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      5-8
      Weight
      135
       

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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 racingTopolino, 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 in her late 20’s, 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 lazer-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.

      FIRST TRACKS
      She was skiing at two and racing at six. In '99, Stiegler was a silver medalist in giant slalom and bronze medalist in slalom at the Western J3 Juniors Olympics. A year later she won gold in both events at JOs. She earned World Cup starts for '03 by finishing second (with one win) in the 2002 NorAm slalom points and then gave a preview of her 2003 breakout, tearing through European-packed fields (before the Park City World Cups) to finish sixth in the first two Super Series giant slaloms. "I didn't go to World Juniors last year, so I'm going to make it to the real World Championships this year,” she said. And she made it.

      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.

      OFF THE SNOW
      Stiegler splits her time between Jackson Hole and Hawaii with boyfriend and professional windsurfer Kevin Pritchard. That is, when she's not lapping the globe with a special bag that has nothing to do with skiing; it holds her computer and mess of gluten-free food. But if you want to really get to know Stiegler, the character, check out her blog and for sure follow her social feeds. Her eye for art and passion for photography is beautifully apparent.

       

      Highlights

      OLYMPICS
      Teams: 2006, 2014
      29th, GS, Sochi, RUS, 2014
      11th, CO, Torino, ITA, 2006
      12th, SL, Torino, ITA, 2006 

      WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (top 20)
      Teams: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
      6th, SL, Santa Caterina, ITA, 2005
      8th, SL, Are, SWE, 2007
      10th, Combined, St. Moritz, SUI, 2003
      19th, SL, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER, 2011
      19th SL, Val d'Isere, FRA, 2009
      19th, SL, St. Moritz, SUI, 2003

      WORLD CUP (highlights)
      Ranked 22nd in SL, 2015
      13th, SL, Zagreb, CRO, 2015
      11th, SL, Aspen, USA, 2014
      2nd, SL, Ofterschwang, GER, 2012
      25th in overall standings, 2007
      15th in SL standings, 2006
      11th in first World Cup race (SL, Lenzerheide, SUI, 2003)

      U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLES
      2007, SL, Alyeska, AK
      2007, GS, Alyeska, AK

      OTHER
      Combined silver at 2005 Junior World Championships
      Bronze in SL and combined at 2003 Junior World Championships