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Lodwick Scores Another Victory at Soldier Hollow

12/15/2012

 

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 15) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) took a win for the second day in a row at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow. Lodwick sat in sixth going into the cross country event after a 95m jump. Japan's Daito Takahashi started the cross...

Randall Second at Wire in Canmore

12/15/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 15) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) took the fight down to the wire in Canmore, finishing second to Norway's Maiken Kaspersen Falla. The finish kept Randall in the World Cup sprint lead and moved her into second in the overall standings. Andy Newell finished fifth behind men's winner Emil Joensson of Sweden. Six Americans made...

Strong Day for Team Fletcher in Ramsau

12/15/2012

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 15) - Team Fletcher had a brotherly day in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Ramsau. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) jumped to a strong sixth before finishing eighth overall. Younger brother Taylor moved up from 37th after the jump to command a career best tenth. Norway's Magnus Moan, third after the jump, took a 5...

McPhie Takes Win at World Cup Opener

12/15/2012

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 15) – Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) kicked the season off with a bang, winning the FIS Freestyle World Cup opener in Ruka. Teammate Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME) took third for the men proving that the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team was ready to pick up right where it left off last season. McPhie's back-X and signature D-...

We Believe! Nyman Wins Again

12/15/2012

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 15) - Do you believe in Steven? The Utah downhiller put a mark on his comeback returning to the site of his 2006 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win to do it again. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) came out of the 39th start position to steal a victory...

Heavy Snow Nixes Val d'Isere Super G

12/15/2012

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 15) - Heavy overnight snow and a forecast of continued snow throughout the day has canceled the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G scheduled for Saturday in Val d'Isere. A downhill was successfully ran Friday with Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) capturing the first World Cup podium of her career with second. The...

Lodwick Cruises to Continental Cup Victory

12/14/2012

 

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 14) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) climbed back to the top of the podium at the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow. Lodwick, who is taking a break from the World Cup circuit after a difficult 2011-12 season, started the cross country...

Jumpers Show Depth in Ramsau

12/14/2012

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 14) - U.S. ski jumpers continued to show increasing depth with five women in the top 12 at a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ramsau. Lindsey Van (Park City, UT) led the way in fourth with Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) fifth - both season best results. Defending World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was seventh...

Moguls 2012-13 Team Announced

12/14/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 14) -  The 2013 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Team, lead by Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT),  Olympic bronze medalist Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) was named in advance of the Dec. 15 FIS Freestyle season opener in Ruka, Finland. The 20 member team also features Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT), a Junior Olympic gold medalist,...

Ganong Leads Back of Pack Attack

12/14/2012

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 14) - Travis Ganong led a back of the pack charge by the U.S. Ski Team in the Val Gardena super G, starting 58th and finishing 24th to lead five U.S. Ski Team athletes into the points. Ted Ligety was 25th to retain second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall standings behind race winner Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway...

Career First Podium for Smith

12/14/2012

VAL d'ISERE, FRANCE (Dec. 14) - Leanne Smith parlayed an early start number into a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium, finishing second in the Val d'Isere downhill behind Swiss winner Lara Gut. Smith, who started third, led four Americans into the top 10 on a shortened...

Kikkan Randall Leads USA in Canmore

12/13/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 13) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) held on for sixth in a FIS World Cup 10k classic mass start at Canmore Thursday, battling head-to-head in the pack behind a dominating win by Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk. It was a career best classic distance finish for Randall who is now third in the FIS Cross Country World Cup overall...

Canmore Sprints LIVE Today on USSA Network

12/12/2012

CANMORE, AB (Dec. 15) – The newly launched USSA Network will bring live coverage of this weekend’s FIS Cross Country World Cup in Canmore to American fans. World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall will hope to repeat her success from last weekend's World Cup in Quebec. Live coverage of freestyle sprints begins at 2:30 p.m. EST Saturday and...

Lodwick Headlines Continental Cup Field

12/12/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 12) – Olympic medalist and world champion Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) will headline a large field of athletes from xx nations this weekend at International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup competitions at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. Lodwick, who is taking a break from the World Cup, will...

Freestyle World Cup Opens in Finland

12/12/2012

RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 13) – The FIS Freestyle World Cup season opens Dec. 15 with dual moguls in Ruka, Finland. Headlining the U.S. Ski Team north of the Arctic Circle are Heather McPhie and Pat Deneen. Last season the U.S. took three of six podium spots with Hannah Kearney in first, and Eliza Outtrim and Sho Kashima in second. Olympic champion,...

U.S. Moguls Selections Slated for Copper

12/12/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (Dec. 12) – The U.S. Freestyle Moguls selection event will be hosted at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain Dec. 16-22. Selection events are an opportunity for athletes to qualify for FIS Freestyle World Cup and NorAm starts for the 2013 season, two men and two women's spots are up for grabs. This is the...

USOC Honors U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

12/09/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Dec. 9) - The U.S. Olympic Committee has honored the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with its Team of the Month Award for November. The Team made history Nov. 25 in Gaellivare, Sweden with its first ever relay podium, finishing third in...

Maze Wins Third Straight Giant Slalom

12/09/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 9) - Slovenia's Tina Maze made a bold statement in her quest to win the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and giant slalom title by capturing her third straight race in the discipline. Defending overall champion Lindsey Vonn was fifth after the opening run and up nearly a full second in the final when she saved a...

Three U.S. Jumpers Top 10

12/09/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Dec. 9) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) was uncharacteristically off the World Cup podium, as three U.S. women cracked the top 10 in day two on the Olympic jump in Sochi. ...

Ligety 3rd as Win Streak Ends

12/09/2012

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 9) – World Champion Ted Ligety battled soft snow and a shortened course to finish third in the Val d'Isere giant slalom behind race winner and reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and GS champ Marcel Hirscher of Austria. The podium kept Ligety in the World Cup GS driver's seat and eased him closer to overall...

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