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Americans Podium in Canadian NorAms

12/16/2015

ALBERTA, Canada (Dec. 16, 2015) – Americans put on a strong showing during NorAms at Lake Louise and Panorama, with B, C and D Team members grabbing podiums in tech and speed events.

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Andrew Weibrecht: Just Having Fun

12/15/2015

The most viewed U.S. Alpine Ski Team video on YouTube is about a then little-known athlete from Lake Placid barreling through fog and snow in the Birds of Prey downhill in 2007 at Beaver Creek, starting well back in 53rd and finishing tenth - a breakthrough day, capping three Americans in the top 10.

At every split he challenged race...

Ski Racing Legend George Macomber Passes Away

12/15/2015

American ski racing lost a giant Monday, when George Macomber passed away at age 88 in his sleep. George Macomber, a national champion in downhill and combined, whose surname is synonymous with ski racing in New England, died December 13, 2015 at age 88.

Raised in Massachusetts, Macomber raced for MIT, and was rarely off the podium. A...

Shiffrin Embarks on Road to Recovery

12/15/2015

EAGLE-VAIL, CO (Dec. 15, 2015) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) starts on a road to recovery after tearing a ligament in her knee last weekend.

''I'm pretty positive right now. I'm not in any pain or anything,'' Shiffrin told the AP in an interview. ''I don't have a lot of swelling, so that's all a good sign. That makes me positive...

2016 Aerials Team Named

12/15/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 15, 2015) – Reigning World Cup title holders Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Kiley McKinnon (Madison, CT), along with Junior World Champion Harrison Smith (Pittsford, NY) and 2015 World Cup Rookie of the Year Alex Bowen (Springville, NY), are among 15 athletes named to the 2016 U.S. Freestyle Aerials Ski Team. The first World...

Victory for Taylor Fletcher

12/13/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 13, 2015) - American Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) summoned every ounce of energy, cutting off 25 seconds in the last three kilometers to catch tour leader David Pommer of Austria at the finish for a FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup win at Soldier Hollow Sunday. Fletcher's victory snapped the win streak of...

Stiegler Top American in Are Slalom

12/13/2015

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 13, 2015) – Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) was the only American to finish the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Are, Sweden, taking 18th. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) flew back to the U.S. to further evaluate a potential knee injury.

Caldwell Top American In Davos Sprint

12/13/2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 13, 2015) - Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) was the top American in sixth in the 1.6k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Sunday.

“To be in the final exceeded my goals and expectations for the weekend,” Caldwell said. “It's a good boost of confidence and I'm looking forward to the sprints in the next...

Takanashi Back on Top

12/13/2015

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 13, 2015) - Japan's Sara Takanashi was back on top Sunday, a day after handing a win to Austrian Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, extending her FIS Ski Jumping World Cup lead. Tara Geraghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT) was the top American finishing 21st.

No one was close to Takanashi who soared 98.0 and 99.0 meters on the...

Career-Best Slalom Result for Chodounsky

12/13/2015

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 13, 2015) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) just missed the podium, skiing to a career-best fourth-place finish in Sunday’s Audi FIS World Cup Slalom in Val d’Isere.

“It’s unreal. Fourth place is amazing,” Chodounsky said. “To start off the slalom season like this is super cool … just to get your mind where...

Fletcher Takes Austrian to the Line

12/12/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 12, 2015) - Austria's David Pommer made it two in a row Saturday, but only by the slimmest of margins. Pommer solidified his FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup lead by a mere tenth of a second over a hard-charging Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO), who was second. Italian Armin Bauer was third with U.S. junior...

First Win for Matthews in Ruka

12/12/2015

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 12, 2015) – In a Lapland winter wonderland, Mikaela Matthews (Frisco, CO) put down seven clean runs on Ruka’s steep mogul course, claiming her first career World Cup win at the 2016 FIS Freestyle dual moguls opener.

The U.S. team advanced six women into the finals, with Matthews and Keaton McCargo (Telluride, CO)...

Diggins Leads U.S. in Davos

12/12/2015

DAVOS, Switzerland (Dec. 12, 2015) – The World Cup skiers met in Davos on Saturday for a 30/15k interval start freestyle race. In the women’s competition Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied some of the fastest checkpoint times, but that didn’t seem to fend off the dynamic Norwegian women’s team which snatched up all three spots on the podium as...

Disappointment in Val D’Isere

12/12/2015

VAL D’ISERE, France (Dec. 12, 2015) – In the past, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has said that Val d’Isere’s La Face de Bellvarde is “miserable to ski,” and Saturday’s race confirmed that, as Ligety made a big mistake in the giant slalom and did not qualify for second run.

Vonn Wins Fourth Straight World Cup

12/12/2015

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 12, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) scored her 71st World Cup victory, and her first giant slalom victory since 2013, Saturday on a wind-shortened course. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) did not start after sustaining a pre-race injury.

Shiffrin pulled out of the race with a possible right knee injury sustained during...

Englund Top USA in Russian Jump

12/12/2015

NIZHNY TIGIL, Russia (Dec. 12, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared to 20th as the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup made a weekend stop at the Russian jumping complex at Nizhny Tigil. Austria's Daniela Iraschko-Stolz took the win over World Cup leader Sara Takanashi of Japan.

Takanashi soared to a first round lead with a jump of 95.0...

Fletcher Breaks Up Austrian Podium

12/11/2015

SOLDIER HOLLOW, UT (Dec. 11, 2015) - Austria’s David Pommer took a career first win Friday in a narrow victory over teammate Bernhard Flaschberger in a FIS Nordic Combined Continental Cup event in Utah. The U.S. Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) came from a minute, 20 seconds back after the jump to finish third....

Tackling Europe: Åre and Val d’Isere Tech Races

12/11/2015

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 12, 2015) – The stage is set on the infamous La Face de Bellevarde in Val D’Isere, France. Those of you who know a thing or two about this piste know that it is not forgiving. It’s steep, it’s bumpy, it’s dark, it’s slick and it’s technical. Tomorrow, it will be a two run battle to the finish.

Second for Biesemeyer at Lake Louise NorAm

12/11/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 11, 2015) – After new snowfall hampered the first of two scheduled NorAm downhills at Lake Louise, the initial day of racing action kicked off at the Alberta resort on Thursday. Continental Cup athletes traded in their powder skis for the downhill boards and a chance to run the track utilized over the last two weeks...

World Cup Season Kicks Off in Ruka

12/10/2015

RUKA, Finland (Dec. 10, 2015) – The U.S. Freestyle Moguls Ski Team returns to competition this Saturday as the 2015-16 FIS Freestyle moguls World Cup kicks offs in Ruka, Finland. Athletes will have two days of official training before the Dec. 12 dual moguls event. Twelve athletes from the U.S. team will go head-to-head against a stacked...

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