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Bohonnon Fifth in First Olympics

02/17/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 17) – Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) pulled out an impressive fifth Monday during his first-ever Olympic appearance at the men’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games. The USSA Team Academy student landed a full double full full, but did not advance to the four-man super final, where Anton Kushnir of Belarus earned gold....

Sochi Studio: Stacey Cook

02/17/2014

Team USA 11th in Relay

02/16/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 16) – Team USA came up from the back of the pack after a rough start Sunday to finish 11th in the men’s 4x10k relay event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) anchored the U.S. team’s final freestyle leg at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center, where Team Sweden took home the gold. The...

Silver and Bronze for Weibrecht and Miller

02/16/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) - In an historic and seemingly improbable finish, Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) took silver and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) tied for bronze in the men's Olympic super G at Rosa Khutor Sunday. After taking the lead out of the number 13 start, Miller watched in wonderment as teammate Weibrecht put down a...

Men Jump Windy Large Hill

02/15/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 15) – The top ski jumpers in the world converged at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center Saturday to take on the large hill ski jumping event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Nick Fairall (Andover, MA) jumped into the top spot for the USA in 35th, while Polish jumper Kamil Stoch earned gold with Noriaki Kasai of Japan...

Relay Hopefuls Ski to Ninth

02/15/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 15) – Team USA left it all on the course Saturday but was not able to keep pace and finished ninth at the women’s 4x5k relay of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The relay was staged amidst the third day of spring-like temperatures at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center, where Team Sweden mounted a stunning...

Mancuso Eighth in Demanding Super G

02/15/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 15) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led Team USA once again Saturday, posting the best American finish in eighth at a rough and unforgiving super G, the final women’s speed event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Another difficult course set plus temperatures in the 40s yielded DNFs in seven of the first eight...

Cook Eighth in Sochi Aerials

02/14/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 14) – Three-time Olympian Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) landed the top result for the USA in eighth Friday night during her final Olympic appearance at the women’s aerials event of the 2014 Sochi Games. Alla Tsuper of Belarus went on to earn the gold medal ahead of 2010 Olympic champion Mengtao Xu of China, who settled for...

Miller Sixth in Sochi Super Combined

02/14/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 14) – Five-time Olympian Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied into sixth at a particularly tricky slalom race Friday during the super combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Wet snow and a challenging slalom course set bumped 10 out of 30 athletes out of the race, but Swiss skier Sandro Viletta was able to...

Spring Holds Strong at Men’s 15k

02/14/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 14) – Springtime temperatures ruled the course for a second day in a row Friday at the men’s 15k classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, where Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) took the top spot for the USA in 31st. The temperatures spiked to 50 degrees during the race, and Dario Cologna of Switzerland reigned in a...

Springtime at Laura for 10k

02/13/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 13) - Temperatures topping 50 degrees made for soft conditions and tank top skiing as Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) led the USA in the 10k classic at the Laura Cross Country Center. Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk won the race as athletes skied in short sleeves and hatless in the relentless sun. The 10k race...

Sochi Nordic Combined Opening

02/12/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 12) – Nordic combined athletes converged on the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center Wednesday for the individual 10k Gundersen normal hill event, the first of three nordic combined events of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) pulled out the strongest finish for Team USA in 24th after jumping...

Mancuso 8th as Downhill Produces Historic Tie

02/12/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 12) - Super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Thursday's Olympic downhill as Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia made history with a tie for gold. An Olympic medal tie has happened four times since 1948 in alpine skiing, but before today...

Impressive Olympic Debut for Women

02/11/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 11) – Thirty women from 12 countries soared into the history books Tuesday night during an impressive Olympic debut of women’s ski jumping at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center, a marquee event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. The depth of talent in the field yielded an intense battle with eight different nations in...

Randall Out - Caldwell Leads

02/11/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 11) – World Champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) suffered a heartbreaking loss Tuesday when she was knocked out of a stunning individual freestyle sprint event at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Randall was heavily favored to win but did not advance past the quarterfinal round, finishing fourth in her heat at...

Deneen Sixth in Moguls

02/10/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) - Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA) skied his way into the medal finals, ending up sixth in the Olympic moguls competition at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Canada's Alex Bilodeau made history, becoming the first freestyle athlete to repeat gold. His teammate Mikael Kingsbury won silver with Russia's Alexandr Smyshlyaev...

Three Olympics - Four Medals for Mancuso

02/10/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) produced a true champion performance Monday, becoming the first American skier in history to win a medal in three straight Olympic Winter Games with her bronze in a tricky super combined event at the Rosa Khutor alpine center. Mancuso skied into the lead in the downhill portion...

Alexander Leads U.S. Jumping

02/09/2014

ESTO-SADOK, Russia (Feb. 9) – Nick Alexander (Lebanon, NH) led Team USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the opening ski jumping event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Center. Alexander just missed the top-30-seeded final round at the normal hill event, where Poland’s Kamil Stoch went on to take the gold medal. Norway...

Hoffman Tops for USA in Skiathlon

02/09/2014

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (Feb. 9) – Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into the top spot for the USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the Olympic skiathlon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center. Swiss skier Dario Cologna earned gold in the 15k classic x 15k freestyle race with Marcus Hellner of Sweden and Martin Johnsrud Sundby taking silver and bronze....

Ganong Fifth in Olympic Downhill Debut

02/09/2014

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) charged to fifth on the steep and fast course of the 2014 Sochi downhill on Sunday, pulling out the best finish of his career during his first-ever Olympic appearance. Ganong skied into the lead but was then bumped by Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud, who took bronze behind gold winner...

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