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  • Andrew Weibrecht | USSA - Foundation
    Nyman Dig into the psyche of World Cup athletes like Steven Nyman Sundance UT pre and post race weekends with weekly podcasts by George Thomas Ganong 17th In Dark Fast Downhill Travis Ganong Squaw Valley CA and his U S teammates tackled one of the most challenging downhill tracks on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit Tuesday where just making it to the finish line was a victory Jitloff Top American in New PGS Tim Jitloff Reno NV finished ninth to led the way for the U S Team in Monday night s new Audi FIS Alpine World Cup parallel giant slalom Bennett Surprises At Val Gardena Bryce Bennett led the U S men and scored a career best finish at Saturday s Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup downhill Andrew Weibrecht World Cup Finals DH World Cup Finals Kvitfjell Lenzerheide Hinterstoder super G Hinterstoder Weekend Kandahar downhill Hahnenkamm Kitzbuehel Lauberhorn downhill Lauberhorn combined Slopeside Podcasts Tough Downhill World Cup PGS Bennett Sixth Headlines Red Hot Nyman Second At World Cup Finals World Cup Finals Live on NBCSN American Downhillers vs Attacking Vikings Nyman Leads U S Trio Into Top 30 Hinterstoder Warhorse s Weekend Gritty Ganong Sixth in Garmisch Downhill Weibrecht 13th in Hahnenkamm Kitzbuehel The Super Bowl of Ski Racing Nyman Leads Four Into Top 30 at Wengen Goldberg 12th In Wengen Combined Slopeside with Steven Nyman and Beyond Ganong Leads U S in Post Christmas Dow Andrew Weibrecht Quick Facts Hometown Lake Placid NY Birthplace Lake Placid NY Birthdate 02 10 1986 Years on Team 12 Club New York Ski Education Foundation School Dartmouth College Olympics 2010 2014 Worlds 2009 2013 2015 Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Andrew Weibrecht Equipment Suppliers Briko Head Swix Sports Sponsors Whiteface Lake Placid Additional Info Height 5 7 Weight 190 Andrew Weibrecht Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Andrew Weibrecht is sibling number four in a family of five and took up skiing after he begged his parents to let him join older brother Jonathan at the 1980 Olympic mountain of Whiteface Now one of the most exhilarating ski racers to watch kick out of the start gate Weibrecht transitioned from a kid swinging on his parents chandeliers to becoming a two time Olympic super G medalist Ted Ligety jokes that Weibrecht is the fastest racer in the world for 20 seconds of every race Why The 2010 Olympic super G bronze medalist hadn t placed better than 10th in a World Cup race since that historic bronze that is until he did it again Three turns into the 2014 Olympic super G Bode Miller looked to friend and race leader Kjetil Jansrud of Norway in the leader box and said He s going to beat us He was right on one account as the Warhorse produced a truly inspirational run to bump Miller to bronze and secure the second Olympic medal of his career this time silver The result added his name to the elite

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/andrew-weibrecht (2016-04-30)
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  • Travis Ganong | USSA - Foundation
    the most challenging downhill tracks on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit Tuesday where just making it to the finish line was a victory Bennett Surprises At Val Gardena Bryce Bennett led the U S men and scored a career best finish at Saturday s Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup downhill Weibrecht Fifth in Val Gardena SG Andrew Weibrecht was once again the top American finishing fifth at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G Friday Searching for Speed The men are in Val Gardena and the women in Val d Isere to kick off speed series Travis Ganong Ross Fifth World Cup Finals DH Kvitfjell Super G Kvitfjell Lenzerheide Jeongseon Downhill Throwback Vail Kandahar downhill Hahnenkamm Kitzbuehel Lauberhorn downhill Tough Downhill Bennett Sixth Weibrecht fifth Speed Series Headlines Consistent Ross Fifth at World Cup Finals Red Hot Nyman Second At World Cup Finals Weibrecht Fifth in Kvitfjell Super G American Downhillers vs Attacking Vikings First Impressions Bode Well for PyeongC THROWBACK Victory at the 2015 World Ch Gritty Ganong Sixth in Garmisch Downhill Weibrecht 13th in Hahnenkamm Kitzbuehel The Super Bowl of Ski Racing Nyman Leads Four Into Top 30 at Wengen Ganong Leads U S in Post Christmas Dow Bennett Surprises At Val Gardena Downhill Travis Ganong Quick Facts Hometown Squaw Valley CA Birthplace Truckee CA Birthdate 07 14 1988 Years on Team 11 Club Squaw Valley Ski Team School Sierra Nevada College Olympics 2014 Worlds 2011 2013 2015 Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Travis Ganong Equipment Suppliers Atomic HIgh Sierra Leki POC Sponsors Squaw Valley Truckee Tahoe Medical Group Additional Info Height 5 11 Weight 170 Travis Ganong Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Travis Ganong knows how to pick a line down a racecourse and in the backcountry but it was the line set by his older sisters Megan and Ali that helped reel him into ski racing He launched his World Cup career in 2010 and has quickly become a leading member of the future downhill greats club Teammate Steven Nyman called it in Dec 2012 when he told Ganong you ve got next after Nyman won the famed Saslong downhill for the second time in Val Gardena Italy Ganong believed in Steven by warming up for the Olympics with downhill seventh and super G sixth in Kitzbuehel a personal best World Cup weekend He then trumped his own deck in Sochi by notching fifth in the Olympic downhill to lead the U S Ski Team which included heavy favorite Bode Miller The taste was sweet but Ganong wanted top three and knew he had the ability to make it happen So he did Just one week after the Olympics the young man from Squaw Valley finished third in a World Cup super G in Kvitfjell Norway to cap his best ever World Cup season and safely stake his claim as one of the next great American downhillers Ganong really did have next just after teammate Nyman

