January 7, 2015) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) again paced the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, taking eighth place in the fourth stage of the Tour de Ski in Toblach, Italy. For the men, Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. in 58th place.

The Norwegian women continued their dominance, sweeping the 5k...

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