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Nyman Second in Chamonix

02/20/2016

CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 20, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) nailed his second downhill podium in a row, snagging second place in Chamonix Saturday.

The light was flat on the hill, but Friday’s heavy snow let up and left the track in clean condition. A ski Mecca, as the racers have been calling Chamonix, it is the first Audi FIS Ski...

Vonn Second at La Thuile Downhill

02/20/2016

LA THUILE, Italy (Feb. 19, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) wrapped up her eighth overall World Cup downhill title, and moved back into the overall World Cup lead following her second place downhill finish at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday.

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YOG: USA Eighth in Team Relay

02/20/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 19, 2016) – The Winter Youth Olympic Games closed the cross country competitions with a Nordic mixed team relay. The U.S. team included one female cross country skier, Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA), one male cross country skier, Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) and one nordic combined male, Ben Loomis (Eau Claire, WI)....

Fletcher Moves Up in Combined

02/19/2016

LAHTI, Finland (Feb. 19, 2016) - Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) made a big leap in cross country, moving up to finish 24th as the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup resumed in Lahti. Germany’s Eric Frenzel took the win in dramatic fashion to further extend his World Cup lead.

Fletcher soared 108.0 meters on his...

YOG: Radamus’ Golden Streak Ends

02/19/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 19, 2016) – River Radamus' (Edwards, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) gold medal streak came to an end as he failed to finish the first run in Friday's slalom at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Goldberg Leads U.S. in Chamonix Combined

02/19/2016

CHAMONIX, France, (Feb. 19, 2016) – Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) and Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) patiently waited out Mother Nature’s antics Friday to score World Cup points at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup combined event.

France’s Alexis Pinturault won the event, with Italy’s Dominik Paris in second. Thomas Mermillod Blondin of...

Ross Fifth in La Thuile Downhill

02/19/2016

LA THUILE, Italy (Feb. 19, 2016) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) threw down a clean and strong run to take fifth place and lead the Americans in the La Thuile downhill. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) lost a ski and did not finish the race.

“It feels good to be in the top five again,” Ross said. “I am feeling more comfortable now than I have all year...

YOG: Wonders Top 10 in Youth Olympics

02/18/2016

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Feb. 18, 2016) – Hunter Wonders (Anchorage, AK) led the USA in the third competition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games on Thursday, finishing eighth overall in a 10k freestyle race. Hannah Halvorsen (Truckee, CA) was in the top 20 in the women’s 5k freestyle race, finishing 17th overall.

Welcome to Chamonix: Ski Mecca

02/18/2016

CHAMONIX, France (Feb. 18, 2016) – The sun was shining down on Les Grand Montets and the American Downhillers on Tuesday. It was the perfect bluebird start to an exciting week of ski racing, as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to the ski Mecca of Chamonix after a four-year hiatus and the crew is excited to be back on Chamonix soil.

Aerialists to Close Out Season in Belarus

02/18/2016

MINSK, Belarus (Feb. 18, 2016) – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team aerials athletes will wrap up the 2015-16 World Cup season this weekend at World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus. Minsk was dubbed the final competition of the season after the pre-World Championships test event in Sierra Nevada, Spain was cancelled.

YOG: Cashman Top 15 in Slalom

02/18/2016

HAFJELL, Norway (Feb. 17, 2016) – Keely Cashman (Squaw Valley, CA, 16, National Training Group/Squaw Valley Ski Team) had another solid finish at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, taking 13th in Thursday’s slalom.

Aline Danioth of Switzerland grabbed her fourth YOG medal in four races, dominating the field by 1.59 seconds. Following...

Bickner Soars 214.5 Meters

02/18/2016

VIKERSUND, Norway (Feb. 14, 2016) - Imagine soaring nearly two and a half football fields off a towering ski jump. U.S. ski jumper Kevin Bickner (Barrington, IL/Norge Ski Club) became one of only a handful of American ski jumpers to have crested the 200-meter barrier Sunday, soaring 214.5 meters at the World Ski Flying Championships in...

Americans Among Favorites At 43rd Birkie

02/18/2016

HAYWARD, WI (Feb. 18, 2016) – A pristine track is in place between Cable and Hayward in northwestern Wisconsin for the 43rd running of the 51k Slumberland American Birkebeiner cross country ski marathon this Saturday. A host of U.S. long distance skiers are among the favorites in the International Ski Federation Worldloppet Marathon Cup event...

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...

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