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/travis-ganong (2016-04-30)
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  • Laurenne Ross | USSA - Foundation
    Cup super G in Italy Vonn Wraps Up Downhill Title Lindsey Vonn clinched her eighth overall World Cup downhill title following a second place finish Saturday Ross Leads U S in Fifth Laurenne skied to another top five downhill finish in La Thuile Italy Friday Crans Montana Downhill Cancelled Sunday s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill was cancelled due to unsafe conditions after the Swiss resort received more than 50cm of new snow So the U S women s speed team went powder skiing White Circus Rolls On The Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour continues this weekend with the women racing in Crans Montana Switzerland and the men in Yazawa Naeba Laurenne Ross Team Event Ross Fifth World Cup Finals DH World Cup Finals Lenzerheide AC Lenzerheide SG Kvitfjell Lenzerheide Super G Silver Andorra Speed La Thuile Super G 20 Crystal Globes Ross fifth Powder day Alpine World Cup Laurenne Ross Quick Facts Hometown Bend OR Birthplace Edmonton AB Birthdate 08 17 1988 Years on Team 8 Club Mt Bachelor Sports Education Foundation School University of Oregon Olympics 2014 Worlds 2011 2013 2015 Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Laurenne Ross Equipment Suppliers Briko Leki Marker Volkl Sponsors Mt Bachelor Additional Info Height 5 8 Weight 145 Laurenne Ross Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery A talented musician as well as a ski racer Laurenne Ross is a four discipline threat both on and off the snow with incredible talent on violin piano guitar and vocals Born in Edmonton Alberta Ross cut her teeth at a small local hill but headed to the Canadian Rockies on weekends where she raced her Dad a former alpine racer to the lodge Now with a World Cup podium under her belt and Olympic experience the only question is how many more podiums can she add Since her World Cup debut in 2010 it was evident the podium wasn t going to be too far behind Ross proved that in 2013 but 2014 was a different animal After a slower than normal start to the season Ross picked things up in the run up to the Olympics and then posted a season best 11th in the Sochi downhill Ross started the 2015 season off strong leading a solid effort by the women s speed squad that saw four athletes in the top nine It was the strongest U S women s downhill team performance in two seasons Ross went on to lay down a solid season with two 4th place finishes six top 10 finishes and twelve top 15 finishes between World Cup races and World Championships After a solid fast and consistent 2015 season she ll be a force to be reckoned with as she finds her way back on to the podium in the coming season FIRST TRACKS One of three daughters Ross picked up skiing at age two because of her father s former alpine racing career Like father like daughter The family kicked around

