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Chodounsky Scores Again in Night Slalom

12/22/2015

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2015) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO), fresh off a career-best slalom result in Val d’Isere last weekend, kept the momentum flowing and once again popped into the top 10 in Tuesday’s evening slalom.

U.S. Selections: Moguls Recap

12/22/2015

WINTER PARK, CO (Dec. 22, 2015) – It was an intense three days of competition as moguls athletes from the U.S., Australia, Austria, China and Bermuda battled it out on the moguls course Dec. 18-21 at U.S. Selections in Winter Park, CO. U.S. Selection events are held each December to qualify skiers for starts on the NorAm and World Cup Circuits...

Caldwell: Tripling Up For History

12/22/2015

Ashley Caldwell walked with awe into China’s National Stadium in Beijing last week. Rising from the floor of the fabled Bird’s Nest, where American track and field athletes won seven Olympic gold medals in 2008, the snow-covered scaffolding soared high towards the ceiling. It was an aerialist’s dream. In a few days, she would be standing atop...

U.S. Selections: Aerials Recap

12/22/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 22, 2015) – The next generation of elite aerialists kicked off their competition season Dec. 18-19 at U.S. Selections at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, UT.  U.S. Selection events are held each December to qualify skiers for starts on the NorAm and World Cup Circuits.

Downhillers Dominate New PGS Event

12/21/2015

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 21, 2015) – Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV), fresh off a seventh-place finish in Sunday’s traditional giant slalom, finished ninth to led the way for the U.S. Ski Team in Monday night’s new Audi FIS Alpine World Cup parallel giant slalom. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) were both knocked out in...

Vonn Rebounds For Courchevel GS

12/20/2015

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 20, 2015) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), still feeling a bit rattled from Saturday’s near downhill disaster in Val d’Isere, was the lone U.S. finisher in Sunday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom.

“I didn’t really feel very balanced today,” Vonn said after finishing 13th and surrendering her overall World Cup...

Bjornsen and Diggins Top 20 in Toblach

12/20/2015

TOBLACH, Italy (Dec. 20 2015) – Two U.S. women were in the top 20 on Sunday in Toblach for a 10k classic individual start race. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the U.S. team with a 19th place finish and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) followed closely behind in 20th, just 5.6 seconds behind Bjornsen. Norway’s Martin Sundby and Therese Johaug still...

Ligety Leads Recharged U.S. Team

12/20/2015

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 20, 2015) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) led a recharged men’s tech team, just missing the podium, as the Americans rebounded from a disappointing first run performance. Ligety led the way, finishing fourth, followed by Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) in seventh, and Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) in 12th.

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher...

Germany Comes Back in Combined

12/20/2015

RAMSAU AM DACHSTEIN, Austria (Dec. 20, 2015) - A day after Norway swept the podium, Germany came storming back to take two of three podium spots with Eric Frenzel getting the win over Norway's Jarl Riiber. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 20th to lead the USA.

Riiber went 96.0 meters to lead after the jump. The Americans were...

Two Podiums for Caldwell in Beijing

12/20/2015

BEIJING, China (Dec. 20, 2015) – After taking the win in Saturday’s individual competition, Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) earned herself another World Cup podium in Beijing, finishing second in the qualifying round of Sunday’s team event. The U.S. was unable to qualify for a spot in the team event finals.

With a mistake on the take off,...

Bennett Surprises At Val Gardena Downhill

12/19/2015

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 19, 2015) – Bryce Bennett electrified the crowd with an attack from the back to lead the U.S. men and score a career-best sixth-place finish at Saturday’s Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup downhill.

Long after Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won yet another downhill this season, Bennett, wearing bid 57, stepped into the...

Hamilton Leads Historic Day for U.S.

12/19/2015

TOBLACH, Italy (December 19, 2015) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team to a historic podium Saturday in Toblach during a 1.3k freestyle sprint, finishing second in the men’s final, 0.48 seconds behind Italy’s Federico Pellegrino, and ahead of Great Britain’s Andrew Young in third. It was Hamilton’s first World Cup...

Norway Sweeps Combined Podium

12/19/2015

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 19, 2015) - It was all Norway in Ramsau as the vikings stormed to a podium sweep as the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup resumed in Ramsau. Magnus Moan took the win. It was a tough day for the USA on the jumping hill. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA in 26th.

Bryan Fletcher jumped to 35th with an 87.0...

Caldwell Wins World Cup Opener

12/19/2015

BEIJING, China (Dec. 19, 2015) – The American National Anthem rang loud and clear throughout Beijing’s Bird’s Nest after Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) laid down a solid triple twisting triple flip to win the FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup opener. Teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) joined Caldwell on the podium in third.

Ross Leads U.S. Women into Top 20

12/19/2015

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 19, 2015) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) cracked the top 10 as Lindsey Vonn’s (Vail, CO) bid for a record-tying downhill victory hit a bump in the road Saturday.

Vonn, the current overall World Cup leader, was .13 faster than Switzerland’s Lara Gut at the first split time when she hit a bump midway down the Audi FIS...

Weibrecht Top American at Val Gardena Super G

12/18/2015

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 18, 2015) – Coming off a career-best super G result at Beaver Creek, Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was once again the top American, finishing fifth, at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G Friday.

Vonn Second in Val d’Isere Combined

12/18/2015

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 18, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) just missed the top step of the podium by the smallest of margins, finishing second to Switzerland’s Lara Gut in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined Friday.

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Searching for Speed in Val Gardena and Val d’Isere

12/17/2015

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 17, 2015) – At first glance, you might not think it’s December in Val Gardena, Italy. The hills are ablaze with the hues of dark brown and green. The Saslong features only a light dusting of snow as it towers over the downhill and super G track. But don’t let that fool you; the Saslong downhill track—a classic on the...

Aerialists Launch World Cup Season in Beijing

12/17/2015

BEIJING, China (Dec. 17, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team will kick off its World Cup season this weekend in Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest. Athletes will compete in an individual competition on Dec. 19 with a team event on Dec. 20. Eight athletes, including 2015 World Cup titlists Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison...

Americans Podium in Canadian NorAms

12/16/2015

ALBERTA, Canada (Dec. 16, 2015) – Americans put on a strong showing during NorAms at Lake Louise and Panorama, with B, C and D Team members grabbing podiums in tech and speed events.

Lake Louise

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