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  • Ligety 16th in Kranjska Gora Slalom | USSA - Foundation
    Cup Finals hooked a tip near the bottom of the first run and was disqualified Colby Granstrom Lake Stevens WA went out in the first run German Felix Neureuther took full advantage of the spring weather to capture his fourth win of the season and overtake Austrian Marcel Hirscher for the World Cup slalom lead Hirscher who finished fifth in the race will carry a slim four point overall margin over Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway into World Cup Finals Only the top 25 racers in each discipline along with athletes with over 500 World Cup points and the Junior World Champions qualify to compete at the March 12 16 finale in Lenzerheide Switzerland Ligety and Bode Miller Franconia NH have over 500 points and can start every race at World Cup Finals Travis Ganong Squaw Valley CA will race downhill and super G Olympic silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht Lake Placid NY will start super G Tim Jitloff Reno NV has qualified for giant slalom and Chodounsky will race slalom Representing the women s team at Lenzerheide is Mikaela Shiffrin Eagle Vail CO in giant slalom and slalom Julia Mancuso Squaw Valley CA and Stacey Cook Mammoth Mountain CA can start downhill and super G Joining Mancuso and Cook in the super G is Leanne Smith N Conway NH Universal Sports Network will broadcast the race at 11 a m and 6 30 p m ET Sunday QUOTES Sasha Rearick U S Ski Team Men s Head Coach It was a great race there was excellent competition today in absolutely perfect weather It was warm so the snow did soften up a bit for the second run but they did a great job holding it together with salt Ted had two consistent runs without any major mistakes It was balanced

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/ligety-16th-kranjska-gora-slalom (2016-04-30)
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  • U.S. Narrowly Misses Team Podium | USSA - Foundation
    Butte CO Resi Stiegler Jackson Hole WY Nolan Kasper Warren VT and Julia Ford Holderness NH finished fourth norrowly missing the podium rounds After drawing a bye in the first round the U S edged France in the quarter final before being bounced by Norway in the semifinal A second team event will be staged at the March 12 16 World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide Switzerland The World Cup tour returns to individual racing Feb 28 March2 with a pair of men s downhill races and a super G in Kvitfjell Norway Women move to Crans Montana Switzerland with March 1 2 with downhill and super combined HELP THE TEAM The U S Ski Team relies solely on the support of the American public Click here to support the team 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/us-narrowly-misses-team-podium (2016-04-30)
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  • Chodounsky 22nd in Schladming Night Race | USSA - Foundation
    Kristoffersen landed the surpirse win over Austrian Marcel Hirscher and Felix Neureuther of Germany as first run leader Mario Matt also of Austria went out three gates into the final HIGHLIGHTS David Chodounsky Crested Butte CO led the U S Ski Team with 22nd in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup night slalom held in Schladming The Sochi bound first time Olympian has now landed World Cup points in four of the seven races this season including a career best seventh in December Norwegian upstart Henrik Kristoffersen 19 won the race as first run leader Mario Matt of Austria straddled three gates into the final World Cup slalom leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria was second followed by German Felix Neureuther Colby Granstrom Lake Stevens WA also made the final but struggled to find his rhythm in front of the crowd of 50 000 and did not finish the run Ted Ligety Park City UT was leading the first run then straddled Bode Miller Franconia NH was also disqualified and Nolan Kasper Warren VT did not qualify for the final The final men s World Cup races before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will be staged Feb 1 2 in St Moritz Switzerland with a downhill and giant slalom RESULTS Official Results LINKS Facebook Twitter USSA Network 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/chodounsky-22nd-schladming-night-race (2016-04-30)
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  • Gold Medalists Highlight Olympic Alpine Team | USSA - Foundation
    Andrew Weibrecht Lake Placid NY 2 10 86 Women Stacey Cook Mammoth Mountain CA 7 3 84 Julia Ford Holderness NH 3 30 90 Julia Mancuso Squaw Valley CA 3 9 84 Megan McJames Park City UT 9 24 87 Laurenne Ross Bend OR 8 17 88 Mikaela Shiffrin Eagle Vail CO 3 13 95 Leanne Smith North Conway NH 5 28 87 Resi Stiegler Jackson Hole WY 11 14 85 Jacqueline Wiles Aurora OR 7 13 92 Member of past U S Olympic Team Competition uniforms provided by Spyder QUOTES Patrick Riml Alpine Director We re on a really good track right now All the programs both the tech and speed athletes are showing really good improvements and progressions I m very pleased with where we are right now going into the Games It was maybe a little bit of a rough start in some of the areas But you can see in women s speed they are picking it up Julia and Stacey are doing a good job same with some of the younger girls and on the men s side You can see it with the performance we have right now from the veterans but also the younger athletes I m very pleased with them and I feel really comfortable with this team going into the Games Sasha Rearick Men s Alpine Head Coach As a group we re building moment right now which is really nice to see The guys have been working hard all summer all fall and all winter day in and day out and that s starting to show The guys have shown 100 percent effort every day You look at the guys who have been putting in the most effort those are the guys we re going to be taking to the Games and the ones that we can count on to represent America well Alex Hoedlmoser Women s Alpine Head Coach I m proud of the progress this team has made the closer we get to Sochi We still have a lot of work to do but the potential for success is certainly there On the tech side with Mikaela we have some huge potential both in the slalom and giant slalom On the speed side we saw that Julia and Stacey definitely are on the right track on a huge upswing Sochi is a total different thing and the chances are there for champion performances All nominations are subject to approval by the U S Olympic Committee 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

