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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...

Combined Continental Cup Comes to Utah

12/10/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 10, 2015) - American Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) will be among the favorites as athletes from a dozen countries compete in a three-day International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup competition at the Utah Olympic Park and Soldier Hollow this weekend. The international event is a vital competition...

NBC Commentator Honored By FIS and USSA

12/09/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5, 2015) – Longtime ski racing journalist and broadcaster Steve Porino (Bend, OR) was honored during the annual Audi Birds of Prey World Cup with the FIS Journalist Award for his service in bringing ski racing to the public. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and the International Ski Federation present the award...

Behind the Gold: Making History as a Team

12/09/2015

Rosie Brennan paced nervously alongside the Olympic ski tracks in Lillehammer as start time approached, staying close to the technicians working to prepare the best classic skis they could for her from their tiny wax cabin. It was a long way from the trails of White Pine Touring in Park City where she grew up racing, dreaming of that day when...

2016 Moguls Team Named

12/08/2015

RUKA, FINLAND (Dec. 8, 2015) – A stacked field of 19 athletes, including World Cup winner K.C. Oakley (Piedmont, CA), national champions Troy Murphy (Bethel, ME), Nessa Dziemian (East Hampstead, NH) and Tom Rowley (Long Beach, NY), and Olympians Heidi Kloser (Vail, CO), Patrick Deneen (Cle Elum, WA), Brad Wilson (Butte, MT) and Bryon Wilson (...

The Road Less Traveled: Jeremy Bloom

12/08/2015

In an interview with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), U.S. Freestyle Ski Team alum and USSA Trustee Jeremy Bloom reflects on his athletic careers in skiing and football and how keeping sports clean is a cause he now gladly champions.

“The global fight to keep sports clean is really challenging,” said Bloom. “We need to continue to do...

USSA SuperTour Period I Wraps

12/07/2015

SUN VALLEY, ID (Dec. 6, 2015) – Aggressive competition continued on day two of the USSA SuperTour races in Sun Valley. In the women’s 10k classic mass start on Sunday, Chelsea Holmes (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center) had a 9.7 second lead over her teammate Becca Rorabaugh followed by Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury Green Racing Project)...

Ligety Streak Ends at Beaver Creek

12/06/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 6, 2015) – It was a heartbreaker for the American fans at Beaver Creek, as expected winner Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) fell on his first run and did not finish. However, Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) took a solid top-15 finish in 14th place and David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) skied from bib 51 to 16th place.

Vonn Sweeps Lake Louise

12/06/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 6, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) took her 70th World Cup victory and third Lake Louise sweep on Sunday with a 1.32 second win over Austria’s Tamara Tippler.

The third World Cup win of the weekend for Lindsey Vonn didn’t matter quite as much to the speed queen as rounding off her career victory tally to a...

Taylor Fast on Skis in Lillehammer

12/06/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6, 2015) - Angered by a 42nd in ski jumping, Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) went out hard and set the fastest cross country time to finish 13th in a FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Lillehammer. Norway's Magnus Krog took the win over World Cup leader Fabian Riessle of Germany. Bryan Fletcher (Steamboat Springs...

Historic Podium in Lillehammer

12/06/2015

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (Dec. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Ski Team women scored an historic podium Sunday, as Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied the fastest anchor leg to give the USA third in the 4x5k relay. Norway won with a significant lead over Finland by nearly two minutes. It was only the third time in history the USA has been on a relay podium.

Sun Valley Hosts Second SuperTour Weekend

12/06/2015

SUN VALLEY, ID (Dec. 5, 2015) -The Lake Creek venue in Sun Valley played host to the second weekend of USSA SuperTour competitions. Races began Saturday with a 1.3k classic sprint. In the women’s competition Becca Rorabaugh (Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center) sprinted her way to a first place finish just one second ahead of Kaitlynn...

Vonn Wins Again in Lake Louise

12/05/2015

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Dec. 5, 2015) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) skied to her second win in as many days in the Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, taking the victory by 1.05 seconds.

If Vonn gets more confident, she may leave her nearest competitors even further behind. After a mishap the day before still led to a 0.58-second...

Ligety and Weibrecht Podium in Beaver Creek

12/05/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 5, 2015) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) stood on the podium on Saturday, taking second and third place respectively at the Audi Birds of Prey super G. It was Weibrecht’s first-ever Audi FIS Ski World Cup World Cup podium.

Athletes Give Back: Emily Cook

12/05/2015

When discussing how three-time Olympic aerialist Emily Cook gives back to the Park City community, it might be quicker to list the local organizations she isn't involved with.

From The Speedy Foundation to the Youth Sports Alliance to Kids Play International, Cook is involved with nonprofits at the local, national and global level.

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