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Chodounsky 11th Under Schladming Lights

01/26/2016

SCHLADMING, Austria (Jan. 26, 2016) – Under the lights of Schladming with more than 50,000 screaming fans, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was set up perfectly for another top Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom result.

“I came out firing up top and felt pretty good, then down at the bottom, I don’t know if I just tightened up a little...

Chodounsky 11th in Kitzbuehel Slalom

01/24/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 24, 2016) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) led the way for the Americans in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom, finishing 11th. Michael Ankeny (Deephaven, MN) posted a career-best World Cup finish in 19th, and Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) was 21st.

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Vonn Takes World Cup Win 75

01/24/2016

CORTINA, Italy (Jan. 24, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) notched another Audi FIS Ski World Cup victory, number 75, Sunday in super G and moved into the overall World Cup lead.

Vonn took victory No. 75 in commanding fashion by 0.69 over Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was third. Lara Gut of Switzerland held...

Weibrecht 13th in Hahnenkamm

01/23/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 23, 2016) – Thirty racers started a fast, dark and bumpy Hahnenkamm Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, but only 24 made it to the finish line. Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led a trio of surviving Americans.

Vonn Breaks Downhill Record

01/23/2016

CORTINA, Italy (Jan. 23, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) smashed yet another record on Saturday in Cortina, winning her 37th Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill.

On the track where Vonn broke the all-time World Cup win record last season, Vonn battled wind to take the win and break Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record of 36 downhill wins.

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Bennett and Duffy Score in Kitzbuehel Combined

01/22/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22, 2016) – It’s the biggest weekend in ski racing, and a couple new faces are not only soaking in the experience, but stepping up their game to come away with valuable World Cup points at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup combined Friday. Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA), who has enjoyed a breakout season this year, finished...

Weibrecht Second In Hahnenkamm Super G

01/22/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 22, 2016) – Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) grabbed his second, and most prestigious, super G podium result of his career finishing second in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup on the classic Hahnenkamm track.

“I couldn’t be happier. It’s awesome,” said Weibrecht. “Growing up everybody thinks about getting on...

Bill Johnson Passes Away

01/22/2016

GRESHAM, OR (Jan. 21, 2016) – Olympic champion Bill Johnson, whose storybook 1984 season ushered in a new era for American ski racing, passed away Thursday at an assisted living facility outside Portland at the age of 55. His passing closed the final chapter in a tumultuous lifetime that saw him rise to the highest level in his sport...

Kitzbuehel: The Super Bowl of Ski Racing

01/21/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 21, 2016) – Ski racing is alive and well in Tyrol, and the Streif feels like the center of the universe this week. To put into perspective just how big this race is, nearly 50,000 crazed fans will descend upon the ski racing Mecca that is Kitzbuehel. The crowd for Thursday’s second downhill training run was bigger than...

U16 Development Team Tackles Kitzbuehel

01/20/2016

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Jan. 20, 2016) – Six athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 National Training Group (NTG) gained some World Cup course experience and got a taste of what it’s like to race in Europe, when they competed against nine other teams in the Hahnenkamm Juniors event Wednesday.

Hahnenkamm Juniors Team Announced

01/19/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 19, 2016) – Before the U.S. Ski Team stars take to Kitzbuhel’s infamous Hahnenkamm downhill this weekend, up and coming athletes from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 National Training Group (NTG) will compete in the Hahnenkamm Juniors on January 20. The event features tech events in the world-renowned...

Perseverance Pays Off

01/19/2016

Every day like clockwork, there she was – riding the cardio bike and stretching her body to regain mobility, looking for a way to ease her pain.

It’s a lonely atmosphere mid-winter at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah. Most athletes are off globetrotting the world tour. Back home, the days were filled with sweat and...

Kelley Scores First WC Points in Wengen

01/17/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (January 17, 2016) – It took 31 World Cup races, but Tim Kelley (Starksboro, VT) finally scored his first World Cup points in front of his biggest fans.

“My parents flew over for this race, so it’s really special to finally be in the points,” Kelley said after finishing 12th in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

Vonn Stymied in Flachau Giant Slalom

01/17/2016

FLACHAU, Austria (January 17, 2016) – It was a tough day for Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT) in Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.

McJames failed to finish the first run, and Vonn, who finished 10th in the first run, lost time throughout the second run before splitting her skis and skiing out.

Nyman Leads Four Into Top 30 at Wengen

01/16/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (January 16, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) battled through fog and flat light to lead four American’s into the top 30 in the classic Lauberhorn downhill Saturday.

Harjo Sets World Cup History

01/15/2016

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 15, 2016) – For one athlete, it was a career day, but for an American coach, it was a historic day at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom Friday. Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) was the top American finisher in 28th.

U.S. Ski Team coach Karin Harjo had the distinction of setting the first run course, becoming the...

Goldberg 12th In Wengen Combined

01/15/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 15, 2016) – Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) was the top placed American in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Alpine combined event, but like the rest of the team, he chalked this one up as another training run for Saturday’s main event – the Lauberhorn downhill.

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Big Weekend On Tap at Wengen and Flachau

01/14/2016

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan.14, 2016) – Though Mother Nature provided a challenge for the men here in Wengen – at last – they were able to complete a successful downhill training run in preparation for the 86th edition of the classic Lauberhorn downhill.

Thursday was the calm before another storm – soon enough, nearly 30,000 ski racing...

Radamus and Cashman Nominated to Winter Youth Olympic Games

01/12/2016

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 12, 2016) - Two young Americans have been nominated to the alpine team slated to compete in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway February 12-21.

The International Olympic Committee’s Youth Olympic Games offers a competitive venue for young athletes to not only compete, but also participate in a...

Moltzan and Lapanja Score First World Cup Points

01/12/2016

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 12, 2016) – Veteran Resi Stiegler led the U.S. team in a night of ‘firsts’ at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom Tuesday night, taking 15th. But under the lights, it was a pair of young U.S. Ski Team members that shined, with Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) and Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV) scoring their first career...

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