Hard work is tattooed into the psyche of Resi Stielger. Knock her down and she will be back to knock you out. Take that slalom gates! (Mitchell Gunn/ESPA)
Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) won her fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom of the season on Saturday to mathematically clinch a second straight World Cup title in the discipline.
Audi FIS Alpine World Cup action returned to the main stage Tuesday with a Nations Team Event in Innsbruck, where Sweden edged Norway for the first post Olympic podium.
Eighteen-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in women’s slalom history Friday with her victory under the lights at Rosa Khutor.
Mikaela Shiffrin skied to fifth Tuesday during her first-ever Olympic appearance at the women’s giant slalom of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Today, the USSA announced a strong team of 20 alpine athletes, including three Olympic gold medalists, to represent the USA in Sochi. (Photo: Mickael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
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 3 finish of her young career with second in the Lienz slalom.
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.
World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) skied to an uncharacteristic 12th in Tuesday's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom as Austrian Marlies Schild earned the 34th slalom victory of her storied career.
This weekend the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour travels to Levi, Finland, where top U.S. athletes Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety will race slalom alongside a strong list of starters.
Warmer than expected conditions meant softer snow than the women’s tech team had hoped for in New Zealand, but it was a productive camp at Coronet Peak, nevertheless.
The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team spiced up their "spring" training last week in San Diego, CA with a conditioning camp that was anything but traditional.
The successful athletic leadership that helped guide one of the most successful seasons in women's alpine history will continue to direct the 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team with the philosophy that idleness is not an option.
World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin signs autographs after missing a shot at her third straight Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom title when she straddled in the final run
Mikaela Shiffrin is in strong position at the midpoint of the slalom, standing third after the first run in Schladming.
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Olympian and daughter to Olympic gold medalist, Pepi Stielger, Resi (RAY-zee) was born and grew up in prime ski country, Jackson Hole, WY and Lienz, Austria. She has represented the United States at every level of alpine ski racing: Topolino, Whistler Cup, Junior Worlds, World Cup, World Championships and the Olympics. She’s won Junior Worlds medals, U.S. titles and has stood on the World Cup podium.
Stiegler was about to close a breakout year, which was highlighted by the first podium of her career, when she tore her ACL in the Nations Team Event at the 2012 World Cup Finals in Schladming, Austria. Good thing hard work is tattooed into her psyche; she was back in time for the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational on Thanksgiving weekend, scored World Cup points a few weeks later and then posted a top 25 in slalom at the World Championships – her sixth trip to the big show. That's how she rolls.
After missing out on the 2010 Olympics with a busted leg, which would have been her second Games, "Le Tigre" is launching an all out attack on the World Cup season to qualify for Sochi. Do you believe?
Starting off this spring, I’ll be making sure all the body parts are working really well. We have our first camp already in Mammoth in May, so it’s kind of exciting for me. I haven’t been to a May camp in over eight years because of injury, so I’m excited.
In her first Juniors Worlds in '03, she won bronze medals in slalom and combined. Stiegler credits not only her parents, but also another Olympic champion and silver medalist, former Olympic and world champion Diann Roffe. Roffe coached Stiegler in a U.S. Development program for several winters, helping sculpt her into such a promising racer.
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