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Weibrecht 13th in Hahnenkamm

01/23/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 23, 2016) – Thirty racers started a fast, dark and bumpy Hahnenkamm Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, but only 24 made it to the finish line. Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led a trio of surviving Americans.

Vonn Breaks Downhill Record

01/23/2016

CORTINA, Italy (Jan. 23, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) smashed yet another record on Saturday in Cortina, winning her 37th Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill.

On the track where Vonn broke the all-time World Cup win record last season, Vonn battled wind to take the win and break Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record of 36 downhill wins.

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Bennett and Duffy Score in Kitzbuehel Combined

01/22/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22, 2016) – It’s the biggest weekend in ski racing, and a couple new faces are not only soaking in the experience, but stepping up their game to come away with valuable World Cup points at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup combined Friday. Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA), who has enjoyed a breakout season this year, finished...

Weibrecht Second In Hahnenkamm Super G

01/22/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22, 2016) – Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) grabbed his second, and most prestigious, super G podium result of his career finishing second in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup on the classic Hahnenkamm track.

“I couldn’t be happier. It’s awesome,” said Weibrecht. “Growing up everybody thinks about getting on...

Bill Johnson Passes Away

01/22/2016

GRESHAM, OR (Jan. 21, 2016) – Olympic champion Bill Johnson, whose storybook 1984 season ushered in a new era for American ski racing, passed away Thursday at an assisted living facility outside Portland at the age of 55. His passing closed the final chapter in a tumultuous lifetime that saw him rise to the highest level in his sport...

Kitzbuehel: The Super Bowl of Ski Racing

01/21/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 21, 2016) – Ski racing is alive and well in Tyrol, and the Streif feels like the center of the universe this week. To put into perspective just how big this race is, nearly 50,000 crazed fans will descend upon the ski racing Mecca that is Kitzbuehel. The crowd for Thursday’s second downhill training run was bigger than...

U16 Development Team Tackles Kitzbuehel

01/20/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20, 2016) – Six athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 National Training Group (NTG) gained some World Cup course experience and got a taste of what it’s like to race in Europe, when they competed against nine other teams in the Hahnenkamm Juniors event Wednesday.

USSA Fuels Athletes With Giovanni Rana

01/20/2016

CHICAGO, IL (Jan. 20, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced one of the world’s leading pasta brands, Giovanni Rana, as an official partner of the U.S. Ski Team. By sponsoring one of America’s top Olympic National Governing bodies and one of the world’s best ski teams, Giovanni Rana is reinforcing its commitment to...

Mogul Skiers Back in Action at Val St. Come

01/19/2016

VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Jan. 19, 2016) – The FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup will return for the first competition of 2016 this weekend on the Canadian team’s home turf in Val St. Come.

Due to holidays and the cancelation of the World Cup in Lake Placid, NY, all...

Hahnenkamm Juniors Team Announced

01/19/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 19, 2016) – Before the U.S. Ski Team stars take to Kitzbuhel’s infamous Hahnenkamm downhill this weekend, up and coming athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 National Training Group (NTG) will compete in the Hahnenkamm Juniors on January 20. The event features tech events in the world-renowned...

Perseverance Pays Off

01/19/2016

Every day like clockwork, there she was – riding the cardio bike and stretching her body to regain mobility, looking for a way to ease her pain.

It’s a lonely atmosphere mid-winter at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah. Most athletes are off globetrotting the world tour. Back home, the days were filled with sweat and...

Caldwell and Sargent Fifth in Team Sprint

01/17/2016

PLANICA, Slovenia (January 17, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) led the U.S. with a fifth-place finish in the World Cup 1.2k freestyle team sprints on Sunday.

“Ida and I have done three team sprints together, and this is our best result yet,” Caldwell said. “We're picking our way to that podium!”

Kelley Scores First WC Points in Wengen

01/17/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (January 17, 2016) – It took 31 World Cup races, but Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) finally scored his first World Cup points in front of his biggest fans.

“My parents flew over for this race, so it’s really special to finally be in the points,” Kelley said after finishing 12th in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

Vonn Stymied in Flachau Giant Slalom

01/17/2016

FLACHAU, Austria (January 17, 2016) – It was a tough day for Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT) in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

McJames failed to finish the first run, and Vonn, who finished 10th in the first run, lost time throughout the second run before splitting her skis and skiing out.

Comeback Nets Englund Top 10

01/16/2016

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 17, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) came from behind on her second jump to finish seventh, her best result of the season, in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Sapporo. Japan's Sara Takanashi continued her winning streak to remain the World Cup leader.

In the opening round of Sunday's competition, Englund went 85.0...

Nyman Leads Four Into Top 30 at Wengen

01/16/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (January 16, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) battled through fog and flat light to lead four American’s into the top 30 in the classic Lauberhorn downhill Saturday.

Caldwell and Hamilton Top 20 in Planica Sprints

01/16/2016

PLANICA, Slovenia (January 16, 2016) – Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) led the U.S. team in the 1.2k freestyle sprints at the FIS Cross Country World Cup, finishing 13th, as Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the men’s team in 18th.

Sweden’s Stina Nilsson, the overall World Cup sprint leader, won the women’s race, with Norway’s Astrid Uhrenholtd...

World Cup Resumes in Sapporo

01/15/2016

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 16, 2016) - Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT) led the USA finishing 21st as the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup women’s tour resumed after a monthlong break in Sapporo. Japan’s Sara Takanashi took her third victory in four events.
 
Geraghty-Moats got off to a strong start in the opening round, soaring...
Harjo Sets World Cup History

01/15/2016

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 15, 2016) – For one athlete, it was a career day, but for an American coach, it was a historic day at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom Friday. Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) was the top American finisher in 28th.

U.S. Ski Team coach Karin Harjo had the distinction of setting the first run course, becoming the...

Wonders and Halvorsen Headed to Youth Olympics

01/15/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 15, 2016) - Two young Americans have been nominated to the cross country ski team slated to compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21.

Headlining the 2016 U.S. cross country team are Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK), who will be participating in his first international...

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