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Head to Head Racing Hits Munich

12/31/2012

MUNICH, Germany (Dec. 31) - Head-to-head alpine racing, featuring Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and...

Shiffrin Straddles in Semmering Slalom

12/29/2012

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 29) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), fourth after the opening run, was charging for back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom wins, when she got stuck leaning back, hooked an edge, hiked and eventually straddled in the night...

Thrilling 7th for Ganong in Bormio

12/29/2012

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) delivered a gutsy run on the grueling Stelvio downhill to finish a career best seventh in Bormio. The second longest downhill on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour, the Stelvio is known for its leg...

Career Best GS Finish for Shiffrin

12/28/2012

SEMMERING, Austria (Dec. 28) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) battled a rugged Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in Semmering to finish a career best eighth in giant slalom and leap into 10th in the overall World Cup standings....

Shiffrin World Cup Win Q&A

12/20/2012

Hours after electifying the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour with a near flawless slalom victory under the lights in Are, Sweden, 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin spent some time with Olympic journalists in America. Still bouncing from the win, Shiffrin spoke about her upbringing and how she mentally prepared herself for her first World...

Teen Mikaela Shiffrin Wins

12/20/2012

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 20) - Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) scored an historic first victory in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup, taking a slalom win under the lights in Are. The 17-year-old Shiffrin came back from a .15 deficit to ski a literally flawless second run and...

Simoncelli Upsets Ligety at Rockfest

12/20/2012

ANDALO, Italy (Dec. 20) - Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom leader Ted Ligety (Park Ctiy, UT) was upset by Italian Davide Simoncelli in the winner-take-all 70,000 Euro Alpine Rockfest exibition event Thursday. Ligety posted the fastest times in the first and second rounds before crashing out in the final. The stunning spectator event was...

Alpine Rockfest LIVE 6:00 a.m. EST

12/19/2012

ANDALO-TRENTINO, Italy (Dec. 20) - Defending champion Ted Ligety takes on the world Thursday as the USSA Network brings live coverage to America beginning at 6:00 a.m. EST.

 

Three-time World Cup giant slalom champion Ted LIgety and overall World Cup leader Aksel Lund Svindal...

Mancuso 14th Under the Lights in Are

12/19/2012

ARE, Sweden (Dec. 19) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) skied a brilliant bottom section to finish 14th in Wednesday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom held under the lights in Are. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had also made the final with the 17th fastest opening run, but hooked a gate with her right shoulder and was bounced off...

Athlete Spotlight: Mikaela Shiffrin

12/18/2012

Mikaela Shiffrin began turning heads almost instantly when she finished top 15 of her first two NorAm Cup races. And ski fans (and coaches) went cross eyed when she landed a World Cup podium during her rookie season – at age 16. During her official World Cup "rookie" year, she took a slalom podium with third just after Christmas, giant slalom...

Ligety Ninth in Madonna Night Slalom

12/18/2012

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO (Dec. 18) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) survived a tricky first set and produced a solid final run to finish ninth in the Italian night race for his first slalom top 10 of the season. Austrian Marcel Hirscher landed a Ligety-esque victory with a 1....

Mancuso, Shiffrin Top 10 in France

12/16/2012

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 16) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) combined for top ten finishes in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel. Mancuso was sixth and Shiffrin ninth as Tina Maze of Slovenia continued her dominance, winning her fourth straight GS. The World Cup now heads for Are,...

Ligety Dominates Alta Badia

12/16/2012

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 16) - A dominating first run from Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) set him up for a repeat win in an Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom in Alta Badia by 2.04 seconds over Austrian Marcel Hirscher. It was Ligety's 14th career GS victory, tying him for the number four all time spot with Austrians Benni Raich and Hermann Maier. The...

We Believe! Nyman Wins Again

12/15/2012

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 15) - Do you believe in Steven? The Utah downhiller put a mark on his comeback returning to the site of his 2006 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup win to do it again. Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) came out of the 39th start position to steal a victory...

Heavy Snow Nixes Val d'Isere Super G

12/15/2012

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 15) - Heavy overnight snow and a forecast of continued snow throughout the day has canceled the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G scheduled for Saturday in Val d'Isere. A downhill was successfully ran Friday with Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) capturing the first World Cup podium of her career with second. The...

Ganong Leads Back of Pack Attack

12/14/2012

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 14) - Travis Ganong led a back of the pack charge by the U.S. Ski Team in the Val Gardena super G, starting 58th and finishing 24th to lead five U.S. Ski Team athletes into the points. Ted Ligety was 25th to retain second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall standings behind race winner Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway...

Career First Podium for Smith

12/14/2012

VAL d'ISERE, FRANCE (Dec. 14) - Leanne Smith parlayed an early start number into a career first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium, finishing second in the Val d'Isere downhill behind Swiss winner Lara Gut. Smith, who started third, led four Americans into the top 10 on a shortened...

Maze Wins Third Straight Giant Slalom

12/09/2012

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 9) - Slovenia's Tina Maze made a bold statement in her quest to win the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and giant slalom title by capturing her third straight race in the discipline. Defending overall champion Lindsey Vonn was fifth after the opening run and up nearly a full second in the final when she saved a...

Ligety 3rd as Win Streak Ends

12/09/2012

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 9) – World Champion Ted Ligety battled soft snow and a shortened course to finish third in the Val d'Isere giant slalom behind race winner and reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall and GS champ Marcel Hirscher of Austria. The podium kept Ligety in the World Cup GS driver's seat and eased him closer to overall...

Ligety 12th in Val d'Isere Slalom

12/08/2012

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 8) – Ted Ligety knifed through incredibly soft snow in Val d'Isere to finish 12th and gain critical points toward the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall, where he's currently second to Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal. David Chodounsky produced the third fastest final run to finish a career best 15th after missing most of...

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