Saxton Sixth at U23 Worlds


ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb 3, 2015)- Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) finished sixth Tuesady in the Under-23 World Championship Classic sprint, believed to be the best finish by an American man at U23 Worlds. Saxton qualified in 10th position before advancing through the rounds, first with a sharp finish in his quarter final and then as a...

World Championships Kick Off in Vail/Beaver Creek


VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 2. 2015)—On Monday, February 2, the opening ceremonies signified the highly anticipated beginning to the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, CO. This year’s competition marks the fourth time in history that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in America, and the third time...

Morning Snow Hits Beaver Creek


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 2, 2015) - A surprise six-inch snowfall brought out the snowblowers on Raptor, delaying the first women's downhill training run. Originally set for 10:30 a.m., officials posted a 2-1/2 hour delay at 9:30 a.m. That was further extended to 1:30 p.m. at the Talon Crew worked feverishly to prepare the track for the women.

See Who Earned $2500 From Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ is excited to announce the 10 winners of the Winter Pledge season who each earned $2,500 by encouraging their supporters to take the Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship. 

The winners of the Winter Pledge season represent a wide range of youth sports – soccer,...

Women Vying for Final Downhill Spots


BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 1, 2015) - Athletes from around the globe have arrived in Vail/Beaver Creek for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. For the American women, Monday's opening downhill training run down Raptor will be a vital piece towards getting a starting bib for Friday's women's downhill. Racing opens Tuesday with the women's super...

Englund Top Amercan


HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 1, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared back atop the U.S. World Cup leaderboard, finishing seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinzenbach. Germany's Carina Vogt finally snapped the win streak of Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stoltz with a narrow victory. 

It was the final weekend of selection events...

Hendrickson Top-10 in Hinzenbach


HINZENBACH, Austria (Jan. 31, 2015) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) set aside a tough competition in Oberstdorf, Germany last weekend, soaring back into the top-10 in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup at Hinzenbach. Austria’s Daniela Iraschko-Stoltz won again.
Hendrickson flew 88.5 meters in the first round to stand...
Nyman’s Side Project: Fantasy Ski Racer


Fantasy football. Fantasy baseball. Fantasy basketball. And…fantasy ski racing? Meet your soon-to-be most used app on your smartphone: Fantasy Ski Racer (FSR).

FSR isn’t from some web startup cranking out fantasy sports apps, or from business-suited men at ESPN....

Americans Solid at Lake Placid Team Event


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 31, 2015) – Crowds braved the sub-zero tempuratures and gathered at the Olympic Jumping Complex to watch the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup aerials team competition on Saturday night. Two USA teams advanced to the eight team final. USA Team 1, consisting of Si Ning Chan (Maine, NY) Alex Bowen (Springville, NY...

Home Snow Win for Bohonnon


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 30, 2015) - With three Chinese packing the top of the leader board, Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) threw a near perfect quadruple-twisting triple flip to win his first World Cup at the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup Friday night. Teammate Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) was eighth but it was enough to take over...
NBC Live from Beaver Creek


STAMFORD, CT (Jan. 29, 2015) – NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network will present 28 hours of coverage of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, CO from February 3-15. The record television coverage across three networks includes 5.5 hours of coverage planned for NBC, 8.5 hours for NBCSN and 14 for Universal...

Kearney Grabs Second at Whiteface


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 29, 2015)—On a rare warm day at Lake Placid’s Whiteface Mountain, Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) battled Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe to take second in the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup moguls competition on Thursday.

This was the second U.S. stop of the World Cup this season, after the athletes...

Watch Lindsey Vonn – The Climb for Free


Red Bull Media House followed Lindsey Vonn for a year—through two knee surgeries, missing the Sochi Winter Olympics and finally, to her comeback win in Lake Louise.

Now, you can watch Lindsey Vonn's epic battle from crutches to breaking the World Cup win record in their documentary, Lindsey Vonn – The Climb, available...

Stars Highlight U.S. World Champs Team


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 28) – World Champions Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) headline a strong group of 26 athletes, 14 men and 12 women, named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the 2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Feb. 2-15 in Vail/...

Skiers to Compete in Putnam Investments Freestyle Cup


LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 28, 2014) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team begins mid season World Cup competition this week at the Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle Cup. Mogul athletes will take to the course at Whiteface Mountain on Jan. 29 with the aerials competition taking place at the Olympic Jumping Complex Jan. 30-31. Lake Placid is the...

World Championships Team Announced LIVE


PARK CITY, UT (January 27, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team will announce the team for the upcoming FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on a special Podium360 on Wednesday, January 28 at 5 p.m. EST live on Universal Sports Network. The announcement will also be streamed LIVE at and...

Brandenburg is Top American in Schladming


SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 27, 2014)—Racers skied through a blizzard of wet snow at the Schladming night slalom on Tuesday—the last Audi FIS World Cup race before the FIS Alpine World Championships. Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) finished 18th—his first finish all season—and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was 19th.

In front of a...

Strong XC Team Named for World Champs


PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 26, 2015) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT), Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 18 – March 1 in Falun, Sweden. 
Tools to Overcome Game Time Stress


Just as it is important to be physically prepared to play youth sports it is equally important for youth athletes to be mentally prepared to handle the pressure. No one can predict exactly how a competition will play out, but you can arm your athlete with techniques to overcome pressure from the competition. Here are some methods for overcoming...

Englund Continues to Lead


OBERSTDORF, Germany (Jan. 25, 2015) - Less than a month out from World Championships, Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her push leading the USA on the HS106-meter hill in Oberstdorf finishing eighth. Standing 14th after the first jump, Englund had to come from behind in an event won for the second straight day by Austria's Daniela Iraschko...