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Mancuso 12th in St. Moritz Giant Slalom

12/15/2013

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 15) - Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) made another leap toward her champion-level form Sunday with an encouraging 12th in the St. Moritz giant slalom to lead the U.S. Ski Team. Reigning NorAm overall champion Megan McJames (Park City, UT) landed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points of the...

Career Best Slalom for Chodounsky

12/15/2013

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 15) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) produced a courageous final run Sunday to post a career-best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom with seventh in Val d'Isere. The 2007 NCAA overall champion for alpine skiing was 14th after the opening run and produced the fourth-fastest final run time to jump seven more slots on...

Kearney Sets Tone at Ruka Opener

12/14/2013

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 14) – Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) kicked off the 2014 Olympic season with a comeback win at the Word Cup opener Saturday. Kearney was the only U.S. woman to advance to the second final on the fast, icy course, while Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) spun out in the men’s second final to finish sixth. Next, U.S...

USA Notches Fourth in Ramsau Combined

12/14/2013

RAMSAU AM DACHSTEIN, Austria (Dec. 14) – Five-time Olympian Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) anchored a strong race with Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) to take fourth during the nordic combined 2x7.5k team sprint Saturday. Lodwick and Fletcher (USA I) jumped into 14th and started the team sprint 44 seconds back, which they cut in...

Randall 18th in Davos Distance

12/14/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 14) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied into 18th place in the FIS World Cup 15k freestyle race Saturday, securing the top spot for the USA. In one of her best races in the high-altitude venue, Randall headed up a solid day with four top 30 results for the U.S. Cross Country Team. Norwegian...

Super G Strides Continue for Cook

12/14/2013

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 14) – Two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) continued to make strides in super G Saturday as she jumped from the 37th start position to finish 16th in St. Moritz. It’s the second straight weekend Cook has made a big move in super G after vaulting from 38th to 18th last Sunday in the Audi FIS Alpine...

Hirscher Wins Val d'Isere GS

12/14/2013

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 14) – For the first time since 2009, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) missed an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom final. The two-time giant slalom world champion and four-time World Cup title winner was the first racer out of the gate, but slid out on his left hip on the lower portion of the steep and icy Face de...

Vonn to Skip St. Moritz Series

12/11/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 11) - The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup is heading to Europe after two weekends in North America with the men racing giant slalom and slalom in Val d'Isere and women taking on a super G and giant slalom in St. Moritz. Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), who had a successful return to racing this past weekend in...

Wiles and Bennett Snag U.S. DH Titles

12/10/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Jan. 10) – Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) and Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) claimed the U.S Alpine Championships downhill titles during a chilly Tuesday at U.S. Ski Team Speed Center. It was the second straight U.S. downhill gold for Wiles, who nearly scored Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points last weekend in both Lake Louise...

Believe in U.S.: Hannah Kearney

12/09/2013

“They only give the individual athlete a gold medal, but no one gets to the top of the podium by themselves.” – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Hannah Kearney ride on the wings of belief of family, friends and the American...

Believe in U.S.: Bode Miller

12/09/2013

“When you go into the Steilhang in Kitzbuhel and you land, if you don’t drop into the turn with 100-percent confidence, you crash every time. That’s why the ski racers we’ve all seen at the top are rock solid. They’re unflappable in terms of their belief and confidence.” – Olympic Champion Bode Miller. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of...

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...

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