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 on the World Cup circuit. (Jonas Ericsson/Agence Zoom)
Steve Nyman led the American’s in the first downhill of the season in 15th Saturday at the Audi FIS Ski Alpine World Cup.
Travis Ganong and Ryan Cochran-Siegle led the U.S. Team to seventh-place and 15th-place respective finishes in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G.
Steven Nyman scored his fourth-straight downhill podium, finishing second at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals to wrap up the season.
Mikaela Shiffrin headlines the U.S. team in her quest for a 10th consecutive slalom victory as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals kick off Wednesday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
The conditions in Norway are looking prime and the stage is set for an American Downhiller vs. Attacking Viking showdown on home turf for the Norwegians.
Steven Nyman was 18th, Andrew Weibrecht 22nd and Thomas Biesemeyer 28th in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G.
For the first time since 2011, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will make Hinterstoder their center stage this weekend.
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.
Welcome to Kitzbuehel, the Super Bowl of ski racing, where 50,000 crazed fans will descend upon this ski racing Mecca this weekend.
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.
Dig into the psyche of World Cup athletes like Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) pre- and post-race weekends with weekly podcasts by George Thomas.
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.
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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.
Though Weibrecht has two Olympic medals to his name, he had yet to taste the World Cup podium until the 2016 season, grabbing his first Audi FIS Ski World Cup podiums at Birds of Prey (3rd) and the famed Kitzbuehel (2nd). After Kitzbuehel, Weibrecht found himself in the hunt for the super G title with Attacking Viking Aksel Lund Svindal, but in a heated battle amongst speed skiers ended up ranked eighth on the season in super G. Weibrecht looks forward to carrying the consistency and momentum into 2017.
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