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/gold-medalists-highlight-olympic-alpine-team (2016-04-30)
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  • Membership Start | USSA - Foundation
    officials and club volunteers who want to compete or participate at USSA sanctioned events The USSA offers a variety of membership categories to suit all ages sports and participation levels Memberships range from full season offerings to Short Term memberships good for a single event To become renew a member choose one of the methods below that suits you best Become a Member Renew a Member Purchase A Short Term

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/membership/start (2016-04-30)
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  • Holland Wins Olympic Test Event | USSA - Foundation
    very close to making the podium Though she didn t get the start she wanted Jacobellis made the final and was in a good race position until she cased the last double coming into the finish It looked like Faye Gulini Salt Lake City UT was going to make the final winning the lead up heat until she knocked boards with someone She finished ninth out of the small final Meghan Tierney Edwards CO finished 12th and Rosina Mancari Anchorage AK was 16th The next stop of the snowboardcross World cup tour is in Veysonnaz Switzerland March 4 6 HIGHLIGHTS Nate Holland won It was his first World Cup win in four years his 16th career World Cup podium Nick Baumgartner was third It was his 12th career World Cup podium QUOTES Nate Holland Today went killer it s always different to show up to a hill you haven t raced you never really know what to expect But this venue kicks ass the slope is perfect the jumps were big and there are some tactics and strategy involved I like courses that are big and wide open with strategy it makes you think a little more versus a holeshot scenario And I m stoked to see that this hill has the DNA of tactics big jumps and fast speeds I took two training runs and and there was more passing in my second training run than any race I ve ever been in Once I knew that I knew what to expect and it got crazy in there today ollie ing over people and I just get better and better in the heats and ended up in a drag race for the finish with Pierre Vaultier and I just rode my snowboard faster This season has been brutal for me I sprained my pelvis in December and basically sat on a couch for a month so I m not the strongest I ve been and I still have some hip pain It s a long injury but I just have to wake up early and get the bones moving once you re in the gate all that goes away It feels great to be back and on top of the podium because it was a slow start to the season and I was happy to show up here and see a course I like and that it is going to be the Olympic venue in two years Qualifying did not go well I was 35th It s really windy here they have windmills here for a reason So I knew going into finals I needed to clean up my riding and that the wind played a factor but you can win out of any gate on this course you win the course at the finish line not at the start gate Nick Baumgartner Today was unbelievable I started out wearing bib 34 so I wasn t super stoked on my time trial I didn t get to pick my

