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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),...

Austria Nets Team Event Gold

02/12/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 12) - 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. The powerhouse slalom skiing Swedes edged the U.S. Ski Team in the quarter final and went on to earn the silver medal with Germany in bronze. David Chodounsky (...

Ted Ligety Golden Again

02/11/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 11) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was golden again, winning the super combined for his second title at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Sixth after the downhill, Ligety nailed the second fastest slalom run to take gold in Schladming.

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Preview: Men's Super Combined

02/10/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 10) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will be among favorites in Monday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super combined. Ligety opened the men's Championship schedule last week with gold in super G. Combined downhill is at noon in Schladming with the slalom under the lights at 6:15 p.m. local time Universal Sports...

Optimistic Outlook for Lindsey Vonn

02/10/2013

VAIL, CO (Feb. 10) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) underwent successful surgery Sunday and is resting comfortably. According to U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Head Physician Dr. Bill Sterett, the surgery conducted at the Vail Valley Surgery Center went well and he was optimistic for a full recovery. 

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Downhill Medals Narrowly Elude USA

02/10/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 10) - The USA narrowly missed the medals Sunday in the women's downhill at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was a .15 out of the prizes in fifth with Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) sixth. In an aggressive race that saw higher speeds than training, the twisty turny Schladming...

World Champs: Women's Downhill Preview

02/09/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 9) - Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) will lead a strong U.S. Ski Team into Sunday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships women's downhill. Cook led Saturday's final downhill training by nearly two seconds.

Weibrecht Tops USA in Downhill

02/09/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 9) - Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was 22nd and teammate Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) 25th to lead the USA in a rugged downhill at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal took a dominant win over Italy's Dominik Paris while France's David Poisson won bronze...

Mancuso 8th in Worlds Combined

02/08/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 8) - Despite a significant mistake in the downhill portion of Friday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super combined, super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) clicked with her best slalom performance of the season to finish eighth. Teammates Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was 11th and Stacey Cook 18th (...

World Champs: Women's Super Combined Preview

02/07/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 7) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will lead four U.S. Ski Team athletes into Friday's women's super combined at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. She will be joined by ...

Shiffrin Wins USOC Athlete Honor

02/07/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 7) - One year before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games open, U.S. Ski Team sensation and Sochi hopeful Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was named the January Athlete of the Month by the U.S. Olympic Committee for two stunning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victories. Shiffrin thrilled an overflowing Croatian crowd with a 1.19...

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