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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...

Randall Third in Mini-Tour

03/22/2013

FALUN, Sweden (March 22) – In the second stage of the mini-tour on Friday, Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied into third place, leading three Americans into the top eight. Along with her third place finish, Randall earned bonus time for the next stage of the tour. Norwegian powerhouse Marit Bjoergen took the win. After the men’s race, Andy Newell...

Kearney Seals Moguls Title

03/22/2013

SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 22) - Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won her fourth World Cup moguls title Friday at the FIS Freestyle World Cup Finals. After three hours of delays due to fog and wind, officials canceled the race, letting qualification results stand as the final. Kearney took the top spot and Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) rounded out...

Jitloff Snags Men's GS Title at Squaw

03/21/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 21) - It was locals day at Squaw Valley as Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) boosted his U.S. title count to four with victory in the men's giant slalom to close a sun soaked day one of competition at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships....

Mancuso Notches Record 16th U.S. Title

03/21/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 21) - Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) took full advantage of home snow to win the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom for a record 16th U.S. title. The Olympic gold medalist from Squaw Valley...

Freestyle Junior Worlds Team Named

03/21/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 21) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 35 talented athletes who are currently competing at the 2013 FIS Freestyle Junior World Championships March 26-31 at Valmalenco, Italy. Headlining the team are U.S. Team members Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) in aerials, Ali Kariotis (Tiburon, CA) in moguls, Alexi...

Newell 11th in Royal Sprint

03/20/2013

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (March 20) – Racing around the picturesque Royal Palace, Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) placed 11th and took the top finish for the USA in the Royal Palace Classic Sprint. In the women’s race, Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) placed 20th while World Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 22nd. Norway’s Petter Northug Jr. won the men’s...

Weather Shifts U.S. Champs Schedule

03/20/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 20) - Over a foot of wet snow at the top of the Olympic giant slalom hill at Squaw Valley has pushed back the opening of the 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to Thursday. Men's and women's GS will now be contested on Thursday,...

U.S. Freestyle Championships at Heavenly

03/19/2013

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (March 19) - The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships will return to world-class Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe March 29-31. U.S. athletes will come together for the final event of the season to battle it out for the title of U.S. Champion. Leading the team is Olympic and World Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich...

World Champions Racing at Squaw

03/18/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 18) – World Championship gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) roll to the hometown of Olympic gold winner and record setting major championship medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) March 20-24 for the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Mancuso, who cut her teeth with...

Hendrickson Wins Holmenkollen Large Hill

03/17/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 17) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) flew 133.5 meters to her fourth World Cup win at the women's large hill debut and season finale at the legendary Holmenkollen. Hendrickson jumped 133.5 and 129.0 meters and, with her more polished telemark style on landing, won over Japanese rival Sara Takanashi’s distance. Hendrickson...

Ligety Third Overall in World Cup

03/17/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 17) – World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) wrapped up the best season of his career Sunday with a third overall finish in the Audi FIS World Cup standings. He finished with 1,022 points, beating out his previous best of 898 in 2008. Ligety won six giant slalom races and stood on the podium in all eight of...

World Cup Fourth for Mancuso

03/17/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 17) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) skied into eighth place Sunday during the World Cup giant slalom final, finalizing her fourth place overall finish in the Audi FIS World Cup standings for the second year in a row. Sunday capped an historic season for the Best in the World U.S. Ski Team with 18-year-old...

Holmenkollen Top 10 for Stephen

03/17/2013

OSLO, Norway (March 17) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) knocked off another milestone finish, skiing to a top 10 in the Holmenkollen Ski Festival 30k freestyle. Stephen was ninth behind winner Therese Johaug of Norway - a career best World Cup at the distance. The tour now heads to Sweden for World Cup Finals, starting with a classic sprint...

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...

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