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Jimmy Beans Wool Joins USSA In Helping Athletes Reach Their Dreams

12/19/2011

Reno, NV. (Dec. 19) – Jimmy Beans Wool, a leading yarn and fabric retailer, has signed a multi-year partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body of Olympic skiing, snowboarding and freeskiing, to become the first ever-official yarn, knitting and crochet supplier to U.S. Snowboarding and U.S....

Ligety 10th in Alta Badia SL

12/19/2011

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 19) - Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom leader Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) was 10th in slalom Monday as Austrian rival and good friend Marcel Hirscher won to move into the World Cup slalom and overall lead. It was Ligety's second slalom top 10 of the season and lands him third in the overall standings going into a...

Wallisch Takes Dew Tour Slope

12/18/2011

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 18) - U.S. Freeskiing Pro Team athlete Tom Wallisch (Pittsburgh, PA) kicked off the season with a big win in the first slopestyle skiing contest since the International Olympic Committee decision last July to bring the event into the 2014 Olympics. Wallisch put down a stunning second run to take the title, his first major...

Rookie Swensson Leads USA

12/18/2011

SAN CANDIDO, Italy (Dec. 17) Newcomer Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) turned heads for the second day in a row at the first World Cup ski cross races of the season in San Candido. Swensson skied the second-fastest qualifying time then finished the day in 17th. Pat Duran missed finals by .03 of a second finishing the day...

Ligety .01 off Alta Badia Podium

12/18/2011

ALTA BADIA, Italy (Dec. 18) - Reigning Audi FIS Alpine World Cup and World giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) fell .01 short of the Alta Badia podium Sunday after finishing fourth behind Italian winner Massimiliano Blardone. Ligety, who was leading after the first run by .49, retained the discipline lead 330-265 over Austrian...

Schild Continues Slalom Dominance

12/18/2011

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 18) - Austrian Marlies Schild continued her slalom dominance Sunday by winning an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup in snowy Courchevel by a staggering 1.87 seconds over Finn Tanja Poutianen. Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) went out in the first run, yet retained a 236 point lead in the early World Cup overall...

Start Crash Takes Out Randall in Finals

12/18/2011

ROGLA, Slovenia (Dec. 18) - FIS Cross Country World Cup leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) set the pace in the opening heats but went down hard in a start crash that took her out of Sunday's finals, finishing sixth. Norway's Maiken Caspersen Falla, who challenged Randall hard in the semifinals, won her first World Cup while Dario Cologna of...

Rolland Takes Dew Tour Pipe

12/17/2011

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 17) - France's Kevin Rolland soared to a win in the Dew Tour halfpipe skiing comp Saturday with a big 94.50 to win over Canadian Justin Dorey and hometown favorite Duncan Adams (Breckenridge, CO). U.S. Freeskiing's Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) was fourth with teammates Tucker Perkins (N. Hampton, NH) fifth and qualifying...

Telluride Welcomes SBX Team

12/17/2011

TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 17) – Two-time Olympic champion Seth Wescott (Sugarloaf, ME) headlines a standout U.S. Snowboarding SBX (snowboardcross) Team that was showcased to the public Saturday during the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in Telluride. The Team is rich in talent including X Games champion Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI), Six-time X Games...

Clark and Bleiler lead Dew Tour

12/17/2011

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Dec. 17) — With only one point separating them, U.S. Snowboarding Pro Halfpipe teammates Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) and Gretchen Bleiler (Toledo, OH) took first and second, respectively, at the first Winter Dew Tour stop of the seaon in Breckenridge, Colorado on Saturday. The win was Clark's 12th victory in her last 14...

Double Podium for USA at Telluride

12/17/2011

TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 17) - U.S. Snowboarding's Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) celebrated his 30th birthday with another visit to the podium. Baumgartner teamed with Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, MA) to take second in the Paul Mitchell Progression Session team SBX event at the USANA Snowboardcross Cup, barely losing to France in a photo finish....

Teller, Swensson Top 16 in SX Opener

12/17/2011

Career Best Classic Finishes in New Snow

12/17/2011

ROGLA, Slovenia (Dec. 17) – It was a day of career bests for U.S. racers in Rogla with classic technique distance racing in heavy new snow. The U.S. Ski Team's technicians delivered the skis with Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) setting the pace finishing 11th, followed by Holly Brooks (Anchorage) 19th and Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) 22nd in the...

Wind Calls Saslong Classic Downhill

12/17/2011

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 17) - Gusty winds forced the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup jury to cancel the 50th running of the famed Saslong Classic men's downhill in Val Gardena Saturday. A brief course hold was put in place after the 17th starter followed by an extended 36 minute hold as winds swirled around the 2.2 mile course. Three more racers...

Heavy Snow Buries Courchevel Slalom

12/17/2011

COURCHEVEL, France (Dec. 17) - A thick blanket of over three feet of snow forced organizers to postpone the women's Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom scheduled for Saturday in Courchevel. The race, originally slated as a giant slalom, was swapped to slalom when the forecast called for heavy snow. The slalom is now reset for Sunday with a 9:30 a....

Jacobellis Takes Telluride Title

12/16/2011

TELLURIDE, CO (Dec. 16) – X Games champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) broke the ice with the first U.S. win in Telluride Friday, cruising to victory in the USANA Snowboardcross Cup in the opening SBX event of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup. Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) ended up third in the new six-man heat format behind...

Tools4Boards Named Supplier

12/16/2011

PARK CITY, UT (Dec. 16) - The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named Tools4Boards an official competition supplier of ski and snowboard tuning tools and supplies. Tools4Boards will supply a comprehensive line of specialty products to the alpine, freestyle, freeskiing, cross country and nordic combined teams. Tools4Boards will also...

Weisel Honored by Olympic Foundation

12/16/2011

NEW YORK (Dec. 16) – One of the most notable supporters of the U.S. Ski Team's Olympic athletes, Thom Weisel, was honored by the United States Olympic Foundation. Weisel, one of the Team's leading supporters since 1977, was recognized with the Foundation's George M. Steinbrenner III Sport Leadership Award at a ceremony in New York.

Teller Leads USA Into Opener

12/16/2011

SAN CANDIDO, Italy (Dec. 16) – X Games champion John Teller (Mammoth Mountain, CA) led a team of six American men, qualifying second Friday for this weekend's opening FIS Freestyle World Cup ski cross in San Candido. Joe Swensson (Niantic, CT) also qualified for the round of 32 finals. World Cups are set for both Saturday and Sunday in the...

Miller 2nd in Val Gardena Super G

12/16/2011

VAL GARDENA, Italy (Dec. 16) - Olympic champion and two-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup overall winner Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) battled a shortened Val Gardena super G to finish second behind Swiss young gun Beat Feuz. It was Miller's third super G podium at the Italian resort after winning the 2006 race and taking second in 2007. Miller, who...

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