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Believe In U.S.: Julia Mancuso

11/29/2013

“It’s why I ski race, to be in the Olympics and compete for my country and to be a part of such an amazing event.” – Olympic Champion Julia Mancuso. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Julia Mancuso ride on the wings of belief of family, friends and the...

Cook Leads U.S. in Raptor Debut

11/29/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29) – The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships women’s downhill successfully hosted its first World Cup Friday to open the Nature Valley Raptor World Cup week. Veteran Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) earned the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team, finishing 19th on a course that has been heralded by the entire Aud FIS...

Randall 2nd in Kuusamo Sprint

11/29/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 29) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) skied into second place in the cross country sprint World Cup opener Friday, earning the best classic World Cup sprint result of her career. Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk pulled out the victory. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) qualified third for the sprint, her...

USA Ready for Nordic World Cup Opener

11/28/2013

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 29) - The U.S. Ski Team is poised and ready for the opening of the FIS Cross Country and Nordic Combined World Cup tours this weekend in Kuusamo. Defending World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) leads a large contingent of 13 U.S. athletes in the three-day mini tour, the Ruka Triple, that begins Friday....

Vonn Back on Snow at Vail

11/28/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 28) - Just nine days after crashing in a downhill training run at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was back on snow. The Olympic champion took a few free skiing runs on Vail Mountain early Thanksgiving morning. The session went fine and there were "no issues," according to U.S. Ski Team Head Women...

Stacey Cook-SVST Scholarships Announced

11/27/2013

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 27) – Two-time Olympic downhiller Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) and long-time U.S. Ski Team partner Sun Valley Ski Tools (SVST) announce the 2013 Stacey Cook/SVST Scholarship Winners. Sinead Danager, Trisha Mangan, Rosie Hust, Ali Betsch, Paige Hourigan and Natalie Riffel – each members of top U.S. Ski and...

Cook Rockets to Fastest Training Run

11/27/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 27) - U.S. Ski Team veteran Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) found the line down the challenging Raptor downhill to lead Wednesday's training run. Cook blazed down the challenging course in 1:42.03 - .07 ahead of Lichtenstein's Tina Weirather and a tenth in front of Tuesday's leader Lara Gut of Switzerland. 

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New Raptor Downhill Gets First Test

11/26/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 26) – The Best in the World U.S. women's speed team tested the brand new Raptor downhill course to open the Nature Valley Raptor women's race week at Beaver Creek. Tuesday marked the first of three training sessions before Friday's downhill, which will kick off the women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup speed season. It also...

Live TV from Beaver Creek World Cups

11/25/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 26) – American ski racing fans will be treated to LIVE U.S. TV coverage when the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to Beaver Creek, CO later this week. The broadcast package with NBC and NBCSN features the most extensive live coverage ever in America. Racing begins on Friday, Nov. 29 when the Best in the World women’s speed...

Randall Wins Beitostolen Sprint

11/25/2013

BEITOSTØLEN, Norway (Nov. 25) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) won a pre-season 1.2-kilometer freestyle sprint FIS race on Sunday during the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s first race series of the 2013-14 Olympic season. Randall overtook Slovenian Vesna Fabjan on the final climb, finishing the race 0.8 seconds ahead at...

Vonn To Sit Out Beaver Creek

11/22/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 22) - Olympic gold medalist and 16-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup title winner Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced that she will not compete during the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Nature Valley Raptor women's World Cup in Beaver Creek, CO. Vonn sustained injuries as a result of a downhill training fall Nov. 19 on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center...

2014 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team Named

11/22/2013

WOLF CREEK, CO (Nov. 23) - The 2014 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team, led by Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT), was named this week in advance of the Dec. 14 FIS Freestyle World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland. The team was publicly announced at Pagosa Springs Spa and Resort in...

Women to Test Full Raptor Downhill

11/21/2013

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 21) - The Best in the World U.S. women's speed team and a top field of international alpine athletes will have a true 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships test next week thanks to early season snowfall and premium snowmaking temperatures at Beaver Creek. Taking advantage of the ideal weather conditions, Beaver Creek...

Lindsey Vonn Injury Update

11/20/2013

VAIL, CO (Nov. 20) - Olympic gold medalist and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) sustained a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions as a result of a downhill training fall Tuesday on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper...

Vonn Being Evaluated After Crash

11/19/2013

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 19) - Olympic and World Champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) crashed Tuesday morning while downhill training on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain. She was not admitted to the hospital but was undergoing further evaluation, as is typical after a crash. Further updates will be available at...

Ligety Respectable 11th in SL Opener

11/17/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 17) - Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), who cracked open the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season with a stunning victory in Soelden, Austria last month, finished a respectable 11th Sunday in the tour's first slalom. Sitting 24th after the opening...

Shiffrin Dominates Levi Slalom

11/16/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 16) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) dominated the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup opening slalom with a wire-to-wire victory to notch the fifth World Cup win of her young career. The 18-year-old was the only athlete in the field to post two sub...

Early Opening for Utah Olympic Park

11/15/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 14) - It was opening day of the Olympic season this week as the Utah Olympic Park opened to ski jumpers Tuesday, Nov. 12 - the first day any jump in the world was online for training. Top U.S. men's and women's ski jumpers plus the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team were on hand. The Utah Olympic Park crews invested 91 hours in...

Shiffrin and Ligety Poised for Levi Slalom

11/13/2013

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 13) – This weekend the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour travels to Levi for the second World Cup race of the season, the precursor to back-to-back speed weeks in Beaver Creek, CO. Top U.S. athletes Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will compete alongside a strong list of starters in the slalom...

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Cook

11/13/2013

Six-time U.S. champion and ex-gymnast Emily Cook grew up in suburban Boston and never let go of a dream to compete in the Olympics. Sidelined by injury after making the 2002 Olympic Team, Cook missed two World Cup seasons while rehabilitating her badly injured feet. She returned in the summer of 2004, competed in the winter of 2005 on the World...

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