From a broken arm in 2011 and a torn ACL at the end of the 2013 season, Katie Ryan came back to be one of the top young racers in the country with back-to-back NorAm downhill titles. (Cody Downard/Cody Downard Photography)
Lindsey Vonn won the Lake Louise downhill on Saturday, with Stacey Cook in second and Julia Mancuso in third, for the first ever all-American podium in ski racing history.
It was a strong day for the USA in the opening training run of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, headlined by strong runs from Lindsey Vonn and Alice McKennis, both returning from multiple knee injuries.
Young girls will have the opportunity to spend an afternoon training alongside Olympians and U.S. Ski Team stars when the Fast and Female Champ Camp returns to the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City on October 5th.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports sat down with budding young U.S. Ski Team star Katie Ryan to get her thoughts on the importance of good sportsmanship.
The U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team closed a week-long camp today at Mammoth Mountain, marking their first on-snow time with newly appointed speed Head Coach Stefan Abplanalp.
Sunshine and excellent racing conditions will greet athletes Wednesday when the 2014 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships kick off on Red Dog at Squaw Valley.
Breezy Johnson (Salt Lake City; Rowmark Academy) finished 15th in the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships women's downhill to claim the top finish among athletes under 18.
Team Norway dominated the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Tuesday with a clean sweep of the men's giant slalom podium led by Olympic giant slalom bronze medalist Henrik Kristoffersen.
Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club) took an agressive line Monday to open women's speed competition at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships with fifth in super G, just .24 from the podium.
ackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) and Bryce Bennett (Squaw Valley, CA) claimed the U.S Alpine Championships downhill titles during a chilly Tuesday at U.S. Ski Team Speed Center.
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.
Jared Goldberg and Jacqueline Wiles conqured the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain Friday to capture U.S. Championship downhill titles. Traditionally held in February, the premier speed title was shifted to December to take advantage of the wo
Mountain Plaza roared Saturday as the 2012 U.S. Alpine Ski Team - including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) - was introduced during a public celeb
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Aspenite Katie Ryan was on a bus with 120 other Aspen High School seniors when she learned she'd been called up to the U.S. Development Team. That was 2011. Since then, the miles on snow have paid their dividends, with Ryan making a huge leap after the 2012 season straight up to the U.S. B Team.
How'd she do it? The simple answer is fast skiing, which won her the 2013 and 2014 NorAm downhill titles, a second in the overall and a fifth in the Junior World Champs super G. Ryan plans to continue her fast skiing into the 2015 season with the love of the sport you’d expect from an athlete who grew up in Aspen.
Her first real achievement was winning J2 Nationals slalom and super G during the ’09 season. She missed the cut during her first tryout for the U.S. Development Team. The following season she proved her mettle by following up a mid-season broken arm with Junior SuperG gold at the 2012 U.S. Alpine Championships–her second race back.
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NorAm DH Champion, 2013 and 2014