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U.S. Ski Team First Tweets

03/20/2014

Today, reading athlete tweets about their competitions and lives is a regular part of being a sports fan. But, it wasn’t always like that. Check out just how and when your favorite U.S. Ski Team athletes made their Twitter debuts.

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Shiffrin Continues Storybook Season

03/20/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 20) - Olympic slalom gold medalist and World Cup slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) continued her storybook season Thursday with victory in the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom. To kick off the first day of spring, the 19-year-old technical phenom posted a 1.5-second first run lead...

Jitloff Wins U.S. Champs Warm Up

03/19/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 19) - Olympian Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) sliced a wire-to-wire FIS giant slalom victory Wednesday to open five days of Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships competition in sun soaked Squaw Valley. The race, a precursor to Friday's U.S....

Alpine Champs Open Wednesday at Squaw

03/18/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 18) – Sunshine and excellent racing conditions will greet athletes Wednesday when the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships kick off on Red Dog at Squaw Valley.  A men’s FIS giant slalom will open the six-race program followed by the women’s U.S....

Randall Tops for USA to Close Season

03/16/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) – World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied into 13th Sunday in the 10k freestyle pursuit, closing the three-day Falun mini-tour and putting a stamp on another successful World Cup season. In addition to her third-straight World Cup sprint title, Randall finished sixth in the overall standings behind...

Wind Cancels Jumping in Falun

03/16/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 16) – Strong wind gusts on the jump hill created impossible conditions for the nordic combined and ski jumping athletes Sunday, forcing officials to cancel the final nordic combined World Cup of the season. A women’s normal hill jumping competition was also canceled earlier in the day. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) now...

Kearney Out in Front After Voss

03/16/2014

VOSS-MYRKDALEN, Norway (March 16) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearny (Norwich, VT) returned to the top of the World Cup standings Sunday with her win at the Voss dual moguls World Cup. Kearney faced off with rival Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the final round, where she took the win and took back the yellow bib with only one dual...

Shiffrin Skis to Best Season Ever

03/16/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – Sunday’s conclusion to the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season saw Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) close out her best season ever with a 12th-place finish in the foggy giant slalom finale. Anna Fenninger of Austria cut through the clouded, misty top section to seal the victory, which...

Ligety Highlights Successful 2014 Season

03/16/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – The 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season came to a close Sunday in Lenzerheide, where World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) capped another incredible season and led the USA with a 12th-place finish in the slalom finale. Ultimately, the race and the day went to Austrian Marcel Hirscher...

Jerome Soars to Eighth in Falun

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) – Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped into eighth during the women’s normal hill competition Saturday at the site of the 2015 Falun FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Jerome’s two jumps were good enough to put her in the top ten behind winner Sara Takanashi of Japan. The women head up to the hill Sunday for another...

Fletcher Leads USA in Falun

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) – Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) skied another impressive cross country race Saturday to finish 11th and lead for the USA in the Falun 10k Gundersen, the final individual nordic combined event of the season. Fletcher jumped into 24th and then put down a solid race effort to finish 11th behind winner Akito...

Kearney and Deneen Take 3rd in Voss

03/15/2014

VOSS-MYRKDALEN, Norway (March 15) – Olympic bronze medalist Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) skied into third Saturday despite flat light conditions at the Voss moguls World Cup, the final single moguls competition of the season. Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada took the win and the yellow bib, signifying her move back on top of the moguls...

Strong Skiathlon for Liz Stephen

03/15/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 15) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) skied a strong freestyle leg to lead the USA at 15th in the Falun mini-tour skiathlon. Stephen moved up from 37th after the 7.5k classic with a strong 7.5k freestyle leg. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) was 20th, Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) 21st. Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) was 18th. Norway's...

Ligety Takes Dramatic Crystal Globe

03/15/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 15) - The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom title came down to a dramatic last run shootout Saturday, with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) taking the victory and winning a points tiebreaker with Austria's Marcel Hirscher to claim his fifth crystal globe. Hirscher lost his hold on the globe when he finished the...

Mikaela Takes Win and Globe

03/15/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 15) - Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) put a wrap on a spectacular slalom season, taking a dominant 1.44 second win in the season finale at Lenzerheide to hoist her second straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup crystal globe. It was her ninth career win and fifth of the season. Universal Sports will...

Squaw Ready for U.S. Championships

03/14/2014

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 14) - Final course preparations are underway at Squaw Valley for the opening of the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships next week, March 19-23. USSA Technical Advisor Tom Johnston provided favorable reports from his initial inspection of Red Dog, the new run being used for the giant slalom and slalom...

Randall Sprints to 4th in Falun Opener

03/14/2014

FALUN, Sweden (March 14) – Newly crowned World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) led the USA on Friday with a fourth-place finish in the classic sprint, the final World Cup sprint of the season as well as the opening of the three-day Stage World Cup mini-tour finale in Falun. Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) skied to sixth in the women’s...

USA Finishes Second in Team Event

03/14/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) - The U.S. Ski Team, captained by Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) and Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV), powered to second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals Nations Team Event Friday. Anchored by Shiffrin and Chodounsky, who won every dual...

Super G Top Ten for Mancuso

03/13/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) skied into the top ten Thursday at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G final, leading the U.S. women during the final speed event of the 2014 season. All three U.S. women finished in the points during the sunny super G finale, with Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA)...

Miller 3rd to Close Super G Season

03/13/2014

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) – Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) rallied to an impressive third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G final Thursday, closing the men’s speed events for the 2014 season. Crystal clear skies and hard snow enabled the athletes to lay down a final statement on the season, with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) gunning...

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