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Shiffrin Takes Seventh Career Win

01/14/2014

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 14) - Reigning Flachau Night Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) powered to a .90 second first run lead then cruised to a strong victory Tuesday in the resort south of Salzburg. Shiffrin took the title with a .83 second margin over a hard-charging Frida Hansdotter of Sweden in front of 20,000 screaming...

Believe in U.S.: Travis Ganong

01/13/2014

“In our sport there are so many people that are involved in helping us out on every single level, and people believing in us is how we end up believing in ourselves to compete on the highest level.” – Three-time U.S. Champion Travis Ganong. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi...

Shiffrin Named Colorado Athlete of the Year

01/13/2014

DENVER, CO (Jan. 13) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been named the 2013 Colorado Athlete of the Year along with NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. The pair will be honored with five other competitors from the Rocky Mountain state at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 17 in...

Chodounsky Steady Toward Sochi

01/12/2014

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) carved another solid pre-Olympic performance with eighth in a sunny Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held in Adelboden. Tied for 13th after the opening run, the former NCAA champion skied consistently through soft rutted snow in the final run to finish one slot shy of...

Ross 20th in Zauchensee Super Combi

01/12/2014

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 12) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) picked up the speed Sunday with 20th in the only women’s super combined to be staged prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Skiing through a thick patch of fog in the opening super G, Ross was 24th in the first run, but the weather cleared for the final and...

Bad Luck Bounces Ligety in Adelboden

01/11/2014

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 11) - A stroke of bad luck zapped Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) Saturday as the four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champ crashed midway through the final run. Ligety, who was third after the opening run, was poised for the podium when his left ski skipped off the snow at the instant he was turning sending...

Mancuso 13th in Zauchensee Downhill

01/11/2014

ALTENMARKT - ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 11) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) punched her best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill finish of the Olympic season with 13th to lead four U.S. Ski Team athletes into the Zauchensee top 25. Elisabeth Goergl ended a two-year downhill victory draught for Austiran women with a stunning win ahead of...

McKennis Turns Focus to 2015

01/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9) – Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO), winner of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in St. Anton just a year ago, has strategically decided to forgo a shot at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The 2010 Olympian fractured her right tibial plateau in March of 2013 and hoped to be strong enough to compete for a medal in...

Vonn to Miss Sochi Olympics

01/07/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced Tuesday that she will not participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Vonn, who had staged a comeback in December with an impressive fifth place finish in the opening Audi FIS Alpine World...

Chodounsky 15th in Bormio Slalom

01/06/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 6) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) tied for 15th to lead the U.S. Ski Team in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held Monday evening in Bormio. The race, originally scheduled for Zagreb, Croatia, was hosted with a night final on the lower portion of the famed Stelvio downhill. German Felix Neureuther captured the 51,...

Shiffrin Wins Career Sixth Slalom

01/05/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 5) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sliced through sloppy snow and rain to win the Bormio slalom for her third straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three finish. It was the sixth World Cup slalom victory of her young career and comes just 33 days before the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia....

Shiffrin Earns 12th World Cup Top 3

12/29/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 29) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium to earn the 12th top-three finish of her young career with second in the Lienz slalom. Leading after the first run despite light rain, Shiffrin couldn't hold her lead in the foggy and rutted final as...

Ganong 10th in Snowy Bormio Downhill

12/29/2013

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) closed the 2013 calendar with another positive stride toward his first Olympic Winter Games with a tie for 10th in a rugged Bormio downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team. Starting second, Ganong powered though snow at the top of the notroious Stelvio and then through rattling bumps in the...

Shiffrin Back on GS Podium with 3rd

12/28/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 28) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium to further her status as a giant slalom threat after finishing third Saturday in Lienz. Fourth after the opening run, Shiffrin stormed within .01 of second place on the icy slope for just the...

Ligety Banks 75000 Euro at Rockfest

12/23/2013

ANDALO, Italy (Dec. 23) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) put a little something in his own Christmas stocking Monday after banking a 75,000 Euro victory in the winner-take-all Alpine Rockfest exibition held at Paganella Ski Area in Italy. Now in it's fourth winter, Ligety also won Alpine...

Solid 8th for Shiffrin in Val d'Isere GS

12/22/2013

VAL D'ISERE, France (Dec. 22) - Slalom World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished a solid eighth Sunday in Val d'Isere to close the first half of the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom season. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won and posted her sixth World Cup podium of the Olympic winter, adding 100 points to her...

Ligety 3rd in Alta Badia Giant Slalom

12/22/2013

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 22) - Four-time World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was held to third Sunday in the Alta Badia giant slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher captured his second straight giant slalom win. Midway through the eight-event Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom season, Ligety and Hirscher have each won a pair of races,...

Miller .15 from Saslong Podium

12/21/2013

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 21) - Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) continued to build speed on the Road to Sochi with fifth Saturday in the 46th Saslong Classic downhill in Val Gardena, Italy. After falling behind in the upper gliding portion of the course, Miller found the gas pedal through the turny, rolling lower half to...

Smith 14th in Bumpy Val d'Isere Downhill

12/21/2013

VAL D'ISERE, FRANCE (Dec. 21) - Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) survived a bumpy Val d'Isere downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team with a tie for 14th on a track that bounced eight racers, including four Americans, off course. Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), in her first race in two weeks, was among the non finishers. Vonn was rattled in the midsection of...

Believe in U.S.: Ted Ligety

12/20/2013

“Ski racing is a huge confidence sport, so having belief in yourself is really important because you’re always on the fine line of going down and falling.” – Olympic Champion Ted Ligety. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Athletes like Ted Ligety ride on the wings of belief...

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