Well on his way to being one of the next generation all-around skiers, Jared Goldberg now has Olympic experience and a couple of World Cup top 15s to prove he’s ready to take the World Cup by storm in 2015. (Getty Images/Clive Rose)
World Cup, Europa Cup, National Training Group and D Team athletes were training in Chile during the earthquake in September—split up between La Parva, Portillo + Valle Nevado—and all were affected by the disaster. Four of them described their experience.
t was a tough day in Kvitfjell, with 21 DNFs in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. Only 38 racers made it down the difficult course, with Andrew Weibrecht tying his career-best super G result in fifth place.
In the penultimate Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill of the season, the men were thirsty for results—looking to tighten the race for the overall downhill globe. Travis Ganong was the top American downhiller of the day, finishing in sixth place.
After over two hours of delays, the race finally were finally able to squeak one last downhill into February. Fighting flat light and typical thick fog in Garmisch, Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was the top American downhiller of the day in sixth.
In the final Garmisch (GAP) downhill training run on the Kandahar, Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) led the charge for the Americans, turning in the fourth-fastest time. The downhill takes place on Saturday.
In a turny, technical super G set by American coach Forest Carey that did not excuse any mistakes, the Austrian Matthias Mayer once again emerged victorious. Travis Ganong was the top American finisher, toughing out a ninth place finish.
The rarely-used Schneekristall-Zwolfer track is non-stop from top to bottom. A high-speed signature course, racers question whether this track is more challenging than the famed Kitzbuehel one.
Throngs of fans showed up again to Beaver Creek, CO to cheer on the men’s combined athletes at the World Championships. Ted Ligety attacked from the back—starting 29th second run—and grabbed an unlikely bronze medal.
In front of an enormous crowd of 20,000 screaming fans, the U.S. packed three guys into the top ten on Birds of Prey. Travis Ganong grabbed the silver medal at Saturday’s World Championships downhill.
After two hours of weather-faulted delays, the famed Hahnenkamm was shortened—with the fastest times coming in at less than a minute. Steven Nyman was the top American downhiller on Saturday, grabbing fifth place—his best ever result in Kitzbuehel.
American ski racing fans will have the broadest TV and streaming coverage ever as the U.S. Ski Team takes to the fabled Streif this Saturday for the 75th running of the Hahnenkamm. Universal Sports Network and NBCSN will provide coverage.
It was thigh-burning, legs-shaking race at the World Cup in Wengen, complete with crashes, screaming fans and course holds. Steven Nyman was the top American finisher of the day in 14th place.
Ted Ligety battled the alpine combined—a downhill followed by one run of slalom—to be the top American in Wengen, finishing in fifth place. Downhiller Jared Goldberg skied to 15th, his first top 15 on the World Cup this season.
Travis Ganong took advantage of a new course to ski a near perfect run, claiming his first career Audi FIS Ski World Cup win.
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Without the bottomless powder at Snowbird, Jared Goldberg would not be a member of the U.S. Ski Team. "Well, I certainly wouldn't be a ski racer, that's for sure," he says. But by age 14 he was invested and it didn't take long for that to turn into racing at the elite level.
The 2014 Olympic season could easily be described as a breakout year for Goldberg. In addition to making his first Olympic team, where he finished top 20 in super combined, downhill as well as giant slalom, Goldberg also notched solid World Cup numbers. Good thing his dad, Don, took everything but a rickshaw to get to Sochi in order to cheer on his son. The highlights? Try 12th in the famed Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen and 11th in the Kitzbuehel super combined.
In the 2015 season, Goldberg showed consistency on the World Cup circuit, performing in the top 30 and snagging himself World Cup points. One of the most conditioned athletes on the team, Goldberg showed glimpses of brilliance this season—like snagging the 3rd fastest run in the downhill portion of the Alpine Combined at World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. In the 2016 season, Goldberg will continue to tackle four events. Needless to say, coaches and teammates have Goldberg tabbed as one of the next best four-event skiers in the U.S. behind guys like Bode Miller and Ted Ligety.
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