Scorching Giant Slalom Podium for Vonn


OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) produced a scorching final run of giant slalom Saturday to finish second in spring-like Ofterschwang and boost her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup point total to 1,708.

Fletcher Locks Down Another Top 10


LAHTI, Finland (March 3) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied to another impressive top 10 finish of the season in an individual Gundersen FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Lahti Saturday. Fletcher jumped to fourth then held on in the cross country stage...

Men's Downhill Title to be Decided at Finals


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 3) - The men's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill title was pushed to the wire Saturday as Austrian Klaus Kroell snagged the discpline lead from Swiss Didier Cuche with a victory on the 1994 Olympic track. With just one downhill remaining on March 14 at World Cup Finals in Schladming, Austria, Kroell carries a 48 point...

Sarah Hendrickson Clinches World Cup Title


ZAO, Japan (March 3) - A season which began with an historic debut World Cup win by Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) reached its pinnacle Saturday as the American teen clinched the overall title in the inaugural World Cup season for women's ski jumping. Hendrickson, 17, opened the day with a win then hung on to the runnerup spot in a rare...

Win Increases Hendrickson's Standings Lead


ZAO, JPN (Mar. 3) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) won her seventh World Cup of the the season Saturday in Zao, pushing her overall season lead to 251 points with three events remaining. Japan's Sara Takanashi was second in the competition and in the overall standings. The finish left Hendrickson in position to clinch the title with a fourth...

Cochran-Siegle Wins Jr. Worlds Downhill Gold


ROCCARASO, Italy (March 2) - Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) added to the "Skiing Cochran's" family legacy with downhill gold Friday for the first U.S. Ski Team medal at the 2012...

Vonn Loses Minimal Overall Ground


OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 2) - Torino Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was ninth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) 10th Friday at an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant...

Feuz, Kroell Tie for Super G Win


KVITFJELL, Norway (March 2) - The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour produced a rare double win Friday as Austrian Klaus Kroell tied Beat Feuz of Switzerland for a super G win in Kvitfjell. The victory pushed Feuz passed Austrian Marcel Hirscher, who did not compete, for the overall tour lead by five points. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal was fifth...

Picking the races, with a racer


What do Lindsey Vonn and Albert Pujols have in common? Aside from reaching the pinnacle of their respective sports thrice—Pujols as a World Series competitor, Vonn as the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champ—not much. That is, until you factor in fantasy baseball and, where both are perennial #1 picks.

Athlete Spotlight: Dylan Ferguson


2011 U.S. Champion Dylan Ferguson is not only a rising force on the aerials hill, but he also shreds park and pipe like there's no tomorrow (search "Dylan Ferguson" on YouTube for proof). After his first two podiums on the World Cup circuit this season, expect the Massachusetts native to continue perfecting his high-flying style for years to...

Miller to Miss Remainder of Season


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 27) – After further evaluation of an injured left knee, Olympic champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) will miss the remainder of the 2012 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season. Miller, who had an evaluation and exploritory arthroscopy on...

Fletcher Fourth for Personal Best


LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Feb. 26) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored a career best World Cup result Sunday, finishing fourth in an individual Gundersen in Liberec. At the midway mark...

Ligety Ninth in Sticky Swiss Giant Slalom


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 26) - Fighting through incredibly soft snow conditions, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was slowed to ninth place in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom at Crans Montana won by Italian Massimiliano Blardone. As the course...

Vonn Wins Record 18th World Cup Super G


BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 26) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) made up an astounding .61 deficit on the bottom half of a bumpy Bansko speed track to notch a historic 18th career super G win and pass Austrian Renate Goetschl in the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour record...

Demong Manages Massive Gain


LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Feb. 25) – Olympic Champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), turned a number 38 start position, with a two minute and 14 second gap to make up, into a top-15 when he landed 14th Saturday in windy Liberec. Strong winds forced the provisional...

Wind Blows Away Bansko Downhill


BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 25) - After three and a half hours of delays, the jury officially canceled the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Bansko due to inconsistent high winds that blew up and down the mountain. Regardless of the scrapped race, Lindsey Vonn...

Weibrecht 20th in Second Swiss Super G


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 25) - Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) sliced the Crans Montana soft snow for 20th in the second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G as Austrian Benni Raich earned the first super G victory of his storied career.

Weibrecht Top 25 in Crans Montana Super G


CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 24) - Olympic super G bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was 24th in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G races held in sun soaked Crans Montana as Swiss Didier Cuche earned the 21st win of his...

Hoffman Takes U23 Silver


ERZURUM, Turkey (Feb. 24) - The U.S. Ski Team's Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail) battled his way to a silver medal in the 15k classic at the U23 World Championships in Turkey. Hoffman battled Germany's Hannes Dotzler most of the race before pulling ahead in the final kilometers to take silver by just over two seconds. He...

Junior Worlds Silver for Hendrickson


ERZURUM, Turkey (Feb. 24) - In a battle of the teens, Japan's Sara Takanashi took gold on the HS109 meter hill in Erzurum to take the Nordic Junior World Ski Championships over the USA's Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) by a 276.5 to 265.0 margin. The two were tied after the first jump before the Youth Olympic Games champion soared to the win...