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Hendrickson Comeback Continues

12/11/2016

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 11, 2016) – Veteran Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to a 10th place finish in the second day of a weekend FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tigil. Japan’s Sara Takanashi came from behind to take the win.

Hendrickson went 87.0 meters on her first ride to stand 12th. In the second...

Shiffrin Wins Again

12/11/2016

SESTRIERE, Italy (Dec. 11, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) crushed the second run to take her sixth-straight slalom win at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Sestriere by over a second.

After winning the first run by only .12, Shiffrin stated that she was feeling stiff and was a little bummed with her skiing. So she took that...

Men Struggle To Find Groove In Val d'Isere

12/11/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 11, 2016) – Some days you’re riding in the groove, other days you’re just trying to find the groove. Today was the latter for U.S. men’s slalom team at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom.

“The hill was prepared with injection – hard snow,” said Sasha Rearick, U.S. Ski Team men’s head coach. “A good course set,...

McCargo Leads U.S. Women with Podium Finish in Ruka

12/10/2016

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2016) – The U.S. women’s moguls team started the season off with strong performances at the FIS Freestyle world cup opener in Ruka. Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) led the charge with a third place finish, her first career World Cup podium.

McCargo has been a solid skier for the U.S. on the World Cup the past three...

Hendrickson Leads USA in Russia

12/10/2016

NIZHNIY TIGIL, Russia – (Dec. 10, 2016) – The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup tour headed to Russia, with Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) leading the way finishing 14th in Nizhny Tagil.

Japan’s Sara Takanashi was uncharacteristically off the top spot of the podium, finishing third with Norway’s Maren Lundby notching her first...

Diggins Fourth in Historic Davos 15k Freestyle

12/10/2016

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 10, 2016) - Coming off her 5k win last week in Lillehammer, Norway Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) powered her way through the field in Davos, finishing just off the podium in fourth in a 15k freestyle at the Viessmann FIS Cross Country World...

Shiffrin Grabs Another Giant Slalom Top 10

12/10/2016

SESTRIERE, Italy (Dec. 10, 2016) – In a tight race, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) grabbed her third top-10 giant slalom result in a row, taking sixth place at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom in Sestriere, Italy.

Tessa Worley of France was the day's winner, mirroring her teammate Alexis Pinturault who won the men's GS in Val d...

Chodounsky Squeaks Into Top 20 At Val d’Isere

12/10/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 9, 2016) – On a course defined by shadows, hard snow and relentless terrain, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) squeaked out an 18th-place finish in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

Tech Teams Stoked for Val d’Isere and Sestriere

12/09/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 9, 2016) – It’s like Groundhog Day here in Val d’Isere, only we’re on the other side of Olympic Avenue this weekend, skiing on the relentless Stade Olympique de Bellevarde. Welcome to the real “Criterium de la Premiere Niege.” Last week was just a tease to the big event this weekend and the French are sure to once...

Ruka Ready for Moguls World Cup Opener

12/08/2016

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 8, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup tour is set to kick off this weekend just below the Arctic Circle in the winter wonderland of Ruka, Finland. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team will have 12 athletes competing in the moguls competition on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Shaman Skis Named Official Supplier for U.S. Freestyle Ski Team

12/07/2016

BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 7, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that Shaman Skis of Finland will expand into the U.S. market as an official U.S. Freestyle Ski Team supplier. Shaman will be an official supplier for the team through 2020, including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Gold Of A Different Form

12/07/2016

Gold comes in many forms. Last weekend on the icy pitch of the fabled O.K. course in Val d’Isere, France, a 15th place World Cup super G result gleamed brighter than an Olympic medal for Vermont’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle.

2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Named

12/05/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 5, 2016) – The 2017 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team moguls and aerials rosters have been announced, with 37 athletes representing the United States across national and international competitions this pre-Olympic season.

This year’s moguls team consists of 21 athletes, including Olympians Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) and...

Wiles Leads Four Americans Into Top 20

12/04/2016

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Dec. 4, 2016)  – Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) led four American women into the top 20 with a career-best 10th-place finish in the first super G of the season at Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

“I am so thrilled,” said Wiles. “I had high expectations for the...

Fletcher Cracks Top 10 In Lillehammer Combined

12/04/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2016) – The key to setting up a good nordic combined finish is a strong jump. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) got that jump Sunday in Lillehammer, soaring to 22nd on the HS138 meter hill then winding his way through the pack to finish ninth.
 
Germany’s Eric Frenzel and Bjoern Kircheisen finished 1-...

Five Americans Score in Val d’Isere

12/04/2016

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 4, 2016) – After two days of speed, the tech guys were ready to go in Val d’Isere for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was the top American of the day, taking 11th place.

After a 46-year wait, France won a Val d’Isere GS in front of the home crowd with Mathieu Faivre taking the...

Diggins Holds Onto Top 10 Tour

12/04/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4, 2016) - A day after winning the 5k freestyle leg of the Lillehammer mini tour, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) hung on to finish eighth in the 10k classic pursuit finale of the three-day stage race. Norway's Heidi Weng took the women's title, with countryman Martin Sundby winning for the men. Sadie Bjornsen (Anchorage)...

Ross Strong in Lake Louise Downhill

12/03/2016

LAKE LOUISE, Canada (Dec. 3, 2016) – The American ladies stacked three in the top 15 on the second day of downhill in Lake Louise, led by Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) in seventh place. Friday’s top American Stacey Cook (Mammoth Lakes, CA) was 11th and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), in only her second Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, was 13th....

Comeback Weekend for Hendrickson

12/03/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3, 2016) - World champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) made a strong return this weekend as she came back after a nearly 15-month absence to the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. Hendrickson was 11th Friday and eighth Saturday. Japan's Sara Takanashi swept the wins.

Hendrickson had been injured in the summer...

Diggins Wins in Norway

12/03/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3, 2016) - American Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) charged around the 5k course on the Olympic trails in Lillehammer to win the second stage of the Lillehammer mini tour FIS Cross Country World Cup Saturday. It was the third win of her career. Diggins put 4.8 seconds on second place finisher and tour leader Heidi Weng of...

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