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Ligety Locks GS Title

03/09/2013

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 9) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) shredded the wet snow with authority, winning the Kranjska Gora giant slalom and securing the fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup GS title of his career. Ligety used his aggressive arcs to power down the rutted course ahead of Austrian Marcel Hirscher to win his fifth giant slalom race...

Alpine Champs March 20-24 at Squaw Valley

03/04/2013

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (March 4) – World Championship medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will battle for national titles March 20-24 when the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships return to...

Mancuso 3rd, SG Title Decided at Finals

03/03/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 3) - World Championship bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was third Sunday in the final super G of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup "regular season." Mancuso finished just ahead of discipline leader Tina Maze of Slovenia to push the title to the final race of the year. Maze leads Mancuso by 55...

Ligety, Weibrecht Tie in Kvitfjell SG

03/03/2013

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 3) - World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) tied for 18th Sunday to lead the U.S. Ski Team in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G before World Cup Finals. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal won on home snow to lock the men's super G title prior to the...

Ganong Leads U.S. in Kvitfjell Downhill

03/02/2013

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 2) - 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. Frenchman Adrien Theaux edged World Cup downhill leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway for the win on a shortened race course due to the high winds. It was the final downhill...

Ross Magical with Garmisch Podium

03/02/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 2) - Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) became the sixth U.S. Ski Team women's speed athlete to finish in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three this season with a stunning second in the Garmisch downhill. With her career first podium, Ross also became the fourth U.S. woman to land her first World Cup podium this...

Mancuso Firmly in SG Title Hunt

03/01/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 1) - World Championship super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) solidified herself as a contender for the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G title after tying for second Friday with overall leader Tina Maze of Slovenia. Mancuso sits 65 points behind Maze in the title chase with two...

Mancuso Just Off Meribel Combi Podium

02/24/2013

MERIBEL, France (Feb. 24) - World Championship super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) ripped to second in the downhill half of Sunday's super combined but dropped to fourth overall after hooking up in the soft snow of the slalom portion. Tina Maze of Slovenia took the win - her eighth on the season - to boost her World Cup...

Ligety 3rd in Garmisch Giant Slalom

02/24/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 24) - In his first race after taking triple gold at the World Championships Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Garmisch. Ligety has now finished on the podium of all six World Cup giant slalom races this season with four victories and two third place...

Sullivan 19th in Shortened Downhill

02/23/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 23) - 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. The race course was shortened after heavy snow covered...

Mancuso Leads Tight Meribel Downhill

02/23/2013

MERIBEL, France (Feb. 23) - Less than a second separated the top 17 finishers in Saturday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill with Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) leading the way for the U.S. Ski Team with 13th, .90 behind surprise winner Carolina Ruiz Castillo of Spain. It was a historic first World Cup downhill victory for Spain and...

USA Wins! On to Vail/Beaver Creek

02/17/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 17) – The U.S. Alpine Ski Team wrapped up one of its most successful World Championships in history, leaving Schladming with the official medals title with four gold plus a bronze. The medals will bring a start advantage for the Americans as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships head to the USA in 2015 at Vail/Beaver...

Austria Closes Championships With Gold

02/17/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 17) - On the final run on the final day, Marcel Hirscher brought individual gold to the host Austrian nation at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. Hirscher won the men's slalom in a close fought battle with Germany's Felix Neureuther and Austria's Mario Matt. No Americans made it to the final run....

World Champion: Mikaela Shiffrin

02/16/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 16) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied a powerful, aggressive second run to come from behind to win gold in slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. Third after the first run, Shiffrin overcame a .18 lead by Sweden's Frida Hansdotter who took bronze. Austria's Michaela Kirchgasser...

Preview: Women's Slalom

02/15/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 15) -  Fresh from an irmpressive sixth in her World Championships debut in GS, World Cup slalom leader Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) will be among the favorites in Saturday's final women's race at the FIS Alpine World Ski...

Not Since Killy: Ted Takes 3

02/15/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 15) - Defending World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) rewrote the history books, becoming the first man in 45 years to win three gold at a World Championships. Ligety banked a 1.30 second first run lead to win by .81 over Austria's Marcel Hirscher in the giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in...

Preview: Men's Giant Slalom

02/14/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 14) - The U.S. Ski Team's Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will go for a third gold medal in Friday's FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. The race will bring back memories for the USA of the World Championships in Schladming 31 years...

2013 Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named

02/14/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 14) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 15 elite athletes to compete at the 2013 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship scheduled for Feb. 19-28 at Le Massif and Mont Ste Anne, Quebec. Each athlete heralds from top USSA club programs across the country including 2013 NorAm downhill title winner Katie...

Shiffrin Sixth in Championships Debut

02/14/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 14) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had an impressive debut in her first major championship event finishing a career best sixth in giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. First run leader Tessa Worley of France was a runaway gold medalist taking the title by 1.12 over Tina Maze of...

Preview: Women's Giant Slalom

02/13/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 13) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will be going for a sixth career World Championships medal in Thursday's giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. She will be joined by Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO),...

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