Wednesday, July 8, 2020

SR Summer Series: College Ski Racing

USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule

In an ongoing disagreement over the lack of coordination between NorAm and NCAA schedules, U.S. Ski & Snowboard says it's "hyper-focused on the pathways we have most control over," frustrating many collegiate representatives.

Fall Line: USST never gave college skiers a chance

In his Fall Line column, Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever addresses lack of coordination between U.S. Ski & Snowboard and collegiate programs as evidenced by dialog in the Alpine Collegiate Working Group. Leever takes a deep dive into the issue, discussing some of the history, challenges and ideas for how to make the system better.

Letter: USST’s failure to American athletes

The article “USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule” is nothing new to me, but the arrogance surrounding Tiger Shaw is appalling....

Letter: Collegiate skiing and the U.S. Ski Team

Collegiate skiing has a long and storied history in the United States, from the Dartmouth Outing Club hosting the country’s first ski race on the slopes of Mt. Moosilauke in 1927 to Bob Beattie moving from CU to coach the National Team in 1961, and then starting the World Cup in 1967.

Paula Moltzan: collegiate unique

"I had new reasons to be excited," said Moltzan. "After five years of paying to be a member of the U.S. Ski Team, I had become a scholarship athlete, and in addition to having someone paying for my ski racing, they would pay for my education."

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World Cup News

Finn Christian Jagge, 1992 Olympic slalom champion, dies at 54

The Norwegian Sports Federation received the sad news Wednesday that Finn Christian Jagge has died at the age of 54. 

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 in Cortina confirmed

In a conference call meeting today, the FIS Council confirmed that the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, Italy will take place as originally scheduled from February 9-21, 2021.

Austrian, German associations ready to stage World Cup events

The Austrian and German ski associations have communicated their readiness in staging the planned FIS World Cup events in the coming winter season.

Two coaches and one athlete from Italian women’s team test positive

AP News reports that the women's World Cup team will return home to quarantine.

Video: Shiffrin back on snow

Mikaela Shiffrin shares an inside look at her first time back on snow at Copper Mountain in early June.

Video: Behind the scenes featuring Leif Nestvold-Haugen

FIS Alpine takes a behind the scenes looks at Haugen's come-up on the World Cup circuit.

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Letter: NCAA skiing as a pipeline – a single experience

Articles that have come out surrounding this issue all have one thing in common: they have some serious truths. However, I think...

Letter: US Ski & Snowboard is responsible to all

The outpouring of emotion and passion from the heart of young athletes is awesome. I encourage more young athletes to speak out about their experiences.

Letter: Why the U.S. Ski Team is not the dream team

The day I joined the National Training Group was the day I began to question my love for ski racing. My entire...

Letter: A wake up call to NCAA athletes, coaches, parents

This in no way represents the US Ski Team's position, this is my opinion and my personal experience from years of competing...

Rokos: The problem with the US Ski Team and college

College programs operate with solid financial resources and typically excellent facilities, staff and support systems, thanks to the presence of collegiate funding. For the NGB, this is an opportunity to broaden the developmental base.

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