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Vonn Cracks Top 5 in Lake Louise

12/08/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 8) – Four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) skied confidently into the top five in the Lake Louise super G Sunday, showing her strength and ability to mount a podium challenge for the first time since her return to the World Cup circuit Friday. Leanne Smith (North Conway, NH) finished just behind Vonn in...

Ligety and Miller One-Two in Birds GS

12/08/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 8) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) produced a riveting one-two giant slalom finish for the U.S. Ski Team Sunday to close the Audi Birds of Prey race week in Beaver Creek. It was the first time two Americans shared the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom podium since Miller and Daron Rahlves...

Fletcher Top 10 in Lillehammer

12/08/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 8) – World Championships bronze medalist Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied into the top ten during the cross country portion of the 10k individual Gundersen on Sunday, posting the fifth-fastest time of the day. Teammate Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished right behind Fletcher in 11th. Both...

USA Matches Best-Ever Relay

12/08/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 8) - World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) anchored a strong U.S. team made up of Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) to take third in the 4x5k relay and match the best-ever World Cup result for any U.S. cross country relay team. Heavy snow hammered the...

Better Day for Vonn and U.S. Team

12/07/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 7) – The U.S. Ski Team women showed a bit of improvement Saturday with Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finishing 11th in her second downhill race since her season-ending injury this past February at World Championships. The U.S. speed team women posted three top-20 results in the second of two downhill runs...

Ligety Just Off Birds SG Podium

12/07/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 7) – Super G World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) found his speed in the Audi Birds of Prey super G on Saturday finishing fifth, just one tenth of a second from the podium, in front of a roaring Beaver Creek crowd. Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made a stunning recovery to finish 14th behind...

Jerome 19th in Historic Jumping Opener

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 19th-place and secured the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team amidst the largest field of women ever at the women’s ski jumping World Cup opener on Saturday. Over 70 women from 14 countries competed in Saturday’s historic event, which opened the 2014 Olympic season and the...

Fletcher 16th in Lillehammer Combined

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – World Championship bronze medalist Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied a competitive race from behind to finish 16th during the 10k cross country portion of the individual nordic combined World Cup on Saturday. Starting 1:52 back in 36th, Fletcher covered ground quickly to move up 20 places (a personal...

Bjornsen 7th Again in Lillehammer

12/07/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 7) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) delivered another breakout result Saturday in the Lillehammer 10k classic World Cup, where she skied into seventh and matched her career-best individual result set just a week ago in Kuusamo, Finland. Bjornsen posted the top result for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and even sat in...

Vonn Returns to World Cup Tour

12/06/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 6) – U.S. Ski Team athlete Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) shed a little light on a tough day for the U.S. women’s speed team, as she finished a career-best 21st in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhills in Lake Louise. Friday also marked the return of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who finished a...

Another Positive Stride for Miller

12/06/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6) – Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rallied into 13th-place despite continuous snow and sub-zero temperatures in the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup opening. Miller, who is back on the World Cup tour after taking a year off to heal his knee, moved up in the results again this week to show continual...

Mixed Team 13th in Lillehammer

12/06/2013

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6) – U.S. Ski Jumping Team athletes Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) led a mixed-gender team to finish 13th in Friday’s mixed team World Cup jumping event. The U.S. team did not advance to the final round, where Japan went on to take the victory. Van and Jerome will take the hill again on...

U.S. Freestyle Names Aerials Team

12/06/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 6) – The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad, led by Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA), was announced in advance of the first World Cup of the season Dec. 15 in Beida Lake, China. The World Cup will mark the return of Olympian Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA)...

Young Guns Charge Lake Louise Training

12/05/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 5) – U.S. Ski Team athletes fine-tuned their lines on the legendary Lake Louise women’s downhill in preparation for the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill double-header this weekend. U.S. Ski Team rookie Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) and Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) charged from the back of the pack to lead for the USA, tying for...

Ganong Strong in Birds of Prey Training

12/05/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5) – Despite sub-zero temperatures, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) cranked an impressive seventh in the only Audi Birds of Prey downhill training run able to be run prior to tomorrow’s World Cup race. Both the two previously scheduled training runs were canceled due to complications with a winter storm that has...

Vonn to Start Lake Louise Speed Series

12/05/2013

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 5) -­ Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) will start the three-race Audi FIS World Cup speed series beginning Friday in Lake Louise. After a successful opening training run Wednesday where she dialed in her race line, Vonn is opting to not start the final training run today in...

Vonn Solid in Official Downhill Training

12/04/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) successfully completed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup training run of the season in Lake Louise, where she has won a record 14 times. Vonn, who has been sidelined from World Cup action since the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, finished a conservative 22nd behind...

Snow Cancels 2nd Birds Training Run

12/04/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) - Over a foot of overnight snow and a forecast for continuous snow throughout the day has canceled the second of three Audi Birds of Prey downhill training runs scheduled for Beaver Creek. The opening training run slated for Tuesday was also called due to complications in athlete travel out of Calgary, Alberta - also...

Vonn Preparing to Race in Lake Louise

12/03/2013

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) is expected to start in Wednesday's official downhill training run at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Lake Louise. A decision on her participation in downhill competitions Friday and Saturday, along with super G on Sunday, will be made after the final official training session...

Birds of Prey Schedule Change

12/03/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3) - The schedule of events for this weekend's Audi Birds of Prey World Cup has been adjusted. The men's downhill is now Fri., Dec. 6 at 10:45 a.m., with the men's super G on Sat., Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. There have been no changes for the giant slalom races, where reigning World Champion Ted...

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