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Hoffman Leads at Holmenkollen

03/16/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 16) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 24th in the 50k freestyle mass start race at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Hoffman covered the 50k in two hours, 11 minutes, 25.8 seconds - about four minutes behind Russia's Alexander Legkov. Norway's Martin Johnsrud Sundby was 3.2 seconds back in second. The women race...

Kearney Back on Top

03/16/2013

ARE, Sweden (March 16) - Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took back the yellow bib and her lead in the World Cup mogul standings after her win Saturday in duals. It came after an uncharacteristic 14th place finish in single moguls Friday. Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) took third place in men’s while World Champion Alex Bilodeau took the win. Next week...

Ligety Sixth GS Win in Lenzerheide

03/16/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) punctuated the best season of his career with a sixth giant slalom win at the World Cup Finals on Saturday. He joined Ingemar Stenmark as the only other man to win six or more World Cup giant slalom races in a single season. He has stood on all eight giant slalom...

Fletcher Fast in Oslo Finale

03/16/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 16) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) blazed a torrid pace in cross country to move up from 23rd after the jump to finish 11th in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season finale at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won a close title in the unique format featuring two jumps and a 15k cross country...

Shiffrin Wins Slalom Globe in Lenzerheide

03/16/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) came from behind to win her fourth slalom race of the season, sealing the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title of her young career. Shiffrin, who celebrated her 18th birthday March 13th, became the first U.S. slalom World Cup champion since Tamara...

Hendrickson Third World Cup Win

03/15/2013

TRONDHEIM, Norway (March 15) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) jumped to win her third World Cup of the season Friday, using her superior telemark style to beat out Japanese rival Sara Takanashi. Hendrickson jumped to 101.5 and was in the lead after the first round when she jumped 101 meters and sealed the victory with 283 points. The team...

Fletcher Fifth with Fastest XC in Combined

03/15/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 15) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied an impressive race, moving up to fifth from 23rd and finishing 25 seconds back from his initial 1:31 deficit after the jump. Fletcher led the chase pack for most of the cross country portion and clocked the fastest time of the day, 17 seconds faster than anyone else. Eric...

McPhie Wins Are Moguls

03/15/2013

ARE, Sweden (March 15) – On a beautiful bluebird day, Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) won her third FIS World Cup mogul competition of the season. The fast course rocketed Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) into second place and onto her fourth podium of the season, and it allowed Patrick Deneen’s (Cle Elum, WA) speed and amplitude to land him a second...

Shiffrin Wins Rising Star Award

03/15/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 15) - Less than 24 hours before kicking out of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals start gate for the slalom battle of the ages, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was honored in Lenzerheide as the Longines Rising Star, signifying the top young female racer of 2013. Shiffrin will enter Saturday's race just seven...

Athlete Spotlight: Todd Lodwick

03/14/2013

A veteran of five Olympics and nine World Championships, Todd Lodwick is one of the most accomplished winter sports athletes of all time. A double World Champion in 2009, Lodwick led the USA to an unprecedented Olympic silver in the nordic combined team event in 2010. His return to competitive skiing in 2009 after a two-year retirement helped...

Utah Governor to Honor Hendrickson

03/14/2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 14) - The second Annual Governor's State of Sport Awards will honor Utah native and ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson with the Olympian of the Year award. The awards ceremony will honor individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to sport in Utah in 2012. In celebration of Utah's Olympic Legacy...

Ligety 7th After Canceled SG Finals

03/14/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Super G World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed the best speed season of his career with seventh in the men’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G standings after the final race was canceled due to high winds. Ligety banked three SG top 10 finishes, including two near podium strikes with fourth....

Mancuso Second in SG Standings

03/14/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) capped an incredible super G season with a second place finish in the women’s super G standings. She was in contention for the title, but high winds and heavy overnight snow forced officials to cancel the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Final super G, handing the title to...

Randall 5th in Drammen Classic Sprint

03/13/2013

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 13) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished fifth in the women’s classic sprint, keeping up with the fast heat and crushing the brutal uphill finish. Justyna Kowalczyk from Poland took the top spot for women. Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA/Bridger Ski Foundation) finished 18th, the top finisher for the USA, while Norwegian...

Sullivan 14th in DH Standings

03/13/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) - Thick fog forced officials to cancel the men’s and women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals downhill races Wednesday in Lenzerheide. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) finished 14th in the World Cup downhill standings, his best season since 2008 and the top finish for U.S. men. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal...

Vonn Record 17th World Cup Title

03/13/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) won a record 17th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup globe and record sixth straight downhill title after fog forced officials to cancel the final men's and women's downhills on Wednesday. Vonn won three of seven World Cup downhills this season and missed two due to injury following her super...

Alpine World Cup Finals Preview

03/11/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 11) – The March 13-17 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals will cap a record shattering year for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team that has already included...

Shiffrin Third in Ofterschwang Slalom

03/10/2013

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 10) – After leading the first run, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) powered through softening snow to finish third Sunday in Ofterschwang - her fifth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium of the season. World Cup overall and giant slalom champion Tina Maze won the race to set up a winner take all showdown for the...

Ligety Third Overall After Kransjka Slalom

03/10/2013

KRANSJKA GORA, Slovenia (March 10) – Contending with deep ruts, rain and snow, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th in the Kransjka Gora slalom on Sunday. Austria’s Marcel Hirscher was second, mathematically securing the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title as his only challenger, Felix Neureuther of Germany, went out in the first...

Career Best Distance for Bjornsen

03/10/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 10) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) came back with a second straight career best World Cup day, finishing 18th in the 10k classic at the Lahti Ski Games. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland extended her World Cup lead with the win. Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) led the U.S. men in 25th in the 15k with Norway's Petter Northug taking...

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