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Shiffrin Dazzles Crowd in Aspen Slalom

11/25/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 25) - U.S. Ski Team rising star Mikaela Shiffrin scored the seventh top 10 of her career with a strong second run in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, finshing seventh. Austria's Kathrin Zettel took the win. The finish boosted Shiffrin to fifth in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and slalom standings. The race was...

Ligety .01 from Super G Podium

11/25/2012

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 25) – Ted Ligety led four U.S. Ski Team athletes into the points Sunday finishing fourth in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G in Lake Louise, missing the podium by a mere .01. Ligety strategically skipped the downhill race and spent the week leading up to Lake Louise training at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper...

Fletcher Top USA in Penalty Race

11/25/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 25) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) soared to 19th in the jump and held on to finish 22nd in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup penalty format race in Lillehammer. Norway's Magnus Moan won. In the format, skiers are assigned penalty laps based on their points back in the jump. The World Cup now heads to Kuusamo,...

Historic First Relay Podium for U.S. Women

11/25/2012

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 25) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team made history Sunday, scoring its first ever FIS World Cup relay podium in a women’s 4x5k team event in Gaellivare. In a race where each of the four U.S. women needed to have their best ever 5k races, Jessie Diggins (...

Shiffrin Makes Statement in Aspen GS

11/24/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 24) - The U.S. Ski Team's Mikaela Shiffrin put together two solid runs, coming out of the 42nd start position to finish ninth - a career best giant slalom - at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Slovenia's Tina Maze picked up the win to remain undefeated in...

Sulllvan Storms Back to World Cup Podium

11/24/2012

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 24) - Veteran U.S. Ski Team downhiller Marco Sullivan parlayed a strong training run Thursday plus two weeks of training at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper into a third place downhill finish in the opening Audi FIS Alpine World Cup...

Hendrickson Second in Opener

11/24/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 24) - Defending FIS Ski Jumping World Cup champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came up just a few meters short, finishing second to rival Sara Takanashi of Japan in the season opener on the Olympic K100 jump in Lillehammer. Hendrickson took the first round lead with a jump of 98.5 meters but was only able to fly...

Lodwick Leads on Tough Day for USA

11/24/2012

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Nov. 24) - Olympic medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) put on an impressive display on the cross country trails to move up from 40th after the jump to lead the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team in 24th at the season opening FIS World Cup in Lillehammer. Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 30th but posted the...

Career Bests for Randall, Brooks

11/24/2012

GAELLIVARE, Sweden (Nov. 24) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team’s women wasted no time establishing their direction for the season with a strong FIS Cross Country World Cup opener in Gaellivare. Defending sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) scored her first non-sprint podium, finishing third in the 10k freestyle race. Holly Brooks (...

Audi World Cup Live This Weekend

11/23/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 23) - U.S. ski racing fans have a weekend of live coverage as the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup comes to America. Sunday's Nature Valley Aspen Winternational women's slalom will air live on the NBC Sports Network with two hours of coverage from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST...

World Cup Rolls to Historic Aspen

11/20/2012

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 21) – All eyes will be watching Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and potentially Lindsey Vonn when the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational takes over the historic Colorado ski town Thanksgiving weekend with a pair of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tech races. Vonn, who was walloped last week with a stomach illness, returned to gate...

Vonn Returns to Gate Training

11/18/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 18) – Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn returned to gate training Sunday with a giant slalom session on Vail's Golden Peak. Vonn, who has been slowed by illness for over a week, made the decision to begin gate training after a brief freeskiing session on Nov. 17. Her training status is day-to-day...

2013 Alpine Team Announced in Vail

11/15/2012

VAIL, CO (Nov. 15) – Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety highlight a powerhouse team of 48 athletes named to the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks. Hundreds of fans packed into Arrabelle Square to welcome the team during a public celebration that opened the 50...

Star Ski Jumping Team Named

11/13/2012

PARK CITY, Utah (Nov. 13) – With their Olympic debut just 15 months away, three of the world’s top women’s ski jumpers have been named to the 2012-13 U.S. Ski Jumping Team. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT), who won nine of 13 FIS World Cups last season, leads the squad along with 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van and Jessica Jerome (both Park...

Clark to Join Hall of Fame

11/13/2012

ISHPEMING, MI (Nov. 13) - Freestyle skiing pioneer Wayne Wong and world champion freestyle moguls skier Jeremy Bloom lead an outstanding class of six inductees elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Joining them will be Alpine World Championship medalist Kirsten Clark, world champion and snowboarding pioneer Craig Kelly, acclaimed...

Six to Join Hall of Fame

11/13/2012

ISHPEMING, MI (Nov. 13) - Freestyle skiing pioneer Wayne Wong and world champion freestyle moguls skier Jeremy Bloom lead an outstanding class of six inductees elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Joining them will be Alpine World Championship medalist Kirsten Clark, world champion and snowboarding pioneer Craig Kelly, acclaimed...

Vonn Hospitalized With Illness

11/12/2012

VAIL, CO (NOV. 12) - Four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn was admitted to a hospital in Vail, CO Monday with an undisclosed illness. Vonn was in Colorado preparing for the Nov. 24-25 Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, the annual women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup swing to the U.S. More information about Vonn's...

Ligety 13th in Foggy Levi Slalom

11/11/2012

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 11) – Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety, who was victorious in the opening World Cup race at Soelden, Austria two weeks ago, finished 13th Sunday in a foggy slalom held north of the Arctic Circle. Defending World Cup slalom champion Andre Myhrer of Sweden won my a narrow .06 margin over...

Stunning Slalom Podium for Shiffrin

11/10/2012

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 10) – Seventeen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin converted a trip to the Arctic Circle into the second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium of her career after finishing third in Levi. While she doesn't yet have a driver's license or a high school diploma – she graduates from Burke Mountain Academy next spring – the podium came...

Ligety Honored by USOC for Soelden Win

11/08/2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Nov. 8) – Ted Ligety's historic 2.75 second margin of victory in the Oct. 28 giant slalom that opened the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season has earned him the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month award for October. Ligety's blistering of the World Cup field was even more impressive as it came during a raging...

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