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Ford Defends U.S. Downhill Championship

02/15/2012

ASPEN, CO (Feb. 15) - Julia Ford (Plymouth, NH) won her second straight U.S. downhill championship and her fifth consecutive race to sweep the women's speed series in Aspen. Ford locked two NorAm super G races and a pair of NorAm downhills to move within one point of...

USA Nordic Junior Worlds Team Announced

02/15/2012

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 15) – The U.S. Ski Team named 11 ski jumping and nordic combined athletes to its 2012 FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championship Team. The Junior Worlds will be held Feb. 19-26 in Erzurum, Turkey. Among the athletes is ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) who comes into Junior Worlds leading the FIS Ski Jumping World...

Big Sixth Win for Hendrickson

02/12/2012

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) left no doubt as she soared to a pair of hill records and a nearly 13-point victory to win her sixth FIS Ski Jumping World Cup of the season Sunday in Ljubno. Hendrickson, who won a close battle with Japan's Sara Takanashi on Saturday, took command on the opening jump and broadened...

Record Relay for U.S. Women

02/12/2012

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Feb. 12) - A strong team effort, combined with a stunning anchor leg by Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN), sent the U.S. women into fifth in a 4x5k classic technique relay at the FIS Cross Country World Cup in Nove Mesto. It is the best U.S....

Vonn 8th as Women Move to Sochi

02/12/2012

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (Feb. 12) - Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was hit by gusts of swirling wind, yet powered to eighth in the Soldeu giant slalom. Tessa Worely of France won to overtake the giant slalom points...

Kostelic Secures Super Combined Title

02/12/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 12) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rocketed to fourth in the downhill half of Sunday's super combined but was bounced out of the slalom as Croatian Ivica Kostelic won to secure the season-long Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined title. Swiss...

Kearney Claims Record 15 World Cup Wins

02/12/2012

BEIDA LAKE, CHINA (Feb.12) – Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) won her 15th consecutive FIS Freestyle World Cup Sunday in Beida Lake, China to eclipse alpine legend Ingemar Stenmark as the record holder for the longest FIS World Cup win streak in...

Fifth Win for Sarah Hendrickson

02/11/2012

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 11) – Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) went head-to-head with Japan’s Sara Takanashi in the final jump in Ljubno to come away with her fifth World Cup win of the season despite a hill record set by third place finisher Daniela Iraschko of Austria. Hendrickson led after the first jump and stayed calm after a second jump...

Diggins Leads USA in Mass Start

02/11/2012

NOVE MESTO, Czech Republic (Feb. 11) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the USA to 33rd in a 15k mass start FIS Cross Country World Cup in Nove Mesto. It was a rare day without an American in the points. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and Poland’s Justyna...

Shiffrin Rips to 10th in Wind Buffed Slalom

02/11/2012

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (Feb. 11) - Relentless gusting winds and blowing snow couldn't slow 16-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) from jumping from 20th to 10th in the final run at the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held in Andorra.

Miller 4th in Olympic Downhill Test

02/11/2012

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 11) - With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in the crowd, Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rode a razor sharp line to finish fourth by a mere two hundredths of a second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup test of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games downhill....

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...

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