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Miller 26th in Wengen Slalom

01/19/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 19) - Olympic super combined champion Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) made a statement toward defending his gold medal with 26th in the Wengen slalom for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points in the discipline since 2011. Alexis Pinturault of France bested German Felix Neureuther for the win as first run leader Marcel...

Heavy Snow Nixes Cortina Weekend

01/19/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19) - A heavy snowstorm continued to blanket the 1956 Olympic Village Sunday canceling an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup women's downhill for the second straight day. The storm, which began Friday morning, nixed the final downhill training day and continued through the night forcing the jury to bump Saturday's race to...

Miller Fifth in 84th Lauberhorn Downhill

01/18/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 18) - Olympic gold medalist Bode MIller (Franconia, NH) finished fifth, a mere .35 behind winner Patrick Kueng of Switzerland in a wind shortened running of the 84th Lauberhorn downhill. The race start was lowered as high winds ravaged the upper half of the fabled course, cutting over a full minute from the normal leg...

Cortina Downhill Moved to Sunday

01/18/2014

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 18) - The Friday snowstorm that canceled the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill traning run in Cortina has also bumped the race slated for Saturday. The jury made the decision after a second inspection of the race course with three athlete representatives, including Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA)....

Ligety Victorious in Wengen Super Combined

01/17/2014

WENGEN, Switzerland (Jan. 17) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) captured the 20th Audi FIS Alpine World Cup victory of his career Friday with a stunning super combined victory in Wengen. Ligety is the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in combined and the reigning World Champion in super combined, but until today had not won a World Cup race in any...

Shiffrin Takes Seventh Career Win

01/14/2014

FLACHAU, Austria (Jan. 14) - Reigning Flachau Night Slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) powered to a .90 second first run lead then cruised to a strong victory Tuesday in the resort south of Salzburg. Shiffrin took the title with a .83 second margin over a hard-charging Frida Hansdotter of Sweden in front of 20,000 screaming...

Believe in U.S.: Travis Ganong

01/13/2014

“In our sport there are so many people that are involved in helping us out on every single level, and people believing in us is how we end up believing in ourselves to compete on the highest level.” – Three-time U.S. Champion Travis Ganong. Believe in U.S. is the rallying cry of the U.S. Ski Team going into the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi...

Shiffrin Named Colorado Athlete of the Year

01/13/2014

DENVER, CO (Jan. 13) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been named the 2013 Colorado Athlete of the Year along with NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. The pair will be honored with five other competitors from the Rocky Mountain state at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 17 in...

Chodounsky Steady Toward Sochi

01/12/2014

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 12) – David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) carved another solid pre-Olympic performance with eighth in a sunny Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held in Adelboden. Tied for 13th after the opening run, the former NCAA champion skied consistently through soft rutted snow in the final run to finish one slot shy of...

Ross 20th in Zauchensee Super Combi

01/12/2014

ALTENMARKT-ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 12) – Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) picked up the speed Sunday with 20th in the only women’s super combined to be staged prior to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Skiing through a thick patch of fog in the opening super G, Ross was 24th in the first run, but the weather cleared for the final and...

Bad Luck Bounces Ligety in Adelboden

01/11/2014

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (Jan. 11) - A stroke of bad luck zapped Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) Saturday as the four-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champ crashed midway through the final run. Ligety, who was third after the opening run, was poised for the podium when his left ski skipped off the snow at the instant he was turning sending...

Mancuso 13th in Zauchensee Downhill

01/11/2014

ALTENMARKT - ZAUCHENSEE, Austria (Jan. 11) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) punched her best Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill finish of the Olympic season with 13th to lead four U.S. Ski Team athletes into the Zauchensee top 25. Elisabeth Goergl ended a two-year downhill victory draught for Austiran women with a stunning win ahead of...

McKennis Turns Focus to 2015

01/09/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 9) – Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO), winner of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in St. Anton just a year ago, has strategically decided to forgo a shot at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. The 2010 Olympian fractured her right tibial plateau in March of 2013 and hoped to be strong enough to compete for a medal in...

Vonn to Miss Sochi Olympics

01/07/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Jan. 7) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced Tuesday that she will not participate in the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Vonn, who had staged a comeback in December with an impressive fifth place finish in the opening Audi FIS Alpine World...

Chodounsky 15th in Bormio Slalom

01/06/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 6) - David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) tied for 15th to lead the U.S. Ski Team in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom held Monday evening in Bormio. The race, originally scheduled for Zagreb, Croatia, was hosted with a night final on the lower portion of the famed Stelvio downhill. German Felix Neureuther captured the 51,...

Shiffrin Wins Career Sixth Slalom

01/05/2014

BORMIO, Italy (Jan. 5) - Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) sliced through sloppy snow and rain to win the Bormio slalom for her third straight Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three finish. It was the sixth World Cup slalom victory of her young career and comes just 33 days before the start of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia....

Shiffrin Earns 12th World Cup Top 3

12/29/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 29) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium to earn the 12th top-three finish of her young career with second in the Lienz slalom. Leading after the first run despite light rain, Shiffrin couldn't hold her lead in the foggy and rutted final as...

Ganong 10th in Snowy Bormio Downhill

12/29/2013

BORMIO, Italy (Dec. 29) - Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) closed the 2013 calendar with another positive stride toward his first Olympic Winter Games with a tie for 10th in a rugged Bormio downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team. Starting second, Ganong powered though snow at the top of the notroious Stelvio and then through rattling bumps in the...

Shiffrin Back on GS Podium with 3rd

12/28/2013

LIENZ, Austria (Dec. 28) - World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) returned to the site of her first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom podium to further her status as a giant slalom threat after finishing third Saturday in Lienz. Fourth after the opening run, Shiffrin stormed within .01 of second place on the icy slope for just the...

Ligety Banks 75000 Euro at Rockfest

12/23/2013

ANDALO, Italy (Dec. 23) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) put a little something in his own Christmas stocking Monday after banking a 75,000 Euro victory in the winner-take-all Alpine Rockfest exibition held at Paganella Ski Area in Italy. Now in it's fourth winter, Ligety also won Alpine...

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