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Takanashi Back on Top

12/13/2015

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 13, 2015) - Japan's Sara Takanashi was back on top Sunday, a day after handing a win to Austrian Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, extending her FIS Ski Jumping World Cup lead. Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT) was the top American finishing 21st.

No one was close to Takanashi who soared 98.0 and 99.0 meters on the...

Career-Best Slalom Result for Chodounsky

12/13/2015

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 13, 2015) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) just missed the podium, skiing to a career-best fourth-place finish in Sunday’s Audi FIS World Cup Slalom in Val d’Isere.

“It’s unreal. Fourth place is amazing,” Chodounsky said. “To start off the slalom season like this is super cool … just to get your mind where...

Fletcher Takes Austrian to the Line

12/12/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 12, 2015) - Austria's David Pommer made it two in a row Saturday, but only by the slimmest of margins. Pommer solidified his FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup lead by a mere tenth of a second over a hard-charging Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO), who was second. Italian Armin Bauer was third with U.S. junior...

First Win for Matthews in Ruka

12/12/2015

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 12, 2015) – In a Lapland winter wonderland, Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) put down seven clean runs on Ruka’s steep mogul course, claiming her first career World Cup win at the 2016 FIS Freestyle dual moguls opener.

The U.S. team advanced six women into the finals, with Matthews and Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO)...

Diggins Leads U.S. in Davos

12/12/2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 12, 2015) – The World Cup skiers met in Davos on Saturday for a 30/15k interval start freestyle race. In the women’s competition Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied some of the fastest checkpoint times, but that didn’t seem to fend off the dynamic Norwegian women’s team which snatched up all three spots on the podium as...

Disappointment in Val D’Isere

12/12/2015

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 12, 2015) – In the past, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has said that Val d’Isere’s La Face de Bellvarde is “miserable to ski,” and Saturday’s race confirmed that, as Ligety made a big mistake in the giant slalom and did not qualify for second run.

Vonn Wins Fourth Straight World Cup

12/12/2015

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 12, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) scored her 71st World Cup victory, and her first giant slalom victory since 2013, Saturday on a wind-shortened course. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) did not start after sustaining a pre-race injury.

Shiffrin pulled out of the race with a possible right knee injury sustained during...

Englund Top USA in Russian Jump

12/12/2015

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 12, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared to 20th as the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup made a weekend stop at the Russian jumping complex at Nizhny Tigil. Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz took the win over World Cup leader Sara Takanashi of Japan.

Takanashi soared to a first round lead with a jump of 95.0...

Fletcher Breaks Up Austrian Podium

12/11/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 11, 2015) - Austria’s David Pommer took a career first win Friday in a narrow victory over teammate Bernhard Flaschberger in a FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup event in Utah. The U.S. Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) came from a minute, 20 seconds back after the jump to finish third....

Tackling Europe: Åre and Val d’Isere Tech Races

12/11/2015

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 12, 2015) – The stage is set on the infamous La Face de Bellevarde in Val D’Isere, France. Those of you who know a thing or two about this piste know that it is not forgiving. It’s steep, it’s bumpy, it’s dark, it’s slick and it’s technical. Tomorrow, it will be a two run battle to the finish.

Second for Biesemeyer at Lake Louise NorAm

12/11/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 11, 2015) – After new snowfall hampered the first of two scheduled NorAm downhills at Lake Louise, the initial day of racing action kicked off at the Alberta resort on Thursday. Continental Cup athletes traded in their powder skis for the downhill boards and a chance to run the track utilized over the last two weeks...

World Cup Season Kicks Off in Ruka

12/10/2015

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Moguls Ski Team returns to competition this Saturday as the 2015-16 FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup kicks offs in Ruka, Finland. Athletes will have two days of official training before the Dec. 12 dual moguls event. Twelve athletes from the U.S. team will go head-to-head against a stacked...

Combined Continental Cup Comes to Utah

12/10/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 10, 2015) - American Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) will be among the favorites as athletes from a dozen countries compete in a three-day International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup competition at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow this weekend. The international event is a vital competition...

NBC Commentator Honored By FIS and USSA

12/09/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5, 2015) – Longtime ski racing journalist and broadcaster Steve Porino (Bend, OR) was honored during the annual Audi Birds of Prey World Cup with the FIS Journalist Award for his service in bringing ski racing to the public. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the International Ski Federation present the award...

Behind the Gold: Making History as a Team

12/09/2015

Rosie Brennan paced nervously alongside the Olympic ski tracks in Lillehammer as start time approached, staying close to the technicians working to prepare the best classic skis they could for her from their tiny wax cabin. It was a long way from the trails of White Pine Touring in Park City where she grew up racing, dreaming of that day when...

2016 Moguls Team Named

12/08/2015

RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 8, 2015) – A stacked field of 19 athletes, including World Cup winner K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA), national champions Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME), Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) and Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY), and Olympians Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO), Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA), Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and Bryon Wilson (...

The Road Less Traveled: Jeremy Bloom

12/08/2015

In an interview with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), U.S. Freestyle Ski Team alum and USSA Trustee Jeremy Bloom reflects on his athletic careers in skiing and football and how keeping sports clean is a cause he now gladly champions.

“The global fight to keep sports clean is really challenging,” said Bloom. “We need to continue to do...

USSA SuperTour Period I Wraps

12/07/2015

SUN VALLEY, ID (Dec. 6, 2015) – Aggressive competition continued on day two of the USSA SuperTour races in Sun Valley. In the women’s 10k classic mass start on Sunday, Chelsea Holmes (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center) had a 9.7 second lead over her teammate Becca Rorabaugh followed by Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project)...

Ligety Streak Ends at Beaver Creek

12/06/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6, 2015) – It was a heartbreaker for the American fans at Beaver Creek, as expected winner Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) fell on his first run and did not finish. However, Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) took a solid top-15 finish in 14th place and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) skied from bib 51 to 16th place.

Vonn Sweeps Lake Louise

12/06/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 6, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) took her 70th World Cup victory and third Lake Louise sweep on Sunday with a 1.32 second win over Austria’s Tamara Tippler.

The third World Cup win of the weekend for Lindsey Vonn didn’t matter quite as much to the speed queen as rounding off her career victory tally to a...

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