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  • Sam Morse | USSA - Foundation
    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 NASJA East Awards 2014 Golden Ski The North American Snowsports Journalist Association East has named Sam Morse Carrabassett Valley ME Carrabassett Valley Academy and Alice Merryweather Hingham MA Stratton Mountain School the Don A Metivier Golden Ski Award winners for 2014 McLaughlin and Morse Lead JWCs DH Brian McLaughlin Topsfield MA Green Mountain Valley School and Sam Morse Carrabassett Valley ME Carrabassett Valley Academy finished 16 17 to lead the U S Ski Team in men s downhill Sunday at the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Sam Morse Behind The Gold Junior Worlds Golden Ski JWCs DH Sam Morse Quick Facts Hometown Sugarloaf ME Birthplace Chesterville ME Birthdate 05 27 1996 Club Carrabassett Valley Academy Sugarloaf Ski Club School Carrabassett Valley Academy Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Sam Morse Equipment Suppliers Fischer Reusch Swix Sports Uvex Sponsors Additional Info Height 6 Weight 200 Sam Morse Websites Facebook Instagram Carrabassett Valley Academy can claim that they helped guide Bode Miller into being one of the best in the world Now they can also say they helped Sam Morse get on that path too The young gun didn t disappoint in 2014 obliterating the FIS race circuit to become the number one downhiller in the country within his age group He also placed top 30 in both slalom and giant slalom at the Nature Valley U S Alpine Championships in Squaw Valley The results coupled with a good work ethic earned Morse both the Golden Ski Award for the top junior skier in the East and a spot on the U S Ski Team FIRST TRACKS At a mere 23 months

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/sam-morse (2016-04-30)
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  • Patricia Mangan | USSA - Foundation
    2014 Olympic Games venue plays host to the 2016 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Patricia Mangan Wardle Mangan Junior Worlds Patricia Mangan Quick Facts Hometown Buffalo NY Birthplace Buffalo NY Birthdate 03 07 1997 Years on Team 1 Club Holimont Race Team School Dartmouth College Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Patricia Mangan Equipment Suppliers Briko Leki Rossignol Sponsors Additional Info Height 5 8 Weight 145 Patricia Mangan Websites Website Facebook Instagram Former National Training Group NTG athlete turned heads this season at U S Alpine Championships in Sugarloaf ME when she snagged a podium amongst juniors in giant slalom Her solid stint as an NTG athlete allowed her to propel on to the D Team for the 2016 season It all started for Patricia a k a Tricia who at just two years old when her parents strapped her and twin brother William into a tiny pair of skis and let em go from the top of the bunny hill Apparently William made it to the bottom first debatable she notes and thereby won their first ski race ever She then spent the majority of her early ski racing years chasing down William and trying to keep up with

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/patricia-mangan (2016-04-30)
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  • Alice Merryweather | USSA - Foundation
    Night Slalom Ted Ligety Park City UT and Mikaela Shiffrin Vail CO took victories at the Coronet Peak Night Slalom part of the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ on Friday night Spring Training Camps The 2015 16 alpine season starts now with spring training camps in Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin NASJA East Awards 2014 Golden Ski The North American Snowsports Journalist Association East has named Sam Morse Carrabassett Valley ME Carrabassett Valley Academy and Alice Merryweather Hingham MA Stratton Mountain School the Don A Metivier Golden Ski Award winners for 2014 Alice Merryweather Junior Worlds Coronet Slalom Spring Training Camps Golden Ski Alice Merryweather Quick Facts Hometown Hingham MA Birthplace Hingham MA Birthdate 05 10 1996 Years on Team 1 Club Attitash Race Team School Stratton Mountain School Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Alice Merryweather Equipment Suppliers Leki POC Rossignol Sponsors Additional Info Height 5 8 Weight 150 Alice Merryweather Websites Instagram Alice Merryweather learned to ski at four years old on the wintery slopes of Attitash Mountain chasing her brother down the hill This was how she discovered her passion for speed When she was eight her parents signed both kids up for the Attitash Race Team and she fell in love with the sport When she reached high school she realized Merryweather wanted to pursue her ski racing dreams and enrolled at Stratton Mountain School At Stratton she earned herself spots on the Junior World Championhsips in 2014 and 2015 as well as a spot on the D Team this season She deferred from Harvard University this past spring to head to Park City to train for the summer then chased snow in the Southern Hemisphere for camps in New Zealand and Chile Follow Merryweather on the NorAm circuit and hopefully Europa Cup circuit this season as

