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  • Squaw Valley Proposed for 2017 World Cup | USSA - Foundation
    and 10 Best Readers Choice Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6 000 skiable acres Built on the legacy of the 1960 Winter Olympics hosted at Squaw Valley the resort has since reared celebrated athletes such as Jonny Moseley Julia Mancuso Travis Ganong Marco Sullivan JT Holmes Michelle Parker Cody Townsend Jeremy Jones Ralph Backstrom Nate Holland and Errol Kerr The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows proposal is part of a broad initiative by the USSA to raise the profile of alpine ski racing in America Last year s World Championships in Vail Beaver Creek attracted record U S television audiences with live coverage on NBC and NBCSN plus a global reach of 800 million The Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Aspen will also attract a large global audience The USSA has taken the opportunity to also move into new venues including an already confirmed Nov 25 26 2016 women s giant slalom and slalom in Killington VT plus the traditional Dec 2 4 2016 men s World Cup in Beaver Creek CO If Squaw Valley is added to the calendar it would give the USA a record 16 Audi FIS Ski World Cup events in America next season Part of growing up in Squaw Valley is its legacy of developing world class athletes and playing host to world class events like the 1960 Olympics said Olympic champion and Squaw Valley native Julia Mancuso America has always had great ski champions but they are often overshadowed by the vast number of European venues Bringing the World Cup to Squaw Valley will build more awareness of the World Cup tour in the America As an Olympian I appreciate that Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been so proactive about supporting our athletes and the U S Ski Team The event will be broadcast across American on NBC and NBCSN and will be seen during primetime evening hours in Europe as well as across the globe The 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup calendar including the World Cup Finals in Aspen and the proposed weekend at Squaw Valley will be finalized by the international federation at its June 6 10 FIS Congress HIGHLIGHTS Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is being submitted by the U S Ski and Snowboard Association as a candidate for a March 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup The proposed March 10 11 World Cup would feature women s giant slalom and slalom The International Ski Federation will make its final 2017 calendar decision in June Squaw Valley last played host to an alpine World Cup in 1969 with men s and women s giant slalom and slalom The legendary Billy Kidd won the slalom Racing will take place on Squaw s Red Dog run The race would be a lead in to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals scheduled in Aspen March 15 19 If the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows proposal is accepted it would mean a

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  • Perfection Personified | USSA - Foundation
    don t get to me as much and that just all adds up Two seconds it seems like a lot but it s not that much she laughed So I could easily see them figuring that out and coming right back to beat me Mikaela Shiffrin won her fifth straight Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup March 19 2016 in St Moritz Switzerland Getty Images Matthias Hangst But so far they have not In five World Cup slaloms this year Mikaela Shiffrin has won each by an average of over two seconds Despite her streak of five slalom wins this season she didn t get the crystal globe The knee injury kept her sidelined for two months missing five slaloms and conceding the title she had won the past three seasons All told Shiffrin has now won the last eight World Cup slaloms she s started Her last defeat came at the hands of Sweden s Frida Hansdotter at Flachau Austria in January of 2015 Although Shiffrin s mark was punctuated with the five races she missed it puts her in the league with slalom greats Janica Kostelic and Vreni Schneider who hold the World Cup record with eight consecutive slalom wins Since her first World Cup victory in December of 2012 in Are Sweden Shiffrin has endeared herself to fans fellow competitors and news media She s constantly in learning mode gracious in victory and humble to the core She frustrates photographers in the finish with her lack of celebratory emotion But in her mind she s still processing and learning analyzing her run and preparing for the next She s a true student of the sport much like her own childhood idol Marlies Schild of Austria who had her own five race win streak in slalom just four

