When Minnesota born David Chodounsky fell short of making the U.S. Ski Team after high school, he enrolled at Dartmouth and won the NCAA slalom title in his freshman year.
Audi FIS Alpine World Cup action returned to the main stage Tuesday with a Nations Team Event in Innsbruck, where Sweden edged Norway for the first post Olympic podium.
Sochi bound David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) finished 22nd in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Today, the USSA announced a strong team of 20 alpine athletes, including three Olympic gold medalists, to represent the USA in Sochi. (Photo: Mickael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
Defending Olympic Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) led the U.S. Ski Team Friday, finishing 15th at a slick and snowy Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) carved another solid pre-Olympic performance with eighth in a sunny Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held in Adelboden.
David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) produced a courageous performance Sunday to finish a career-best seventh in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held at Val d'Isere.
Slalom ace David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) and rising star Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) combined for a U.S. Ski Team sweep of the Audi New Zealand Winter Games slalom podium Tuesday at Coronet Peak.
Erik Schlopy, a three-time Olympian and 2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships medalist, has joined the U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine technical staff.
The tech team of the men's U.S. Ski Team recently concluded a productive training camp at Mammoth. Coach Forest Carey, recently promoted by the team, ran the early portion of the camp and Ski Racing Magazine caught up with him between planes to a surfing
A near capacity crowd was on hand Tuesday night to cheer the host country of Austria to victory in the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Team Event.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) boosted her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom lead to 33 points over top challenger Tina Maze of Slovenia with third in the Moscow City Event.
Dartmouth grad David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) remained consistent with 21st in Kitzbuehel for his fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points scoring slalom of the season.
VIDEO: Chodounsky Career Best
David Chodounsky had the second fastest final run to score a personal best tenth in the Adelboden slalom as Marcel Hirscher of Austria won.
David Chodounsky put down a career best tenth in the Adelboden World Cup slalom.
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Chodounsky cruised into the 2012 season with a mess of World Cup slalom points and a truck load of motivation. However the only thing he was short on was health and he ended up cutting the season short before Christmas to undergo surgery on his patella. Game plan was to be completely healed and training by May. The plan worked.
My surgery ended up being a pretty intense scope to clean up the cartilage under my kneecap and smooth out the movement of my patella. It was a lot of cleaning up, but a success, according to the doctors.
It was a good move on my part to decide to get surgery since the damaged cartilage was quite severe with actual chunks missing and flaps hanging loose. On the pictures, it looked like I had an ice axe swing away at it, and I could have kept damaging it more if I had continued skiing on it. Sometimes you just have to listen to your body and fix it, and I’m glad I did.
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