Stefan Abplanalp Named Head Coach Of Women’s Alpine Speed Skiers

Stefan AbplanalpA worldly veteran alpine ski coach who most recently led the Norwegian speed racers to a powerful resurgence has joined the U.S. Ski Team. Stefan Abplanalp is already on the job as head coach of the women’s alpine speed team. He replaces Chip White, who recently resigned after 18 years with the team.

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Women’s Speed Coach Chip White Steps Down; Ligety Second In Downhill Finale

Chip White on Swedish TVChip White, who has successfully coached the U.S. women’s speed racers for the past 18 years announced he plans to step aside following this week’s World Cup Finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

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2014 Olympics: Alpine Skiers Continue To Struggle; Mancuso Eighth In Super G

Anna Fenninger

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 15) – USA alpine skiers continue to struggle in Russia — one medal. But, Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led Team USA once again Saturday, posting the best American finish in eighth at a rough and unforgiving super G, the final women’s speed event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

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2014 Olympics: Historic Tie For Gold In Women's Downhill -- Mancuso Eighth

Tina Maze

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 12) - Super combined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Thursday's Olympic downhill as Dominique Gisin of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia made history with a tie for gold. 

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2014 Olympics: Julia Mancuso Makes History -- Medals In Three Games

Julia Mancuso Sochi

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) produced a true champion performance Monday, becoming the first American skier in history to win a medal in three straight Olympic Winter Games with her bronze in a tricky super combined event at the Rosa Khutor alpine center.

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Miller, Cook, Mancuso: Speeding To Sochi Again Saturday

Bode Miller at Beaver CreekThe alpine speed race to Sochi continued Saturday with more drama building for Americans. Bode Miller finished third in the fabled Hahnenkamm World Cup downhill in Kitzbuehel, Austria, while U.S. ladies Stacey Cook and Julia Mancuso packed in their third Top Ten finishes in a row in another downhill at Cortina, Italy.

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USA’s Cook, Mancuso Keep Surging Toward Sochi

Stacey CookIf peaking at the right time is any indication – and it usually is – surging USA speed racers Stacey Cook and Julia Mancuso are making noise with the Sochi Olympics around the corner.

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American Julia Mancuso Ups Her Game As Sochi Nears

Julia MancusoOlympic gold medalist Julie Mancuso from Squaw Valley, Calif. continues to pick up the pace just a few weeks before she heads to Sochi. Mancuso, gold medalist in giant slalom (2006) and silver medalist in downhill and combined (2010), finished seventh in an Audi FIS World Cup super G Thursday at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

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Mixed Results For Americans As World Cup Tour Moves To Europe; Chodounsky Gets Top-Ten Finish

After several weeks in North America, both the women and men of the U.S. alpine team looked as if they missed the home cooking in their debuts in Europe.
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Laurenne Ross Grabs First U.S. Title; Travis Ganong Wins Men's Race

Laurenne Ross

Laurenne Ross from Bend, Ore. picked up the first U.S. title of her career with a slim .01 second super G victory over Stacey Cook from Mammoth Mountain, Calif. Friday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley, Calif. 


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Julia Mancuso Wins Record 16th U.S. Title On Home Snow

Julia Mancuso

Squaw Valley, Calif. is home for Julia Mancuso, an Olympic gold medalist and long time high- level skier on the U.S. Ski Team. The home cooking helped her win the Giant Slalom Thursday (March 21) at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships.


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U.S. Alpine Championships At Squaw Valley March 20-24

Julia Mancusoi

Hometown favorite Julia Mancuso and teen star Mikaela Shiffrin and will battle for national titles at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley, Calif. March 20-24.


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World Cup Finals Fizzle To A Close; But, Shiffrin Wins Slalom Globe

Mikaela Shiffrin wins overall WC slalom

It was anticlimactic for sure, but the FIS Audi World Cup Finals sputtered to a weather-battered close in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Still, it was a memorable time for USA teen Mikaela Shiffrin Saturday, winning her first overall slalom title.


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Narrow Miss For USA In Women’s Downhill At World Championships

Julia Mancuso, WC downhill

America’s Julia Mancuso was off by .15 in fifth place while Stacey Cook just behind her in sixth. It was close, but no U.S. medals in the Women’s Downhill at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Nada for the men, too. 


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‘I Want Gold’ Says USA’s Mancuso: World Championship Downhill Is Sunday

Julia Mancuso

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships roll on with Squaw Valley’s Julia Mancuso making it clear “the color of the medal I want is gold.” The women’s downhill is set for Sunday in Schladming, Austria.


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Vonn ‘Perfect’ In Switzerland For 57th World Cup Win

Lindsey Vonn, St. Moritz

What was described as a tactically perfect run in the weather-shortened super G at St. Moritz, Switzerland brought American Lindsey Vonn her 57th Audi World Cup victory – her fourth this season. 


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Rough Season Start For U.S. Women; Ligety Wins In Austria

Tina Maze

The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season headed into the gates in Soelden, Austria, but it was not a memorable start for American ladies. That all turned around, however, when the men took the field. Ted Ligety won by an historic 2.75 margin.


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Copper Mountain Speed Center Opens Wednesday For U.S. Ski Team

Copper MOuntain Speed Center

Early-season snowfall and cold temperature just may lead to World Cup Gold for a number of U.S. Ski Team members this season.


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