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2013 Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named

02/14/2013

PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 14) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 15 elite athletes to compete at the 2013 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship scheduled for Feb. 19-28 at Le Massif and Mont Ste Anne, Quebec. Each athlete heralds from top USSA club programs across the country including 2013 NorAm downhill title winner Katie...

Shiffrin Sixth in Championships Debut

02/14/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 14) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) had an impressive debut in her first major championship event finishing a career best sixth in giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. First run leader Tessa Worley of France was a runaway gold medalist taking the title by 1.12 over Tina Maze of...

Preview: Women's Giant Slalom

02/13/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 13) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will be going for a sixth career World Championships medal in Thursday's giant slalom at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming. She will be joined by Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO),...

Austria Nets Team Event Gold

02/12/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 12) - A near capacity crowd was on hand Tuesday night to cheer the host country of Austria to victory in the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Team Event. The powerhouse slalom skiing Swedes edged the U.S. Ski Team in the quarter final and went on to earn the silver medal with Germany in bronze. David Chodounsky (...

Ted Ligety Golden Again

02/11/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 11) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was golden again, winning the super combined for his second title at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Sixth after the downhill, Ligety nailed the second fastest slalom run to take gold in Schladming.

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Preview: Men's Super Combined

02/10/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 10) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will be among favorites in Monday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super combined. Ligety opened the men's Championship schedule last week with gold in super G. Combined downhill is at noon in Schladming with the slalom under the lights at 6:15 p.m. local time Universal Sports...

Optimistic Outlook for Lindsey Vonn

02/10/2013

VAIL, CO (Feb. 10) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) underwent successful surgery Sunday and is resting comfortably. According to U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Head Physician Dr. Bill Sterett, the surgery conducted at the Vail Valley Surgery Center went well and he was optimistic for a full recovery. 

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Downhill Medals Narrowly Elude USA

02/10/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 10) - The USA narrowly missed the medals Sunday in the women's downhill at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was a .15 out of the prizes in fifth with Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) sixth. In an aggressive race that saw higher speeds than training, the twisty turny Schladming...

World Champs: Women's Downhill Preview

02/09/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 9) - Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) will lead a strong U.S. Ski Team into Sunday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships women's downhill. Cook led Saturday's final downhill training by nearly two seconds.

Weibrecht Tops USA in Downhill

02/09/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 9) - Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was 22nd and teammate Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) 25th to lead the USA in a rugged downhill at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal took a dominant win over Italy's Dominik Paris while France's David Poisson won bronze...

Mancuso 8th in Worlds Combined

02/08/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 8) - Despite a significant mistake in the downhill portion of Friday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super combined, super G bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) clicked with her best slalom performance of the season to finish eighth. Teammates Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was 11th and Stacey Cook 18th (...

World Champs: Women's Super Combined Preview

02/07/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 7) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will lead four U.S. Ski Team athletes into Friday's women's super combined at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. She will be joined by ...

Shiffrin Wins USOC Athlete Honor

02/07/2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 7) - One year before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games open, U.S. Ski Team sensation and Sochi hopeful Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was named the January Athlete of the Month by the U.S. Olympic Committee for two stunning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victories. Shiffrin thrilled an overflowing Croatian crowd with a 1.19...

Vonn Remains Optimistic About Return

02/06/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 6) - A day after suffering a season injury, Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) remained optimistic about her return for the 2014 Olympic season. Vonn was evaluated and released from a Schladming hospital after the crash and was already making plans to return to the USA for surgery. 

Super G Gold for Ted Ligety

02/06/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 6) - Twelve years after American Daron Rahlves stole super G gold from the Austrians at the 2001 World Championships in St. Anton, the U.S. Ski Team's Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has done the same. Ligety used his giant slalom skills to take command on the steep bottom section of the course at the FIS Alpine Ski World...

Ligety Leads Super G Starters

02/05/2013

 

World Champs Bronze for Julia Mancuso

02/05/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 5) - Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) put on a full speed attack through fog, soft snow and deep ruts to win super G bronze on the opening day of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. It was her fifth career World...

Vonn Crashes in World Super G

02/05/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 5) - Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) crashed during the opening day super G at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Vonn had posted the fastest first interval and was having a strong run when she went down off a jump midway down the course. She was immediately attended to by race medical officials and...

Alpine Worlds Open in Schladming

02/04/2013

SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 4) - It's time! Schladming is ready as gold, silver and bronze medals are waiting for their first recipients when the 42nd FIS Alpine Ski World Championships open with women's super G Tuesday. The U.S.

Shiffrin Boosts Slalom Lead in Moscow

01/29/2013

MOSCOW, Russia (Jan. 29) - Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) boosted her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom lead to 33 points over top challenger Tina Maze of Slovenia with third in the Moscow City Event. World Cup overall and slalom leader Marcel Hirscher of...

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