Good Show for Hoffman in Worlds 15k


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 27) - Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) put in a strong kick to the finish to take a solid 15th place in the 15k freestyle cross country race at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Norway's incomparable Petter Northug won his eighth career World Championshiops gold with a breathtaking performance, leading...

Stephen 5th for World Champs Best


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 26) – Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) powered into the top five in the 10k individual skate at the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. This marks her best ever individual result, earning the top finish for the U.S. Ski Team and providing an historic best...

USA Sixth in Mixed Gender Team Event


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Team USA placed sixth in the first ever mixed gender team ski jumping event at the FIS World Nordic Ski Championships. Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) and Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) jumped for the ladies and Anders Johnson (Park City, UT) and Peter Frenette (Saranac Lake, NY) for the men. This was the...

Mancuso Just Off Meribel Combi Podium


MERIBEL, France (Feb. 24) - World Championship super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) ripped to second in the downhill half of Sunday's super combined but dropped to fourth overall after hooking up in the soft snow of the slalom portion. Tina Maze of Slovenia took the win - her eighth on the season - to boost her World Cup...

Debut World Cup Win for Bradley Wilson


INAWASHIRO, Japan (Feb. 24) – Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) capped a career best weekend with a dual moguls win on the steep course in Inawashiro. Wilson wasn't alone as the USA took three of the top four spots in both men’s and women’s.

Ligety 3rd in Garmisch Giant Slalom


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 24) - In his first race after taking triple gold at the World Championships Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Garmisch. Ligety has now finished on the podium of all six World Cup giant slalom races this season with four victories and two third place...

World Champs! Kikkan, Jessie Take Gold


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied a gutsy race to take gold in the team sprint at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Echoing their World Cup win two months earlier in Quebec, Randall and Diggins dominated to win over Sweden by nearly eight seconds with Finland taking bronze. It...

Bronze for Combined Team


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 24) - Veteran Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) anchored a solid full team performance to lead the USA to bronze in the nordic combined team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. A strong day on the jumps set the U.S. up for it's first ever medal in the team event at World Championships in...

Veteran Cook Takes Season Finale


BUKOVEL, Ukraine (Feb. 23) – Veteran Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) took the third FIS World Cup victory of her career Saturday night in Bukovel. Her win capped a strong night for U.S. Ski Team with four women in the top nine – all matching or exceeding career bests –...

Johnson Top USA in Jump Opener


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 23) - Anders Johnson (Park City, UT), who made the championship field in Friday's qualifier, led the USA in the opening men's jumping event of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Johnson went 92.5 meters to finish 37th in the event won by Norway's Anders Bardal.

Stephen Top 20 in Skiathlon



VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 23) - Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) moved up in the skating portion of the women’s skiathlon to finish 20th at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Marit Bjoergen took her second gold leading a Norwegian sweep of the medals. In the men’s skiathlon, Kris Freeman (Andover, NH) topped for...

Sullivan 19th in Shortened Downhill


GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 23) - Veteran Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 19th to lead the U.S. Ski Team in a shortened Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill Saturday in Germany as Birds of Prey downhill champion Christof Innerhofer of Italy claimed his third win of the season. The race course was shortened after heavy snow covered...

Mancuso Leads Tight Meribel Downhill


MERIBEL, France (Feb. 23) - Less than a second separated the top 17 finishers in Saturday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill with Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) leading the way for the U.S. Ski Team with 13th, .90 behind surprise winner Carolina Ruiz Castillo of Spain. It was a historic first World Cup downhill victory for Spain and...

Podium for Wilson in Japan


INAWASHIRO, Japan (Feb. 23) – Rookie of the Year Bradley Wilson (Butte, MT) earned his career first podium in single moguls with a second place finish on a slick course in Inawashiro. Wilson was able to stay tight and in control on the fast course and finished...

Gold For Sarah


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 22) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared 106.0 meters on her first jump to take a 3.3 point lead over Japan's Sara Takanashi and then sealed the gold with a 103.0 second jump at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. Jessica Jerome (Park City, UT) went 100.0 and 98.0 meters to sneak into the...

Bryan Fletcher Tops for USA


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 22) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up from 19th after the jump to finish 14th in the opening nordic combined event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme. France's Jason Lamy Chappuis took gold in a hard fought battle with four skiers racing to a near dead heat.

Quarterfinals Claim USA in Sprints


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 21) - The U.S. Ski Team qualified three skiers into the heats but all fell victim in the quarterfinals as the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships got underway in Val di Fiemme with classic sprints. Russia's Nikita Kruikuv and Norway's Marit Bjoergen took gold. Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished 19th, Sophie Caldwell (...

Sochi Aerials Hill Gets Its Test


ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 17) - Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT) each soared to fifth in the pre-Olympic test event on the Rosa Khutor aerial venue. It was a career best for McKinnon. It was a challenging week with warm weather, snow and fog making training challenging but the athletes were very pleased with the...

USA Wins! On to Vail/Beaver Creek


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 17) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team wrapped up one of its most successful World Championships in history, leaving Schladming with the official medals title with four gold plus a bronze. The medals will bring a start advantage for the Americans as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships head to the USA in 2015 at Vail/Beaver...

Austria Closes Championships With Gold


SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 17) - On the final run on the final day, Marcel Hirscher brought individual gold to the host Austrian nation at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. Hirscher won the men's slalom in a close fought battle with Germany's Felix Neureuther and Austria's Mario Matt. No Americans made it to the final run....