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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...

Randall Sweeps Sprint Weekend

12/08/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 8) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) swept the weekend, picking up a dominant win in the individual sprint at the Quebec City World Cup. The win boosted Randall, the defending FIS World Cup sprint champion, into the sprint lead and second in the overall behind Norway's Marit Bjoergen. Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) had his best...

Ligety 12th in Val d'Isere Slalom

12/08/2012

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 8) – Ted Ligety knifed through incredibly soft snow in Val d'Isere to finish 12th and gain critical points toward the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall, where he's currently second to Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal. David Chodounsky produced the third fastest final run to finish a career best 15th after missing most of...

Sarah Soars to Sochi Win

12/08/2012

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Dec. 8) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) hopefully foreshadowed the future Saturday, winning the first FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on the Olympic jump in Krasnaya Polyana outside Sochi. The first round leader, Hendrickson's 103.0 meter second ride...

Vonn Brilliant in Super G Victory

12/08/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 8) – Lindsey Vonn skied a tactically perfect weather shortened super G to capture her 57th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory and fourth this season. Julia Mancuso continued the U.S. Ski Team's speed dominance with third, the fourth straight World Cup speed race where two U.S. athletes have been in the top 3....

Goldberg, Wiles Win U.S. Downhill Titles

12/07/2012

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Dec. 7) - Jared Goldberg and Jacqueline Wiles conqured the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain Friday to capture U.S. Championship downhill titles. Traditionally held in February, the premier speed titles were shifted to December in order to take advantage of the world class facility at Copper, which is operated...

Randall, Diggins Make XC History

12/07/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 7) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) made U.S. Ski Team history on the streets of Quebec City, taking the first ever American team event win. Diggins skied a masterful final lap to put the USA into the lead, handing off to Randall who held off a hard-charging pack for the win. Kazhakstan took the...

Maze Wins St. Moritz Combined

12/07/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 7) - Slovenia's Tina Maze mastered incredibly flat light to stretch her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead to 187 points over reigning champion Lindsey Vonn with a super combined victory Friday in St. Moritz, her third win of the season. Vonn, who stood fourth after the opening leg of super G, skied out in the...

USA Ready for Quebec Sprints

12/06/2012

QUEBEC CITY, PQ (Dec. 6) - The streets of historic Quebec City are snow covered and ready for the expected 50,000 specatators for the first ever FIS World Cup sprint races Friday and Saturday. With an expanded nation's quota for the North American event, the U.S. Ski Team will enter four men's and four women's teams in Friday's freestyle team...

Selko Named FIS Journalist of Year

12/05/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5) – Ski racing is one of the world’s most visual and emotional sports. Over the past two decades, photographer Jonathan Selkowitz has brought that action to life through his photography. A Massachusetts native now living in Victor, ID near Jackson Hole, Selkowitz was honored by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and...

Ted Shreds to Impressive Win

12/02/2012

American Women Sweep Lake Louise

12/02/2012

Randall Tops Strong USA Weekend in Ruka

12/02/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 2) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) turned in another strong performance Sunday to wrap-up the Ruka Triple 10k classic pursuit behind an untouchable champion Marit Bjoergen of Norway.  Liz Stephen (...

Vonn Matches Schneider with 55th Win

12/01/2012

LAKE LOUISE, CO (Dec. 1) - Superstar Lindsey Vonn came back from the brink of disaster to win her 55th career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, matching the great Swiss Vreni Schneider for second in the all time wins list. Vonn, who was already .24 behind, went wide on a sweeping turn before the midway point of the course losing valuable time. But she...

Strong Day for Bryan Fletcher

12/01/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) had a strong jump to open the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Kuusamo, finishing 14th overall behind winner Jason Lamy Chappuis. Fletcher jumped to 11th and was in contention with the lead group in cross country...

Ligety Survives Wild Ride for Fourth

12/01/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1) - Ted Ligety survived a rock and roll ride down a challenging super G course at the Audi Birds of Prey to take fourth, matching his result from Lake Louise a week ago. Italian Matteo Marsaglia was a surprise winner for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup...

Randall Leads Another Historic USA Day

12/01/2012

KUUSAMO, Finland (Dec. 1) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led another historic day for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, finishing second in a 5k freestyle race at the Ruka Triple mini-tour in Kuusamo. It was Randall's second straight distance podium and a career best for a non-...

Vonn, Cook 1-2 in Lake Louise Downhill

11/30/2012

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) – A still ailing Lindsey Vonn stormed to a 1.73 second downhill victory in foggy Lake Louise as teammate Stacey Cook  was second to climb atop the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium of her career. The weather plagued race was held multiple times as fog drifted in and out. It was the 54th victory of Vonn's career...

Ganong Leads USA on Birds of Prey

11/30/2012

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) - A record crowd packed the Audi Birds of Prey finish area Friday as Italian Christof Innerhofer took the win in the men's downhill. Travis Ganong led the U.S. Ski Team in 16th. It was the first downhill win for Innerhofer in four years as he upset favorite Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway who was second. Marco Sullivan,...

USSA Names Helly Hansen Official Baselayer

11/30/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Nov 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) today named Helly Hansen as the official baselayer of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team. The team’s 48 athletes will wear Helly Hansen’s baselayers during competitions beginning this week at the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup event at Beaver Creek, CO, through the end of the 2016...

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