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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...

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...

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