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USA's Travis Ganong Joins Two Swiss On Podium; Wins Silver Medal In Downhill At World Championships

Travis Ganong Silver Medal at C

American Travis Ganong found himself sandwiched between two Swiss racers all gracing the podium for the first time at an FIS World Championship. Ganong won a silver medal on the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey course Saturday. The USA's Steve Nyman finished just off the podium by just 0.03 seconds in fourth spot.

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American Travis Ganong Claims First World Cup Downhill In Italy; Mikaela Shiffrin Podiums At Austrian GS

Travis Ganong at Beaver Creek downhill 2014Travis Ganong from Squaw Valley, Calif. took advantage of a new course for the men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour and punched through for his career first victory, winning the Santa Caterina downhill high above Bormio in Italy. 

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Travis Ganong Grabs First Podium In Norway World Cup Downhill

Travis Ganong at Beaver CreekUPDATE (March 1): Travis Ganong, who 24 hours earlier stamped the first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup top three of his career, finished fourth Saturday, a mere .05 from a second downhill podium in Kvitfjell.

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2014 Olympics: Anderson Wins Ladies' Slopestyle Gold for Team USA

Jamie AndersonROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Her smooth style during her final run secured her the gold with a score of 95.25, putting her on top of the podium.

Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied a fast and tight line but plowed through a panel and lost time, finishing eighth in the men’s downhill. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) was fifth in his first Olympic appearance.

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Photo: Jamie Anderson in Cadrona World Cup (USST.Oliver Kraus)

 


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Mikaela Shiffrin Second In Lienz Slalom; Travis Ganong 10th In Bormio Downhill

Marlies SchildAmerica’s teen star, Mikaela Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo., enjoyed a podium filled World Cup weekend in Lienz, Austria. She was ahead of the pack after the first slalom run Sunday, but couldn’t hold off hard-charging Marlies Schild in the foggy, rutted finale.

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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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Ganong In Career Best DH; Shiffrin Straddles Gate In Slalom; Randall Wins Tour de Ski Opener

Travis Ganong, Bormio

American Travis Ganong delivered a gutsy run on the grueling Stelvio downhill at Bormio, Italy to finish a career best seventh. The Stelvio is known for its leg punishing ice and bumps while racers hit speeds of 75 mph. 

 

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