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/athletes/alice-merryweather (2016-04-30)
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  • Galena Wardle | USSA - Foundation
    leading the way for the Americans in sixth and Patricia Mangan seventh 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 Spring Training Camps The 2015 16 alpine season starts now with spring training camps in Mammoth Mountain and Arapahoe Basin Galena Wardle Wardle AC Wardle Mangan Junior Worlds Spring Training Camps Galena Wardle Quick Facts Hometown Aspen CO Birthplace Aspen CO Birthdate 04 24 1998 Years on Team 1 Club Aspen Valley Ski Club School USSA Team Academy Results Career Results Alpine Athletes Galena Wardle Equipment Suppliers Lange Leki Marker POC Volkl Sponsors Additional Info Height 5 4 Weight 135 Galena Wardle Websites Instagram New to the D Team in 2016 hailing form the USSA s Team Academy Wardle started skiing at age two with her parents who were both ski instructors in Aspen She d spend her childhood splitting time between Aspen in the winter and Las Lenas Argentina in the summer where her parents worked Between the mountains of Aspen and Las Lenas she learned how to ski and acquired

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  • Why Shiffrin Is Dominating Ski Racing | USSA - Foundation
    dominance in the tech World Cups and where she s heading next in their piece Find out the fascinating story of Mikaela Shiffrin READ RED BULL S ARTICLE ABOUT MIKAELA SHIFFRIN Top Alpine News Stories Bill Johnson Passes Away Vonn Rebounds from Super G Crash Vonn Breaks Downhill Record Mancuso Out for Season Sights Set on Pyeo 2016 Team Named at Copper Mountain Shiffrin Returns to Dominate Crans Montana Bennett

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  • Shiffrin Nominated for a Team USA Award | USSA - Foundation
    Team USA s Best of March award Getty Images Matthias Hangst Mikaela Shiffrin s March was one for the ages After suffering a knee injury in December Shiffrin came back to the World Cup tour with a vengeance winning the Jasna World Cup slalom the World Cup finals slalom in St Moritz and two national titles one in slalom and one in GS And all of her wins were by a combined 11 85 seconds Whoa It wasn t only the ski racing community that noticed Shiffrin s remarkable comeback Team USA nominated her for their Best of March award Help Shiffrin get this prestigious award by voting for her here before 7 p m ET on April 6 READ MORE ABOUT SHIFFRIN S REMARKABLE 2015 16 SEASON Top Alpine News Stories Bill Johnson Passes Away Vonn Rebounds from Super G Crash Vonn Breaks Downhill Record Mancuso Out for Season Sights Set on Pyeo 2016 Team Named at Copper Mountain Shiffrin Returns to Dominate Crans Montana Bennett Surprises At Val Gardena Downhill Shiffrin Dominates at Aspen Winternational Vonn Ties World Cup Downhill Record Vonn Crushes Kandahar Downhill Vonn Second at La Thuile Downhill Shiffrin Crushes Competition in Slovakia Back to

