It's not a matter of whether Travis Ganong will score a World Cup podium; it's a matter of when. The Squaw Valley local is on the cusp of a breakout season...2014 could be just the winter. (Mark Epstein/U.S. Ski Team)
The schedule of events for this weekend's Audi Birds of Prey World Cup has been adjusted.
Despite another day of flat light and a late start number, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) powered through light snow to finish 22nd at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G opener Sunday.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup held its downhill opener Saturday amid cloudy skies and challenging flat-light conditions.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) carved his home mountain to .20 second super G victory at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to regain a title he first held in 2010.
Marco Sullivan finished 14th in the World Cup downhill standings, his best season since 2008 and the top finish for U.S. men.
Lindsey Vonn has won a record 17th Audi FIS World Cup globe and record sixth straight downhill title after fog forced officials to cancel the final men's and women's downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland on Wednesday.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with a tie for 16th on a wind-ravaged Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell.
Veteran Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was 19th to lead the U.S. Ski Team in a shortened Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill Saturday in Germany as Birds of Prey downhill champion Christof Innerhofer of Italy claimed his third win of the season.
Andrew Weibrecht was 22nd and Steven Nyman 25th to lead the USA in the World Championship downhill.
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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.
Dominik Paris became the first Italian since the great Kristian Ghedina to win the famed Hahnenkamm downhill for his second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill win this season.
Marco Sullivan led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 13th in the Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen
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Travis Ganong knows how to pick a line down a racecourse and in the backcountry, but it was the line set by his older sisters, Megan and Ali, that helped reel him into ski racing. He launched his World Cup career in 2010 and has quickly become a leading member of the future downhill greats club.
It's not about points anymore for Ganong; it's about when his first World Cup podium will happen. The Squaw Valley charger posted top 30 finishes in all but two World Cup downhills last season, including a career best seventh on the gnarly Stelvio speed track in Bormio, Italy. Add it all up and he pinned a personal best 18th in the season-long downhill standings. He then celebrated by winning super G gold at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships held on his home snow in Squaw.
Teammate Steven Nyman said it best after winning the Val Gardena, Italy downhill – where Ganong was 10th – "You've got next, buddy."
Finally I’m figuring out how to mentally attack these downhills. Before I was always kind of nervous because it was my first or second time skiing these courses. But this is my third year in Bormio and I feel like I can just relax a little bit and have fun. I love to ski and in the last few years I had to tone back how I ski because you have to really learn these downhills before you can attack. Now I feel that I know them, I can attack and I can be up there with the best guys.
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