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Mancuso Leads Strong USA Effort in Super G

01/20/2013

CORTINA, Italy (Jan. 20) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) blasted through heavy snow to finish fifth and lead three U.S. Ski Team women into the top seven as Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg picked up the win....

Career Bests in Lake Placid

01/19/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 19) - In front of a packed house, Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) earned a career best World Cup finish and Nevin Brown (Streetsboro, OH) tied his career best result at the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid. McKinnon took 10th and Brown took seventh at the venue where their young careers started. China swept the top spots...

Strong World Champs XC Team Named

01/19/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 19) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage/APU Nordic) heads a team of 13 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships Feb. 20-March 3 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Randall, a silver medalist in the World Championship sprint four years ago, leads a team that...

Fletcher Nears Podium in Seefeld

01/19/2013

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 19) - The U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored the fastest cross country clocking for the third time this season posting a personal best fifth overall in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup on the Olympic trails of Seefeld. Fletcher moved up from 28th in the jump to finish just two seconds away from...

Stephen Leads Strong USA Surge

01/19/2013

LA CLUSAZ, France (Jan. 19) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) led a strong U.S. Ski Team surge with four women in the top 30 in a 10k classic mass start World Cup in La Clusaz. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) was 28th to lead the men in a 15k. Norway's Marit Bjoergen won the women's race in her first race back since before the Tour de Ski while...

Lucky 13 for Sullivan in Lauberhorn

01/19/2013

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 19) - Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team Saturday finishing 13th in the fabled Lauberhorn, one of the most punishing downhills on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup. Italian Christof Innerhofer took the win. Universal...

Vonn Back on Top in Cortina

01/19/2013

CORTINA d'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) climbed back on the top step of the podium Saturday winning the Cortina downhill with teammate Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH)...

Cook Takes Third in Lake Placid

01/18/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 18) - Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) jumped to a third place finish Friday at the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Cook threw three stunning jumps with solid landings keeping her above the cut the entire night.  Mangtao Xu and...

Cochran-Siegle Lands Combi Points

01/18/2013

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was well on his way to the Wengen super combined podium when his inside ski rattled off just three gates before the finish ensuring Alexis Pinterault of France the victory.

Kearney Wins in Lake Placid

01/17/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 17) - Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the win Thursday at the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, her first event back after a training injury in early October....

Miller Focused on Olympic Season

01/16/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA (Jan. 16) – In a strategic decision to ensure a completely healthy run for a historic fifth Olympic Winter Games, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) has opted to utilize an injury exemption and sit out the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season including the...

Remarkable Shiffrin Wins Third Slalom

01/15/2013

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 15) - Seventeen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) spent the day doing high school homework, then she won the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup night slalom in Flachau for a historic third win of her incredibly young career. The stunning...

Freestyle Stars Head to Lake Placid

01/15/2013

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 15) – Olympic freestyle skiing stars in moguls and aerials will come together for the first time this season returning to the 1980 Olympic slopes of Lake Placid for the USANA Freestyle Cup this Thursday through Saturday. The USANA Cup will mark Olympic champion Hannah Kearney's (Norwich, VT) return...

Ford Out With Fractured Femur

01/15/2013

ANNECY, France (Jan. 16) – U.S. Ski Team athlete Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) is recovering at a hospital in Annecy after surgery on a fractured right femur. Ford suffered the injury while freeskiing Tuesday in La Clusaz. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, he was...

Athlete Spotlight: Bryan Fletcher

01/14/2013

Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher is a cancer survivor whose tenacity and get-it-done outlook have taken him to the top of his sport. In 2012, Fletcher won the King’s Cup at Holmenkollen, topped the USA rankings and made regular top-10 appearances on World Cup podiums. Fletcher almost didn't make it to the world stage, though, having been...

Seventh for Team Fletcher in France

01/13/2013

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 13) - Brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) paired up to finish seventh in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup team sprint in Chaux-Neuve. The brothers jumped to 13th and slowly moved up through the pack for the top 10 finish. The World Cup now heads to Seefeld, Austria for a pair of events next...

Sargent, Bjornsen Strong in Team Sprint

01/13/2013

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Jan 13) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT) combined to lead the U.S. Ski Team finishing seventh in a freestyle team sprint in Liberec. Norway's Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg and Maiken Caspersen Falla picked up the women's win while Russia dominated the men's with Nikolay Morilov and Mikhail...

Chodounsky Career Best Top 10

01/13/2013

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 13) - The U.S. Ski Team's David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) came out with skis blazing, laying down the second fastest final run for a career best tenth in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Adelboden. Austria's Marcel Hirscher was the only faster skier on the second run as he took the win to extend is...

Hendrickson Second to Cap Strong Weekend

01/13/2013

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 13) - Reigning FIS World Cup ski jumping champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) capped a strong weekend finishing second to Japan's Sara Takanashi Sunday in Hinterzarten. Hendrickson posted rides of 103.0 and 101.5 meters but was not able to match Takanashi's towering 105.0 meter second jump for the win. The...

Vonn Hundredth Off Podium

01/13/2013

ST. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 13) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came ever so close to the podium Sunday in St. Anton, finishing fourth just a hundredth of a second out of third. Slovenia's Tina Maze continued her total dominance on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup with the win...

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