Alpine

World Jr. Champs: Ganong 4th in men's DH

By Pete Rugh

Italy’s Hagen Patscheider won the downhill by the slimmest of margins Tuesday at the the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Formigal, Spain. The 20-year-old nipped Norway’s Eian Sandvik by 0.01 seconds, with American Travis Ganong tying for fourth place. Read more...

World Jr. Champs: Stuhec takes DH gold

By Pete Rugh

Slovene Ilka Stuhec has claimed the gold medal in the women's downhill at the World Junior Alpine Championships in Formigal, Spain Tuesday.     Stuhec, the defending junior slalom champion is also a 2005 Topolino GS champion and is currently ranked fourth on the Europa Cup GS standings.     Stuhec was well ahead of silver medallist […] Read more...

Slovene Hafner wins two races at Topolino event

By Pete Rugh

Team Summit’s Conor McDonald finished ninth in both the giant slalom and slalom events to lead the U.S. team at the prestigious Trofeo Topolino races over the weekend in Italy. The event brings together the top J3 racers in the world from 48 nations. Read more...

World Jr Champs: fog and rain ax training

By Pete Rugh

Rain and fog forced the cancellation of the second training runs for the World Junior Alpine Championships in Formigal, Spain. Team USA leader Walt Evans reports the team used the time to catch up on laundry, do school work, and spend some time with their families. Opening ceremonies were Sunday evening.     The men will […] Read more...

Whistler: Riesch wins SC; Overall leaders converge

By Pete Rugh

Cream rises. The top seven finishers of the women's super combined at Whistler, B.C., Sunday are also the top seven in the overall standings.    Maria Riesch did the math perfectly. With the leaders at the bottom and slalom ace Marlies Schild in the lead, Riesch fought her way down the Whistler slalom course to collect […] Read more...

Whistler: Riesch leads combined at mid-point

By Pete Rugh

Maria Riesch put down a blazing super G run and grabbed the early lead in the super combined World Cup at Whistler Sunday. Julia Mancuso holds second after the super G leg with a run of slalom still left to race. Canadian Emily Brydon holds third.     Riesch could make a big impact on the […] Read more...

World Jr Champs: Ganong wins as jury tames courses

By Pete Rugh

American Travis Ganong won the first training for the men's downhill of the World Junior Alpine Championships and Candian Larisa Yurkiw was second in the women's downhill trainer in Formigal, Spain, Sunday.     Ganong posted a solid margin of just over a second ahead of Norwegian Kristian Haug while the hosting Spainards could rejoice in […] Read more...

NCAA: CU pulls away from Utah, wins Western title

By Pete Rugh

The University of Colorado ski team, behind three individual victories  Saturday and five overall this weekend, cruised to the 2008 Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships on Saturday. Read more...

NCAA: Dartmouth rallies to win Eastern title

By Pete Rugh

Despite skiing to an opening day lead, Middlebury College was unable to secure a win Saturday on its home courses.       Spurred on by three racers in the top five in the women’s classic race, Dartmouth overtook Middlebury to win with 928 points. Middlebury finished second with 906 points, and  Vermont took third with […] Read more...

Whistler: Reichelt gets GS win, Ligety fourth

By Pete Rugh

Hannes Reichelt won the Whistler GS with a deceptively fast second run over a course set that sent seven skiers off the Dave Murray course.    First run leader Benjamin Raich finished third behind Didier Cuche to knock Ted Ligety off the podium and gain slightly on Bode Miller for the overall title. Miller finished seventh […] Read more...