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Take Five with U.S. Freestyle Ski Team's Heidi Kloser

03/24/2014

Every athlete experiences a setback during his or her career. That’s just part of sports.

But with every setback, there’s also a chance to comeback.

Liberty Mutual Insurance sat down with US Freeskiing’s...

Moser-Proell Receives 2014 Legend Of Honor Award

03/23/2014

VAIL, Colorado (March 23) – The most successful female alpine ski racer in history was honored Saturday evening, March 22, when Austria’s Annemarie Moser-Proell was inducted into the International Ski Racing Hall of Fame as the 2014 Legend of Honor. The Legend of Honor festivities are annually hosted in conjunction with Vail’s Korbel American...

McJames Caps Champs Week with GS Win

03/23/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 23) - Two-time Olympian Megan McJames (Park City, UT) capped an outstanding week of Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships racing with an FIS giant slalom win at Squaw Valley. Under postcard perfect California skies, McJames won both runs to build up a 1.58 second victory over fellow Olympian Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole...

Stiegler Within 0.01 of Slalom Title

03/22/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 22) - Two-time Olympian Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) finished one one-hundredth of a second behind Canadian Marie-Michele Gagnon Saturday as women's slalom officially wrapped up the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in Squaw Valley. NorAm slalom champion Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV), who grew up near...

Chodounsky Wins U.S. Champs Slalom

03/22/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 22) - Olympian David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) produced a blazing final run in sun-soaked Squaw Valley to win the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom title. Third after the first run, Chodounsky laced the bottom section of the Red Dog race hill to bump first-run leader Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) to...

Jerome Fifth in Large Hill Finale

03/22/2014

PLANICA, Slovenia (March 22) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into the top five Saturday, taking advantage of the second large hill competition of the year and making a statement at the final World Cup of the 2014 season. Jerome soared to 117 and 124 meters, scoring 232 points behind the day’s winner and World Cup champion Sara Takanashi...

Jitloff Rocks Squaw with GS Victory

03/21/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 21) - Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) brought a crowd of thousands to a roaring crescendo Friday with another masterful performance in Squaw Valley to win his second consecutive Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom title. The Olympian, who grew up nearby and raced as a young athlete at the 1960 Olympic resort,...

Fourth-Straight Moguls Title for Kearney

03/21/2014

LA PLAGNE, France (March 21) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) claimed her fourth-straight FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls title Friday with her gold-medal run under the lights at the World Cup Finals competition. Only five points separated Kearney and Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe going into Friday’s competition, where...

Ligety and Hendrickson Up for State of Sport Awards

03/21/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 21) – A U.S. Ski Team event and two athletes will be highlighted in the third annual Governor's State of Sport Awards on April 22, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank. The first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for women’s ski jumping is nominated as Event of the Year while Sarah Hendrickson (Park...

U.S. Ski Team First Tweets

03/20/2014

Today, reading athlete tweets about their competitions and lives is a regular part of being a sports fan. But, it wasn’t always like that. Check out just how and when your favorite U.S. Ski Team athletes made their Twitter debuts.

Lindsey Vonn, Alpine

Shiffrin Continues Storybook Season

03/20/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 20) - Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Cup slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) continued her storybook season Thursday with victory in the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom. To kick off the first day of spring, the 19-year-old technical phenom posted a 1.5-second first run lead...

Jitloff Wins U.S. Champs Warm Up

03/19/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 19) - Olympian Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) sliced a wire-to-wire FIS giant slalom victory Wednesday to open five days of Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships competition in sun soaked Squaw Valley. The race, a precursor to Friday's U.S....

Alpine Champs Open Wednesday at Squaw

03/18/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 18) – Sunshine and excellent racing conditions will greet athletes Wednesday when the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships kick off on Red Dog at Squaw Valley.  A men’s FIS giant slalom will open the six-race program followed by the women’s U.S....

Randall Tops for USA to Close Season

03/16/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied into 13th Sunday in the 10k freestyle pursuit, closing the three-day Falun mini-tour and putting a stamp on another successful World Cup season. In addition to her third-straight World Cup sprint title, Randall finished sixth in the overall standings behind...

Wind Cancels Jumping in Falun

03/16/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) – Strong wind gusts on the jump hill created impossible conditions for the nordic combined and ski jumping athletes Sunday, forcing officials to cancel the final nordic combined World Cup of the season. A women’s normal hill jumping competition was also canceled earlier in the day. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) now...

Kearney Out in Front After Voss

03/16/2014

VOSS-MYRKDALEN, Norway (March 16) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearny (Norwich, VT) returned to the top of the World Cup standings Sunday with her win at the Voss dual moguls World Cup. Kearney faced off with rival Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the final round, where she took the win and took back the yellow bib with only one dual...

Shiffrin Skis to Best Season Ever

03/16/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – Sunday’s conclusion to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season saw Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) close out her best season ever with a 12th-place finish in the foggy giant slalom finale. Anna Fenninger of Austria cut through the clouded, misty top section to seal the victory, which...

Ligety Highlights Successful 2014 Season

03/16/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – The 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season came to a close Sunday in Lenzerheide, where World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) capped another incredible season and led the USA with a 12th-place finish in the slalom finale. Ultimately, the race and the day went to Austrian Marcel Hirscher...

Jerome Soars to Eighth in Falun

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into eighth during the women’s normal hill competition Saturday at the site of the 2015 Falun FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Jerome’s two jumps were good enough to put her in the top ten behind winner Sara Takanashi of Japan. The women head up to the hill Sunday for another...

Fletcher Leads USA in Falun

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied another impressive cross country race Saturday to finish 11th and lead for the USA in the Falun 10k Gundersen, the final individual nordic combined event of the season. Fletcher jumped into 24th and then put down a solid race effort to finish 11th behind winner Akito...

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