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Wardle and Mangan Top 10 at Sochi

03/01/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Mar. 1, 2016) – Today’s alpine combined featured warm, spring like conditions with soft snow and challenging course sets, but Galena Wardle (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Aspen Valley Ski Club) led the way for the Americans, finishing sixth with teammate Patricia Mangan (Buffalo, NY, U.S. Ski Team/Holimont Race Team) in seventh....

Hamilton and Diggins Podium in Gatineau

03/01/2016

GATINEAU, Quebec (March 1, 2016) – Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in the opening races of the Ski Tour Canada in Gatineau on Tuesday. Both Hamilton and Diggins finished third in a 1.7k freestyle sprint, making this Hamilton’s and Diggins’ second sprint World Cup podium of the season...

Ritchie to Race in Longines Future Ski Champions

03/01/2016

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (March 1, 2016) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today that National Training Group (NTG) U16 athlete Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) has been selected to represent the United States in this year’s Longines Future Ski Champions.

Halvorsen and Streinz Lead U.S. Juniors in Estonia

02/29/2016

OTEPAA, Estonia (Feb. 29, 2016) – The U18 Scandinavian Championships wrapped up Sunday in Otepaa, after three days of tough competition. The U.S. Team U18 was led by Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA, Sugar Bowl Academy) and Daniel Streinz (Hersey, ME, Maine Winter Sports Center), who both had top-10 finishes.

More Than Just Being a Champion

02/29/2016

It was a restless night. As a cross country ski racer, one of the things you dread is variable weather. The day before the Slumberland American Birkebeiner between Cable and Hayward, warm temperatures and rain blanketed Northwestern Wisconsin. The rain would stop but above-freezing temps kept the 51k course soggy.

In the pre-dawn hours...

Mogul Skiers Tackle Val St. Come NorAm

02/29/2016

VAL ST. COME, Quebec (Feb. 29, 2016) – Troy Tully (Armonk, NY/Wasatch Freestyle), Kaitlyn Harrell (Morro Bay, CA; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) and Emerson Smith (Frisco, CO/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) all had top finishes at the NorAm competition held Feb. 27-28. U.S. athletes skied to a total of nine podiums over the course of the weekend...

Duffy Leads USA in Junior Worlds Super G

02/29/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 29, 2016) – The 2015 National super G Champion Drew Duffy (Warren, VT, U.S. Ski Team/Green Mountain Valley School) grabbed his second straight top-11 finish today to lead the way for the Americans, with teammate Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) finishing 15th in the super G at...

Lillis and Vinecki Win at Val St. Come

02/29/2016

VAL ST. COME, Qubebec (Feb. 29, 2016) – In the third aerials NorAm cup event of the season in Val St. Come, Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY; EADP) and Winter Vinecki (Salem, OR; EADP) each took home a win, leading an eight podium weekend for the U.S. athletes. Athletes competed in two competitions Feb. 25-26.

Vonn Rebounds from Super G Crash

02/28/2016

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 28, 2016) – A day after going down in a sled following a super G crash, Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) came back to win the Audi FIS Ski World Cup alpine combined morning super G, and finish 13th overall, forcing a three-way tie for the combined globe with one event to go.

Ski Tour Canada Kicks Off Tuesday

02/28/2016

GATINEAU, Canada (Feb. 28, 2016) – Eight stages, two weeks and four venues make up the grueling Ski Tour Canada schedule, which is also the FIS Nordic Ski World Cup season finale. From March 1st through the 12th, athletes, coaches and wax techs will be put through a whirlwind of competition that will test endurance, strength and recovery.

Jitloff Dials In Top American Finish

02/28/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 28, 2016) – Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) is getting closer to dialing in the equipment issues he’s been struggling with the past few weeks. In Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom, he almost found the right combination, finished as the top American in 23rd.

“Today, I knew I wanted to come out and put...

Almaty Hill Record for Englund

02/28/2016

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb. 28, 2016) - The hill record on the HS106 meter jump fell for the second day in a row Sunday, this time into the hands of American Nita Englund (Florence, WI). Englund soared 103.5 meters on her second jump to finish seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Almaty. Japan’s Sara Takanashi continued her winning streak...

Rowley Second in Tazawako

02/27/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 28, 2016) – On day two of World Cup competition in Tazawako, Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY) battled through six rounds of dual moguls to land his second career World Cup podium, finishing second. Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) was the top U.S. women’s finisher in eighth.

Ross Second in Soldeu Super G

02/27/2016

SOLDEU-EL TARTER, Andorra (Feb. 27, 2016) – On a day full of delays, crashes and tough conditions, Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) powered through fresh snow to take second in the Soldeu Audi FIS Ski World Cup, her first podium spot since Garmisch in 2013.

Arvidsson Wins World Juniors Downhill

02/27/2016

SOCHI, Russia (Feb. 27, 2016) – The next generation of ski racers kicked off the FIS Junior World Ski Championships on Saturday, with American Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team/Bear Valley) snagging a huge win in the downhill.

Nyman Leads U.S. Trio Into Top 30

02/27/2016

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 27, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT), Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) and Thomas Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) all scored World Cup points in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, just not as many as they were shooting to score.

Englund Rebounds for Eighth

02/27/2016

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Feb. 27, 2016) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) bounced in the second round to finish eighth in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Almaty on Saturday. Sara Takanashi of Japan continued her dominance setting a new hill record of 103.0 meters on her second jump on the HS 106 meter hill.

Englund flew 91.0 meters on her first...

Fletchers Move Up in Team Sprint

02/27/2016

VAL DI FIEMME, Italy (Feb. 26, 2017) - Brother Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) came from behind to finish sixth in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup Friday in Val di Fiemme. Norway 1 picked up the win by 6.7 seconds over Germany 1, with France 1 in third.

The Fletcher brothers jumped to ninth then posted the third-fastest...

Wilson Returns With World Cup Win

02/26/2016

TAZAWAKO, Japan (Feb. 27, 2016) – In his first World Cup appearance since 2014, Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) made a triumphant return to competition, taking the win in moguls in Tazawako.

Wilson, a 2014 Olympian, suffered a knee injury at the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland in December 2014. With the help of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team...

U.S. Coach Talks Ski Tour Canada

02/26/2016

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team is coming off a strong period 3 of the FIS Cross Country World Cup, heading to a unique World Cup Finals in North America with the eight-stage Ski Tour Canada March 1-12. The entire Tour will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. U.S. Head Coach Chris Grover...

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