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U.S. Produces Historic Alpine Season

04/16/2013

PARK CITY, UT (April  16) – As the U.S. Alpine Ski Team turns their focus to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,  a look back on the historic 2013 season has the team poised for success in Sochi. The U.S. Ski Team, anchored by a golden hat trick from Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), captured five World Championship medals to become the first non-European...

Freeman Wins Distance National

04/11/2013

NORDEN, California (April 11) – Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) ended the competition season on a high note Thursday by becoming the men’s 2013 U.S. Distance National Champion. He set the pace for the majority of the 50k classic mass start race, but broke away in the last 10k lap and finished 30 seconds ahead of teammate Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT...

Stephen Wins U.S. Distance Champs

04/10/2013

NORDEN, California (April 10) – Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) endured the warm spring temperatures Wednesday and finished first in the 30k classic mass start race, becoming the women’s 2013 USSA National Distance Champion at Royal Gorge Ski Area. Stephen led all three laps but broke away during the final lap. She finished over a minute...

Under 16 Alpine Champs Hosted in Park City

04/08/2013

PARK CITY, Utah (April 8) – A parallel slalom race at Park City Mountain Resort on Friday wrapped up the first-ever Under 16 National Championships for young alpine athletes from across the country. Sky Kelsey of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club captured the boys’ title with Storm Klomhaus of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association...

Ligety and Shiffrin Dominate USOC Award

04/05/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 5) - World Championships gold medalists and Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champions Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) have again been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee as Athletes of the Month, this time for March. It is the fourth time in the last six months that Ligety has been voted...

U.S. Freestyle Wins Junior Worlds

04/04/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (April 4) – At the FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships last week, U.S. junior freestyle and freeskiing athletes won the overall medal count for the USA with nine medals. Topping the list was 17-year-old Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) with two gold medals in single and dual moguls. The tremendous performance by all the U.S...

Park City to Celebrate Ted Ligety

04/01/2013

PARK CITY, UT (April 1) – Park City Mountain Resort will welcome home World Champion and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) on Saturday, April 6 with a free...

Cook Claims Sixth U.S. Title

03/31/2013

HEAVENLY, CA (March 30) – With a band playing and a rocking crowd on the hill, Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) claimed her sixth U.S. aerials title at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships Saturday night. Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) took the title for the men, scoring a U.S. Champs three-peat. Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) and Alex Bowen (...

Discoe Wins Third U.S. Title

03/30/2013

HEAVENLY, CA (March 30) – Joe Discoe (Telluride, CO) won his third U.S. title Saturday in the dizzying dual moguls competition at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships. In the women’s duals, Sophia Schwartz (Steamboat Springs, CO) won her first ever U.S. Championship title on the soft course at Heavenly. Local favorite Sho Kashima (South Lake...

McCargo and Rowley Jr. World Champs

03/30/2013

VALMALENCO, Italy (March 30) - USSA club team members Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) and Thomas Rowley (Telluride, CO) topped the podium Saturday, becoming Jr. World Champs in dual moguls at the 2013 FIS Junior Freestyle Skiing World Championships. Fellow USSA club team member Kaitlyn Harrell (Westminster, CO) took silver. The FIS Junior...

Wilson and McPhie Take U.S. Moguls Titles

03/29/2013

HEAVENLY, CA (March 29) - Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) successfully defended her title, taking gold in moguls at the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships at Heavenly. In the men's contest, Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) took his his first U.S. crown winning over brother Bryon with local favorite Sho Kashima (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) taking bronze. World...

Keaton McCargo takes Junior Worlds Win

03/28/2013

VALMALENCO, ITALY (March 27) – Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO) won gold in moguls at the Junior World Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. The tough conditions and steep course lent itself to McCargo's strengths as a consistent skier. Fellow U.S. athlete Kaitlyn Harrell (Westminster, CO) earned the third place spot. U.S. athletes will stick...

White USOC Coach of the Year Finalist

03/28/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 28) – Chip White, Head Coach of the Best in the World women's alpine speed team, has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee as finalist for National Coach of Year – the organizations most prestigious coaching honor. During the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season White led all six of his athletes to the World Cup...

Vail to Celebrate Shiffrin and Vonn March 29

03/27/2013

VAIL, CO (March 27) - Residents and guests of the Vail Valley will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the success of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup champions Mikeala Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) on Friday, March 29, as the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts host a “Celebration of Champions.” The free event is...

Goodman Snags U.S. Slalom Title

03/24/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 24) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was in position to lock a third straight Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championship slalom title when she straddled a gate on the tight middle section of the Squaw Valley Olympic slope...

Randall Third Overall

03/24/2013

FALUN, Sweden (March 24) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) became the first American woman in history to break into the top three overall in the FIS Cross Country World Cup on Sunday. Randall finished seventh in the Falun 10k freestyle pursuit, the fourth stage of this week’s mini-tour, cementing her into the number three spot. She started 15th, 2:...

Ligety Caps Record Season with SL Title

03/23/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 23) - Triple World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) capped a career best season Saturday with massive 1.48 second wire-to-wire slalom victory to close men's competition at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in Squaw Valley. A...

Randall Remains 3rd into Finale

03/23/2013

FALUN, Sweden (March 23) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) remained in her third overall position Saturday after the women’s 10k classic as the mini-tour heads into its finale on Sunday in Falun, Sweden. Randall extended her lead over Norway's Kristin Stoermer Stiera to 112 points, but with fellow Norwegians Heidi Weng and Marit Bjoergen climbing in...

Ganong Regains U.S. Super G Crown

03/22/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 22) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) carved his home mountain to a .20 second super G victory at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to regain a title he first held in 2010 and lead a commanding 1-3-4 performance by local skiers. NorAm overall and U.S. downhill champion Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) was second...

Ross Rips U.S. Champs SG Title

03/22/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 22) - Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) captured the first U.S. title of her career with a mere .01 second super G victory over Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) Friday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley. The incredibly...

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