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Classic Medal for U.S. Ski Team

02/26/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 26, 2017) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied to bronze Sunday in the classic team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. It was the first classic technique medal for the USA since the two disciplines were established. Norway took gold with Russia winning silver.

Ski Racing Publisher Gary Black Passes

02/26/2017

SUN VALLEY, ID (Feb. 26, 2017) - For more than three decades, Ski Racing and its publisher Gary Black, Jr., have been an impactful voice for alpine ski racing worldwide. The U.S. Ski Team is mourning the passing of Black, 75, who died peacefully Saturday (Feb. 25) at his home in Sun Valley.

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Podium for Wilson in World Cup Finale

02/26/2017

CHONGLI, China (Feb. 26, 2017) – Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) closed out the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup season on the podium with a third place finish at Thaiwoo Ski Resort on Sunday.

After missing finals in the singles competition on Saturday, Wilson put it all on the line on Sunday, battling through multiple close duals and advance to...

Gold for Austria on HS100m Jump

02/25/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 25, 2017) - Stefan Kraft of Austria took gold in the men’s HS100m ski jumping competition in dramatic fashion Saturday night in front of a packed house at Lahti Stadium to edge Germany’s Andreas Wellinger by a mere two points. Germany took silver and bronze.

It was a tough night for USA jumpers Kevin Bickner (...

Intense Action in World Champs Skiathlons

02/25/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 25, 2017) - Over 35,000 fans packed Lahti Stadium Saturday for one of the biggest events of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships showcasing the men’s and women’s skiathlon events. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen took gold for the women over Finland’s Krista Parmakoski. Norway’s Martin Sundby fell in the final half-kilometer...

‘Crazy Fast’ Turn Dings Ganong in Downhill

02/25/2017

KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 25, 2017) – One “crazy fast” turn got Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) off on the wrong foot in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill won by Norway’s home-crowd favorite Kjetil Jansrud.

Running the full-length 1994 Olympic downhill course, Jansrud edged out Italy’s Peter Fill by just 0.08 seconds. Switzerland...

Bohonnon Leads Once Again in Belarus

02/25/2017

MINSK, Belarus (Feb. 25, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup was back in action Saturday with jumpers taking flight just outside of the Belarusian capital of Minsk. The U.S. Ski Team men’s aerials athletes were strongly represented in the final rounds, with Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT), Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), Eric Loughran (Pelham...

Stuhec Wins Again as Shiffrin 13th in Super G

02/25/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 25, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) scored valuable points toward the overall World Cup title Saturday, finishing 13th at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G under brilliant blue skies and warm sunshine.

Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec won Saturday’s race by 0.50 seconds over Italy’s Elena...

Another Strong Finish for Murphy in China

02/25/2017

CHONGLI, China (Feb. 24, 2017) – It was an exciting day of competition at Thaiwoo Ski Resort as the best mogul skiers in the world tried out a new course and laid it all on the line in the final singles competition of the season. Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME) was the top U.S. finisher, landing just off the podium in fourth.

Crash Dashes Fletcher's Medal Hopes

02/24/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 24, 2017) – Germany swept the medals in the opening nordic combined event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with Johannes Rydzek taking gold. American Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) saw his medal hopes dashed just 200 meters from the finish when a crash took him out of medal contention.

Stuhec Narrows Gap ... Slightly

02/24/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24, 2017) – The Audi FIS Ski World Cup resumed after the World Championships break with challenging conditions in Crans-Montana which saw the top U.S. racers withdrawing from the start. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) maintained her overall Audi FIS Ski World Cup lead despite not starting Friday’s alpine...

Optimistic Ganong Eighth in Downhill

02/24/2017

KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 24, 2017) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) felt all the good sensations of solid run in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, a make-up race from the canceled December event at Lake Louise, Canada, leading the U.S. in eighth place.

Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline took his first career World Cup victory Friday,...

Pain Hampers Hendrickson at Worlds

02/24/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 24, 2017) - In a hotly contested competition under the lights in Lahti Friday night, Germany’s Carina Vogt came from behind with a strong final round jump to take gold over Japan’s Yuki Ito and Sara Takahashi at the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), the 2013 world champion, led the...

US Athletes Withdraw from World Cup Over Safety

02/24/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24, 2017) – U.S. Ski Team athletes slated to compete in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s alpine combined Friday in Crans-Montana have withdrawn from the race over course safety concerns.

“Due to conditions, we weren't comfortable with the amount of risk our athletes had to take to push to be competitive...

World Cup Returns With Speed Events

02/23/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 23, 2017) – With the St. Moritz World Championships in the books, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit resumes this weekend at Crans-Montana, Switzerland for the women and Kvitfjell, Norway for the men.   

All eyes will be on the young Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who is fresh off a pair of World...

Silver and Bronze to Open World Champs

02/23/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 23, 2017) - American cross country skiing took another giant step forward Thursday night in Lahti, as the USA took two medals in a single race for the second straight World Championships. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) won silver with teammate Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) taking bronze in the opening freestyle sprint at the 2017...

Freestyle Skiers Ready for Two-Event Weekend

02/23/2017

CHONGLI, China (Feb. 23, 2017) – This weekend, China’s Thaiwoo Ski Resort and Minsk, Belarus will host stops on the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour. Moguls athletes will compete in the final two competitions of the season Feb. 25-26 at Thaiwoo, while aerialists will fly high on Feb. 25 in Minsk.

Brad Wilson: What Makes A Champion

02/22/2017

From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal,...

Nordic World Championships Open in Finland

02/21/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 22, 2017) - Sunny skies have greeted athletes arriving in Lahti for this week's FIS Nordic Ski World Championships. Teams from all corners of the globe have been making their way to the popular nordic center where the championships open Wednesday evening with first competitions on Thursday.

Final Tune Up for World Championships

02/19/2017

OTEPAA, Estonia (Feb. 19, 2017) – Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the USA in 19th at the final World Cup event before next week’s 2017 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland.

Norway’s Marit Bjoergen continued her torrid pace winning again over Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla in Sunday’s 10k classic. Two other American...

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