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  • Shiffrin and Chodounsky Wrap Up World Cup | USSA - Foundation
    a spectacular second run to win by 0 46 over France s Taina Barioz Overall World Cup winner Lara Gut of Switzerland was third However the most exciting finish of the day was Austria s Eva Maria Brem who needed to finish fourth or better in Sunday s final race to win the overall World Cup giant slalom title and she did by just 0 04 seconds finishing two points ahead of Rebensburg David Chodounsky took 21st in the men s slalom Up next the Nature Valley U S Alpine Championships take place March 22 27 where the best skiers in the nation will head to the place skiing began in the United States Sun Valley We re heading to Nationals in Sun Valley I m doing the GS and slalom and I ve never been there before Shiffrin said I m really excited I feel like I have one more shot at racing GS and hopefully I can go out with a bang HIGHLIGHTS David Chodounsky finished 21st in the final World Cup slalom race of the season Sunday in St Moritz Chodounsky finished the season ranked 15th in the world in slalom Sweden s Andre Myhrer won his sixth career World Cup slalom Sunday Henrik Kristofferson won his first overall World Cup slalom crystal globe Marcel Hirscher won the overall men s World Cup title Lara Gut of Switzerland won the overall women s World Cup title Austria s Eva Maria Brem won the overall World Cup giant slalom title by just two points over Germany s Viktoria Rebensburg QUOTES Mikaela Shiffrin I was real excited about my skiing up until that point I twisted out of the turn too soon It s a really big bummer but I m so much happier skiing the course like that and not finishing than skiing really slow I know my GS skiing is good and at least I got to one split to prove that It s really warm so the course is not rock solid but the surface was hard I loved it Obviously I loved it for the gates that I skied and then I loved it when I was sliding down the course on my butt We re heading to Nationals in Sun Valley I m doing the GS and slalom and I ve never been there before I m really excited I feel like I have one more shot at racing GS there and hopefully I can go out with a bang Sasha Rearick Men s Head Coach On David Chodounsky s season and today s performance Daver has had a great season He really really made a step this season in both GS and slalom Consistency wise he s been much better Working with his service guy Matteo Fattor has done a fantastic job The coaches have really kept it simple for him Today first run he came out and executed that He missed a little bit of time coming on to the flats that

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  • Another Dominating Slalom Victory For Shiffrin | USSA - Foundation
    slalom of the season in Are Sweden forced her to miss eight weeks of competition including six of the 11 World Cup slalom races this season Hansdotter won the overall World Cup slalom crystal globe after posting five top five finishes including one victory during Shiffrin s absence Shiffrin the three time defending World Cup slalom champion finished fourth in the discipline this season Resi Stiegler competing at the World Cup Finals for the first time since 2007 finished 11th Saturday Getty Images Agency Zoom Alexis Boichard While confident in her slalom skiing giant slalom is a whole different game for Shiffrin who concludes her World Cup season with Sunday s GS I feel like my slalom is 100 percent Shiffrin said My GS the timing is there sometimes I m a little uncertain about tomorrow but I m going to try my best My number one goal is to get a good feeling with the timing and the flow When you see really good GS skiers ski you re like I just want to do that Watch Shiffrin dominate the World Cup Finals slalom Saurday on NBC at 1 00 p m EDT Mikaela Shiffrin shares the podium with Slovakia s Veronika Velez Zuzulova left and Sweden s Frida Hansdotter Getty Images AFP Fabrice Coffrini In the men s World Cup Finals giant slalom Saturday Thomas Fanara of France won his first World Cup race by 0 02 over countrymen Alexis Pinturault in second and Mathieu Faivre in third American Tim Jitloff was 20th Austria s Marcel Hirscher finished fifth and wrapped up the overall World Cup giant slalom title Up next are the final World Cup races of the season Sunday as the men race slalom and the women race giant slalom David Chodounsky Crested Butte CO and Shiffrin are scheduled to compete for the U S Ski Team HIGHLIGHTS Mikaela Shiffrin won her fifth World Cup slalom race of the season by 2 03 seconds Shiffrin s combined winning time in her five victories this season was an astonishing 10 56 seconds Sweden s Frida Hansdotter won the overall World Cup slalom crystal globe Thomas Fanara of France won his first World Cup race in Saturday s men s giant slalom The French swept the men s GS podium Austria s Marcel Hirscher finished fifth and wrapped up the overall World Cup giant slalom title The World Cup season concludes Sunday with men s slalom and women s giant slalom QUOTES Mikaela Shiffrin It s always nice to end the season on top When I watch the video it just seems like I m able to be connected with my skis better than the other competitors and quicker The rhythm changes don t to get me as much and that just all ads up Two seconds it seems like a lot but it s not that much So I could easily see them figuring that out and coming right back to beat me I feel like my

