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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...

Cook, Ferguson Ninth in Val St. Come

01/12/2013

VAL ST. COME, PQ (Jan. 12) - Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) finished with matching performances yet again at the second FIS World Cup of the season in...

Ligety Gets Win in Adelboden

01/12/2013

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12) - Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom leader Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finally got the win that had eluded him, taking a victory on the Chuenisbärgli GS in Adelboden. Ligety claimed the win after first run leader Marcel Hirscher went out near the bottom of the second run while in the lead. Universal Sports TV will...

McKennis Leads Dominant USA with Win

01/12/2013

ST. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 12) - Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) came out of the number four start position to pickup a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win in a challenging downhill in St. Anton. McKennis led three Americans into the top six - five in the first 15 - on a dominating day for the U.S. Ski Team, becoming the ninth...

Newell Strong in Classic Sprint

01/12/2013

LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Jan. 12) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied to his best classic sprint finish in three seasons, taking sixth in Liberec. He was the only American to qualify for the heats. Sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) took a planned weekend off to recover from the Tour de Ski but retained the World Cup sprint lead. Theodor...

Sarah Back on Top with Win

01/12/2013

HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) launched a 98.5 meter ride on her second jump to move up and take her second win of the season in Hinterzarten. Five Americans finished in the top 22. The World Cup continues with a second meet Sunday in Hinterzarten.

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Top 10 for Taylor Fletcher

01/12/2013

CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 12) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued his torrid cross country skiing pace, coming back from 34th in the jump to finish tenth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Chaux-Neuve. Fletcher had the fasest cross country time as German Tino Edelmann took the win. Action continues on Sunday with a team...

Ligety Wins USOC Award Again

01/10/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Jan. 10) – On the heels of two blistering Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom wins in December, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been named the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month for the second time in 2012. After locking the award...

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