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Weather Shifts U.S. Champs Schedule

03/20/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 20) - Over a foot of wet snow at the top of the Olympic giant slalom hill at Squaw Valley has pushed back the opening of the 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to Thursday. Men's and women's GS will now be contested on Thursday,...

World Champions Racing at Squaw

03/18/2013

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 18) – World Championship gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) roll to the hometown of Olympic gold winner and record setting major championship medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) March 20-24 for the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Mancuso, who cut her teeth with...

Ligety Third Overall in World Cup

03/17/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 17) – World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) wrapped up the best season of his career Sunday with a third overall finish in the Audi FIS World Cup standings. He finished with 1,022 points, beating out his previous best of 898 in 2008. Ligety won six giant slalom races and stood on the podium in all eight of...

World Cup Fourth for Mancuso

03/17/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 17) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) skied into eighth place Sunday during the World Cup giant slalom final, finalizing her fourth place overall finish in the Audi FIS World Cup standings for the second year in a row. Sunday capped an historic season for the Best in the World U.S. Ski Team with 18-year-old...

Ligety Sixth GS Win in Lenzerheide

03/16/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) punctuated the best season of his career with a sixth giant slalom win at the World Cup Finals on Saturday. He joined Ingemar Stenmark as the only other man to win six or more World Cup giant slalom races in a single season. He has stood on all eight giant slalom...

Shiffrin Wins Slalom Globe in Lenzerheide

03/16/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) came from behind to win her fourth slalom race of the season, sealing the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title of her young career. Shiffrin, who celebrated her 18th birthday March 13th, became the first U.S. slalom World Cup champion since Tamara...

Shiffrin Wins Rising Star Award

03/15/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 15) - Less than 24 hours before kicking out of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals start gate for the slalom battle of the ages, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was honored in Lenzerheide as the Longines Rising Star, signifying the top young female racer of 2013. Shiffrin will enter Saturday's race just seven...

Ligety 7th After Canceled SG Finals

03/14/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Super G World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed the best speed season of his career with seventh in the men’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G standings after the final race was canceled due to high winds. Ligety banked three SG top 10 finishes, including two near podium strikes with fourth....

Mancuso Second in SG Standings

03/14/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) capped an incredible super G season with a second place finish in the women’s super G standings. She was in contention for the title, but high winds and heavy overnight snow forced officials to cancel the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Final super G, handing the title to...

Sullivan 14th in DH Standings

03/13/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) - Thick fog forced officials to cancel the men’s and women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals downhill races Wednesday in Lenzerheide. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) finished 14th in the World Cup downhill standings, his best season since 2008 and the top finish for U.S. men. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal...

Vonn Record 17th World Cup Title

03/13/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) won a record 17th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup globe and record sixth straight downhill title after fog forced officials to cancel the final men's and women's downhills on Wednesday. Vonn won three of seven World Cup downhills this season and missed two due to injury following her super...

Alpine World Cup Finals Preview

03/11/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 11) – The March 13-17 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals will cap a record shattering year for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team that has already included...

Shiffrin Third in Ofterschwang Slalom

03/10/2013

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 10) – After leading the first run, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) powered through softening snow to finish third Sunday in Ofterschwang - her fifth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium of the season. World Cup overall and giant slalom champion Tina Maze won the race to set up a winner take all showdown for the...

Ligety Third Overall After Kransjka Slalom

03/10/2013

KRANSJKA GORA, Slovenia (March 10) – Contending with deep ruts, rain and snow, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th in the Kransjka Gora slalom on Sunday. Austria’s Marcel Hirscher was second, mathematically securing the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title as his only challenger, Felix Neureuther of Germany, went out in the first...

Mancuso 8th in Ofterschwang GS

03/09/2013

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 9) - Birthday girl Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) battled wet snow and flat light to finish eighth in the Ofterschwang giant slalom. Austria’s Anna Finninger took control of third in the Audi FIS Alipine World Cup overall standings with the victory, while regulating Tina Maze of Slovenia to second. Maze had...

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...

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