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Fletcher Fourth for Personal Best

02/26/2012

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

02/26/2012

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

02/26/2012

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

02/25/2012

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

02/25/2012

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

02/25/2012

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

02/24/2012

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

02/23/2012

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

02/23/2012

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...

Mancuso Wins Moscow Night Race

02/21/2012

MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 21) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) ripped through the head-to-head style parallel slalom to win under the lights for her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win this season. Teammate...

Demong Top 10 in Snowy Germany

02/19/2012

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Feb. 19) – Challenging weather conditions in Klingenthal, Germany Sunday did not claim Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) as he finished 10th in an individual Gundersen, making up 10 spots from the jump. High winds and heavy...

Kasper, Ligety Land 6-7 in Bansko Slalom

02/19/2012

BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 19) - Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) produced strong second runs to finish sixth and seventh at an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in...

Unstable Snow Claims Sochi Super Combi

02/19/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 19) - The Sochi organizing committee made every effort to prepare the 2014 Olympic speed track, but overnight snow and warm temperatures made the surface too unstable to host the third Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined. The race will not be rescheduled later in the season, therefore...

Giant Slalom Lead Slips from Ligety

02/18/2012

BANSKO, Bulgaria (Feb. 18) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) survived a near crash in his second run dropping him from first to 27th on the day and out of the lead of the giant slalom standings for the first time this season. In a stumble he missed a gate that whipped him...

Randall In Career Best Classic Finish

02/18/2012

SZKLARSKA POREBA, Poland (Feb. 18) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied to a career best classical technique distance event, finishing eighth in a 10k FIS Cross Country World Cup in Szklarska Poreba. Thousands of Polish fans turned out to see national hero Justyna Kowalcyk win a day after Randall knocked her out in the quarterfinals of the sprint...

Fletcher Top Result for USA

02/18/2012

KLINGENTHAL, Germany (Feb. 18) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the USA Saturday in Klingenthal, Germany, posting 17th after jumping to 14th and skiing to make up a...

Record Four Americans in DH Top 10

02/18/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb.

Historical Fifth Downhill Title for Vonn

02/18/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 18) - With a month still remaining in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) clinched a record fifth straight dowhill title with a third place finish in Rosa Khutor on the 2014 Olympic course. Vonn now holds a 231 point lead over Germany's Maria...

Randall Survives Crash for Third

02/17/2012

SZKLARSKA POREBA, POLAND (FEB. 17) - World Cup sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered her way back into the race to finish third after an early crash in the finals. Sweden's Ida Ingemarsdotter took the win - her second of the season - as Randall extended her World Cup lead in the final skating sprint of the season. Canadian...

Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named

02/16/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 16) – Teen rocket Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), who landed her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium this winter, headlines a strong group of 14 athletes slated to compete at the Junior World Ski Championships March 1-9 in Roccaraso,...

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