Long World Cup Weekend Ends; Ligety Second In Super Combined

Ted LigetyThe weekend that never seemed to end finally did Sunday. American gold medalist Ted Ligety parlayed two slalom runs and a downhill into second place in a Super Combined at Kitzbuehel, Austria. Meanwhile, Stacey Cook finished 13th in a windblown, flat light super G at Cortina, Italy.

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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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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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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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Lindsey’s Back, Wins Louise Downhill, Stacey Cook Second; U.S. Men Blanked At Beaver Creek

Stacey Cook (Mammoth)

American star Lindsey Vonn collapsed in exhaustion at Aspen’s finish line last week in her recovery attempt from intestinal illness. A week later, Friday (Nov. 30) she wins the World Cup downhill on a foggy day at Lake Louise, Canada. 


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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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