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Vonn Returns to Snow Training

01/04/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 4) – Olympic and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) returned to on snow training Thursday in Europe. “It feels great to be back and I can’t wait to start racing again,” commented Vonn on Facebook....

Randall Up One Spot in Tour

01/04/2013

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 4) - In a grueling stage five short distance classic race, Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk extended her Tour de Ski lead to more than a minute over Sweden's Charlotte Kalla and Norway's Therese Johaug with a huge 15 second margin over the short 3k course. American Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) moved up one spot to seventh and...

Aerials World Cup to Open in China

01/03/2013

CHANGCHUN, China (Jan. 4) – Olympians Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) will lead the U.S. Freestyle Aerials team into the 2013 FIS Freestyle World Cup...

Tour de Ski Gap Closes on Kowalczyk

01/03/2013

TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 3) - Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk remained in the Tour de Ski lead with a comfortable win in the 15k freestyle pursuit, but the field closed the gap with Sweden's Charlotte Kalla 23.3 back and Therese Haug of Norway 28.7 back. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) dropped from fifth to eighth, but is now just 59.3 out. Liz Stephen (E....

Koos, Bender Take U.S. Titles

01/02/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 2) - Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA) of Bridger Ski Foundation and Jennie Bender (Johnson, VT) of CXC Elite took classic sprint titles on opening day of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships on the Olympic trails at Soldier Hollow. For Bender, it was her first U.S. title, winning an intense sprint to the finish over Sadie...

Neureuther Wins Munich City Event

01/01/2013

MUNICH, Germany (Jan. 1) - Hometown hero Felix Neureuther and Veronika Velez Zuzulova of Slovakia put on a New Years Day show for 25,000 fans with victory in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup City Event. It was the first win of the season for Neureuther and the second in four days for Velez Zuzulova, who claimed the first victory of her 12 year...

Soldier Hollow Hosts 400+ for U.S. Champs

01/01/2013

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 1) - Over 430 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association cross country athletes from around the nation will test their skills on the 2002 Olympic trails as Soldier Hollow plays host to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships beginning Wednesday. The weeklong Championships feature racing on Jan. 2, 4, 6 and 8th. Action opens...

Randall Untouchable in Tour Win

01/01/2013

VAL MUESTAIR, Switzerland (Jan. 1) - Amercan Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was absolutely untouchable on New Year's Day, leading qualifying by nearly five seconds and winning each of her three heats by huge margins to claim her second victory in three Tour de Ski starts in the freestyle sprint at Val Muestair. The win boosted Randall from 14th to...

Head to Head Racing Hits Munich

12/31/2012

MUNICH, Germany (Dec. 31) - Head-to-head alpine racing, featuring Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and...

Kowalczyk Gaps Field to Take Tour Lead

12/30/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 30) - Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk made a big statement in Sunday's 9k classic pursuit stage two of the Tour de Ski, posting a 41.4 second win over Norway's Therese Johaug and moving into a commanding lead in her bid for a fourth straight Tour title. Tour de Ski leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 14th and is now 1:48.3...

Shiffrin Straddles in Semmering Slalom

12/29/2012

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 29) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), fourth after the opening run, was charging for back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom wins, when she got stuck leaning back, hooked an edge, hiked and eventually straddled in the night...

Powerful Prologue Win for Randall

12/29/2012

OBERHOF, Germany (Dec. 29) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied a powerful 3k freestyle prologue Saturday to take a solid win over past Tour champions Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland. Starting 72nd, Randall was .4 behind Kalla at 1.7k but skied away to a 4.4 second victory in the first of seven stages...

Thrilling 7th for Ganong in Bormio

12/29/2012

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) delivered a gutsy run on the grueling Stelvio downhill to finish a career best seventh in Bormio. The second longest downhill on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour, the Stelvio is known for its leg...

Career Best GS Finish for Shiffrin

12/28/2012

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 28) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) battled a rugged Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Semmering to finish a career best eighth in giant slalom and leap into 10th in the overall World Cup standings....

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...

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