Marco Sullivan grew up in Lake Tahoe with skiing in his soul. He was on a ski hill in his earliest memory, coming down a snow-covered gravel hill in his backyard at three. (Mitch Gunn)
American downhillers gave rave reviews of the downhill course at the Jeongseon Alpine Center, site of this week’s Audi FIS Ski Alpine World Cup downhill and super G events
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led a trio of Americans in Saturday’s challenging Hahnenkamm downhill.
Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) battled through fog and flat light to lead four American’s into the top 30 on the classic Lauberhorn downhill Saturday.
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.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and his U.S. teammates tackled one of the most challenging downhill tracks on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit Tuesday, where just making it to the finish line was a victory.
Andrew Weibrecht was once again the top American, finishing fifth at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G Friday.
After a solid three days of training, Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) threw down a fast run on Saturday to grab third place at the Lake Louise downhill.
Not only does Ohau provide the U.S. Ski Team with world class training, but Mike and Louise and their entire staff provide incredible hospitality and warm and welcoming vibes.
In the first World Cup Finals race of the week, Steven Nyman was the top American, taking fourth place in the downhill. Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won the race, and snagged the downhill crystal globe.
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.
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Marco Sullivan grew up in Lake Tahoe with skiing in his soul. He was on a ski hill in his earliest memory, coming down a snow-covered gravel hill in his backyard at three. He learned to go fast on some of the most legendary terrain in the world, then took that skill to the World Cup and won.
After an impressive 5th place result at the Lake Louise opening downhill, Sullivan looked to have some good momentum starting the 2015 season, but in races leading up to World Championships Sullivan struggled to find a groove. A veteran on the Team, "Sully" made the commitment to race next season after scoring some sweet results at the tail-end of the season at Garmisch (6th), Kvitfjell (12th) and Meribel (8th). In fact, he was having so much fun and was on such a roll that he didn't want the season to end. Good thing, too, as Sully's late-season resurgence earned him a spot back on the A Team. Yeah, #MarcoRocks!
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