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Ligety 7th After Canceled SG Finals

03/14/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Super G World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed the best speed season of his career with seventh in the men’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G standings after the final race was canceled due to high winds. Ligety banked three SG top 10 finishes, including two near podium strikes with fourth....

Mancuso Second in SG Standings

03/14/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) capped an incredible super G season with a second place finish in the women’s super G standings. She was in contention for the title, but high winds and heavy overnight snow forced officials to cancel the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Final super G, handing the title to...

Randall 5th in Drammen Classic Sprint

03/13/2013

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 13) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished fifth in the women’s classic sprint, keeping up with the fast heat and crushing the brutal uphill finish. Justyna Kowalczyk from Poland took the top spot for women. Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA/Bridger Ski Foundation) finished 18th, the top finisher for the USA, while Norwegian...

Sullivan 14th in DH Standings

03/13/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) - Thick fog forced officials to cancel the men’s and women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals downhill races Wednesday in Lenzerheide. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) finished 14th in the World Cup downhill standings, his best season since 2008 and the top finish for U.S. men. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal...

Vonn Record 17th World Cup Title

03/13/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) won a record 17th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup globe and record sixth straight downhill title after fog forced officials to cancel the final men's and women's downhills on Wednesday. Vonn won three of seven World Cup downhills this season and missed two due to injury following her super...

Alpine World Cup Finals Preview

03/11/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 11) – The March 13-17 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals will cap a record shattering year for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team that has already included...

Shiffrin Third in Ofterschwang Slalom

03/10/2013

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 10) – After leading the first run, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) powered through softening snow to finish third Sunday in Ofterschwang - her fifth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium of the season. World Cup overall and giant slalom champion Tina Maze won the race to set up a winner take all showdown for the...

Ligety Third Overall After Kransjka Slalom

03/10/2013

KRANSJKA GORA, Slovenia (March 10) – Contending with deep ruts, rain and snow, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th in the Kransjka Gora slalom on Sunday. Austria’s Marcel Hirscher was second, mathematically securing the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title as his only challenger, Felix Neureuther of Germany, went out in the first...

Career Best Distance for Bjornsen

03/10/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 10) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) came back with a second straight career best World Cup day, finishing 18th in the 10k classic at the Lahti Ski Games. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland extended her World Cup lead with the win. Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) led the U.S. men in 25th in the 15k with Norway's Petter Northug taking...

Team Fletcher Moves up in Sprint

03/09/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 9) - Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) recorded the fifth fastest cross country time to move up to finish seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint at the Lahti Ski Games. World Cup leader Eric Frenzel led Germany to the win with Germany 2 in second and Japan third. The tour now heads to Oslo...

Mancuso 8th in Ofterschwang GS

03/09/2013

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 9) - Birthday girl Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) battled wet snow and flat light to finish eighth in the Ofterschwang giant slalom. Austria’s Anna Finninger took control of third in the Audi FIS Alipine World Cup overall standings with the victory, while regulating Tina Maze of Slovenia to second. Maze had...

Ligety Locks GS Title

03/09/2013

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 9) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) shredded the wet snow with authority, winning the Kranjska Gora giant slalom and securing the fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup GS title of his career. Ligety used his aggressive arcs to power down the rutted course ahead of Austrian Marcel Hirscher to win his fifth giant slalom race...

Randall Repeats as World Cup Sprint Champ

03/09/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 9) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) outskied World Champion Marit Bjoergen, winning a photo finish by a boot length, to take the win in a freestyle sprint in Lahti clinching her second straight FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint title. Sweden's Emil Joensson won for the men and also clinched the sprint crown with two classical...

Fletcher 7th in Lahti Combined

03/08/2013

LAHTI, Finland (March 8) – In the opening day of the Lahti Ski Games, Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) finished seventh in the individual nordic combined event. He jumped into the seventh spot and was 34 seconds back in the cross country 10k, where he maintained his place in the top ten. Younger brother Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs...

Bronze for Kearney and Deneen

03/08/2013

VOSS, Norway (March 8) – With sunny skies and an energetic crowd, Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) both battled through the small final to win bronze in dual moguls at the 2013 Voss FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. Friday made two medals out of two for them both at the World Champs. Kearney stole gold in...

Chinese Sweep Worlds Aerials Gold

03/07/2013

VOSS, Norway (March 7) – On a bluebird day in front of the Crown Prince of Norway, Mangtao Xu (women) and Guangpu Qi (men), both of China earned the World Championship titles after monster jumps earned Xu a score of 98 and Qi a massive 138. Team veterans Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) earned 10th and 11th place...

Kearney Golden in World Champs Moguls

03/06/2013

VOSS, NORWAY (March 7) – Powerhouse Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) executed near perfect runs to earn her second career World Championship title at the the 2013 Voss FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships. In front of a crowd of thousands, Kearney stayed atop the leader board through each round with the fastest times, cleanest turns and biggest...

Alpine Champs March 20-24 at Squaw Valley

03/04/2013

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (March 4) – World Championship medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will battle for national titles March 20-24 when the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships return to...

Freestyle/Freeskiing World Champs Team Named

03/04/2013

PARK CITY, UT (March 4) – Defending slopestyle World Champion Alex Schlopy (Park City, UT) heads up a strong roster of U.S. athletes named to compete at the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, including both freestyle and freeskiing events. Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) and 2009 World...

Hoffman 27th in Sunny 50k

03/03/2013

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (March 3) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) finished 27th and led the U.S. Cross Country Team in the 50k classic on Sunday, the climatic close to the 2013 FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. Swede Johan Olsson won the gold, clocking in at 2:10:41 on the long, winding course. Sunday’s event closed the 2013 FIS World Nordic Ski...

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