Hard work is tattooed into the psyche of Resi Stiegler. Knock her down and she will be back to knock you out. Take that, slalom gates! (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Warm temperature, fog and precipitation have plagued Garmisch, but the forecast is calling for sunshine on the classic Kandahar downhill track for Saturday’s downhill.
For one athlete, it was a career day, but for an American coach, it was an historic day at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom Friday.
Eighteen U.S. athletes will be competing this weekend in downhill, combined, slalom and giant slalom in the Audi FIS World Cup events in Wengen and Flachau.
Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) and Lila Lapanja (Incline Village, NV) joined Stigler in qualifying for the second run, and both scored their first career World Cup points.
Resi Stiegler continued her consistent comeback, taking 14th in the Santa Caterina slalom—her fourth top 15 this season.
The men’s and women’s tech teams will each take on an Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom race, relocated from Zagreb, Croatia to Santa Caterina, Italy.
From Ted Ligety and Andrew Weibrecht standing on the podium together at Beaver Creek, to Lindsey Vonn's sweep at "Lake Lindsey," there are a number of highlights from the 2015/2016 season. (USSA)
A taste of home is just what Resi Stiegler (Jackson Hole, WY) needed during a lonely ride on the World Cup Circuit, finishing 15th in her father's hometown of Lienz.
Resi Stiegler was the only American to finish the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Are, Sweden, taking 18th.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) did it again on Sunday, winning her second Aspen Winternational slalom in two days.
It was a historic day at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational, as Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) dominated her competitors by over three seconds to take the first American slalom win at Aspen since 1981.
World Cup action kicks off this weekend in Aspen and Lake Louise.
Red Bull wants you to go behind-the-scenes with the fastest athletes on snow. They named six Instagram accounts to follow, including the U.S. Ski Team’s very own Resi Stiegler.
The Vail/Beaver Creek community turned out in force to cheer on their hometown superstar, Mikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) in Saturday’s slalom, and Shiffrin treated her family, friends and fans to a triumphant show.
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Olympian and daughter to Olympic gold medalist Pepi Stiegler, Resi (RAY-zee) Stiegler was born and grew up in prime ski country (Jackson Hole, WY and Lienz, Austria). She's 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 and U.S. titles and has stood on the World Cup podium.
Stiegler may only be 30, but she has more experience than most people double her age. This U.S. Ski Team veteran entered the 2015 season as an independent, after not meeting criteria for the first time in her long career, but also with two consecutive injury-free seasons and full prep periods, which is something she had never experienced before. It paid off for Stiegler, who approached the season with laser-focus, and skied more disciplined and refined than ever before. Simply put, she crushed. With five top 30 finishes and two top 15 finishes including an 11th place finish at Aspen, Stiegler made it clear that she was back and she was a fighter. And then she crashed in training prior to Flachau's night race and suffered yet another injury: a torn anterior cruciate ligament and the meniscus in her right knee.
Somehow, though, Stiegler soldiered through and found that fight within to fulfill a dream and compete in World Championships on home turf in Vail/Beaver Creek. After a shaky training run prior to the race, and overcome by nerves in the start shack, she finished 35th first run and opted not to take any more risks choosing not to ski the second run. With more confidence than ever before, and off-season training already underway, you be sure that this Jackson Hole firecracker who has rocketed back up to A team status, will put on quite the show during the 2016 season.
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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