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Shiffrin 8th and Vonn 14th in Worlds GS

02/12/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 12. 2015)—The speed races wrapped on Beaver Creek’s renowned Birds of Prey terrain and the World Champs focus switched to the technical events. Of the 116 women at the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships giant slalom (GS) on Thursday, Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) took eighth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) was 14th. In...

Shiffrin and Vonn To Race World Champs GS

02/11/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 11. 2015)—Tuesday’s team event marked a transition at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The gears are shifting, as the athletes trade speed events for technical races. The downhill and super G races are in the U.S. Ski Team’s rearview mirror, and the athletes are now focused on the upcoming giant slalom...

World Championship Ski Jumping Team Named

02/11/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 11, 2015) – Defending World Champion Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) headlines a team of two men and five women named to represent the USA in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun.

Hendrickson will be joined by newcomers Nita Englund (Florence, WI) and Tara Garaghty-Moats (W. Fairlee, VT)...

Behind the Gold: Bode Style

02/11/2015

USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Bode Miller's past and future in this week's Behind the Gold.

A month before the start of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, one of the sport’s most celebrated stars held court with media at the Westin in Avon. After two days of training, first on Raptor and then Vail’s Golden Peak,...

Canadians Take Silver at Team Event

02/10/2015

During Tuesday’s FIS Alpine World Ski Championships nations team event, the Canadians stole the show with a silver medal, defeated by the indelible Austrians. Run on Vail’s Golden Peak, the crowd was big, with cheering spectators lining the sides of course. The American team made it to the first two rounds, but was ousted in the quarterfinals,...

What Is the Nations Team Event?

02/10/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 9, 2015)—Tuesday afternoon is the nations team event—a duel paneled slalom at Vail, CO as a part of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Athletes and organizers boast that it’s the most fun race of the two weeks, but what exactly is this team event?

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Challenging Day for Vonn at Worlds

02/09/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 9. 2015)—It was another day full of action on Monday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, CO for the women’s alpine combined. Slovenia’s Tina Maze displayed speed in the morning’s downhill and technical prowess in the afternoon’s slalom to win her ninth career World Championship medal....

Practice the Golden Rule in Youth Sports

02/09/2015

Chances are you and your kids have witnessed good sportsmanship: football players meeting at mid-field to shake hands, soccer players trading jerseys after the game, or hockey players lining up for post-game high fives.   

And when we think of “sportsmanship”, we oftentimes think of these moments and the idea that we should respect our...

Ben Saxton Added to Worlds Team

02/09/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 10, 2015) The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the addition of Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) to the Falun World Championships roster. Saxton will join the 16 skiers already named on January 26. The naming comes on the heels of a sixth place finish at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week.

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Ligety Attacks to Bronze in Combined

02/08/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 8. 2015)—On the coattails of a record-breaking crowd turnout for men’s downhill on Saturday, throngs of fans showed up again to Beaver Creek, CO to cheer on the men’s World Champs combined athletes. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) attacked from the back—starting 29th second run—and grabbed an unlikely bronze medal....

Bode Miller Talks About His Future

02/08/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 8, 2015) – Bode Miller left his future options open in an exclusive interview with NBC’s Dan Hicks that aired during coverage of the men’s downhill Saturday from Beaver Creek. Miller’s teammate Travis Ganong won the silver medal with three Americans in the top nine...

Podium for Nita Englund

02/08/2015

RASNOV, Romania (Feb. 8, 2015) - Nita Englund (Florence, WI) continued her rise on the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup tour, finishing second in a shortened one-round competition in Rasnov. Japan's Sara Takanashi took the win. Tara Garaghty-Moats (West Fairlee, VT) was ninth for a career best.

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Ganong Wins Silver For America

02/07/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 7, 2015)—In front of an enormous crowd of 20,000 screaming fans, the U.S. packed three guys into the top ten on Birds of Prey. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) grabbed an incredible silver medal at Saturday’s FIS Alpine World Ski Championships downhill. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) was fourth and Andrew Weibrecht (...

Moguls Team Performs at Val St. Come

02/07/2015

VAL ST. COME, QC (Feb. 7, 2015) – Skiing on the home turf of the strong Canadian freestyle team, five American athletes finished in the top 10 at the FIS Freestyle World Cup in Val St. Come. American Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) took the win for the women and secured the World Cup leader yellow bib for the first time this season. Troy Murphy (...

Bode Talks About Future on NBC

02/07/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 7, 2015) - What does the future hold in store for Bode Miller? One of the sport's most notable stars over the last decade talked to NBC's Dan Hicks in an interview that will air Saturday on NBC during its coverage of the men's downhill beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST. 

Vonn Misses Downhill Podium

02/06/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 6. 2015)—The FIS Alpine World Ski Championship women’s downhill was run down the famed Raptor course in Beaver Creek, CO on Friday. With uncharacteristically warm temperatures baking the Beaver Creek snow, conditions were challenging and the female racers put on a show for the fans packed into Red Tail Stadium....

Ross Leads Downhill Training

02/06/2015

VAIL/BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 5. 2015)—There was a lot riding on the results from the women’s downhill training runs on Thursday afternoon in Beaver Creek. With it all said and done, the U.S. Ski Team will send Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR), and Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) into Friday’s...

Nordic Combined World Champs Team Announced

02/06/2015

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 5, 2015) – Steamboat Springs skiers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher headline a team of five nordic combined athletes named to compete in the Feb. 18-March 1 FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Falun, Sweden. Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) was named to his seventh World Championship Team.

The Fletcher...

Ligety 9th and Miller Crashes at Worlds Super G

02/05/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 5, 2015)— With bluebird skies overhead, the men raced the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships super G in Beaver Creek, CO. Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was the top finishing American in ninth place, while Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made his return to ski racing with a huge crash. In the end, Austria’s Hannes Reichelt was...

Ghost Forerunner to Honor Berlack and Astle

02/05/2015

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Feb. 5, 2015)—As Steven Nyman, Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Travis Ganong and Andrew Weibrecht get ready to race the 2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super G on Thursday, they’ll be down one forerunner.

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