Alpine Programs

Ligety Leads Super G Starters

by
Tom Kelly
2013-02-05 23:02
 

 

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 6) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) leads a blend of veterans and rookies into the opening men's event with Wednesday's super G at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. Ligety is ranked seventh in the Audi FIS World Cup super G standings. He will be joined by 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) plus World Championships rookies Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT). Universal Sports and NBC will broadcast every second of competition from Schladming with super G coverage at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday.

FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
U.S. Ski Team - Men's Super G Starter
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Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY)
Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT)
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT)
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY)
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) comes into the World Championship super G ranked seventh in the Audi FIS World Cup with three top 10's this season.
  • Andrew Weibrecht was the bronze medalist in super G at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
  • Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) scored points in two World Cup super G's in his rookie season last year plus won downhill and super combined at FIS Junior World Championships.
  • Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) scored World Cup points in three super G World Cups this season.
  • Weather has cleared since Tuesday's snow and fog and blue skies are expected.
  • Over 20,000 fans are expected.
  • The 2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships will return to the USA for Vail/Beaver Creek 2015.

Racetime: 5:00 a.m. EST
Universal Sports Network: 11:00 a.m. EST

COMPETITION AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE (all times Eastern Standard)
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Schladming, Austria

Feb. 6 – Men's super G, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 8 – Women's super combined, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 9 – Men's downhill, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 10 – Women's downhill, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 11 – Men's super combined, 12 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 12 – Nations Team Event
Feb. 14 – Women's giant slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 15 – Men's giant slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 16 – Women's slalom, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 17 – Men's slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network

NOTE: Times represent broadcast airtmes; event will be lived streamed for Universal Sports Network subscribers.