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  • Shiffrin Takes Second Career GS Title | USSA - Foundation
    Park City UT Park City Ski Ed Foundation continued her strong season ending results with a third place finish on the day while a nother highlight came from 37 year old former U S Ski Team member Sarah Schleper who now skis for Team Mexico Schleper hammered both runs and laid down some ultra fast skiing finishing fourth overall and tying with Shiffrin on the second run Keep an eye on juniors Nellie Rose Talbot Vail CO National Training Group and Ski Snowboard Club Vail and Alice Merryweather Hingham MA U S Ski Team who also had some impressive second run times right in there with the best in the nation Former U S Ski Team member Sarah Schleper finished fourth Sunday USSA HIGHLIGHTS Mikaela Shiffrin won her second career U S Nationals giant slalom title Sunday Slalom specialist Resi Stiegler finished second grabbing her third giant slalom podium of the season Her other podiums were a pair of second place finishes in the Mont Garceau NorAms Earlier in the month Stiegler competed in her first Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom since 2013 in Jasna Slovakia Overall NorAm Champion Megan McJames finished third The West took the 2016 Nations Cup with 2 400 points followed by Rocky Central with 1 742 points and East with 1 608 Mikaela Shiffrin shows that she s a force in GS winning another national title QUOTES Mikaela Shiffrin The first GS win in a long time A win is a win but to be honest it s nice to make it to the finish in a GS race Both courses were demanding second course was really turny and I was struggling a little bit with the timing which is the age old story for me I m definitely really happy with the win it s a promising great place to be After watching the first run and watching some of those girls hammering and then making mistakes they we re really taking risks like Sarah Schleper won the top split by almost seven tenths I ll watch her skiing too and learn from that a little more They want it so it s impressive Resi Stiegler takes second at the U S Alpine Championships giant slalom Resi Stiegler The only podiums I had this year were in GS so I m starting to wonder if maybe I should be doing more of that I was a little nervous the last couple of days just because you put so much effort into the World Cup and you get a little tired and maybe a little lazy Going into Nationals it s really fun but to stay focused until the last day is important for me because I can have those little mishaps The slalom didn t go well but I was stoked on my GS today The hill was awesome and I just went into it focusing on having a lot of fun on my last day On what it s been like

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  • Shiffrin and Chodounsky Win Slalom Titles | USSA - Foundation
    I just felt really good today skiing really well and I m just so comfortable skiing right now To get this at the end of the season is awesome In the women s race Shiffrin once again proved that she is indeed the best slalom skier in the world en route to winning her fourth U S national slalom title by almost seven seconds Canada s Roni Remme finished third behind Shiffrin and Lapanja I was going for it today Shiffrin said I feel like if you re going to race you need to go as fast as you can It s a nice springtime environment I love the sun I love this kind of snow so it s more relaxing in a sense but when I got in the starting gate my heart was beating in my chest Up next is the men s giant slalom Saturday and women s giant slalom Sunday The hill is so awesome so fun But I m itching to see the GS Shiffrin said I m waiting for Sunday to roll around now HIGHLIGHTS David Chodounsky won his fourth career U S national slalom title Mikaela Shiffrin won her fourth career U S national slalom title Jake Keane Vail CO won the junior men s slalom title Mikaela Shiffrin was also the top place junior in the women s race QUOTES David Chodounsky This has been my best season hands down I just felt really good today skiing really well and I m just so comfortable skiing right now To get this at the end of the season is awesome Robby Kelley I think Dave is skiing as fast as anybody in the world right now It s awesome just to watch that I thought first run I skied pretty well a little safe Second run I got tossed out up top then I kind of backed off the rest of the way which really didn t matter because if I skied out of my mind I wouldn t have been able to catch Dave Mike Ankeny It was a great event The snow was really aggressive so it was easy to overturn the first run but it held up great Mikaela Shiffrin I was going for it today I feel like if you re going to race you need to go as fast as you can It s a nice springtime environment I love the sun I love this kind of snow so it s more relaxing in a sense but when I got in the starting gate my heart was beating in my chest The hill is so awesome so fun But I m itching to see the GS Waiting for Sunday to roll around now Lila Lapanja I need to congratulate Mikaela for showing the world where she stands It really fires me up because I have something to chase and I have some work to do but I m excited about it I was really disappointed first run I

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