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/laurenne-ross (2016-04-30)
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  • Paula Moltzan | USSA - Foundation
    13 at Hafjell Norway Shiffrin Wins World Champs Slalom The Vail Beaver Creek community turned out in force to cheer on their hometown superstar Mikaela Shiffrin Vail CO in Saturday s slalom and Shiffrin treated her family friends and fans to a triumphant show Canadians Grab Silver at Team Event During Tuesday s World Champs nations team event the Canadians stole the show with a silver medal defeated by the indelible Austrians The American team made it to the first two rounds but was ousted in the quarterfinals tying for fifth Vail Coach to Join U S Ski Team The U S Ski Team has announced the addition of Brandon Dyksterhouse to its women s technical team as part of a unique partnership with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Shiffrin Attacks in Flachau The women raced under the lights in Flachau Austria for the last Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom before the World Championships Mikaela Shiffrin had a speedy second run skiing from eighth place to grab third place overall Paula Moltzan Jasna GS SL World Cup History Flachau Slalom Shiffrin Aspen World Cup Kickoff Aspen Coronet Slalom Spring Training Camps NorAm Finals Worlds Medals Junior Worlds Team Named Shiffrin Wins Worlds Team Event Results Tech Coach Shiffrin Flachau Headlines A Full Tech Weekend in Jasna for Shiffrin Harjo Sets World Cup History Moltzan and Lapanja Score First World C Back to Back Wins for Shiffrin World Cup Kickoff in Aspen and Lake Louise Ligety Shiffrin Win Coronet Peak Nigh Skiing in May On Snow Training Camps Americans Rip at NorAm Finals Junior Worlds Medals for Moltzan and Gi Strong Junior Worlds Team Named Hometown Hero Shiffrin Wins World Champs Canadians Take Silver at Team Event Paula Moltzan Quick Facts Hometown Lakeville MN Birthplace Minneapolis MN Birthdate 04 07 1994 Years on Team 5 Club Buck Hill Ski Team Ski and Snowboard Club Vail Worlds 2015 Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Paula Moltzan Equipment Suppliers Leki POC Rossignol Sponsors T2 Foundation Additional Info Height N A Weight N A Paula Moltzan Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Website Athlete Photo Gallery Athlete Photo Gallery Like a certain other Minnesotan namely Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn Paula Moltzan made the move to Colorado s famed Ski and Snowboard Club Vail from her roots at Buck Hill That was in August 2010 Fast forward five seasons and she has World Cup starts under her belt and a sure shot at gaining more high profile race experience in 2015 Moltzan made the big leap to the World Cup circuit during the 2015 season and though she had glimpses of brilliance it proved to be difficult for her to put two runs together The one month break for the World Cup tech skiers enabled Moltzan to travel on the Europa Cup circuit and ski some FIS races that helped her to regain confidence and at World Championships she snagged her first top 30 result landing in 20th in slalom in front of a big crowd full

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/paula-moltzan (2016-04-30)
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  • Erik Arvidsson | USSA - Foundation
    Duffy grabbed his second straight top 11 finish today to lead the way for the Americans Arvidsson Wins World Juniors DH The next generation of ski racers kicked off the FIS Junior World Ski Championships on Saturday with American Erik Arvidsson Woodside CA U S Ski Team Squaw Valley Ski Team Bear Valley snagging a huge win in the downhill 2016 Alpine Junior Worlds Team The road to Sochi looks slightly different but not any less promising in 2016 as the 2014 Olympic Games venue plays host to the 2016 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Americans Podium in Canadian NorAms Americans put on a strong showing during NorAms at Lake Louise and Panorama with B C and D Team members grabbing podiums in tech and speed events Q A Meet the Up and Comers Drew Duffy and Erik Arvidsson are two promising up and coming athletes on the U S Ski Team Both started racing as kids and have gone on to build résumés that most junior racers only dream about We sat down for a Q A to get to know the two guys Erik Arvidsson Downhill Nationals Jr Worlds GS Behind The Gold Drew Duffy Junior Worlds Arvidsson World Juniors Junior Worlds Canadian NorAms Duffy Arvidsson Erik Arvidsson Quick Facts Hometown Woodside CA Birthplace San Francisco CA Birthdate 09 03 1996 Years on Team 2 Club Squaw Valley Ski Team Bear Valley School Lydian Academy Alpine Athletes Erik Arvidsson Equipment Suppliers Head Khombu POC Swix Sports Sponsors Additional Info Height 5 11 Weight 200 Erik Arvidsson Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Another West Coaster Erik Arvidsson cut his teeth with Bear Valley Ski Education Foundation and continued his racing developement with the Squaw Valley Ski Team It didn t take long before he was on the U S

