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Seven USA in Tour de Ski

12/27/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 27) – Seven U.S. Cross Country Ski Team athletes are preparing for the start of the nine-day Tour de Ski with the opener set for this weekend in Oberhof. It is the strongest and deepest U.S. contingent ever in the grueling seven-stage race covering five venues in three countries. Veteran Kikkan Randall (Anchorage), who...

Three U.S. Podiums at Columbia Cup

12/22/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 22) – U.S. Ski Team athlete and Westminster College student Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) led the U.S. men in second at today's Columbia Super Continental Cup. Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) took the top U.S. spot for the women in second and Allison Lee (Manchester, CT) rounded out the podium in third. The Columbia Super...

World Cup Spots Earned at Copper

12/22/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 22) – Four additional USSA freestyle athletes earned World Cup start spots following the four-day U.S. Ski Team Selections at Copper Mountain. Nicholas Keating (Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club), Troy Murphy(Park City Freestyle), Keaton McCargo (Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club) and Kelsey Albert (Telluride Ski and...

McPhie and Wilson Sweep the Podium

12/22/2012

KREISCHBERG, Austria (Dec. 22) – Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) remained undefeated with a win at the second stop of the FIS Freestyle World Cup circuit on a difficult course in Kreischberg. Teammate Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO) posted the best results of her young career in second. Olympic medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT), whose last podium was two...

Lillis Kicks off Season with a Podium

12/21/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 21) – The 2012-13 aerials season kicked off with the Columbia Super Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park. Team Academy student, Jonathan Lillis (Rochester, NY) was the top U.S. male in third and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) was the first to represent the U.S. women in fourth. Lillis competed two jumps that he learned...

Shiffrin World Cup Win Q&A

12/20/2012

Hours after electifying the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour with a near flawless slalom victory under the lights in Are, Sweden, 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin spent some time with Olympic journalists in America. Still bouncing from the win, Shiffrin spoke about her upbringing and how she mentally prepared herself for her first World...

Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Wins

12/20/2012

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 20) - Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) scored an historic first victory in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, taking a slalom win under the lights in Are. The 17-year-old Shiffrin came back from a .15 deficit to ski a literally flawless second run and...

Simoncelli Upsets Ligety at Rockfest

12/20/2012

ANDALO, Italy (Dec. 20) - Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom leader Ted Ligety (Park Ctiy, UT) was upset by Italian Davide Simoncelli in the winner-take-all 70,000 Euro Alpine Rockfest exibition event Thursday. Ligety posted the fastest times in the first and second rounds before crashing out in the final. The stunning spectator event was...

Alpine Rockfest LIVE 6:00 a.m. EST

12/19/2012

ANDALO-TRENTINO, Italy (Dec. 20) - Defending champion Ted Ligety takes on the world Thursday as the USSA Network brings live coverage to America beginning at 6:00 a.m. EST.

 

Three-time World Cup giant slalom champion Ted LIgety and overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal...

Live Coverage of Aerials Super Continental Cup

12/19/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 20) – The newly launched USSA Network will bring live coverage of this weekend’s FIS Freestyle Aerials Super Continental Cup in Park City to fans. World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will headline the event. The Super Continental Cup kicks off on Friday. Live coverage begins at 11:15 a.m. MST Saturday on...

Aerials Team Named at Super Continental Cup

12/19/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 19) – The 2013 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s aerials squad led by Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and World Cup podium finisher Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will be announced at its first competition of the season this Friday Dec. 21. The  FIS Super Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park will also mark the first event back...

Mancuso 14th Under the Lights in Are

12/19/2012

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 19) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) skied a brilliant bottom section to finish 14th in Wednesday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom held under the lights in Are. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had also made the final with the 17th fastest opening run, but hooked a gate with her right shoulder and was bounced off...

Athlete Spotlight: Mikaela Shiffrin

12/18/2012

Mikaela Shiffrin began turning heads almost instantly when she finished top 15 of her first two NorAm Cup races. And ski fans (and coaches) went cross eyed when she landed a World Cup podium during her rookie season – at age 16. During her official World Cup "rookie" year, she took a slalom podium with third just after Christmas, giant slalom...

Ligety Ninth in Madonna Night Slalom

12/18/2012

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO (Dec. 18) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) survived a tricky first set and produced a solid final run to finish ninth in the Italian night race for his first slalom top 10 of the season. Austrian Marcel Hirscher landed a Ligety-esque victory with a 1....

Hat Trick for Todd Lodwick

12/16/2012

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 16) - Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) picked up a hat trick, winning his third straight FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. The victories earned him a trip back to the FIS World Cup and build confidence for him in an  important World...

Top 10 for Hoffman, Freeman

12/16/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 16) - The U.S. Ski Team put on a show Sunday, mixing with the lead pack for the entire 30k skiathlon to wrapup up two weekends of FIS Cross Country World Cup racing in North America. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) was in a commanding position start to finish, skiing...

Strong Skiathlon for Randall, Sargent

12/16/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 16) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) had strong finishes as two weekends of FIS Cross Country World Cup racing in North America ended Sunday with a 15k...

Bryan Fletcher Leads USA

12/16/2012

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 16) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the U.S. Ski Team in Ramsau finishing 17th. Fletcher jumped to 25th and skied up to lead the USA in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup won by Norway's Mikko Kokslien. The tour takes a break until early January when it resumes in Schonach, Germany.

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Mancuso, Shiffrin Top 10 in France

12/16/2012

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 16) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) combined for top ten finishes in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel. Mancuso was sixth and Shiffrin ninth as Tina Maze of Slovenia continued her dominance, winning her fourth straight GS. The World Cup now heads for Are,...

Ligety Dominates Alta Badia

12/16/2012

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 16) - A dominating first run from Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) set him up for a repeat win in an Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom in Alta Badia by 2.04 seconds over Austrian Marcel Hirscher. It was Ligety's 14th career GS victory, tying him for the number four all time spot with Austrians Benni Raich and Hermann Maier. The...

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