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      Olympian and daughter to Olympic gold medalist Pepi Stielger, Resi (RAY-zee) Stiegler was born and grew up in prime ski country (Jackson Hole, WY and Lienz, Austria). She's represented the United States at every level of alpine ski racing - Topolino, Whistler Cup, Junior Worlds, World Cup, World Championships and the Olympics. She’s won Junior Worlds medals and U.S. titles and has stood on the World Cup podium.

      Stiegler may only be in her late 20’s, but she has more experience than most people double her age. After missing out on the 2010 Olympics due to a busted leg, she was back on the horse in Sochi. Unfortunately, she was bucked in the second run of slalom and didn’t finish the race.

      Undeterred, she rocketed through the close of the season with a top 15 in the Are slalom, a second at the U.S. Championships and back-to-back-to-back wins at the Sun Valley Springs Series. She will no doubt be back to race in 2015. This Jackson Hole firecracker has enough energy to power the famed resort’s tram. 

      The Olympics were amazing! They are always amazing with everyone coming together and enjoying such a special moment in time. It’s not all about what you worked for, and that for me is what is important to remember. I didn’t enjoy Torino. I did enjoy Sochi. It was beautiful, powerful and such a golden moment in my life. I loved all my friends, competing and enjoying each moment.

      Every athlete who competed, who medaled and who experienced Sochi all put in so much great energy and it was awesome to be apart of it all. I truly felt more Olympic and part of the team this time around. The results were not what I wanted, but I felt like there was a big breakthrough for me in the slalom and that movement forward is what counts. I enjoyed watching as many other events as possible and cheering everyone on. Seeing how hard the people of Russia worked to have this happen, from the train to hockey rink looking over the ocean, it was all a dream. I am very happy with the trip. I was always told to enjoy it all and I sure did!

      She was skiing at two and racing at six. In '99, Stiegler was a silver medalist in giant slalom and bronze medalist in slalom at the Western J3 Juniors Olympics. A year later she won gold in both events at JOs. She earned World Cup starts for '03 by finishing second (with one win) in the 2002 NorAm slalom points and then gave a preview of her 2003 breakout, tearing through European-packed fields (before the Park City World Cups) to finish sixth in the first two Super Series giant slaloms. "I didn't go to World Juniors last year, so I'm going to make it to the real World Championships this year,” she said. And she made it.

      In her first Juniors Worlds in '03, she won bronze medals in slalom and combined. Stiegler credits not only her parents, but also another Olympic champion and silver medalist, former Olympic and world champion Diann Roffe. Roffe coached Stiegler in a U.S. Development program for several winters, helping sculpt her into such a promising racer.

      Stiegler splits her time between Jackson Hole and Hawaii with boyfriend and professional windsurfer Kevin Pritchard. That is, when she's not lapping the globe with a special bag that has nothing to do with skiing; it holds her computer and mess of gluten-free food. But if you want to really get to know Stiegler, the character, check out her blog and for sure follow her social feeds. Her eye for art and passion for photography is beautifully apparent.



      Teams: 2006, 2014
      29th, GS, Soch, RUS, 2014
      11th, CO, Torino, ITA, 2006
      12th, SL, Torino, ITA, 2006 

      Teams: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
      6th, SL, Santa Caterina, ITA, 2005
      8th, SL, Are, SWE, 2007
      10th, Combined, St. Moritz, SUI, 2003
      19th, SL, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER, 2011
      19th SL, Val d'Isere, FRA, 2009
      19th, SL, St. Moritz, SUI, 2003

      WORLD CUP (highlights)
      2nd, SL, Ofterschwang, GER, 2012
      25th in overall standings, 2007
      15th in SL standings, 2006
      11th in first World Cup race (SL, Lenzerheide, SUI, 2003)

      2007, SL, Alyeska, AK
      2007, GS, Alyeska, AK

      Combined silver at 2005 Junior World Championships
      Bronze in SL and combined at 2003 Junior World Championships