Megan McJames had a small epiphany when she started racing in a NorAm against some European World Cup skiers - and was surprisingly close to them. (Cody Downard/Cody Downard Photography)
The NorAm Finals wrapped on Monday in Waterville Valley, NH and Burke Mountain, VT with Michael Ankeny, Tim Kelley, Paula Moltzan, Megan McJames and Tommy Ford qualifying for World Cup starts and Michael Ankeny taking the overall win.
Mikaela Shiffrin finishes just .02 seconds off the podium in the Are, Sweden GS. The result proves that she's a force to be reckoned in GS before the World Cup Finals.
The Vail/Beaver Creek community turned out in force to cheer on their hometown superstar, Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) in Saturday’s slalom, and Shiffrin treated her family, friends and fans to a triumphant show.
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 World Championships GS on Thursday, Mikaela Shiffrin took eighth and Lindsey Vonn was 14th.
Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn have both served as the team’s top-ranking female athletes. Thursday's World Champs GS will be the first time the public will see them compete head-to-head at the Championships.
After winning first run, Mikaela Shiffrin stood on the podium in third place for the first time since her win in Solden, Austria.
Mikaela Shiffrin shook off a big mistake in the first run to finish strong and take sixth in the Nature Valley Aspen Winterational GS.
The ladies Tech Team is ready for this season's first U.S. World Cup.
Two-time Olympian Megan McJames (Park City, UT) capped an outanding week of Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships racing with an FIS giant slalom win at Squaw Valley.
Mikaela Shiffrin skied to fifth Tuesday during her first-ever Olympic appearance at the women’s giant slalom of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished a solid eighth Sunday in Val d'Isere to close the first half of the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom season.
Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) made another leap toward her champion level form Sunday with an encouraging 12th in the St. Moritz giant slalom to lead the U.S. Ski Team.
Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) took full advantage of home snow to win the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom for a record 16th career U.S. title.
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McJames was bouncing back and forth between World Cup, Europa Cup and NorAm races for most of the year and was starting to get things figured out with her new ski setup (Dynastar to Fischer) when she fractured her left heel while in Park City after the World Championships.
The short trip home turned into six weeks on crutches and a lot of time to look forward to next season. Like her teammate Chelsea Marshall, McJames is big into baking and took full advantage of the time off to start her own catering business with Marshall. Check out http://www.sistersweettooth.com/ and instantly get hungry.
Healing complete, she continued her bouncing routine, doing well in NorAms and taking third in giant slalom at the 2013 U.S. Championships. Now she looks toward her second chance at the Olympics.
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2009 FIS Alpine World Championships Team Member