Moving Slowly: It's Not Easy for BZ Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:26:11 +0000
PARK CITY, UT (Oct. 9, 2015) – Try telling an alpine ski racer who specializes in speed to move slowly. It’s not easy. Tommy “BZ” Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) is no exception. After sustaining an ACL and MCL injury in 2014, Biesemeyer had to come to terms with the fact that he had pain that never really went away. Now, Biesemeyer has done the work and put in the time the right way: by moving slowly.
For someone who is accustomed to reaching speeds upwards of 90 mph, a slow return-to-snow progression can be tough mentally. But Biesemeyer is taking it all in stride and keeping things in perspective. He’s been putting in countless hours in at the Center of Excellence gym with teammate Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) under Strength and Conditioning Coach Tracy Fober.
Moving Slowly: It's Not Easy for BZ
Surviving an Earthquake in Chile Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:23:43 +0000
On September 16, an 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile, killing at least 12, evacuating over a million people, destroying more than 400 homes and triggering a 16-foot tsunami off the coastline.
World Cup, Europa Cup, National Training Group and D Team athletes were training in Chile during the quake—split up between La Parva, Portillo and Valle Nevado—and all were affected by the disaster. Four of them described their experience.
Surviving an Earthquake in Chile
Hall of Fame Coming to Aspen Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:12:00 +0000
ASPEN, CO (Oct. 7, 2015) - The legendary Colorado ski community of Aspen has been selected as the 2016 site of the induction ceremony and Skiing History Week for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. The week of April 5-10, 2016 will feature skiing, skiing history presentations, awards ceremonies, a film festival and first tracks with Hall of Famers. All events are open to the public. Culminating the week will be the induction ceremony honoring the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s class of 2015. This once in a lifetime event will be held at the St. Regis Aspen Resort on Saturday April 9, 2016.
Hall of Fame Coming to Aspen
Shiffrin Discusses Her Career…and Cooking Mon, 05 Oct 2015 20:18:44 +0000
Mikaela Shiffrin sat down with the guys from 120 Sports to talk about why she loves ski racing, how the Olympics impacted her career, her thoughts on college and more. Oh, and how much she loves pasta.
Snowmaking Begins at U.S. Ski Team Speed Center Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:42:09 +0000
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Oct. 4, 2015) – Copper Mountain, home of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team Speed Center, has officially begun snowmaking in preparation for the 2015-16 season. Copper is scheduled to celebrate its 2015-16 Opening Day in just 32 days, on Friday, November 6 to coincide with the Putnam Investments NASTAR Pacesetting Trials and the annual Nature Valley First Tracks celebration. In addtiion to ensuring a solid snow surface for early season guests, snowmaking resources are focused around the Speed Center.