Remembering Ronnie and Bryce at Copper Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:08:17 +0000
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 21, 2015) - The naming of the 2015-16 U.S. Alpine Ski Team during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain was a time of celebration, with 58 athletes having their names read and proudly marching on stage. Some of the biggest applause came for two athletes who were not there to make that walk onto the stage – Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle. The two promising young stars were killed in an avalanche last January. Athletes, coaches and families all agreed – they should be honored for their athletic achievements with a place on the team.
Remembering Ronnie and Bryce at Copper
Role Models Make Champions Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:44:11 +0000
Ski racer Auden Pankonin clicked into his Head skis, pulling his goggles down over his Shred helmet. He nervously moved towards the starting wand, placing his Leki pole tips into the snow. His young mind was racing, thinking about the advice Olympic champion Ted Ligety had just given him.
The Welch Village racer from Hudson, WI, who skis with legendary coach Jim ‘Bubba’ Coyne, had been in this position before at the Nature Valley NASTAR Nationals. But this was different. It was the Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials at Copper Mountain. There was a lot on the line for the number two-ranked seven-year-old in America.
Role Models Make Champions
2016 Team Named at Copper Mountain Sat, 21 Nov 2015 19:59:48 +0000
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 21, 2015) – There’s no question that winter has arrived at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center.
Copper acted as host to a day of festivities on Saturday, kicking off with the Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials followed by the annual Nature Valley First Tracks team naming announcement. With Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) and rising stars such as AJ Ginnis (Waitsfield, VT), Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, CO) and Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN) present, 58 athletes were officially named during a public celebration to kick off the start of the 2016 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour.
2016 Team Named at Copper Mountain
U.S. Ski Team to Honor Ronnie and Bryce Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:42:29 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 18, 2015) – When the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team is formally named Saturday, Nov. 21 at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado, two members will be missed but not forgotten. The U.S. Ski Team has announced that it will name ski racers Bryce Astle (Sandy, UT/Snowbird Sports Education Foundation) and Ronnie Berlack (Franconia, NH and Burke Mountain, VT/Franconia Ski Club and Burke Mountain Academy) to the team posthumously. The two were poised at the start of their U.S. Ski Team career when they were killed last January in an avalanche in Austria.
U.S. Ski Team to Honor Ronnie and Bryce
USSA Announces Colorado World Cup TV Schedule Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:01:31 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and NBC Sports are once again partnering to showcase alpine ski racing in America with live coverage of the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational and Audi Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek. In addition to full HD live stream coverage on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will broadcast 6.5 hours between the two TV networks.
Last season, NBC reached 3.4 million viewers with its coverage from Aspen and Beaver Creek, which featured U.S. Ski Team stars Mikaela Shiffrin, Steve Nyman and Ted Ligety, who won the giant slalom. Fans experienced the excitement of the famed Birds of Prey downhill course again in February at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships where U.S. Ski Team athletes brought home five medals, including golds from Ligety and Shiffrin. Exposure was at a record high with 30 hours of live coverage.