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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...

Miller Consistent in Birds Training

12/01/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 1 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - A trio of Austrians topped the final training run for the Birds of Prey downhill at Beaver Creek. Though there was some wind that played a role in the outcome, the course conditions were said to be excellent, fast and hard but with...

Vonn 2nd in Final Training Run

12/01/2011

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Dec. 1 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Swiss racer Dominique Gisin led the way Thursday at the third downhill training run in Lake Louise ahead of tomorrow’s opening World Cup women’s downhill. Gisin skied the 3,068-meter course in one minute, 53.04 seconds.

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Women's Jumping World Cup to Debut

12/01/2011

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 1) - Ski jumping will hit another milestone this weekend with the debut of the International Ski Federation's World Cup for women. Jessica Jerome, Sarah Hendrickson, Alissa Johnson and Abby Hughes (all Park City, UT) will represent the USA on the 1994 Olympic jumps in Lillehammer.

Miller 4th in Birds Training Opener

11/30/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Swiss veteran Didier Cuche was the fastest skier down the Birds of Prey downhill course today in Beaver Creek, Colo. for the first training run after yesterday’s run was canceled for last-minute course work.

Cuche is...

Vonn 3rd, Smith 5th in 2nd Trainer

11/30/2011

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Nov. 30 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - The World Cup women were back on the Lake Louise downhill course for a second training run today (Nov. 30) ahead of their speed season opener Friday.

Swiss racer Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalden lead the field of 61 women...

Beaver Creek to Host More Races

11/30/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 30) - The International Ski Federation announced Wednesday that three Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races which could not be held next week at Val d'Isere, France will be moved to Beaver Creek. A men's giant slalom and slalom, plus a women's super G, will now be held next Tuesday through Thursday at Beaver Creek. The...

Opening Birds DH Training Pushed

11/29/2011

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Nov. 29 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - The first training run of the of the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup men's downhill, scheduled for today (Nov. 29) in Beaver Creek, Colo has been canceled to allow course workers time to make adjustments to the course.

Vonn Fast in Opening Downhill Trainer

11/29/2011

LAKE LOUISE, ALB (Nov. 29 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - Call it Lake Lou-Lindsey.

Lindsey Vonn has raced 20 times at Lake Louise and won eight of those. She's been on a Lake Louise podium 14 times.

Aspen Top 10 for Shiffrin

11/27/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 27) - Sixteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was calm, cool and collected as the notched a top-10 finish in only her second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Sunday's Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Shiffrin, who has yet to get her drivers' licence, turned a bib 37 start into a stunning eighth place finish and...

Bode Miller Leads Strong USA Attack

11/27/2011

Randall Sixth in Ruka Triple Stage Race

11/27/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 27) - Another strong early season performance Sunday by the U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put her in sixth place in the Ruka Triple mini stage race in Kuusamo. Randall was 16th fastest in the finale pursuit to finish strongly among the powerhouse athletes of the sport in the three-day event, also keeping her...

Mancuso Breaks Aspen Podium Jinx

11/26/2011

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 26) - Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CO) broke a seven-year jinx, taking the number three podium spot with two brilliant GS runs at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational.  Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) battled back from a tough first run (21st) to finish 12th. It was the first U.S. podium in Aspen since Kristina...

Bode Miller Leads USA in Downhill Opener

11/26/2011

LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 26) - Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) led three Americans into the points Saturday in the opening Audi FIS World Cup downhill in Lake Louise. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 24th and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) 27th. Swiss Didier Cuche began defense of this downhill title with a strong win. Miller, an early racer in...

Demong, Fletcher Move up in XC

11/26/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 26) - The weatherman dealt a tough break to the Americans Saturday. High winds forced cancelation of the nordic combined jump, with officials reverting to Friday's provisional round for seeding. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) moved up in the cross country race to finish 19th and...

Randall, Brooks Strong in 5k

11/26/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 26) – Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) continued her strong season start, finishing 12th in a 5k freestyle race in the second leg of the weekend-long Ruka Triple in Kuusamo. The finish left her in fifth place in both the Ruka Tripla and FIS World Cup behind Norway's Marit Bjoergen, who swept to her third straight win...

Fletcher Leads USA in Opener

11/25/2011

KUUSAMO, Finland (Nov. 25) – Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 18th in the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Kuusamo. Fletcher jumped to 11th but dropped back seven spots in cross country. Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY), meanwhile, moved up nine spots from 29th...

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