One of the gutsiest athletes on the U.S. Ski Team, Alice McKennis has battled back from injuries and has a World Cup victory to her name. Watch her in 2017. (Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom)
When you meet Alice McKennis (New Castle, CO), though, “rebel” is not necessarily the first word that comes to mind—that is, until you watch her throw herself down a mountain at 70+ mph.
Lindsey Vonn clinched her eighth overall World Cup downhill title following a second place finish Saturday.
Laurenne skied to another top-five downhill finish in La Thuile, Italy Friday.
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to the ski Mecca of Chamonix after a four-year hiatus and the crew is excited to be back on Chamonix soil.
Sunday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill was cancelled due to unsafe conditions after the Swiss resort received more than 50cm of new snow. So the U.S. women’s speed team went powder skiing!
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) notched another Audi FIS Ski World Cup victory, number 75, Sunday in super G and moved into the overall World Cup lead.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) extended her super G win streak to four with a commanding victory at Sunday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) tied Annemarie Proell’s World Cup downhill victory record with win number 36 in a two-run Audi FIS World Cup sprint downhill Saturday.
Laurenne Ross cracked the top 10 as Lindsey Vonn’s bid for a record-tying downhill victory hit a bump in the road Saturday.
The men are in Val Gardena and the women in Val d'Isere to kick off speed series.
April 2015 marked the second year of a collaborative project between the U.S. Ski Team and the PSIA-AASI, when coaches and athletes learned side-by-side over at Snowbird resort in Utah.
On a sunny day at Sugarloaf, top athletes in North America competed at the U.S. Alpine Championships for the title of the nation’s best super G skier. Alice McKennis triumphed in the women’s field, while Drew Duffy took a shocking win on the men's side.
Lindsey Vonn charged to victory at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Meribel, collecting her 18th crystal globe, winning the downhill title over Austria's Anna Fenninger.
Lindsey Vonn was seventh Saturday in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, bringing her lead over Anna Fenninger down to just 35 points with one race remaining.
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Formerly coached by five-time Olympian Casey Puckett, Alice McKennis knows a thing or two about speed events. Her resume speaks for itself with a World Cup downhill win, multiple World Cup super G top 10's, and a 20th in the World Cup DH standings as well as a spot on the 2010 Olympic Team during her rookie World Cup season.
After a March 2013 crash in Garmisch-Partenkirchen that shattered her right tibial plateau into about 30 pieces, McKennis came back strong in 2015 with eight finishes in the top 30 and three in the top 15. McKennis cemented her strong comeback from injury, finishing 13th on the same Kandahar piece she sustained injury in 2013, and capped the season with a strong 12th place finish at World Cup Finals in Meribel and her first U.S. Championship title, in super G at Sugarloaf, ME. In 2016, McKennis snagged four top 20 finishes, including a season-best 11th place finish at La Thuile. Keep an eye on this one—she'll be gunning for the podium again in 2017.
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