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/erik-arvidsson (2016-04-30)
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  • Drew Duffy | USSA - Foundation
    Drew Duffy s rollercoaster season was captured in Vermont Ski Ride Surviving an Earthquake in Chile World Cup Europa Cup National Training Group and D Team athletes were training in Chile during the earthquake in September split up between La Parva Portillo Valle Nevado and all were affected by the disaster Four of them described their experience Q A Meet the Up and Comers Drew Duffy and Erik Arvidsson are two promising up and coming athletes on the U S Ski Team Both started racing as kids and have gone on to build résumés that most junior racers only dream about We sat down for a Q A to get to know the two guys McKennis Duffy Win U S Titles On a sunny day at Sugarloaf top athletes in North America competed at the U S Alpine Championships for the title of the nation s best super G skier Alice McKennis triumphed in the women s field while Drew Duffy took a shocking win on the men s side TAKE 5 with Drew Duffy Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports sits down with U S Ski Team standout Drew Duffy to get his thoughts on playing multiple sports Krause Leads USA to Open JWCs The 2014 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships officially opened Wednesday in Jasna Slovakia with Nick Krause Northboro MA Stratton Mountain School leading the way for the U S Ski Team with 21st in the men s super G Drew Duffy Behind The Gold Drew Duffy Junior Worlds Junior Worlds Kitzbuehel combined Ganong Lake Louise Drew Duffy Earthquake Stories Duffy Arvidsson Super G Nationals TAKE 5 with Drew Duffy Krause 21st Headlines The Power of a Team Duffy Leads USA in Junior Worlds Super G 2016 Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named Bennett and Duffy Score in Kitzbuehel C Ganong Podiums at Lake Louise Drew Duffy Ski Racing s Big Surprise Surviving an Earthquake in Chile Meet the Up and Comers Duffy Arvidsson McKennis and Duffy Take National Super TAKE 5 with U S Ski Team s Drew Duffy Krause Tops USA in JWCs Opener Drew Duffy Quick Facts Hometown Warren VT Birthdate 06 01 1995 Years on Team 2 Club Green Mountain Valley School School Green Mountain Valley School Alpine Athletes Drew Duffy Equipment Suppliers Level Nordica Shred Slytech Swix Sports Sponsors Level Gloves Phillips 66 T2 Foundation Additional Info Height 6 Weight 195 Drew Duffy Websites Facebook Twitter Instagram Drew Duffy locked his spot on the U S Ski Team after impressing coaches at a spring tryout camp held at Mammoth Mountain but it was a silver medal at the National Junior Championships and his 19th place in super G at the Nature Valley U S Alpine Championships one behind his bro that bought him a ticket to the big show It was Super G at the U S Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf ME that surprised everyone perhaps Duffy the most Coming down 30th Duffy crushed and found himself in first sneaking ahead of veteran

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/drew-duffy (2016-04-30)
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  • Patrick Kenney | USSA - Foundation
    the World Junior Championships 2016 Alpine Junior Worlds Team The road to Sochi looks slightly different but not any less promising in 2016 as the 2014 Olympic Games venue plays host to the 2016 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Patrick Kenney Behind The Gold Junior Worlds Patrick Kenney Quick Facts Hometown Hingham MA Birthplace Boston MA Birthdate 02 13 1997 Club Burke Mountain Academy Results Career Results Alpine Athletes

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/patrick-kenney-0 (2016-04-30)
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  • Alex Leever | USSA - Foundation
    S Ski Team pipeline Youth Olympians Race Historic Hill U S alpinie skiers Alex Leever and Julia Mueller Ristine returned to hallowed grounds in Innsbruck Alex Leever Junior Worlds National University Team YOG History Alex Leever Quick Facts Hometown Vail CO Birthplace Waterbury Connecticut Birthdate 07 06 1995 Years on Team 1 Club Ski and Snowboard Club Vail School University of Denver Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Alex Leever Equipment Suppliers Fischer Leki Shred Slytech Sponsors SYNC Additional Info Height 6 1 Weight 165 Alex Leever Websites Instagram While skiing for the University of Denver Leever had a great season in slalom He landed on the college podium twice in the western university races while gaining his first NorAm top 10 and a 4 th place just off the podium at U S Alpine Championships He also had the chance to go to Spain for the World University Games and Norway for the World Junior Championships He plans to continue to push forward in slalom and try to carry the GS along with it FIRST TRACKS Leever started skiing in Vail CO when he was just two years old He would ride in the backseat while his father and brother

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/alex-leever (2016-04-30)
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