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Veteran Cook Takes Season Finale

02/23/2013

BUKOVEL, Ukraine (Feb. 23) – Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) took the third FIS World Cup victory of her career Saturday night in Bukovel. Her win capped a strong night for U.S. Ski Team with four women in the top nine – all matching or exceeding career bests –...

Johnson Top USA in Jump Opener

02/23/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 23) - Anders Johnson (Park City, UT), who made the championship field in Friday's qualifier, led the USA in the opening men's jumping event of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Johnson went 92.5 meters to finish 37th in the event won by Norway's Anders Bardal.

Stephen Top 20 in Skiathlon

02/23/2013

 

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 23) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) moved up in the skating portion of the women’s skiathlon to finish 20th at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Marit Bjoergen took her second gold leading a Norwegian sweep of the medals. In the men’s skiathlon, Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) topped for...

Sullivan 19th in Shortened Downhill

02/23/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 23) - Veteran Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 19th to lead the U.S. Ski Team in a shortened Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill Saturday in Germany as Birds of Prey downhill champion Christof Innerhofer of Italy claimed his third win of the season. The race course was shortened after heavy snow covered...

Mancuso Leads Tight Meribel Downhill

02/23/2013

MERIBEL, France (Feb. 23) - Less than a second separated the top 17 finishers in Saturday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill with Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) leading the way for the U.S. Ski Team with 13th, .90 behind surprise winner Carolina Ruiz Castillo of Spain. It was a historic first World Cup downhill victory for Spain and...

Podium for Wilson in Japan

02/23/2013

INAWASHIRO, Japan (Feb. 23) – Rookie of the Year Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) earned his career first podium in single moguls with a second place finish on a slick course in Inawashiro. Wilson was able to stay tight and in control on the fast course and finished...

Gold For Sarah

02/22/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 22) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared 106.0 meters on her first jump to take a 3.3 point lead over Japan's Sara Takanashi and then sealed the gold with a 103.0 second jump at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) went 100.0 and 98.0 meters to sneak into the...

Bryan Fletcher Tops for USA

02/22/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 22) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up from 19th after the jump to finish 14th in the opening nordic combined event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. France's Jason Lamy Chappuis took gold in a hard fought battle with four skiers racing to a near dead heat.

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Quarterfinals Claim USA in Sprints

02/21/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 21) - The U.S. Ski Team qualified three skiers into the heats but all fell victim in the quarterfinals as the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships got underway in Val di Fiemme with classic sprints. Russia's Nikita Kruikuv and Norway's Marit Bjoergen took gold. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished 19th, Sophie Caldwell (...

Sochi Aerials Hill Gets Its Test

02/17/2013

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 17) - Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) each soared to fifth in the pre-Olympic test event on the Rosa Khutor aerial venue. It was a career best for McKinnon. It was a challenging week with warm weather, snow and fog making training challenging but the athletes were very pleased with the...

USA Wins! On to Vail/Beaver Creek

02/17/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 17) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team wrapped up one of its most successful World Championships in history, leaving Schladming with the official medals title with four gold plus a bronze. The medals will bring a start advantage for the Americans as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships head to the USA in 2015 at Vail/Beaver...

Austria Closes Championships With Gold

02/17/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 17) - On the final run on the final day, Marcel Hirscher brought individual gold to the host Austrian nation at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. Hirscher won the men's slalom in a close fought battle with Germany's Felix Neureuther and Austria's Mario Matt. No Americans made it to the final run....

Sarah Third as Tour Heads to Worlds

02/17/2013

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 17) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came from behind with a strong second jump to finish third in Ljubno. It was the final event before the opening of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Sara Takanashi of Japan won to clinch the World Cup title with two events remaining. Hendrickson is...

Top 15s for USA in Davos XC

02/17/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Feb. 17) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) cracked the top 15 in Davos at the final FIS Cross Country World Cup before the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships open later this week. Diggins was 14th and Stephen 15th as Therese Johaug of Norway got the win in the 10k freestyle while Johann Olsson...

Big Finishes for USA in Ljubno Jump

02/16/2013

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 18) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led a day of big finishes for the USA in the final weekend of jumping before the opening of the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Italy. All five U.S. women finished in the top 13. Japan's Sara Takanashi, the World Cup leader, took the win. A final World Cup is set for Sunday...

Three Year Best Finish for Newell

02/16/2013

DAVOS, Switzerland (Feb. 18) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied to his best finish in three seasons finishing fourth in a classic sprint in Davos. It boosted him into second in the World Cup sprint standings. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) had a strong opening heat but failed to advance out of the semifinals. The Davos World Cup is a final tune-...

World Champion: Mikaela Shiffrin

02/16/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 16) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a powerful, aggressive second run to come from behind to win gold in slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. Third after the first run, Shiffrin overcame a .18 lead by Sweden's Frida Hansdotter who took bronze. Austria's Michaela Kirchgasser...

Preview: Women's Slalom

02/15/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 15) -  Fresh from an irmpressive sixth in her World Championships debut in GS, World Cup slalom leader Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) will be among the favorites in Saturday's final women's race at the FIS Alpine World Ski...

Kearney Win Caps Strong Day in Sochi

02/15/2013

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 15) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won under the lights in Rosa Khutor to lead a dominant day for the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. Eliza Outtrim (Camden, CT) was second with Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) fourth - missing the podium on a tiebreaker. Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) was second in the men's to...

Not Since Killy: Ted Takes 3

02/15/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 15) - Defending World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) rewrote the history books, becoming the first man in 45 years to win three gold at a World Championships. Ligety banked a 1.30 second first run lead to win by .81 over Austria's Marcel Hirscher in the giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in...

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