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Shiffrin Locks Second Straight Slalom Title

03/08/2014

ARE, Sweden (March 8) - Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) won her fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom of the season on Saturday to mathematically clinch a second straight World Cup title in the discipline. The stunning victory earned the 18-year-old a space in history as the youngest woman to reach eight World Cup...

Historic 6th Kranjska Gora Win for Ligety

03/08/2014

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 8) - Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) captured a historic giant slalom victory Saturday in Kranjska Gora to become the first man in Audi FIS Alpine World Cup history to have won six times at the same venue. The stunning 23rd win of his career also moved Ligety within 50 points of Austrian Marcel...

Mancuso 20th in Final Regular Season GS

03/07/2014

ARE, Sweden (March 7) - Olympic medalists Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) finished 20th and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) 24th in the last Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's giant slalom prior to the World Cup Finals. Rain and high winds forced the organizers to lower the start for each run, cutting at least 15 seconds off the run times....

Demong 10th in Trondheim

03/06/2014

TRONDHEIM, Norway (Mar. 6) – U.S. Nordic veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) charged from behind to finish 10th in the individual 10k Gundersen World Cup on Thursday. Demong jumped into 20th and then put down the fourth fastest cross country time of the day to move up ten spots. Teammate Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) won the...

Shiffrin 15th in Are Giant Slalom

03/06/2014

ARE, Sweden (March 6) - Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished 15th Thursday to lead the U.S. Ski Team in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom races held in Are. Austrian Anna Fenninger took the win for her second straight World Cup giant slalom victory, moving her firmly into the chase for both...

Randall Clinches Third Straight Title

03/05/2014

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 5) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) clinched her third straight FIS World Cup sprint title Wednesday, finishing seventh in a classic sprint in Drammen. Randall missed out on a finals spot by a mere boot length in the semi-finals. Norway swept the wins in the city sprint with Ola Vigen Hattestad winning for men and Maiken...

Johnson Top U18 at JWCs Downhill

03/05/2014

JANSA, Slovakia (March 5) - U.S. Ski Team National Training Group athlete Breezy Johnson (Salt Lake City; Rowmark Academy) finished 15th in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships women's downhill to claim the top finish among athletes under 18. Johnson was just .05 behind teammate Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club)...

Norwegians Dominate JWCs Men's GS

03/04/2014

JASNA, Slovakia (March 4) - Team Norway dominated the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Tuesday with a clean sweep of the men's giant slalom podium led by Olympic giant slalom bronze medalist Henrik Kristoffersen. Sandy Vietze (Warren, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) led the U.S. with 37th as the team was hampered by missing to giant...

Katie Ryan Fifth in JWCs Super G

03/03/2014

JASNA, Slovakia (March 3) - Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club) took an aggressive line Monday to open women's speed competition at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships with fifth in super G, just .24 from the podium. Joining Ryan, who has already locked the 2014 NorAm downhill title, was Katharine Irwin (Vail,...

Morse 2nd Among U18s at JWCs

03/02/2014

JANSA, Slovakia (March 2) - Brian McLaughlin (Topsfield, MA; Green Mountain Valley School) and Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy) finished 16-17 to lead the U.S. Ski Team in men's downhill Sunday at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships. Morse, who also competed later that afternoon in the Nations Team...

Jerome Career-Best Second

03/02/2014

RASNOV, Romania (March 2) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) landed the best World Cup result of her career Sunday with second at the women’s normal hill competition in Rasnov, Romania. It was Jerome’s second World Cup podium after a third-place in Hinterzarten in 2012. She finished just behind Sara Takanashi of Japan in the second day of...

Randall Leads USA in Lahti 10k

03/02/2014

LAHTI, Finland (March 2) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) took the top spot for the USA Sunday with 21st in the 10k freestyle World Cup race, the final event of the Lahti Ski Games. Randall came off her Lahti sprint victory to finish 1:36 back from race-winner Marit Bjoergen of Norway. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. with 24th in the men’s...

Mancuso Leads U.S. in Crans Montana

03/02/2014

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (March 2) - Olympic super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) lost a pole, but hung on to lead the U.S. Ski Team with 18th Sunday in the final downhill prior to the March 10-17 World Cup Finals. Only the top 25 athletes in each discipline qualify to start at World Cup Finals. Stacey Cook (Mammoth...

Kearney Back On Top in Inawashiro

03/02/2014

INAWASHIRO, Japan (March 2) – Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) retook her spot at the top of the World Cup moguls standings Sunday with a win at the Inawashiro dual moguls competition. She answered swiftly after a DNF Saturday to take back the yellow bib from Canada’s Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who finished ninth Sunday. Pat Deneen (Cle Elum, WA)...

Weibrecht Earns World Cup Finals Start

03/02/2014

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 2) - Olympic super G silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) needed a solid Audi FIS Alpine World Cup result Sunday and he got one, finishing a World Cup career-best seventh in the last super G before the World Cup Finals. The result locked a start in the discipline at the March 13 race in Lenzerheide,...

Fletchers Lead USA in Team Sprint

03/01/2014

LAHTI, Finland (March 1) – Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (both Steamboat Springs, CO) combined their efforts Saturday to finish 14th in the team sprint HS130/2x7.5k World Cup at the Lahti Ski Games. Team USA I jumped into 14th position and maintained its position with the eighth fastest time in the cross country sprint, where Team Norway I...

Jerome 15th in Rasnov Premier

03/01/2014

RASNOV, Romania (March 1) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 15th Saturday at the World Cup premier of the Rasnov ski jumping venue. Jerome was the only U.S. athlete to compete in the event after Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) injured her left knee during a training jump Friday. Sara Takanashi of Japan took the victory on the new hill....

Randall-Caldwell Land Double Podium

03/01/2014

LAHTI, Finland (March 1) – Two-time World Cup champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) made a statement Saturday with rookie teammate Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) as the two took first and third at the Lahti World Cup sprints, the first-ever double podium for U.S. women. It was a career-first podium for Caldwell, as well as the first time a woman...

Fog Bumps Women's DH to Sunday

03/01/2014

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (March 1) - Overnight snow and a particularly stagnant bank of fog forced race organizers to bump Saturday's FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill to Sunday, effectively canceling the orginally scheduled super combined. The weather pattern also caused havoc Friday, scrapping what would have been a second downhill...

Ganong .05 from Another World Cup Podium

03/01/2014

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 1) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA), who 24 hours earlier stamped the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three of his career, finished fourth Saturday, a mere .05 from a second downhill podium in Kvitfjell. The race was held from the super G start after consecutive days of fog, rain and wet snow made it impossible...

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