McKennis Leads Dominant USA with Win


ST. ANTON, Austria (Jan. 12) - Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) came out of the number four start position to pickup a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win in a challenging downhill in St. Anton. McKennis led three Americans into the top six - five in the first 15 - on a dominating day for the U.S. Ski Team, becoming the ninth...

Newell Strong in Classic Sprint


LIBEREC, Czech Republic (Jan. 12) - Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied to his best classic sprint finish in three seasons, taking sixth in Liberec. He was the only American to qualify for the heats. Sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) took a planned weekend off to recover from the Tour de Ski but retained the World Cup sprint lead. Theodor...

Sarah Back on Top with Win


HINTERZARTEN, Germany (Jan. 12) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) launched a 98.5 meter ride on her second jump to move up and take her second win of the season in Hinterzarten. Five Americans finished in the top 22. The World Cup continues with a second meet Sunday in Hinterzarten.


Top 10 for Taylor Fletcher


CHAUX-NEUVE, France (Jan. 12) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) continued his torrid cross country skiing pace, coming back from 34th in the jump to finish tenth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Chaux-Neuve. Fletcher had the fasest cross country time as German Tino Edelmann took the win. Action continues on Sunday with a team...

Ligety Wins USOC Award Again


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Jan. 10) – On the heels of two blistering Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom wins in December, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has been named the U.S. Olympic Committee's Athlete of the Month for the second time in 2012. After locking the award...

U.S. Titles for Bjornsen, Blackhorse


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 8) - APU Nordic's Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) won her second gold of the week while Dakota Blackhorse von Jess (Bend, OR) of Bend Endurance took a career-first title as the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships came to a close at Soldier Hollow. it was a third career gold for Bjornsen, who also won Sunday's classic...

U.S. Ski Team 36 with Ted Ligety Debuts on NBC


ALTA BADIA, Italy (Jan. 8) – What does Ted Ligety, the most dynamic giant slalom skier in the world, do in the 36 hours leading up to one of the most prestigious Audi FIS Alpine World Cup races of the season? On Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC will take you deep into the Italian Dolomites for the debut broadcast of U.S. Ski Team 36...

Chodounsky 18th in Foggy Zagreb


ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 6) - Dartmouth Ski Team alum David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) sliced through fog and rain to lead the U.S. Ski Team with 18th in a heavily rutted Zagreb slalom. First run leader Jens Byggmark of Sweden was dominated by the deteriorating...

Koos, Bjornsen Classic Distance Winners


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 6) - Torin Koos (Wenatchee, WA) of the Bridger Ski Foundation and APU Nordic's Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) were winners Sunday on day three of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships at Soldier Hollow. Koos won the men's 30k classic with a final sprint to breakaway from the field in the last kilometer. APU Nordic's...

Fletchers Lead USA in Schonach



SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 6) - Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) jumped to 11th and led the U.S. Ski Team in 22nd overall at a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Schonach. France's Jason Lamy Chappuis won by 1.9 seconds over Japan's Akito Watabe. Bryan's brother Taylor had the fifth fastest cross country time to finish 26th...

Hendrickson Jumps to Fifth


SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 6) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) soared to fifth in the second weekend World Cup in Schonach. Norway's Anette Sagen won her first individual World Cup. The finish left Hendrickson in fourth place in the World Cup standings. The tour now heads to Hinterzarten, Germany for a pair of competitions next weekend.

Randall, Stephen Top 15 in Tour


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 6) - Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) combined to place two Americans in the top 15 as the seven-stage Tour de Ski came to a close on the staggering climb up the Alpe Cermis in Val di Fiemme. It was an impressive performance by Stephen, who was second fastest up the climb, and jumped from...

World Cup Podium for Combined Team


SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 5) - Memories of Olympic silver in Vancouver were rekindled Saturday as the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team charged back onto the podium finishing third. It was an historic first World Cup team event podium for the U.S. Ski Team. The USA started sixth in cross country, 57 seconds behind Norway, which ultimately went on to...

Randall 7th Going Into Tour Finale


VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Jan. 5) - It's down to just one stage, the final climb up Alpe Cermis, with Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) of the U.S. Ski Team standing seventh behind runaway leader Justyna Kowalczyk. Randall was 11th in Saturday's 10k classic mass start as Kowalczyk padded her lead to over two minutes. Randall remained over three minutes...

Hendrickson Leads USA as Tour Resumes


SCHONACH, Germany (Jan. 5) - Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) led the USA finishing 11th on the 106-meter hill as the FIS World Cup Ski Jumping tour resumed in Schonach after the holiday break. Japan's Sara Takanashi continued her dominace of the World Cup with her third win of the season. Hendrickson leads the USA in fourth in the World Cup...

U.S. Snags Fifth Place Finishes at Opener


CHANGCHUN, China (Jan. 5) – The U.S. took a pair of fifth place finishes at the FIS World Cup aerials opener in Changchun. Emily Cook (Belmont, MA) and Dylan Ferguson (Amesbury, MA...

First U.S. Titles for Bjornsen, Brennan


SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Jan. 4) - APU Nordic had a strong day at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships with Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA/APU Nordic) and Rosie Brennan (Park City, UT/APU Nordic) taking their first U.S. titles. Bjornsen won the men's 15k freestyle individual start in 37:02.7, a six second margin over U.S. Ski Team teammate Tad...

Historic 1.19 Second Victory for Shiffrin


ZAGREB, Croatia (Jan. 4) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) thrilled an overflowing crowd in Zagreb and millions watching across the world on television with a stunning 1.19 second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom victory to take the prestigous Snow Queen...

Vonn Returns to Snow Training


PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 4) – Olympic and four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) returned to on snow training Thursday in Europe. “It feels great to be back and I can’t wait to start racing again,” commented Vonn on Facebook....

Randall Up One Spot in Tour


TOBLACH, Italy (Jan. 4) - In a grueling stage five short distance classic race, Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk extended her Tour de Ski lead to more than a minute over Sweden's Charlotte Kalla and Norway's Therese Johaug with a huge 15 second margin over the short 3k course. American Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) moved up one spot to seventh and...