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Fletcher Leads USA in 14th

02/03/2012

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 3) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the Americans Friday, finishing 14th after jumping to 10th and incurring one penalty lap in the new-this-season format. Teammates Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO) closed 18th and 22nd respectively, each making up two penalty...

Miller 2nd in Chamonix Downhill by .01

02/03/2012

CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 3) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) came within .01 of victory in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhills in Chamonix as Klaus Kroell snagged the first Austrian speed win of the season.

Lucky 13 for Hannah Kearney

02/02/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 2) Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) stretched her record win streak to 13 with a victory Thursday Feb. 2 in the Putnam Investments Moguls at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort. Heather McPhie (Bozeman, MT) finished second, with an impressive jumps package. Canadian Mikael Kingsbury took the...

Diggins Leads Historic USA Finish

02/02/2012

MOSCOW (Feb. 2) – On a day that saw three American women square off in the semifinals, young Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA with a career best sixth in zero temperatures in the Moscow sprints. FIS World Cup sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was seventh, failing to make finals in a close semifinal finish. Ida Sargent (Orleans, VT...

Tune-In to the Visa Freestyle International

02/02/2012

DEER VALLEY, UT (Feb. 2) – Watch as Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) looks to extend her record FIS Freestyle World Cup win streak to 13 Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Visa Freestyle International hosted by Deer Valley Resort. The three-day competition...

Cook Lands In Aerials Top 10

01/29/2012

CALGARY, AB (Jan. 29) — Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) geared up for the Feb. 2-4 VISA Freestyle International with another FIS Freestyle World Cup top-ten aerials finish, taking seventh place at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, AB. Mengtao Xu of China was...

Fog Scrubs Garmisch Super G

01/29/2012

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 29) - Thick fog blanketed the Kandahar speed track in Garmisch-Partenkirchen forcing the jury to cancel the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G scheduled for Sunday. It was the second super G canceled in a week after the Kitzbuehel, Austria race was also scrapped due to weather. No decision on possible...

Vonn .03 Shy of St. Moritz Sweep

01/29/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 29) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came within .03 of a three-race sweep in St. Moritz to finish second in Sunday's super combined behind defending Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany. Despite missing the...

Kearney Earns 12th Consecutive World Cup Win

01/28/2012

CALGARY, AB (Jan. 28) – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) extended her FIS Freestyle World Cup record streak to 12 Saturday with a win at the Canada Olympic Park while Mikael Kingsbury of Canada was the mens winner. Kearney was joined on the podium by...

Cuche Overtakes Downhill Lead

01/28/2012

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 28) - Swiss juggernaut Didier Cuche climbed into the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill lead with victory in a a fog shortened Garmisch downhill. Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was 35th, despite starting after racer 45. Miller, who...

Vonn Within One of Career 50th Win

01/28/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 28) - Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) torched the St. Moritz speed track for a 1.42 second margin of victory and her career 49th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win. It was Vonn's eighth win of the season, second in two days...

Vonn Pushes Overall Point Total to 1,070

01/27/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Jan. 27) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) pushed her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points total to 1,070 with a super combined victory in bluebird St. Moritz. It was Vonn's seventh victory of the season and now leads the overall chase by 302 points...

Kearney Highlights Deer Valley World Cup

01/26/2012

DEER VALLEY, UT (Jan. 26) – Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), who recently notched a record 11th straight FIS Freestyle World Cup victory, will headline the Feb. 2-4 VISA Freestyle International. The three-day event will showcase aerials,...

Olympians to Host Ice Men Clinic

01/25/2012

PARK CITY, Utah (Jan. 25) – Recreational skiers can now make turns with some of America’s greatest ski champions in a unique clinic from the U.S. Ski Team. Olympic and World Championship medalists Donna Weibrecht, Doug Lewis, Phil Mahre, Heidi Voelker, Trace Worthington and Shannon Bahrke will host this year’s "Ice Men" ski clinic at Deer...

Ligety Surges in Schladming Night Slalom

01/24/2012

SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 24) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) battled huge ruts and continuous snowfall to finish sixth in the Schladming night slalom in front of 45,000 raucous fans as hometown hero Marcel Hirscher won. It was Ligety's best slalom finish since January...

Randall Leads Five USA Into Points

01/22/2012

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 22) - Five U.S. athletes skied into the points Sunday in classic distance racing on the FIS World Cup in Otepaa. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led the way in 15th, holding onto her fourth place standing in the overall FIS World Cup. Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) matched her career best 18th in just her fourth World Cup. Swiss...

Kasper Consistent in Kitzbuehel Slalom

01/22/2012

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22) - Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) tied for 14th in slalom Sunday to lead three Americans into the Kitzbuehel top 30. Jimmy Cochran (Keene, NH) was 19th and Colby...

Season Best Slalom for Vonn

01/22/2012

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Jan. 22) – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) continued to put consistency in her technical skiing, recording her best slalom finish of the season in seventh at Kranjska Gora. The finish left Vonn's overall World Cup...

Cook, Ferguson Lead Young U.S. Team

01/21/2012

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 21) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) and Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) both made the top 10 in the USANA Freestyle Cup in Lake Placid, Saturday. Ferguson and Cook both finished 8th. Standing on top of the podium was Mengtao XU of China for the women and Thomas Lambert of Switzerland for the men. The FIS Freestyle World Cup...

Mueller-Ristine Closing YOG Flag Bearer

01/21/2012

INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 21) - Aspen Ski and Snowboard Club athlete Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) was selected as flag bearer for Team USA at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which takes place upon completion of competition Sunday in Innsbruck. The 16-year-old was selected as flag bearer following a nomination...

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