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Ligety Adds Downhill Podium to Bio

03/12/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 12) - Two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) became only the second American man in history to podium in all five events, tying for second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals downhill in Lenzerheide. Ligety, who started fourth to set the early pace, was just .11 off the winning time of Austrian...

Chip White to Step Aside after 18 Years

03/11/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 11) – After a successful 18 years of coaching with the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, women’s speed Head Coach Chip White will step aside following the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals this week. During his tenure, the women’s speed program produced an impressive 122 World Cup podiums, 13 World Cup titles, 10 World...

2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior Worlds Team Named

03/10/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 10) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 16 talented athletes to the 2014 U.S. Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships Ski Team on Monday. The FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships are set for March 25-27 in Valmalenco, Italy and feature aerials, moguls and dual moguls events. Headlining the...

High Level of Competition at U18 Championships

03/10/2014

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (March 10) – The 2014 U.S. Alpine U18 National Championships, which concluded last week on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, displayed an elevated level of athlete high performance amongst U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) regional club programs. According to USSA Regional Development...

USSA Updates Alpine Champs Schedule

03/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (March 9) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is making changes to its schedule for the upcoming March 19-23 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in Squaw Valley. The scheduled super G races have been canceled to allow organizers to focus on...

Randall 12th in Oslo 30k

03/09/2014

OSLO, Norway (March 9) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put forth a solid race effort Sunday, earning a career-best 12th in the 30k classic World Cup at Holmenkollen. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) also posted a career-best 30k result in 14th. Norwegian Marit Bjoergen sped to victory with an astounding one minute, 41-second...

Ligety 16th in Kranjska Gora Slalom

03/09/2014

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 9) - The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup regular season wrapped up Sunday with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) leading the U.S. Ski Team with 16th in the Kranjska Gora slalom, one day after taking his career sixth giant slalom win at the venue. German Felix Neureuther took advantage of the spring weather and charged to his...

Jerome 10th at Holmenkollen

03/08/2014

OSLO, Norway (March 8) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into 10th Saturday at the large hill World Cup on the legendary Holmenkollen venue, the first large hill competition of the season for women’s ski jumping. Jerome was the only U.S. athlete at the event, where World Cup champion Sara Takanashi of Japan went on to take the victory....

Fletcher 22nd in King’s Cup

03/08/2014

OSLO, Norway (March 8) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) earned the top spot for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team Saturday when he finished 22nd at the Holmenkollen individual 10k Gundersen World Cup. He jumped into 27th but was able to climb five spots during the cross country portion, finishing 1:42 behind the King’s Cup winner...

Hoffman Leads USA in Olso 50k

03/08/2014

OSLO, Norway (Mar. 8) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th. Daniel Richardsson of Sweden skied to the victory with Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway in second and Alexander Legkov of Russia third. On Sunday the women take on a 30k classic race...

Shiffrin Locks Second Straight Slalom Title

03/08/2014

ARE, Sweden (March 8) - Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) won her fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom of the season on Saturday to mathematically clinch a second straight World Cup title in the discipline. The stunning victory earned the 18-year-old a space in history as the youngest woman to reach eight World Cup...

Historic 6th Kranjska Gora Win for Ligety

03/08/2014

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 8) - Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) captured a historic giant slalom victory Saturday in Kranjska Gora to become the first man in Audi FIS Alpine World Cup history to have won six times at the same venue. The stunning 23rd win of his career also moved Ligety within 50 points of Austrian Marcel...

Mancuso 20th in Final Regular Season GS

03/07/2014

ARE, Sweden (March 7) - Olympic medalists Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) finished 20th and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) 24th in the last Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's giant slalom prior to the World Cup Finals. Rain and high winds forced the organizers to lower the start for each run, cutting at least 15 seconds off the run times....

Demong 10th in Trondheim

03/06/2014

TRONDHEIM, Norway (Mar. 6) – U.S. Nordic veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) charged from behind to finish 10th in the individual 10k Gundersen World Cup on Thursday. Demong jumped into 20th and then put down the fourth fastest cross country time of the day to move up ten spots. Teammate Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) won the...

Shiffrin 15th in Are Giant Slalom

03/06/2014

ARE, Sweden (March 6) - Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished 15th Thursday to lead the U.S. Ski Team in the first of two Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom races held in Are. Austrian Anna Fenninger took the win for her second straight World Cup giant slalom victory, moving her firmly into the chase for both...

Randall Clinches Third Straight Title

03/05/2014

DRAMMEN, Norway (March 5) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) clinched her third straight FIS World Cup sprint title Wednesday, finishing seventh in a classic sprint in Drammen. Randall missed out on a finals spot by a mere boot length in the semi-finals. Norway swept the wins in the city sprint with Ola Vigen Hattestad winning for men and Maiken...

Johnson Top U18 at JWCs Downhill

03/05/2014

JANSA, Slovakia (March 5) - U.S. Ski Team National Training Group athlete Breezy Johnson (Salt Lake City; Rowmark Academy) finished 15th in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships women's downhill to claim the top finish among athletes under 18. Johnson was just .05 behind teammate Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club)...

Norwegians Dominate JWCs Men's GS

03/04/2014

JASNA, Slovakia (March 4) - Team Norway dominated the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Tuesday with a clean sweep of the men's giant slalom podium led by Olympic giant slalom bronze medalist Henrik Kristoffersen. Sandy Vietze (Warren, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) led the U.S. with 37th as the team was hampered by missing to giant...

Katie Ryan Fifth in JWCs Super G

03/03/2014

JASNA, Slovakia (March 3) - Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club) took an aggressive line Monday to open women's speed competition at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships with fifth in super G, just .24 from the podium. Joining Ryan, who has already locked the 2014 NorAm downhill title, was Katharine Irwin (Vail,...

Morse 2nd Among U18s at JWCs

03/02/2014

JANSA, Slovakia (March 2) - Brian McLaughlin (Topsfield, MA; Green Mountain Valley School) and Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy) finished 16-17 to lead the U.S. Ski Team in men's downhill Sunday at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships. Morse, who also competed later that afternoon in the Nations Team...

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