Wilkinson and Hurt Podium at 7 Nations Cup Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:02:35 +0000
COURCHEVEL, France (Feb. 8, 2016) – A wide-eyed, talented group of US. Ski and Snowboard Association U16 National Training Group (NTG) athletes traveled to Courchevel, France to compete in the 7 Nations Cup last week, grabbing an experience of a lifetime and solid results – including a pair of podiums by Alix Wilkinson (Park City, UT) and AJ Hurt (Carnelian Bay, CA; Squaw Valley Ski Team).
Though Mother Nature dumped fresh snow on the eve of both events, sunshine greeted on both race days and the race crew had a daunting task on their hands. In an almost World Cup-like fashion, a crew of 40 used a combination of machines and manpower to push all the fresh snow off the track. In the end, they were successful and the whole event went off without a hitch. “It was really first class,” reflected John Cashman, NTG U16 Head Coach.
Wilkinson and Hurt Podium at 7 Nations Cup
Shiffrin to Race Again in Crans Montana Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:29:09 +0000
One week from today, Mikaela Shiffrin will be racing on the World Cup again – commencing her comeback at the rescheduled Maribor slalom in Crans Montana, Switzerland on Monday, Feb. 15.
A lot of people have been asking when I'm going to race again. I said that I hope to race at the end of February or...
Shiffrin to Race Again in Crans Montana
Vonn Third In Garmisch Super G Sun, 07 Feb 2016 12:45:43 +0000
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 7, 2016) – The battle for the overall World Cup title heated up again on a warm, springlike day at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup as Switzerland’s Lara Gut got the best of Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) in Sunday’s Kandahar super G.
Vonn was gunning for World Cup win No. 77 following her commanding victory in Saturday’s downhill, but Gut, who finished a disappointing 14th Saturday, rebounded to take her 16th World Cup win. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg, third in the downhill, finished second in the super G. Vonn settled for third Sunday after making a brilliant recovery five gates from the finish, when her right ski went airborne after hitting a bump in the snow.
“The snow was soft, like spring,” Vonn said. “I didn’t risk everything, I probably could have, but I feel like I’m older and wiser now, and to get to the finish healthy and be in third is still a pretty darn good day.
Vonn Third In Garmisch Super G
Biesemeyer Leads USA in Jeongseon Super G Sun, 07 Feb 2016 05:20:20 +0000
JEONGSEON, South Korea (Feb. 7, 2016) – In a rough day for top athletes and Americans, Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) had the top USA finish in the Jeongseon super G, finishing 21st.
The first Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G on the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic run was a tumultuous one, with plenty of DNFs throughout the event—including favorites Kjetil Jansrud of Norway and Dominik Paris of Italy. Switzerland’s Carlo Janka pulled out a dominating victory, skiing cleanly and fast to take the win by .82 seconds. Christof Innerhofer of Italy was second with Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria third.
“It was OK,” said a disappointed Biesemeyer. “My performance was OK. I’m not really that proud of my skiing and that’s what I’m thinking about the most from today. I’m looking towards the next race.”
Biesemeyer Leads USA in Jeongseon Super G
Vonn Crushes Kandahar Downhill Sat, 06 Feb 2016 12:45:47 +0000
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 6, 2016) – Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) absolutely crushed the Kandahar downhill course in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup to take her record 76th World Cup victory.
Vonn’s winning time of 1:40.80 was 1.51 seconds faster than Switzerland’s Fabienne Suter in second. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg was third.
Lindsey Vonn grabbed her 76th career victory at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Christof Stache)
“It was a great day!” Vonn said. “Every day is a new chance to break my own record, which is kind of weird to say, but it still makes it exciting. Every win for me is more special than the last. And my dad is here, so it’s really special.”