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/another-dominating-slalom-victory-shiffrin (2016-04-30)
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  • World Cup Finals Live on NBCSN | USSA - Foundation
    the top three The American Downhillers struggled a bit with the track though Ganong capitalized on training he had on this hill a couple of weeks ago and landed in eighth Heavy winds affected the big man Nyman who has podiumed in the last three World Cup races and he finished in 11th Weibrecht finished 19th Noticeably missing at World Cup Finals this year is Lindsey Vonn Vail CO who will travel to St Moritz on Wednesday to accept her record 20th crystal globe and eighth for the downhill discipline After sustaining a knee injury in Soldeu El Tarter Andorra Vonn made the tough decision to sit out the rest of the season This opened the door for Switzerland s Lara Gut to continue her quest for the overall globe World Cup Finals Starters DH SG TE GS SL Men David Chodounsky TE SL Travis Ganong DH SG Tim Jitloff TE GS Steven Nyman DH Andrew Weibrecht DH SG Women Stacey Cook DH Laurenne Ross DH SG TE Mikaela Shiffrin GS SL Resi Stiegler TE SL QUOTES Laurenne Ross The conditions are prime here in St Moritz The snow is basically perfect it s going to get a little bumpy for the race tomorrow with the men running it too but it feels really good and solid under your feet and the course is pretty fun There s one technical section that gets a bit awkward but otherwise it s a good downhill and I m psyched to race I feel tired but I still have my head in the game Typically I tend to ski better when I m a little fatigued because I don t ski as tense So I m just going to trust that hope for the best and try to ski strong Steven Nyman The snow is really nice and smooth and a lot of fun to ski there s just a lot of wind up there I went off that jump with a good crosswind and it just kind of caught me and started twisting me so that freaked me out but I pulled it off After that I wasn t charging too much It s tough because there s only one training run but I like the hill I think it suits me and I think I can do really well here So hopefully I can put everything together and lay it down I ve learned a lot this year and will take it into next year This podium streak that I have right now is good because it s all different hills and hopefully I can podium here too Andrew Weibrecht I ve found my consistency I m able to get to the same place every day training and racing mentally so I think that really helps me to be able to fire it in day after day I m feeling good now and Kvitfjell was nice to get back into the swing of things It s always easy at the end

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/world-cup-finals-live-nbcsn (2016-04-30)
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  • Shiffrin Top 15 in Jasna GS | USSA - Foundation
    rest of the season said Shiffrin I wanted to come back and actually ski and try to savor something from the season Resi Stiegler Jackson WY and Megan McJames Park City UT also started the Jasna giant slalom but did not qualify for a second run It was Stiegler s first World Cup GS since 2013 Shiffrin takes 14th overall HIGHLIGHTS Mikaela Shiffrin finished 14th in the Jasna giant slalom It was only Shiffrin s second GS finish this season having taken second in Soelden in October It was Shiffrin s fifth race back on the World Cup tour after injuring her knee Eva Maria Brem sits in first for the GS World Cup title with 442 points with Viktoria Rebensburg hot on her heels with 410 points Lara Gut is also still in the hunt with 362 points Next up the women race super G and combined in Lenzerheide Switzerland next weekend before World Cup Finals kick off March 15 QUOTES Mikaela Shiffrin I haven t had a lot of time on my GS skis I don t feel comfortable with my timing at all I don t feel comfortable getting my skis out from under me and trusting them to come back Some of my training days have been really good My first time back in GS gates since the injury I was like Yes This is easier than my slalom was I know it s there but it s been a struggle the past two weeks I had two or three days of GS training Jasna was really tough GS training pretty soft snow and tough visibility Not the type of place you want to find your timing I was so excited to ski this race because the hill is great and was in great condition My

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  • How a NFL Player Helped USA Win Olympic Gold | USSA - Foundation
    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 Ski Racing How a Football Player Helped Tommy Moe Win Gold Top Alpine News Stories Bill Johnson Passes Away Vonn Rebounds from

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  • Nyman’s Future on the World Cup | USSA - Foundation
    Nyman gives a thumbs up at the World Cup Finals downhill in St Moritz Switzerland Getty Images Mitch Gunn 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 Powder Chasing Gravity and a Globe 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 Back Wins for Shiffrin 2016 Alpine Junior Worlds Team Named Face Shots Replace

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