Another in the long line of Squaw Valley powder hounds, Bryce Bennett blasted onto the U.S. Ski Team in the same way he hucks cliffs at Squaw – by going big. (Sarah Brunson/U.S. Ski Team)
Warm temperature, fog and precipitation have plagued Garmisch, but the forecast is calling for sunshine on the classic Kandahar downhill track for Saturday’s downhill.
Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) finished ninth, while Drew Duffy (Warren, VT) scored his first World Cup points in 27th at the alpine combined event Friday in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) was the top placed American in Friday’s Audi FIS World Cup Alpine super combined event on the Lauberhorn track in Wengen.
Eighteen U.S. athletes will be competing this weekend in downhill, combined, slalom and giant slalom in the Audi FIS World Cup events in Wengen and Flachau.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and his U.S. teammates tackled one of the most challenging downhill tracks on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit Tuesday, where just making it to the finish line was a victory.
Bryce Bennett led the U.S. men and scored a career-best finish at Saturday’s Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup downhill.
Andrew Weibrecht reminded ski racing fans that he is still a threat in downhill, tying for fifth place after starting 34th at the Birds of Prey downhill.
The sun has been shining on the famous Birds of Prey downhill track the last two days, but don’t be mistaken – it has been cold and the conditions have been perfect.
After a solid three days of training, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) threw down a fast run on Saturday to grab third place at the Lake Louise downhill.
At 6’7”, Bryce Bennett towers over his competition. But don’t let that height fool you—he’s not good at basketball and he is a gentle giant with a great attitude, a strong sense of fearlessness and serious love for the sport.
The 2015/16 alpine season starts now with spring training camps in Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin.
t was a tough day in Kvitfjell, with 21 DNFs in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. Only 38 racers made it down the difficult course, with Andrew Weibrecht tying his career-best super G result in fifth place.
In the penultimate Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill of the season, the men were thirsty for results—looking to tighten the race for the overall downhill globe. Travis Ganong was the top American downhiller of the day, finishing in sixth place.
After over two hours of delays, the race finally were finally able to squeak one last downhill into February. Fighting flat light and typical thick fog in Garmisch, Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was the top American downhiller of the day in sixth.
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Another in the long line of Squaw Valley powder hounds (Julia Mancuso, Marco Sullivan, Travis Ganong), Bryce Bennett blasted onto the U.S. Ski Team in the same way he hucks cliffs at Squaw – by going big. An invite to a 2011 spring tryout camp proved to be the only opportunity he needed, as he successfully punched a ticket onto the team by showing coaches his form on the hard stuff is just as solid as it is in the fluff.
Bennett opened the 2013-14 season with a bang, winning the U.S. downhill title on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain in early December. He made a major play for an Olympic nod with starts in Lake Louise, Bormio, Wengen and Kitzbuehel, but with a stacked men’s speed team, Sochi was a tough ticket to punch. Bennett then refocused on the NorAm tour and delivered the downhill title, solidifying his World Cup start for the 2015 World Championship season, which is nice.
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