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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.

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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...

Stiegler Top American in Are Slalom

12/13/2015

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 13, 2015) – Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) was the only American to finish the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Are, Sweden, taking 18th. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) flew back to the U.S. to further evaluate a potential knee injury.

Caldwell Top American In Davos Sprint

12/13/2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 13, 2015) - Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) was the top American in sixth in the 1.6k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Sunday.

“To be in the final exceeded my goals and expectations for the weekend,” Caldwell said. “It's a good boost of confidence and I'm looking forward to the sprints in the next...

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)...

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