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YOG: USA 10th in Team Jump

02/18/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 18, 2016) - Slovenia continued to roll Thursday, taking gold in the mixed gender team ski jumping event at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer. The USA was 10th. Germany took silver with Austria bronze.

The event included both the long man and women from each nation’s ski jumping team, plus the nordic...

2016 Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named

02/17/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 17, 2016) – The road to Sochi looks slightly different but not any less promising in 2016 as the 2014 Olympic Games venue plays host to the 2016 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships.

Steven Nyman: Moving Mountains

02/17/2016

Towering at 6’4”, not only is Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) a physical specimen and American Downhiller beast, but he also happens to be one of the kindest, most genuine souls on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour. A gentle giant, if you will. The three-time World Cup winner – the Val Gardena master – and three-time Olympian is no stranger to...

YOG: Cross-Country Cross Race Debuts

02/17/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Winter Youth Olympic Games kicked off on February 13th, with the debut of cross-country cross. USA’s Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA, Sugar Bowl Ski Team and Academy) and Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) finished 13th and 30th, respectively.

The new cross country discipline challenges skiers agility...

River Runs Gold with YOG Hat Trick

02/17/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 17, 2016) – River Radamus (Edwards, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) grabs the hat trick Wednesday at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, with his third gold medal of the Games in the giant slalom.

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EADP Athletes Soar at Lake Placid NorAm

02/16/2016

LAKE PLACID, New York (Feb. 16, 2016) – The second aerials NorAm competition of the season took place this past weekend, Feb. 13-14, at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid, NY. U.S. Both men and women competed in two days of competition, with U.S. Elite Aerial Development Program (EADP) athletes taking home nine podiums.

YOG: Halvorsen Sixth in Classic Sprint

02/16/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) – The second event of the Youth Olympic Winter Games was a 1.3k classic sprint where USA’s Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA) and Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) finished sixth and 15th, respectively.

“We had ideal conditions for a classic sprint, cold hard tracks and sunshine,” said coach Adam St. Pierre...

YOG: Cashman Top 15 in Giant Slalom

02/16/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) – Keely Cashman (Squaw Valley, CA, 16, National Training Group/Squaw Valley Ski Team) grabbed 14th place Tuesday in the giant slalom at the Youth Olympic Winter Games.

The giant slalom podium featured Switzerland’s Melanie Meillard finishing first, with Germany’s Katrin Hirtl-Stanggassinger...

Americans Strong at Canada NorAm

02/16/2016

CALGARY, Alberta (Feb. 16, 2016) – U.S. moguls athletes had a strong showing in the first NorAm event of the season, held Feb. 13-14 at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Men and women competed in both single and duals competitions, with the U.S. taking 10 of 12 podium spots, including a podium sweep in both men’s events.

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Hannah Kearney Gives Back to Youth Olympians

02/16/2016

Everywhere Hannah Kearney walked in the Youth Olympic Village, she was reminded of her own Olympic experiences. Dining hall: check. Credentials: check. Security: check. Different sports and different nations: check. She could not get over the similarities between her three Olympic Winter Games and the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

YOG: Strong Jump Performance by Larson

02/16/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) - Casey Larson (Barrington, IL/Norge Ski Club) soared to a strong sixth place finish on the HS100 meter hill at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer Tuesday. Logan Sankey (Steamboat Springs, CO/Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club) was 12th for the women. Gold medals went to Bor Pavlovcic for men and Ema...

YOG: Combined Silver For Loomis

02/16/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 16, 2016) - The USA’s Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, WI/Flying Eagles Ski Club) parlayed a strong jump into a silver medal in the Youth Olympic Games individual nordic combined Tuesday in Lillehammer. Germany’s Tim Kopp took gold.

Loomis set himself up for success, jumping to second with a 98.5 meter ride, starting...

Shiffrin Returns to Dominate Crans-Montana

02/15/2016

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 15, 2016) – Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned from injury to dominate the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Monday, taking her 18th World Cup victory.

“That was a pretty incredible race,” said Shiffrin, who suffered a knee injury warming up for a race in December. “I’m glad it’s over, but I enjoyed...

Diggins fourth in World Cup Freestyle

02/14/2016

FALUN, Sweden (Feb. 14 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. team for the second day, finishing fourth in a FIS World Cup 10k freestyle mass start on Sunday. This was Diggins second top-five performance of the weekend in Falun.

“I’m really proud of my race effort and the weekend as a whole - to have both a classic race and a...

YOG: Radamus Grabs Another Gold

02/14/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 14, 2016) - River Radamus (Edwards, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) doubled-up Sunday at the Olympic Youth Winter Games, grabbing his second gold medal of the Games in the alpine combined.

“The first (gold) came definitely as a shock,” Radamus said. “To win two in two days, is pretty awesome.”

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Face Shots Replace Cancelled Downhill

02/14/2016

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Feb. 14, 2016) – The old saying has always been: “If you want a powder day, hold a downhill race!”

After more than 50cm of snow over the past two days, Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, which was already rescheduled from Saturday, was cancelled due to unsafe snow conditions.

“The new snow just...

Tough Day For U.S. Tech Team in Japan

02/14/2016

YUZAWA NAEBA, Japan (Feb. 14, 2016) – Things didn’t go according to plan for the U.S. men’s tech team on another warm and wet day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Sunday.

“Not the plan (today),” said David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) of his first run mistake, which eliminate any hope of a second run. “I was skiing well up top, and...

U.S. Aerialists Dominate in Moscow

02/13/2016

MOSCOW, Russia (Feb. 13, 2016) – It was a great night for the U.S. Freestyle aerials ski team on the scaffolding site in downtown Moscow, with Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) landing his first win of the season. Jon Lillis (Rochester, NY) and Madison Olsen (Park City, UT) each earned their first career World Cup podiums, finishing second and third...

Diggins and Bjornsen Lead U.S. in Sweden

02/13/2016

FALUN, Sweden (February 13, 2016) – Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S team on Saturday in a FIS World Cup 5k individual classic race, finishing fifth as teammate Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) followed close behind in seventh.

“I’m so very happy with my race today, and with the whole team’s day,” said Diggins. “We had awesome skis...

Englund Jumps to Seventh in Slovenia

02/13/2016

LJUBNO, Slovenia (Feb. 13, 2016) - The USA’s Nita Englund (Florence, WI) soared to seventh in a FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ljubno. Slovenia’s Maja Vtic took an upset win over Japan’s Sara Takanashi, who was second.

“Today was fun, but I need to catch my timing and improve my landings,” Englund said. “I loved the atmosphere here in...

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