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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

Andrew Weibrecht: Just Having Fun

12/15/2015

The most viewed U.S. Alpine Ski Team video on YouTube is about a then little-known athlete from Lake Placid barreling through fog and snow in the Birds of Prey downhill in 2007 at Beaver Creek, starting well back in 53rd and finishing tenth - a breakthrough day, capping three Americans in the top 10.

At every split he challenged race...

Ski Racing Legend George Macomber Passes Away

12/15/2015

American ski racing lost a giant Monday, when George Macomber passed away at age 88 in his sleep. George Macomber, a national champion in downhill and combined, whose surname is synonymous with ski racing in New England, died December 13, 2015 at age 88.

Raised in Massachusetts, Macomber raced for MIT, and was rarely off the podium. A...

Shiffrin Embarks on Road to Recovery

12/15/2015

EAGLE-VAIL, CO (Dec. 15, 2015) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) starts on a road to recovery after tearing a ligament in her knee last weekend.

''I'm pretty positive right now. I'm not in any pain or anything,'' Shiffrin told the AP in an interview. ''I don't have a lot of swelling, so that's all a good sign. That makes me positive...

2016 Aerials Team Named

12/15/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 15, 2015) – Reigning World Cup title holders Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT), along with Junior World Champion Harrison Smith (Pittsford, NY) and 2015 World Cup Rookie of the Year Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), are among 15 athletes named to the 2016 U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team. The first World...

Victory for Taylor Fletcher

12/13/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 13, 2015) - American Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) summoned every ounce of energy, cutting off 25 seconds in the last three kilometers to catch tour leader David Pommer of Austria at the finish for a FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup win at Soldier Hollow Sunday. Fletcher's victory snapped the win streak of...

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