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