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Ligety Sixth GS Win in Lenzerheide

03/16/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) punctuated the best season of his career with a sixth giant slalom win at the World Cup Finals on Saturday. He joined Ingemar Stenmark as the only other man to win six or more World Cup giant slalom races in a single season. He has stood on all eight giant slalom...

Shiffrin Wins Slalom Globe in Lenzerheide

03/16/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 16) – World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) came from behind to win her fourth slalom race of the season, sealing the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title of her young career. Shiffrin, who celebrated her 18th birthday March 13th, became the first U.S. slalom World Cup champion since Tamara...

Shiffrin Wins Rising Star Award

03/15/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 15) - Less than 24 hours before kicking out of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals start gate for the slalom battle of the ages, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was honored in Lenzerheide as the Longines Rising Star, signifying the top young female racer of 2013. Shiffrin will enter Saturday's race just seven...

Ligety 7th After Canceled SG Finals

03/14/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Super G World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) closed the best speed season of his career with seventh in the men’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G standings after the final race was canceled due to high winds. Ligety banked three SG top 10 finishes, including two near podium strikes with fourth....

Mancuso Second in SG Standings

03/14/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 14) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) capped an incredible super G season with a second place finish in the women’s super G standings. She was in contention for the title, but high winds and heavy overnight snow forced officials to cancel the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Final super G, handing the title to...

Sullivan 14th in DH Standings

03/13/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) - Thick fog forced officials to cancel the men’s and women’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals downhill races Wednesday in Lenzerheide. Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) finished 14th in the World Cup downhill standings, his best season since 2008 and the top finish for U.S. men. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal...

Vonn Record 17th World Cup Title

03/13/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 13) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) won a record 17th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup globe and record sixth straight downhill title after fog forced officials to cancel the final men's and women's downhills on Wednesday. Vonn won three of seven World Cup downhills this season and missed two due to injury following her super...

Alpine World Cup Finals Preview

03/11/2013

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (March 11) – The March 13-17 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals will cap a record shattering year for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team that has already included...

Shiffrin Third in Ofterschwang Slalom

03/10/2013

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 10) – After leading the first run, Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) powered through softening snow to finish third Sunday in Ofterschwang - her fifth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium of the season. World Cup overall and giant slalom champion Tina Maze won the race to set up a winner take all showdown for the...

Ligety Third Overall After Kransjka Slalom

03/10/2013

KRANSJKA GORA, Slovenia (March 10) – Contending with deep ruts, rain and snow, Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th in the Kransjka Gora slalom on Sunday. Austria’s Marcel Hirscher was second, mathematically securing the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom title as his only challenger, Felix Neureuther of Germany, went out in the first...

Mancuso 8th in Ofterschwang GS

03/09/2013

OFTERSCHWANG, Germany (March 9) - Birthday girl Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) battled wet snow and flat light to finish eighth in the Ofterschwang giant slalom. Austria’s Anna Finninger took control of third in the Audi FIS Alipine World Cup overall standings with the victory, while regulating Tina Maze of Slovenia to second. Maze had...

Ligety Locks GS Title

03/09/2013

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (March 9) – Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) shredded the wet snow with authority, winning the Kranjska Gora giant slalom and securing the fourth Audi FIS Alpine World Cup GS title of his career. Ligety used his aggressive arcs to power down the rutted course ahead of Austrian Marcel Hirscher to win his fifth giant slalom race...

Alpine Champs March 20-24 at Squaw Valley

03/04/2013

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (March 4) – World Championship medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will battle for national titles March 20-24 when the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships return to...

Mancuso 3rd, SG Title Decided at Finals

03/03/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 3) - World Championship bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was third Sunday in the final super G of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup "regular season." Mancuso finished just ahead of discipline leader Tina Maze of Slovenia to push the title to the final race of the year. Maze leads Mancuso by 55...

Ligety, Weibrecht Tie in Kvitfjell SG

03/03/2013

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 3) - World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) tied for 18th Sunday to lead the U.S. Ski Team in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G before World Cup Finals. Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal won on home snow to lock the men's super G title prior to the...

Ganong Leads U.S. in Kvitfjell Downhill

03/02/2013

KVITFJELL, Norway (March 2) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with a tie for 16th on a wind-ravaged Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell. Frenchman Adrien Theaux edged World Cup downhill leader Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway for the win on a shortened race course due to the high winds. It was the final downhill...

Ross Magical with Garmisch Podium

03/02/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 2) - Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) became the sixth U.S. Ski Team women's speed athlete to finish in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three this season with a stunning second in the Garmisch downhill. With her career first podium, Ross also became the fourth U.S. woman to land her first World Cup podium this...

Mancuso Firmly in SG Title Hunt

03/01/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 1) - World Championship super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) solidified herself as a contender for the 2013 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G title after tying for second Friday with overall leader Tina Maze of Slovenia. Mancuso sits 65 points behind Maze in the title chase with two...

Mancuso Just Off Meribel Combi Podium

02/24/2013

MERIBEL, France (Feb. 24) - World Championship super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) ripped to second in the downhill half of Sunday's super combined but dropped to fourth overall after hooking up in the soft snow of the slalom portion. Tina Maze of Slovenia took the win - her eighth on the season - to boost her World Cup...

Ligety 3rd in Garmisch Giant Slalom

02/24/2013

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 24) - In his first race after taking triple gold at the World Championships Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished third in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Garmisch. Ligety has now finished on the podium of all six World Cup giant slalom races this season with four victories and two third place...

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