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Blasting Wind Cancels Soldeu GS

02/10/2012

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (Feb. 10) - Relentless high winds across the Pyrenees canceled the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom races scheduled in the small Andorran village of Soldeu. Overnight gusts hit 100 mph destroying banners and lifting finish tents into the Valira d'Orient river. The race was a...

Hendrickson, Van Finish Top Three

02/05/2012

HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 5) – Americans Sarah Hendrickson and Lindsey Van (both Park City, UT) battled challenging winds for a second straight day to take second and third in front of large crowds in Hinzenbach. Austrian Daniela Iraschko completed a weekend sweep...

Demong Back on Podium

02/05/2012

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 5) – Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was back on the World Cup podium Sunday after making up a minute and 22 second deficit to finish less than four seconds behind Japan's Akito Watabe. Demong was 17th after the jump...

Diggins Paces Trio Into Points

02/05/2012

RYBINSK, Russia (Feb. 5) - Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) continued to set the pace with strong U.S. Cross Country Ski Team performances in Russia for the third day, finishing 12th in a 15k skiathlon in Rybinsk leading three Americans into the points....

Fisher Snags Super Combined Points

02/05/2012

CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 5) - Erik Fisher (Middleton, ID) landed the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined points of his career as Austrian Romed Baumann captured the final win in Chamonix. Fisher, who was 12th in both previous downhill races, finished 18th in...

Mancuso Completes USA Sweep With SG Win

02/05/2012

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 5) - Three-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) attacked a gnarly Garmisch super G that forced 14 racers off course to win her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup of the season. The victory, Mancuso's career sixth...

Kearney Breaks Deer Valley Duals Jinx for Win 14

02/04/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 4) – Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) dueled her way through four rounds to take the top spot for the 14th consecutive time in Saturday’s Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort....

Hendrickson Second as Win Streak Snapped

02/04/2012

HINZENBACH, Austria (Feb. 4) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) saw her opportunity to extend a three-comp win streak snapped as wind forced a cancelation of the second round of a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Hinzenbach. Hendrickson finished second based on first-round results by a mere seven-tenths despite a hill record jump of 96.0 meters by...

Another Career Best For Rookie Diggins

02/04/2012

RYBINSK, Russia (Feb. 4) – World Cup rookie Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) continued her strong Eastern European tour scoring another career best finishing fifth in a frigid 10k mass start skate race in Rybinsk. Diggins, who had been sixth in the Moscow sprint two...

Demong, Fletcher Duo Lands Sixth

02/04/2012

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 4) – The two-man team of Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) combined Saturday to land sixth in a team event at the site of the 2013 World Championships in Val di Fiemme. The team was seeded fifth after the jump, but fell one spot in the two-by-7.5k cross country race. The duo's...

Miller 8th in Chamonix Downhill No. 2

02/04/2012

CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 4) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was surprised by his monster flight off the final jump and finished eighth in the second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill staged in Chamonix. Canadians Jan Hudec, Erik Guay and Benjamin Thomsen piled into the...

Vonn Wins Historic 50th World Cup

02/04/2012

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 4) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) produced a stunning, on-edge downhill run in Garmisch to win the historic 50th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup of her career. The victory, Vonn's 25th in downhill, came after trailing...

Ferguson Scores Career First Podium at Deer Valley

02/03/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 3) - Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) jumped his way through three finals rounds to come in second at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort, his first career FIS Freestyle World Cup podium. Zongyang Jia of China was the men’s winner. Mengtao Xu led a Chinese sweep of the women’s podium.

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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...

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