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/holland-wins-olympic-test-event (2016-04-30)
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  • Jacobellis and Baumgartner Fifth at Feldberg | USSA - Foundation
    get after it tomorrow Despite recovering from sickness Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic won for the women followed by Michela Moioli of Italy in second and Chloe Trespeuch of France in third Nelly Moenne Loccoz of France was fourth but still has hold of the overall World Cup lead Jacobellis trails her in second place Russian Nikolay Olyunin brought home the win for the men while Pierre Vaultier of France was second and Alex Pullin of Austria third Rounding out the American finishers Hagen Kearney Telluride CO was 12th Alex Deibold Manchester Center VT 28th Mick Dierdorff Steamboat Springs CO 37th Jonathan Cheever Saugus MA 39th Seth Wescott Sugarloaf ME 40th Nate Holland Squaw Valley CA 47th and Hunter Wilson Draper UT 64th Behind Jacobellis and Gulini Rosina Mancari Anchorage AK was 26th in the women s race The snowboardcross World Cup continue tomorrow with the second race in Feldberg Finals are scheduled to start at 6 30 p m EST HIGHLIGHTS Lindsey Jacobellis and Nick Baumgartner both grabbed fifth place finishes to lead the USA in Feldberg Germany It was Baumgartner s best World Cup snowboardcross result since 2013 when he was third at Blue Mountain in Canada Baumgartner sits in 14th in the World Cup overall followed by Kearney in 15th Jacobellis is second overall in the World Cup Snowboardcross continues Sunday with a second race in Feldberg Finals start at 6 30 p m EST QUOTES Peter Foley Head Coach snowboardcross There were some super bright spots Hagen is ridging fast enough to win and so is Baum and so are Lindsey and Faye Those guys did pretty well today but they can do better They re pretty excited to get after it tomorrow For those guys it s a matter of trying to clean up

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/jacobellis-and-baumgartner-fifth-feldberg (2016-04-30)
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  • Fourth World Title for Jacobellis | USSA - Foundation
    win from there Baumgartner also rode hard seizing the opportunities in each race to earn his spot in the final For the first half of the medal round it looked like Baumgartner and teammate Nate Holland Squaw Valley CA would take one and two But in the ways of snowboardcross Baumgartner was bumped into the fence on an attempted pass and got tangled up with Nate so the duo settled for third and fourth behind Italian Luca Matteotti and Canadian Kevin Hill I was lucky enough to hold onto third said Baumgartner To come out of there with a bronze medal and it being the first race of the year and it being World Championships I m super stoked Nick Baumgartner claimed third place in snowboardcross at the World Championships Getty Images Agence Zoom Stanko Gruden World Championships snowboarding action continues Saturday with halfpipe finals streamed live on Universal Sports at 12 00pm EST HIGHLIGHTS Lindsey Jacobellis also won the World Championships in 2005 2007 and 2011 Women s podium Lindsey Jacobellis first Nelly Moenne Loccoz from France second and Michela Moioli from Italy third Men s podium Luca Matteotti from Italy first Kevin Hill from Canada second and Nick Baumgartner Watch the snowboardcross finals re air on Universal Sports at 9 00 p m on Friday and 3 30 a m and 12 30 p m on Saturday QUOTES Lindsey Jacobellis I wasn t getting any of the starts Starts have never been my strong suit and sometimes they really don t come together for me But I was riding the rest of the course well so I figured I could break down riders in front of me and look for opportunities to pass I was fighting the whole way down and not giving up and it worked out This year was definitely my hardest World Champs to win because I did not make any starts I was fighting through all the heats and trying to find opportunities to pass It s a gamble but the options that I chose paid off today and worked out Nick Baumgartner We ve had a couple events cancelled so to get back out there was so much fun I m super stoked to have it go the way it did The course had a couple really hard GS turns which usually isn t my strength and I rode them so good today I m super happy with how I rode I was going to make a pass in the finals I thought I had it but he ended up making a very good move blocking me and pushing me into the fence I was lucky enough to hold onto third To come out of there with a bronze medal and it being the first race of the year and it being World Championships I m super stoked I so badly wanted Nate and me on the podium Nate and I are the older guys now and it s nice to prove a

    Original URL path: http://foundation.ussa.org/news/fourth-world-title-jacobellis (2016-04-30)
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