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Career Best Classic Finishes in New Snow

12/17/2011

ROGLA, Slovenia (Dec. 17) – It was a day of career bests for U.S. racers in Rogla with classic technique distance racing in heavy new snow. The U.S. Ski Team's technicians delivered the skis with Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) setting the pace finishing 11th, followed by Holly Brooks (Anchorage) 19th and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) 22nd in the...

Wind Calls Saslong Classic Downhill

12/17/2011

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 17) - Gusty winds forced the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup jury to cancel the 50th running of the famed Saslong Classic men's downhill in Val Gardena Saturday. A brief course hold was put in place after the 17th starter followed by an extended 36 minute hold as winds swirled around the 2.2 mile course. Three more racers...

Heavy Snow Buries Courchevel Slalom

12/17/2011

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 17) - A thick blanket of over three feet of snow forced organizers to postpone the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom scheduled for Saturday in Courchevel. The race, originally slated as a giant slalom, was swapped to slalom when the forecast called for heavy snow. The slalom is now reset for Sunday with a 9:30 a....

Teller Leads USA Into Opener

12/16/2011

SAN CANDIDO, Italy (Dec. 16) – X Games champion John Teller (Mammoth Mountain, CA) led a team of six American men, qualifying second Friday for this weekend's opening FIS Freestyle World Cup ski cross in San Candido. Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) also qualified for the round of 32 finals. World Cups are set for both Saturday and Sunday in the...

Miller 2nd in Val Gardena Super G

12/16/2011

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 16) - Olympic champion and two-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall winner Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) battled a shortened Val Gardena super G to finish second behind Swiss young gun Beat Feuz. It was Miller's third super G podium at the Italian resort after winning the 2006 race and taking second in 2007. Miller, who...

Brandenburg 3rd in Europa Cup SL

12/15/2011

POZZA, Italy (Dec. 15) - Olympian Will Brandenburg (Spokane, WA) showed he's back in the wheel house in time for the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup stop in Alta Badia by landing third in a Europa Cup night slalom Thursday. Brandenburg, who opened the year with a pair of NorAm slalom wins, finished .10 behind race winner Axel Baeck of Sweden and .08...

Kelley Wins Back-to-Back NorAms

12/15/2011

PANORAMA, BC (Dec. 14 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - After his first NorAm Cup win on Dec. 13, American Robby Kelley took first again in Panorama, BC in Wednesday's giant slalom with a time of 2:02.76. The win moves him into eighth...

Gregorak 2nd in Obereggen Europa Cup

12/14/2011

OBEREGGEN, Italy (Dec. 14 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service) - The third slalom win of the Europa Cup season went to Patrick Thaler, but American Will Gregorak came from the 58th start position to finish second ahead of Cristian DeVille, a podium finisher in World Cup last week at Beaver Creek.

Canadian Brad Spence won the first leg of...

Fletcher on Podium Again in Soldier Hollow

12/14/2011

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 14) - Germany's Mark Schlott picked up his first FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup win with a narrow one second margin over the U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO). It was Fletcher's fourth straight podium in the international series at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow. Three Americans...

Kelley Wins NorAm Giant Slalom

12/13/2011

PANORAMA, BC (Dec. 13 - Ski Racing Magazine News Service)  - The NorAm Cup men and women were back at it today ) in Panorama, BC. The men raced a giant slalom while the women skied a slalom.

Two of the three podium spots in the men's giant slalom were taken by Americans with Robby...

First International Win for Fletcher

12/11/2011

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 11) - The U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) made a statement Sunday, coming from a huge one minute 50 seconds back after the jump to win the FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup at Soldier Hollow by 16.9 seconds. It was his first international win and came at the expense of strong skiers from...

Big Margin Win for Kikkan Randall

12/11/2011

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 11) - The U.S. Ski Team's Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) turned on the afterburners in the backstretch and left the field stranded as she won her second straight FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint in the Swiss resort of Davos. Randall, who qualified first, swept every heat by large margins as she won by 1.7 seconds over...

Lodwick Paces USA in Ramsau

12/11/2011

RAMSAU, Austria (Dec. 11) - Olympic medalist Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) returned to the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup this weekend, finishing 23rd on Sunday. Lodwick, who was 23rd on the jump, had the 27th fastest cross country time and held his position. Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) moved up to finish 26th. Defending World Cup...

Team Podium for Fletcher, Hendrickson

12/10/2011

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 10) - The U.S. Ski Team's Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Nick Hendrickson (Park City, UT) came from behind to strike the podium in a three way battle with France and Germany in a team sprint Saturday at Soldier Hollow. Germany's Michael Duenkel anchored his team to victory, pulling away from France's...

Kearney Leads USA Onslaught in Ruka

12/10/2011

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10) - Olympic champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) opened defense of her FIS Freestyle World Cup title with a strong win in Ruka as three Americans made it to the podium. Eliza Outtrim was second behind Kearney while Sho Kashima (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) finished runnerup to Canada's Michael Kingsbury for his first career podium...

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...

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