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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...

Newell Leads USA in Classic Sprint

01/21/2012

OTEPAA, Estonia (Jan. 21) - Both Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) and Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) pushed through tough quarterfinal battles before going out in the semis in a FIS World Cup classic sprint in Otepaa. Newell ended up seventh with Randall ninth as Swiss Dario Cologna and Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk took the wins. Randall retained her...

Vonn Boosts World Cup Overall Lead

01/21/2012

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (Jan. 21) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) missed the Kranjska Gora giant slalom podium by three hundredths of a second to finish fourth, yet boosted her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall lead to 296 over local Tina Maze. The Olympic downhill...

Cuche Wins Record Fifth Hahnenkamm

01/21/2012

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 21) - Swiss Didier Cuche won a historic fifth Hahnenkamm downhill Saturday to surpass Austrian legend Franz Klammer for the most downhill wins at Kitzbuehel. Klammer, covered in wet snow, was in the race finish to congratulate Cuche, who announced Thursday that he will retire from the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour at...

Ferguson Fifth in Lake Placid Aerials

01/20/2012

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 20) – Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) finished fifth in the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Ferguson was bumped out of the Super Finals on the last semifinal jump. Zongyang Jia of China topped the men’s podium with Mengtao XU of...

Mueller-Ristine 12th in YOG Slalom

01/20/2012

INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 20) - Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club racer Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) capped her 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games with 12th in slalom, less than 24 hours after meeting Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO). Vonn was in Innsbruck for a few hours to meet with all Youth Olympic athletes, but spent some...

Rain, Wet Snow Cancels Kitzbuehel Super G

01/20/2012

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20) - Overnight rain transitioned to pancake sized flakes of saturated snow Friday morning, forcing a unanimous jury cancelation of the Hahnenkamm super G. Rain mixed with snow is predicted to fall throughout the day. The 72nd Hahnenkamm downhill is slated for Saturday with Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) hunting for his...

Kearney Wins Record 11th World Cup

01/19/2012

LAKE PLACID, NY (Jan. 19) – Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won a record 11th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup moguls event with victory at the USANA Freestyle Cup at Whiteface Mountain. The title elevates Kearney past Switzerland’s Conny Kissling for the longest Freestyle World Cup win streak. World Champion Patrick Deneen (...

Vonn Inspires 2012 Youth Olympians

01/19/2012

INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 19) - Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alpine racer Alex Leever (Vail, CO) received a little extra inspriation Thursday as Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) met him at the finish following the first run of the  2012 Winter Youth...

Kearney Goes for 11th Straight Win

01/18/2012

Lake Placid, NY (Jan 18) – The FIS Freestyle World Cup makes its first stop in the United States this week, returning to the 1980 Olympic slopes of Lake Placid for the USANA Freestyle Cup. Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) looks to continue her moguls dominance as she seeks an 11th consecutive win. On the high flying aerials jumps,...

Mueller-Ristine 24th in YOG Giant Slalom

01/18/2012

INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 18) - Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) landed 24th in giant slalom to close day three of women's individual alpine competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club athlete was 28th in the first run, but leaped four spots with the 20th fastest second run time. France went 1-2 as...

Hahnenkamm Lore Reaches 72nd Winter

01/18/2012

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 18) - Few places in the world of downhill ski racing strike as much fear and adrenaline into the hearts of racers and fans as Kitzbuehel. Winning takes razor nerve and the guts of a champion. Those who doubt their abilities for the slightest moment can receive a swift and unrelenting beating.

Mooney Leads USA XC in Seefeld

01/17/2012

SEEFELD, Austria (Jan. 17) - A pair of 17-year-old U.S. cross country skiers notched a pair of top 16 finishes Tuesday in the classic distance races at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. Middlebury College skier Heather Mooney (Peru, VT) was 13th in the 5k classic with Stratton Mountain School athlete Paddy Caldwell (Lyme Center, NH) 16th in...

Points Standings for J1/JW/U23 2012 Team Selection

01/17/2012

Final points calculations for J1 and Junior World Team Selection can be found at the following links -

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Young Alpiners Race Historic Olympic Hill

01/17/2012

Story written by Nick Olivier courtesy of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

INNSBRUCK, Jan 16 - The U.S. alpine skiers at the Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games returned to hallowed grounds in U.S. Alpine Ski Team history. The Youth Olympic downhill is located on...

Junior Worlds, U23 XC Teams Named

01/17/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Jan 17) – The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team named its 2012 FIS Junior World Championship Team and Under 23 World Championship Teams. The athletes were selected based on results at the 2012 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships in Rumford, ME Jan. 2-8. The Junior Worlds will be held Feb. 19-26 in Erzurum, Turkey.

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Cook Second in World Cup Aerials Opener

01/15/2012

MONT GABRIEL, PQ (Jan. 15) – In only her fourth day on snow this season, two-time Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) stood second on the podium Sunday at Mont Gabriel in the FIS Freestyle World Cup aerials opener. Olga Volkova  of the Ukraine finished first edging out Cook, while Russia's Pavel Krotov took the men’s top spot.

Hendrickson Remains Unstoppable

01/15/2012

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 15) - Young Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to yet another hill record winning her fourth FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in five events in its inaugural season. Hendrickson put down a 108.0 meter ride on her second jump - a half meter longer than her hill record a day earlier - to take another victory over Austria...

Leever 10th in YOG Super Combi

01/15/2012

INNSBRUCK, Austria (Jan. 15) - Alex Leever (Vail, CO) of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail was 10th and Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's Julia Mueller-Ristine (Aspen, CO) was 17th in super combined to close the second day of alpine competition from the inagural Winter Youth Olympics in Austria. Sweden's Magdelena Fjaellstroem and Marco Schwarz...

Kostelic Wins Wengen Slalom

01/15/2012

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15) - Defending Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia moved closer current overall leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria with victory in the Wengen slalom as Hirscher was disqualified for straddling a gate. It was Kostelic's second win of the weekend after opening the 82nd Lauberhorn with...

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