Tommy Ford's 2015 comeback after sitting on the sidelines for a full season was impressive...he'll be one to keep an eye on in 2016. (Dave Kynor)
Ted Ligety led a re-charged men’s tech team that placed three athletes in the top 12 at Alta Badia Sunday in Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom competition.
Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) proved victorious once again in the second NorAm giant slalom contested at Copper Mountain this season on Tuesday.
U.S. Ski Team veteran Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) was victorious in the opening NorAm giant slalom race of the season at Copper Mountain, CO on Monday.
The NorAm Finals wrapped on Monday in Waterville Valley, NH and Burke Mountain, VT with Michael Ankeny, Tim Kelley, Paula Moltzan, Megan McJames and Tommy Ford qualifying for World Cup starts and Michael Ankeny taking the overall win.
Marcel Hirscher posted a 3.28 second winning margin in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Ted Ligety was fourth.
With sunny, spring-like temperatures and a slick, fast course, it was a men’s World Champs giant slalom to remember. When it was all said and done, Ted Ligety won the event in historic and thrilling fashion in front of the home crowd.
The men look fast in during two runs of downhill training at the Audi Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
U.S. Ski Team athlete Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) is recovering at a hospital in Annecy after surgery on a fractured right femur. Ford suffered the injury while freeskiing Tuesday in La Clusaz.
Ted Ligety shredded to a 1.76 second victory margin in the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom in Beaver Creek.
Times are dropping and energy is building in Beaver Creek in anticipation of Friday's Audi Birds of Prey downhill featuring Lake Louise podium finisher Marco Sullivan and a recharged men's U.S. speed team.
Hotel Portillo may be closed for the season, but its 9,500 foot slopes are still cranking as Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA), Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and the men's U.S. Alpine Ski Team wrap up their Portillo camp.
Two weeks into the U.S. Ski Team men's technical camp in New Zealand and U.S. coaches are reporting good progression despite a constant battle with warm weather.
Despite narrowly missing the super G win Friday, Tommy Ford collected the eighth national title of his young career with gold in the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships combined.
Tommy Ford came within .04 of another gold medal as Canadian Dustin Cook squeeked the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships super G title Friday in Winter Park.
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Olympian Tommy Ford is one of the fastest movers in ski racing. The U.S. Ski Team took notice after he locked four gold medals at the 2006 U.S. Junior Championships. That proved to be a good look, because Ford went on to score World Cup points in his rookie season and then grab a spot on the 2010 Olympic team for giant slalom.
Ford sat out the entire 2014 Olympic season while still recovering from a major freeskiing crash he suffered in France at the end of the 2013 winter. That didn’t stop him from fully applying himself in both injury recovery and education. Ford went back to school and put down two solid semesters at Dartmouth. The year off also gave his teammates a chance to win a few more U.S. Championship titles; something Ford has quickly become a legend for earning. What an impressive comeback for Ford in 2015. After earning himself a top 20 result at World Championships, Ford went on to grab two more top 30 results—one each at Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Kranjska Gora—along with a 2nd place finish in the GS at U.S. Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf, Maine. Looks like someone is back and better than ever...2016 can't come soon enough!
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