Nicknamed the "Warhorse," Andrew Weibrecht is a cannonball on snow and will take the riskiest and fastest line possible, which makes him one of the most exhilarating athletes to watch carve World Cup ice. (Agence Zoom/Alain Grosclaude)
Travis Ganong led five Americans into the top 30, with a sixth-place finish, in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday on the Kandahar downhill track.
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led a trio of Americans in Saturday’s challenging Hahnenkamm downhill.
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Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) battled through fog and flat light to lead four American’s into the top 30 on the classic Lauberhorn downhill Saturday.
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.
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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.
Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) finished ninth to led the way for the U.S. Team in Monday night’s new Audi FIS Alpine World Cup parallel giant slalom.
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 was once again the top American, finishing fifth at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G Friday.
Andrew Weibrecht has had a journeyman’s career on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour. He’s fought injuries and tough luck, interspersed with Olympic super G medals in Vancouver and Sochi.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) stood on the podium on Saturday, taking second and third place respectively at the Birds of Prey super G.
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.
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Andrew Weibrecht is sibling number four in a family of five and took up skiing after he begged his parents to let him join older brother Jonathan at the 1980 Olympic mountain of Whiteface. Now one of the most exhilarating ski racers to watch kick out of the start gate, Weibrecht transitioned from a kid swinging on his parents’ chandeliers to becoming a two-time Olympic super G medalist.
Ted Ligety jokes that Weibrecht is the fastest racer in the world for 20 seconds of every race. Why? The 2010 Olympic super G bronze medalist hadn’t placed better than 10th in a World Cup race since that historic bronze…that is until he did it again.
Three turns into the 2014 Olympic super G, Bode Miller looked to friend and race leader Kjetil Jansrud of Norway in the leader box and said, “He’s going to beat us.” He was right on one account, as the Warhorse produced a truly inspirational run to bump Miller to bronze and secure the second Olympic medal of his career – this time silver. The result added his name to the elite two-medal club for American men along with Miller, Ligety, Tommy Moe and Phil Mahre.
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