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Ford Out With Fractured Femur

01/15/2013

ANNECY, France (Jan. 16) – U.S. Ski Team athlete Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) is recovering at a hospital in Annecy after surgery on a fractured right femur. Ford suffered the injury while freeskiing Tuesday in La Clusaz. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, he was...

Athlete Spotlight: Bryan Fletcher

01/14/2013

Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher is a cancer survivor whose tenacity and get-it-done outlook have taken him to the top of his sport. In 2012, Fletcher won the King’s Cup at Holmenkollen, topped the USA rankings and made regular top-10 appearances on World Cup podiums. Fletcher almost didn't make it to the world stage, though, having been...

Seventh for Team Fletcher in France

01/13/2013

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 13) - Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) paired up to finish seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint in Chaux-Neuve. The brothers jumped to 13th and slowly moved up through the pack for the top 10 finish. The World Cup now heads to Seefeld, Austria for a pair of events next...

Sargent, Bjornsen Strong in Team Sprint

01/13/2013

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Jan 13) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) combined to lead the U.S. Ski Team finishing seventh in a freestyle team sprint in Liberec. Norway's Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg and Maiken Caspersen Falla picked up the women's win while Russia dominated the men's with Nikolay Morilov and Mikhail...

Chodounsky Career Best Top 10

01/13/2013

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13) - The U.S. Ski Team's David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) came out with skis blazing, laying down the second fastest final run for a career best tenth in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Adelboden. Austria's Marcel Hirscher was the only faster skier on the second run as he took the win to extend is...

Hendrickson Second to Cap Strong Weekend

01/13/2013

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 13) - Reigning FIS World Cup ski jumping champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) capped a strong weekend finishing second to Japan's Sara Takanashi Sunday in Hinterzarten. Hendrickson posted rides of 103.0 and 101.5 meters but was not able to match Takanashi's towering 105.0 meter second jump for the win. The...

Vonn Hundredth Off Podium

01/13/2013

ST. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 13) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came ever so close to the podium Sunday in St. Anton, finishing fourth just a hundredth of a second out of third. Slovenia's Tina Maze continued her total dominance on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup with the win...

Cook, Ferguson Ninth in Val St. Come

01/12/2013

VAL ST. COME, PQ (Jan. 12) - Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) finished with matching performances yet again at the second FIS World Cup of the season in...

Ligety Gets Win in Adelboden

01/12/2013

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12) - Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom leader Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finally got the win that had eluded him, taking a victory on the Chuenisbärgli GS in Adelboden. Ligety claimed the win after first run leader Marcel Hirscher went out near the bottom of the second run while in the lead. Universal Sports TV will...

McKennis Leads Dominant USA with Win

01/12/2013

ST. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 12) - Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) came out of the number four start position to pickup a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win in a challenging downhill in St. Anton. McKennis led three Americans into the top six - five in the first 15 - on a dominating day for the U.S. Ski Team, becoming the ninth...

Newell Strong in Classic Sprint

01/12/2013

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Jan. 12) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied to his best classic sprint finish in three seasons, taking sixth in Liberec. He was the only American to qualify for the heats. Sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) took a planned weekend off to recover from the Tour de Ski but retained the World Cup sprint lead. Theodor...

Sarah Back on Top with Win

01/12/2013

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) launched a 98.5 meter ride on her second jump to move up and take her second win of the season in Hinterzarten. Five Americans finished in the top 22. The World Cup continues with a second meet Sunday in Hinterzarten.

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Top 10 for Taylor Fletcher

01/12/2013

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 12) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued his torrid cross country skiing pace, coming back from 34th in the jump to finish tenth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Chaux-Neuve. Fletcher had the fasest cross country time as German Tino Edelmann took the win. Action continues on Sunday with a team...

Ligety Wins USOC Award Again

01/10/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Jan. 10) – On the heels of two blistering Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom wins in December, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been named the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month for the second time in 2012. After locking the award...

U.S. Titles for Bjornsen, Blackhorse

01/08/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 8) - APU Nordic's Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) won her second gold of the week while Dakota Blackhorse von Jess (Bend, OR) of Bend Endurance took a career-first title as the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships came to a close at Soldier Hollow. it was a third career gold for Bjornsen, who also won Sunday's classic...

U.S. Ski Team 36 with Ted Ligety Debuts on NBC

01/08/2013

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Jan. 8) – What does Ted Ligety, the most dynamic giant slalom skier in the world, do in the 36 hours leading up to one of the most prestigious Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races of the season? On Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC will take you deep into the Italian Dolomites for the debut broadcast of U.S. Ski Team 36...

Chodounsky 18th in Foggy Zagreb

01/06/2013

ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 6) - Dartmouth Ski Team alum David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) sliced through fog and rain to lead the U.S. Ski Team with 18th in a heavily rutted Zagreb slalom. First run leader Jens Byggmark of Sweden was dominated by the deteriorating...

Koos, Bjornsen Classic Distance Winners

01/05/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 6) - Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA) of the Bridger Ski Foundation and APU Nordic's Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) were winners Sunday on day three of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow. Koos won the men's 30k classic with a final sprint to breakaway from the field in the last kilometer. APU Nordic's...

Fletchers Lead USA in Schonach

01/05/2013

 

SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 6) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) jumped to 11th and led the U.S. Ski Team in 22nd overall at a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach. France's Jason Lamy Chappuis won by 1.9 seconds over Japan's Akito Watabe. Bryan's brother Taylor had the fifth fastest cross country time to finish 26th...

Hendrickson Jumps to Fifth

01/05/2013

SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 6) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to fifth in the second weekend World Cup in Schonach. Norway's Anette Sagen won her first individual World Cup. The finish left Hendrickson in fourth place in the World Cup standings. The tour now heads to Hinterzarten, Germany for a pair of competitions next weekend.

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