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Schild and Bailey Claim Moguls National Titles

03/31/2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 31, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team athletes Morgan Schild (Rochester, NY) and Hunter Bailey (Vail, CO) skied to the top of the ranks in the U.S. Freestyle Championships moguls competition on Friday, claiming their first-career national titles.

Marco Sullivan: What Makes a Champ

03/31/2017

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Hanneman and Diggins Take Sprint Titles

03/30/2017

FAIRBANKS, AK (March 29, 2017) - Hometown skier Logan Hanneman (Fairbanks, AK) of APU Nordic and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) of Stratton Mountain School each sprinted to big wins Wednesday night at Birch Hill in Fairbanks in the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. It was the seventh national title for Diggins and first for Hanneman.

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Mogul Skiers Compete for Titles in Steamboat

03/29/2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 29, 2017) – The top moguls skiers in the nation are in Ski Town U.S.A.® this week battling for the title of U.S. Champion on Steamboat Resort’s Voodoo course. Competition opens on Thursday, March 30 and continues through April 1. Over 120 athletes from across the nation will compete in both moguls and dual moguls....

U.S. Titles On Line in Fairbanks

03/29/2017

FAIRBANKS, AK (March 29, 2017) - America’s top elite cross country ski racers are on the start line this week in at Birch Hill in Fairbanks for the conclusion of the USSA SuperTour and the final events of the L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships. Competition opened Monday in the USSA SuperTour with a skiathlon. U.S. Championships events...

USA Wraps Up Record World Cup Season

03/29/2017

ASPEN, CO (Mar. 29, 2017) - The U.S. Ski Team wrapped up the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season recently with a spectacular week of racing at the World Cup Finals in Aspen. More than 30,000 fans packed the stadium with estimated global TV audiences of over 25 million tuning in, including more than two million U.S. viewers on NBC and NBCSN. It was...

Roberts Sends It for Murph and Grabs GS Title

03/28/2017

SUGARLOAF, ME (Mar. 28, 2017) – In the final race of the U.S. Alpine Championships Tuesday in Sugarloaf, Maine, Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, CO) edged out seven-time national champion Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV – U.S. Ski Team) for the giant slalom national title.

Ross Injured at Sugarloaf

03/28/2017

SUGARLOAF, ME (March 28, 2017) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) sustained a right knee injury during the giant slalom at U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf on Monday and is currently being evaluated. Her return to competition is undetermined.

Ross, 2017 super G national champion, finished the 2017 season on a high note with three top-10...

McJames Scores First National Title

03/27/2017

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 27, 2017) – Megan McJames (Park City, UT – Western Region) walked away from U.S. Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine with her career first national title in Monday’s giant slalom.

Caldwell Will Win or Lose With Triples

03/27/2017

Ashley Caldwell will make or miss her third U.S. Olympic team, then potentially win or lose the gold medal in South Korea, by doing triple flips off the kicker while most of the women are doing doubles. It's an all-or-nothing proposition that sets the bar high, and sends a certain message, regardless of whether she finishes first or last.

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Ginnis and Stiegler Win Slalom Titles

03/26/2017

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 26, 2017) – Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY – U.S. Ski Team) and AJ Ginnis (Vouliagmeni, Greece – U.S. Ski Team) were victorious under a sunny, bluebird spring day in Sunday’s slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine.  

Ross and Cochran-Siegle Claim SG Titles

03/25/2017

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 25, 2017) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, Oregon – U.S. Ski Team) and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT – U.S. Ski Team) claimed the top of the podium in Saturday's super G at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf.

After some fresh snowfall Friday night, the course crew at Sugarloaf had their work cut out for...

Jumpers Set New Marks in Strong Season

03/25/2017

PLANICA, Slovenia (March 25, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) led a strong day for the entire U.S. men's ski jumping squad in its season finale at Planica Saturday. The USA finished seventh in the team event - its best overall team finish since 1985. Three of the four U.S. jumpers eclipsed the 200 meter mark.

Nation’s Best Return to Sugarloaf

03/24/2017

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME (March 24, 2017) – For the sixth time in the resort’s history, Sugarloaf will host the nation’s top men and women skiers as they tackle the legendary Narrow Gauge track in super G, giant slalom and slalom events as the U.S. Alpine Championships kick off on Saturday, and run through Tuesday.

The U.S. Alpine...

Nyman and Caldwell Nominated for Utah State of Sport Award

03/23/2017

U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athlete Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA) have been nominated for the Utah State of Sports Award in the Pro/Olympian Male and Pro/Olympian Female categories. In 2012, the Utah Sports Commission created the Governor’s State of Sport Awards, which celebrates Utah’s...

USSA Names Freestyle Junior Worlds Team

03/21/2017

PARK CITY, UT (March 21, 2017) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced the team of 14 moguls and aerials athletes that will represent the USA at the 2017 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. Competitions are scheduled for April 3-5.

USA Record for Bickner: 244.5 meters

03/19/2017

VIKERSUND, Norway (Mar. 19, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL) soared to new American ski jumping record Sunday on the HS225m ski flying hill in Vikersund, flying 244.5meters - nearly three football fields in length. He finished a career-best 15th in the World Cup competition. Poland's Kamil Stoch took the win.

Shiffrin Wins Overall Crystal Globe

03/19/2017

ASPEN, CO (Mar. 19, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) wrapped up a stellar season by lifting the overall World Cup crystal globe over her head in front of a roaring home state crowd.

Bjornsen Closes Out Strong Season

03/19/2017

QUEBEC CITY, QC (March 19, 2017) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) closed out a strong season finishing 10th in the final 10k freestyle pursuit to cap a three-day mini tour in Quebec City. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) moved up to finish 16th.
 
Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won for the second straight day, coming from behind in...
Shiffrin Wins Slalom Globe

03/18/2017

ASPEN, CO (Mar. 18, 2017) - On a sunny day in Aspen, 22-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) took home her fourth slalom crystal globe in five years and clinched the coveted overall crystal globe at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals.

While Shiffrin didn’t win Saturday’s slalom, she took second place behind Petra Vlhova of Slovakia...

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