2013 Alpine Worlds Team Named
Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin headline a strong group of 19 athletes named by USSA to compete in the 2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Feb. 4-17 in Schladming, Austria.
Race starters will not be finalized until the team captains meeting the evening prior to each event, but the team was announced Monday.
Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, Calif.
Tim Jitloff, Reno, Nev.
Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah
Steven Nyman, Sundance, Utah
Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, N.Y.
Thomas Biesemeyer, Keene, N.Y.
Will Brandenburg, Spokane, Wash.
David Chodounksy, Crested Butte, Colo.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Starksboro, Vt.
Robby Kelley, Starksboro, Vt.
Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, Calif.
Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, Calif.
Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Calif.
Alice McKennis, Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Laurenne Ross, Bend, Ore.
Mikaela Shiffrin, Eagle-Vail, Colo.
Leanne Smith, North Conway, N.H.
Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Lindsey Vonn, Vail, Colo.
The U.S. Ski Team has placed nine different athletes on the World Cup podium this winter for a total of 24 top-three results and 15 victories.
The best-in-the-world women's speed team has placed five different athletes on the World Cup podium this winter including downhill wins by Vonn and McKennis and podiums by Mancuso, Cook and Smith. Meanwhile, Shiffrin has won three World Cup slalom races and leads the slalom standings.
Vonn is a double gold medalist from the 2009 World Championships and owns a downhill silver from 2011. Mancuso earned silver in super G in 2011.
Reigning giant slalom World Champion Ted Ligety has amassed four World Cup GS wins this season, all by large margins and leads the GS standings.
"This is a special group of athletes who have worked incredibly hard with this staff to be in a position for success at these World Championships," said USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml. "Whether it was training in the summer at the Center of Excellence in Park City, on snow at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain or at our European base in Soelden, each one of these athletes has put in the effort to do something special in Schladming."
NBC and Universal Sports Network will combine for a full broadcast package of the entire championships.
Competition and broadcast schedule (all times EST)
Feb. 4 – Opening Ceremonies
Feb. 5 – Women's super G, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 6 – Men's super G, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 8 – Women's super combined, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 9 – Men's downhill, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 10 – Women's downhill, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 11 – Men's super combined, 12 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 12 – Nations Team Event
Feb. 14 – Women's giant slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 15 – Men's giant slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 16 – Women's slalom, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 17 – Men's slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network