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Lillis and Vinecki Win at Val St. Come

02/29/2016

VAL ST. COME, Qubebec (Feb. 29, 2016) – In the third aerials NorAm cup event of the season in Val St. Come, Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY; EADP) and Winter Vinecki (Salem, OR; EADP) each took home a win, leading an eight podium weekend for the U.S. athletes. Athletes competed in two competitions Feb. 25-26.

Vonn Rebounds from Super G Crash

02/28/2016

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 28, 2016) – A day after going down in a sled following a super G crash, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came back to win the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined morning super G, and finish 13th overall, forcing a three-way tie for the combined globe with one event to go.

Ski Tour Canada Kicks Off Tuesday

02/28/2016

GATINEAU, Canada (Feb. 28, 2016) – Eight stages, two weeks and four venues make up the grueling Ski Tour Canada schedule, which is also the FIS Nordic Ski World Cup season finale. From March 1st through the 12th, athletes, coaches and wax techs will be put through a whirlwind of competition that will test endurance, strength and recovery.

Jitloff Dials In Top American Finish

02/28/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 28, 2016) – Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) is getting closer to dialing in the equipment issues he’s been struggling with the past few weeks. In Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom, he almost found the right combination, finished as the top American in 23rd.

“Today, I knew I wanted to come out and put...

Almaty Hill Record for Englund

02/28/2016

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb. 28, 2016) - The hill record on the HS106 meter jump fell for the second day in a row Sunday, this time into the hands of American Nita Englund (Florence, WI). Englund soared 103.5 meters on her second jump to finish seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Almaty. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued her winning streak...

Rowley Second in Tazawako

02/27/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 28, 2016) – On day two of World Cup competition in Tazawako, Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY) battled through six rounds of dual moguls to land his second career World Cup podium, finishing second. Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) was the top U.S. women’s finisher in eighth.

Ross Second in Soldeu Super G

02/27/2016

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 27, 2016) – On a day full of delays, crashes and tough conditions, Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) powered through fresh snow to take second in the Soldeu Audi FIS Ski World Cup, her first podium spot since Garmisch in 2013.

Arvidsson Wins World Juniors Downhill

02/27/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 27, 2016) – The next generation of ski racers kicked off the FIS Junior World Ski Championships on Saturday, with American Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) snagging a huge win in the downhill.

Nyman Leads U.S. Trio Into Top 30

02/27/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 27, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT), Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) and Thomas Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) all scored World Cup points in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, just not as many as they were shooting to score.

Englund Rebounds for Eighth

02/27/2016

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb. 27, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) bounced in the second round to finish eighth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Almaty on Saturday. Sara Takanashi of Japan continued her dominance setting a new hill record of 103.0 meters on her second jump on the HS 106 meter hill.

Englund flew 91.0 meters on her first...

Fletchers Move Up in Team Sprint

02/27/2016

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 26, 2017) - Brother Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) came from behind to finish sixth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Friday in Val di Fiemme. Norway 1 picked up the win by 6.7 seconds over Germany 1, with France 1 in third.

The Fletcher brothers jumped to ninth then posted the third-fastest...

Wilson Returns With World Cup Win

02/26/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 27, 2016) – In his first World Cup appearance since 2014, Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) made a triumphant return to competition, taking the win in moguls in Tazawako.

Wilson, a 2014 Olympian, suffered a knee injury at the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland in December 2014. With the help of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team...

U.S. Coach Talks Ski Tour Canada

02/26/2016

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is coming off a strong period 3 of the FIS Cross Country World Cup, heading to a unique World Cup Finals in North America with the eight-stage Ski Tour Canada March 1-12. The entire Tour will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. U.S. Head Coach Chris Grover...

Speed Team Heads to Andorra

02/26/2016

SOLDEU, Andorra (Feb. 26, 2016) – The ladies speed team was able to catch some sunshine and a little taste of the ocean in Barcelona, Spain en route to Soldeu-El Tarter, Andorra this weekend. For the Americans, it’s a long season away from home and the sunshine may have been just what the doctor ordered to recharge the ladies for the remainder...

USA Women Eighth in World Juniors Relay

02/26/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 26, 2016) – The FIS Nordic Junior World Championships wrapped up on Friday with a 4x5k and 4x2.5k freestyle relay. These races were previously schedule for Feb. 28, but the races were pushed up due to a lack of snow. The U.S. junior women’s relay team, which consisted of Julia Kern (Waltham, MA, Stratton Mountain School),...

Ford Top U.S. Finisher at Hinterstoder

02/26/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 26, 2016) – The World Cup returned to Hinterstoder for the first time in five years as France’s Alexis Pinturault won his second Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom race of the season. Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was the top U.S. finisher in 29th.

Marcel Hirscher of Austria finished second and extended his overall...

Tiger Shaw Reflects on Birkie

02/26/2016

In an effort to mutually grow awareness for the healthful active outdoor lifestyle of cross country skiing, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and Slumberland American Birkebeiner have begun a partnership that could have profound impact on the sport. This past weekend, USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw took part in his first cross country...

Hinterstoder: Warhorse’s Weekend?

02/25/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 25, 2016) – For the first time since 2011, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will make Hinterstoder their center stage this weekend. On the challenging track that features a little bit of everything, Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was the last man to prevail here in 2011 in super G. Can new father Andrew “Warhorse” Weibrecht (...

Ogden and Torchia Top 15 at World Champs

02/25/2016

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 25, 2016) – Two U.S. juniors finished in the top 15 for men and women’s 15/10k individual freestyle races at the FIS Nordic World Junior and U23 Championships on Thursday. The freestyle races replaced the previously schedule skiathlon, due to a lack of snow. Katharine Ogden (Landgrove, VT, Stratton Mountain School) led the...

Mogul Competition Returns to Japan this Weekend

02/25/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 25, 2016) – After a three-week break in competition, the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup is back in action this weekend with moguls and dual moguls competitions Feb. 27-28 in Tazawako, Japan. With the 2015-16 World Cup season winding down, U.S. athletes are looking to post more solid results and bump up their rankings in...

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