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Big Olympic Test Event Weekend in Jeongseon

03/03/2017

PYEONGCHANG, Korea (Mar. 3, 2017) – The women’s speed team will look to put a rough Audi FIS Ski World Cup weekend in Crans-Montana, Switzerland behind them as they take on the Olympic test event at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre this weekend with a downhill on Saturday and super G on Sunday. Meanwhile, the men head to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia for...

Bickner Steps Up in First Worlds

03/02/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 2, 2017) - Kevin Bickner (Wauconda, IL), 20, made another step forward in his jumping career, leading the USA on the HS130m large hill, finishing 30th at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. It was the best men’s finish on the large hill at worlds since Alan Alborn was 27th in 1999.

The event ended with...

U.S. Women Fourth in World Championships Relay

03/02/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 2, 2017) - In an event that has become a focal point at World Championships, the USA finished fourth Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay. Norway took its fourth straight gold in the event with Sweden taking silver and Finland bronze.

For the American women, it was a day of intense pride mixed with disappointment. It...

Aerials World Cup Tour Concludes in Moscow

03/01/2017

MOSCOW (March 1, 2017) – The best aerialists in the world will close out the 2016-17 World Cup season this weekend with a night event in Moscow. Competition will take place Saturday, March 4 on a scaffolding site just outside of the city center.

Rydzek Sweeps to Third Gold

03/01/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - Johannes Rydzek of Germany put on a late move to charge to a third-straight nordic combined gold medal at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 31st to lead the USA.

USA Qualifies Four Into Large Hill Final

03/01/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - All American ski jumpers qualified Wednesday night to go into Thursday night’s large hill World Championship medal round on the HS130m hill in Lahti. It’s the first time since 1991 in Val di Fiemme, Italy that the USA has put four men into a large hill final.

Michael Glasder (Cary, IL) went 116 meters to...

Bjornsen Strong in Lahti 15k

03/01/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) put in a powerhouse performance Wednesday to finish 18th in the 15k classic at the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Lahti to lead the USA. A week into the Championships, host Finland found gold with Iivo Niskanen who brought the crowd to its feet as he took a 17.9-second win over...

USA Announces Women’s Relay Team

03/01/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Mar. 1, 2017) - The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team has announced its team that will compete Thursday in the women’s 4x5k relay where the Americans are expected to be contenders. Three of the four team members have won medals in the first week of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti.

It’s Just About Today

02/28/2017

The 19-year-old German ski racer gave a tug on the laces of her leather boots, clicking them into the cables on her long wooden skis. Behind her was the towering Piz Nair, the iconic peak on Corviglia at St. Moritz, high in the Swiss Alps.

A day earlier she had won silver in the downhill on Piz Nair - five minutes, 38 seconds down the...

Bjornsen Classic Leader in 10k

02/28/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 28, 2017) - Norway’s Marit Bjoergen won her second gold medal of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Tuesday with a dominating 41-second win in the women’s 10k classic. Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA), who together with Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN)...

Building Day for Combined Team

02/26/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 26, 2017) - The USA finished eighth Sunday in the nordic combined team event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. Germany was an easy winner of the gold, followed by Norway and Austria.

 

The day kicked off strong for the USA as Ben Berend (Steamboat Springs, CO)...

Biesemeyer 19th in Kvitfjell Super G

02/26/2017

KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 26, 2017) - Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) was the top-placed American in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, won by Italy’s Peter Fill.

It was a career-first super G victory for Fill, as Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was second, and Canada’s Erik Guay finished third. Biesemeyer was 19th.  Brennan Rubie...

First Career Alpine Combined Victory for Shiffrin

02/26/2017

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 26, 2017) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) won her first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined event Sunday, and increased her overall World Cup lead heading into final races of the season.

Racing once again under brilliant blue skies and on a soft track, Shiffrin laid down a solid first run of...

Classic Medal for U.S. Ski Team

02/26/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 26, 2017) - Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied to bronze Sunday in the classic team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. It was the first classic technique medal for the USA since the two disciplines were established. Norway took gold with Russia winning silver.

Ski Racing Publisher Gary Black Passes

02/26/2017

SUN VALLEY, ID (Feb. 26, 2017) - For more than three decades, Ski Racing and its publisher Gary Black, Jr., have been an impactful voice for alpine ski racing worldwide. The U.S. Ski Team is mourning the passing of Black, 75, who died peacefully Saturday (Feb. 25) at his home in Sun Valley.

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Podium for Wilson in World Cup Finale

02/26/2017

CHONGLI, China (Feb. 26, 2017) – Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) closed out the FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup season on the podium with a third place finish at Thaiwoo Ski Resort on Sunday.

After missing finals in the singles competition on Saturday, Wilson put it all on the line on Sunday, battling through multiple close duals and advance to...

Gold for Austria on HS100m Jump

02/25/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 25, 2017) - Stefan Kraft of Austria took gold in the men’s HS100m ski jumping competition in dramatic fashion Saturday night in front of a packed house at Lahti Stadium to edge Germany’s Andreas Wellinger by a mere two points. Germany took silver and bronze.

It was a tough night for USA jumpers Kevin Bickner (...

Intense Action in World Champs Skiathlons

02/25/2017

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 25, 2017) - Over 35,000 fans packed Lahti Stadium Saturday for one of the biggest events of the 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships showcasing the men’s and women’s skiathlon events. Norway’s Marit Bjoergen took gold for the women over Finland’s Krista Parmakoski. Norway’s Martin Sundby fell in the final half-kilometer...

‘Crazy Fast’ Turn Dings Ganong in Downhill

02/25/2017

KVITFJELL, Norway (Feb. 25, 2017) – One “crazy fast” turn got Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) off on the wrong foot in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill won by Norway’s home-crowd favorite Kjetil Jansrud.

Running the full-length 1994 Olympic downhill course, Jansrud edged out Italy’s Peter Fill by just 0.08 seconds. Switzerland...

Bohonnon Leads Once Again in Belarus

02/25/2017

MINSK, Belarus (Feb. 25, 2017) – The FIS Freestyle aerials World Cup was back in action Saturday with jumpers taking flight just outside of the Belarusian capital of Minsk. The U.S. Ski Team men’s aerials athletes were strongly represented in the final rounds, with Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT), Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), Eric Loughran (Pelham...

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