Decker and Ritchie Win Golden Ski Award Tue, 03 May 2016 19:52:57 +0000
The North American Snowsports Journalists Association – East Region (NASJA-East) has announced their winners of the 2016 Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award. This year, the award goes to Cecily Decker (Saranac Lake, NY, Eastern Regional Team /New York Ski Education Foundation) and Ben Ritchie (Waitsfield, VT, National Training Group/Green Mountain Valley School).
Ben Ritchie (left) finished second at the Longines Future Ski Champions event.
Since 1969, the Golden Ski Award has been presented to the top junior male and female skiers in the east. Previous winners have included athletes such as Mikaela Shiffrin, Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Nolan Kasper. 2015’s winners were U.S. national champions and U.S. Ski Team members Drew Duffy and Nina O’Brien.
Decker and Ritchie Win Golden Ski Award
Cody Marshall: What Makes a Champ Mon, 02 May 2016 21:21:29 +0000
From local ski hills to the PyeongChang Olympics, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) encompasses all athletes that share a passion for skiing and snowboarding. We explore what makes each skier and rider a champion with stories from the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing, next to kids winning a NASTAR medal, landing their first cork 7 or joining a club team. Alongside USSA’s mascot Champ, take a look at how all of these athletes strive to be Best in the World.
Cody Marshall: What Makes a Champ
Why Shiffrin Is Dominating Ski Racing Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:04:47 +0000
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) is a name you hear constantly in the ski racing world. And the rest of the sports world is starting to take notice. Red Bull explored her past, her undeniable dominance in the tech World Cups and where she’s heading next in their piece “Find out the fascinating story of Mikaela Shiffrin.”
How a NFL Player Helped USA Win Olympic Gold Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:04:15 +0000
There’s nothing more American than football, and while the U.S. Ski Team is inherently American, there isn’t much relation between the NFL and ski racing. However, in 1994, the two sports merged and it resulted in Tommy Moe taking home two medals at the Lillehammer Olympics. Read the story about how Mike McCoy, a cornerback for the Green Bay Packers and University of Colorado alum, helped train the U.S. Ski Team for the Olympic season.
Nyman’s Future on the World Cup Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:06:48 +0000
After a tough beginning of the 2015-16 season, Steven Nyman attacked the second half with force and power—snagging four podiums in the last four downhills. But while he’s a big guy with a killer skiing resume, he’s a grounded, personable character with a drive to take home a downhill globe next season.
Dave Brennan of Powder sat down with Nyman to talk with him about the sacrifices he’s had to make, ski racing’s public perception, his future and more. Read the powerful interview here.