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Ligety Banks 75000 Euro at Rockfest

12/23/2013

ANDALO, Italy (Dec. 23) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) put a little something in his own Christmas stocking Monday after banking a 75,000 Euro victory in the winner-take-all Alpine Rockfest exibition held at Paganella Ski Area in Italy. Now in it's fourth winter, Ligety also won Alpine...

Fletcher Takes Top Ten in Schonach

12/22/2013

SCHONACH, Germany (Dec. 22) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the third-fastest time of the day to move up from 26th to finish ninth in Sunday’s World Cup in Schonach. Fletcher jumped into 26th and began the 10k cross country portion 58 seconds back, finishing only 14 seconds behind winner Jason Lamy Chappuis of France. Fletcher...

Jerome Jumps to Ninth in Hinterzarten

12/22/2013

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Dec. 22) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten for the second time in two days, finishing ninth at the Hinterzarten World Cup Sunday. World Champion Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) finished 21st, while Sara Takanashi of Japan took her fourth straight win of this World Cup season. The jumpers now head back...

Ferguson Fifth in Bird's Nest World Cup

12/22/2013

BEIJING, China (Dec. 22) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) landed a fifth-place finish at the aerials World Cup inside the famed Bird’s Nest stadium, the site of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony. Ferguson took the top U.S. finish in the stadium, which was complete with a roaring crowd, music and light show. Canadian Travis Gerrits...

Solid 8th for Shiffrin in Val d'Isere GS

12/22/2013

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 22) - Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished a solid eighth Sunday in Val d'Isere to close the first half of the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom season. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won and posted her sixth World Cup podium of the Olympic winter, adding 100 points to her...

USA 5th in Asiago Team Sprint

12/22/2013

ASIAGO, Italy (Dec. 22) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) teamed up to finish fifth in a FIS World Cup classic technique team sprint Sunday in Asiago. USA 2 with Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) and Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) were eighth. The finish matches the USA best in a classic team sprint set in the Sochi test event...

Ligety 3rd in Alta Badia Giant Slalom

12/22/2013

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 22) - Four-time World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was held to third Sunday in the Alta Badia giant slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher captured his second straight giant slalom win. Midway through the eight-event Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom season, Ligety and Hirscher have each won a pair of races,...

Fletcher Skis to 18th in Schonach

12/21/2013

SCHONACH, Germany (Dec. 21) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO), the lone U.S. athlete, skied up from 31st to finish 18th 
in the nordic combined World Cup Saturday. His jump put him 1:28 back in the start of the 10k cross country portion, where he showed his strength by earning the 11th fastest time of the day to finish 18th. Norway’s...

Cook Fifth in Birds Nest Aerials

12/21/2013

BEIJING, China (Dec. 21) – Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) threw a massive full-double full, finished fifth and topped the results for U.S. women in front of a stadium of 40,000 people at the Birds Nest aerials World Cup in Beijing Saturday. It was the second U.S. Olympic qualifying event for aerials, and the first event where the Olympic...

Miller .15 from Saslong Podium

12/21/2013

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 21) - Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) continued to build speed on the Road to Sochi with fifth Saturday in the 46th Saslong Classic downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. After falling behind in the upper gliding portion of the course, Miller found the gas pedal through the turny, rolling lower half to...

Sargent Top 10 in Asiago

12/21/2013

ASIAGO, Italy (Dec. 21) - Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) led the USA Saturday with a strong 10th in a classic sprint in Asiago. Four American women and two men qualifed for finals including Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT), who was fifth fastest. Only Sargent advanced past the quarterfinals. Russia's Nikita Kruikov took the men's win with Poland's...

Van and Jerome Top-Ten in Hinterzarten

12/21/2013

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Dec. 21) – World Champion Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome (both Park City, UT) jumped into the top ten, finishing ninth and tenth Saturday at the Hinterzarten World Cup. Both Van and Jerome put down solid jumps in the second round with Van edging out Jerome with a 98.5-meter ride. Japanese powerhouse Sara Takanashi won the...

Smith 14th in Bumpy Val d'Isere Downhill

12/21/2013

VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE (Dec. 21) - Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) survived a bumpy Val d'Isere downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team with a tie for 14th on a track that bounced eight racers, including four Americans, off course. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), in her first race in two weeks, was among the non finishers. Vonn was rattled in the midsection of...

Believe in U.S.: Ted Ligety

12/20/2013

“Ski racing is a huge confidence sport, so having belief in yourself is really important because you’re always on the fine line of going down and falling.” – Olympic Champion Ted Ligety. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Ted Ligety ride on the wings of belief...

Miller 8th in Foggy Val Gardena Super G

12/20/2013

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 20) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) charged through difficult visibility on the upper half of the Saslong super G and made an incredibly athletic move at the final gate to lead the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Val Gardena. Uncharacteristically warm temperatures in the Italian valley caused the fog to blanket the upper...

Demong Cruises to Continental Cup Victory

12/19/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 19) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) finished strong on the final day of the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow with a commanding win over Austria’s Tomaz Druml. Demong started the day winning the jump with a massive 95.5 meter ride, giving him a 40 second lead going into the cross...

Athlete Spotlight: Andy Newell

12/19/2013

Andy Newell doesn't just ski fast, he lives that way, too. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, the Vermont native's love of extreme sports and pushing the limits has helped him develop into one of the fastest sprinters in U.S. history as well as one of the catalysts of the U.S. Nordic Team's competitive rebirth.

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Demong Takes 2nd at Continental Cup

12/18/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 18) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) finished second to Austria’s Tomaz Druml on day two of the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow. Demong jumped into seventh to start the cross country portion behind Druml and three of his Austrian teammates. Italian Lukas Runggaldier, who finished...

Demong Wins Continental Cup Opener

12/17/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 17) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) sprinted to victory over Italy's Lukas Runggaldier and Austria's Tomaz Druml at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at 2002 Olympic venue Soldier Hollow. Demong began the day with a 91.5m jump, putting him into third to start the cross country portion. Italian...

Shiffrin 12th in Courchevel Slalom

12/17/2013

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 17) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to an uncharacteristic 12th in Tuesday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom as Austrian Marlies Schild earned the 34th slalom victory of her storied career. The victory ties Schild with Swiss great Vreni Schneider for the most slalom wins in women's World Cup...

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