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Demong Leads in Ramsau

12/10/2011

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 10) - Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) skied to his best finish since the Olympic season, finishing 11th in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Ramsau. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) was 21st with Olympic medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) returning to the World Cup to finish 29th. Norway'...

Career Best for Brooks in Davos

12/10/2011

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 10) - APU Nordic skier Holly Brooks (Anchorage) skied to a career best 13th Saturday in the 15k freestyle in Davos with three Americans in the points. Norway's Marit Bjoergen won by an amazing 42 seconds. Tad Elliott (Durango, CO) scored his first World Cup points in 27th as Norway's Petter Northug took the victory....

Moguls Opener in Ruka Saturday

12/09/2011

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 9) - The FIS Freestyle World Cup is ready to go with the moguls opener set for Saturday. Defending World Cup and Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) is ready. U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Moguls Coach Garth Hager was pleased with the training over the past week and feels the team is ready and anxious for the opener....

Fletcher Close Second in FIS Continental Cup

12/09/2011

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 9) - The U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) made up nearly two minutes in cross country but it wasn't quite enough to get past Slovenian Marjan Jelenko who took the win in a FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup on the 2002 Olympic venues. Jelenko won his second career Continental Cup on the strength...

Kasper 4th in Beaver Creek Slalom

12/08/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 8) - Olympian Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) fought through a nasty virus that hospitalized him less than 36 hours ago to finish fourth in the Audi Birds of Prey slalom. It was also Kasper's first complete race since undergoing hip surgery in September and returning to snow in nearby Vail on Nov. 1. Reigning Audi FIS World Cup...

Vonn Gets Historic Home Win

12/07/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 7) - Calling it the most memorable of her 46 career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup wins, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) fulfilled the dream she had a child and won at home in the inaugural women's race on Beaver Creek's Birds of Prey. Despite a less than perfect run, Vonn took a .37 victory over Swiss Fabienne Suter to the roar of...

Ligety Comes Back for Birds of Prey Win

12/06/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6) - Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) stormed from behind Tuesday to win the second Audi Birds of Prey GS in Beaver Creek. It was his second win in three GS races and vaulted him into second in the overall Audi FIS Alpine World Cup standings. After sitting fourth with a...

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Cook

12/06/2011

PARK CITY, UT—(Dec. 6) Five-time U.S. champion and ex-gymnast Emily Cook grew up in suburban Boston and never let go of a dream to compete in the Olympics. Two Olympic Games and six World Championships later, she is the dominant force in women's aerials. Read on to see what makes Emily tick.

Nordic Combined Comes to Utah

12/06/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 5) – Olympian Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) will lead the U.S. Ski Team this weekend in a three-day FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup series on the 2002 Olympic venues at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. Around a dozen nations are expected to participate. Fletcher, a Steamboat native who lives and trains...

Clean Sweep for Vonn in Lake Louise

12/04/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 4) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) completed a historic clean sweep in Lake Louise, topping the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G podium with Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) third. It was Vonn's 45th career World Cup win and 11th in Lake Louise. Following a season opening giant slalom victory in Soelden, Austria, a pair of...

Ligety Narrowly Misses GS Win

12/04/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 4) - First run leader Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) couldn't quite hold on, finishing second in the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom Sunday in Beaver Creek. With a .21 second lead over Austrian Marcel Hirscher, Ligety went back and forth, in and out of the lead on his second run before falling .16 to the Austrian. Ligety, who...

Podium for Randall, Bjornsen

12/04/2011

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Dec. 4) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) combined for an historic FIS World Cup podium Sunday in a sprint relay in Duesseldorf. The U.S. team turned in a strong performance, finishing just 1.6 seconds behind Norway in the freestyle sprint. The podium came just a day after...

Bryan Fletcher Tops in Lillehammer

12/04/2011

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 4) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the way for the U.S. Ski Team, finishing 16th Sunday in the first trial of the new penalty race format nordic combined World Cup in Lillehammer. Germany's Eric Frenzel led both the jump and cross country to take the win with no penalty rounds.

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Vonn Wins Back-To-Back in Lake Louise

12/03/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 3) - Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) rocketed to her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill win in as many days Saturday to notch the 44th victory of her career and 10th in Lake Louise. Vonn has now stood on the top of the podium in three of the four World Cup races she's started this season including a giant slalom victory on...

Weibrecht Career Best SG on Birds of Prey

12/03/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3) - On a snowy, blustery day in Beaver Creek, Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) continued his comeback from injury last year to put down a career best top 10 World Cup run in the Audi FIS Birds of Prey super G. Sandro Viletta of Switzerland came out of start 30 to take the win ahead of Norway's...

Historic Win for Teen Sarah Hendrickson

12/03/2011

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3) - Teen Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared with the pride of one of women's ski jumping's pioneering nations Saturday as she won the inaugural FIS World Cup ski jumping competition for women. The 17-year-old scored nearly a 30-point margin of victory over favorite Coline Mattel of France. Hendrickson's historic...

Brilliant Win for Randall in Duesseldorf

12/03/2011

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Dec. 3) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall skied a brilliant final in the freestyle sprint, making a critical pass in the homestretch to win her fourth career FIS World Cup sprint. Randall had to fight her way back after a slow start, but showed great strength through to the finish line for the victory. Ola Viga...

Taylor Fletcher Career Best in Lillehammer

12/03/2011

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 3) - The U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) scored a career best 21st Saturday in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Lillehammer. Fletcher, who was relagated to the 45th position at the cross country start based on provisional jump results, skied the second fastest 10k to move up over 20 places....

Vonn Dominates Lake Louise

12/02/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Dec. 2) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) left no doubt to her ownership of the Lake Louise downhill. After her six-year downhill win string was snapped a year ago, Vonn came storming back Friday to win by 1.95 seconds over late-starting Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) was an...

Absolute Risk Gives Bode Miller Win

12/02/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 2) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) took maximum risk, but skied a flawless run to take his 33rd career Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win on the Birds of Prey downhill in Beaver Creek by a slim .04 margin over Swiss Beat Feuz. It was an historic third win for Miller in the Birds of Prey downhill and his first at Beaver Creek...

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