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Randall 7th Going Into Tour Finale

01/05/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 5) - It's down to just one stage, the final climb up Alpe Cermis, with Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) of the U.S. Ski Team standing seventh behind runaway leader Justyna Kowalczyk. Randall was 11th in Saturday's 10k classic mass start as Kowalczyk padded her lead to over two minutes. Randall remained over three minutes...

Hendrickson Leads USA as Tour Resumes

01/05/2013

SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 5) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led the USA finishing 11th on the 106-meter hill as the FIS World Cup Ski Jumping tour resumed in Schonach after the holiday break. Japan's Sara Takanashi continued her dominace of the World Cup with her third win of the season. Hendrickson leads the USA in fourth in the World Cup...

U.S. Snags Fifth Place Finishes at Opener

01/04/2013

CHANGCHUN, China (Jan. 5) – The U.S. took a pair of fifth place finishes at the FIS World Cup aerials opener in Changchun. Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA...

First U.S. Titles for Bjornsen, Brennan

01/04/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 4) - APU Nordic had a strong day at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships with Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA/APU Nordic) and Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT/APU Nordic) taking their first U.S. titles. Bjornsen won the men's 15k freestyle individual start in 37:02.7, a six second margin over U.S. Ski Team teammate Tad...

Historic 1.19 Second Victory for Shiffrin

01/04/2013

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 4) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) thrilled an overflowing crowd in Zagreb and millions watching across the world on television with a stunning 1.19 second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom victory to take the prestigous Snow Queen...

Vonn Returns to Snow Training

01/04/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 4) – Olympic and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) returned to on snow training Thursday in Europe. “It feels great to be back and I can’t wait to start racing again,” commented Vonn on Facebook....

Randall Up One Spot in Tour

01/04/2013

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 4) - In a grueling stage five short distance classic race, Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk extended her Tour de Ski lead to more than a minute over Sweden's Charlotte Kalla and Norway's Therese Johaug with a huge 15 second margin over the short 3k course. American Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) moved up one spot to seventh and...

Aerials World Cup to Open in China

01/03/2013

CHANGCHUN, China (Jan. 4) – Olympians Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will lead the U.S. Freestyle Aerials team into the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Cup...

Tour de Ski Gap Closes on Kowalczyk

01/03/2013

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 3) - Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk remained in the Tour de Ski lead with a comfortable win in the 15k freestyle pursuit, but the field closed the gap with Sweden's Charlotte Kalla 23.3 back and Therese Haug of Norway 28.7 back. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) dropped from fifth to eighth, but is now just 59.3 out. Liz Stephen (E....

Koos, Bender Take U.S. Titles

01/02/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 2) - Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA) of Bridger Ski Foundation and Jennie Bender (Johnson, VT) of CXC Elite took classic sprint titles on opening day of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships on the Olympic trails at Soldier Hollow. For Bender, it was her first U.S. title, winning an intense sprint to the finish over Sadie...

Neureuther Wins Munich City Event

01/01/2013

MUNICH, Germany (Jan. 1) - Hometown hero Felix Neureuther and Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia put on a New Years Day show for 25,000 fans with victory in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup City Event. It was the first win of the season for Neureuther and the second in four days for Velez Zuzulova, who claimed the first victory of her 12 year...

Soldier Hollow Hosts 400+ for U.S. Champs

01/01/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 1) - Over 430 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association cross country athletes from around the nation will test their skills on the 2002 Olympic trails as Soldier Hollow plays host to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships beginning Wednesday. The weeklong Championships feature racing on Jan. 2, 4, 6 and 8th. Action opens...

Randall Untouchable in Tour Win

01/01/2013

VAL MUESTAIR, Switzerland (Jan. 1) - Amercan Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was absolutely untouchable on New Year's Day, leading qualifying by nearly five seconds and winning each of her three heats by huge margins to claim her second victory in three Tour de Ski starts in the freestyle sprint at Val Muestair. The win boosted Randall from 14th to...

Head to Head Racing Hits Munich

12/31/2012

MUNICH, Germany (Dec. 31) - Head-to-head alpine racing, featuring Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and...

Kowalczyk Gaps Field to Take Tour Lead

12/30/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 30) - Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk made a big statement in Sunday's 9k classic pursuit stage two of the Tour de Ski, posting a 41.4 second win over Norway's Therese Johaug and moving into a commanding lead in her bid for a fourth straight Tour title. Tour de Ski leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 14th and is now 1:48.3...

Shiffrin Straddles in Semmering Slalom

12/29/2012

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 29) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), fourth after the opening run, was charging for back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom wins, when she got stuck leaning back, hooked an edge, hiked and eventually straddled in the night...

Powerful Prologue Win for Randall

12/29/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 29) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied a powerful 3k freestyle prologue Saturday to take a solid win over past Tour champions Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland. Starting 72nd, Randall was .4 behind Kalla at 1.7k but skied away to a 4.4 second victory in the first of seven stages...

Thrilling 7th for Ganong in Bormio

12/29/2012

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) delivered a gutsy run on the grueling Stelvio downhill to finish a career best seventh in Bormio. The second longest downhill on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour, the Stelvio is known for its leg...

Career Best GS Finish for Shiffrin

12/28/2012

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 28) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) battled a rugged Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Semmering to finish a career best eighth in giant slalom and leap into 10th in the overall World Cup standings....

Seven USA in Tour de Ski

12/27/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 27) – Seven U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes are preparing for the start of the nine-day Tour de Ski with the opener set for this weekend in Oberhof. It is the strongest and deepest U.S. contingent ever in the grueling seven-stage race covering five venues in three countries. Veteran Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), who...

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