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J3 Rocky/Central JOs: McDonald wins third gold in GS

By Pete Rugh

Team Summit’s Conor McDonald has been on fire at the J3 Rocky/Central Junior Olympics in Vail.  Read more...

J3 Rocky/Central JOs: McDonald pulls off sweep

By Pete Rugh

Team Summit’s Conor McDonald completed a sweep of the men’s races at the J3 Rocky/Central Junior Olympics in Vail on Saturday, outclassing the field in the slalom by 2.42 seconds Read more...

World Cup Rewind: U.S. racers on top of the world

By Pete Rugh

As history goes, the Alpine World Cup Finals in Bormio, Italy, were big. American skiers won a national record five World Cup titles, including both overall crowns. In the 41 years of World Cup competition having the same nation win both overall titles has happened nine times. The Swiss won three times in pretty quick […] Read more...

Bormio: U.S. team leads the way with five globes

By Pete Rugh

BORMIO, Italy — The U.S. Ski Team's ''Best in the World'' slogan was a laughing matter for years on the World Cup circuit, drawing so much criticism after the Turin Olympics that the squad decided to drop it.    They can bring it back now.    Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn won both overall World Cup titles […] Read more...

Bormio: Team event cancelled

By Pete Rugh

BORMIO, Italy – Rain and fog conspired to put a premature end to the team event and the World Cup Finals ended the way they began, with a cancellation.    Introduced in 2005 at the World Championships, the team event did not account for individual scoring and Austria had long ago captured the Nations Cup with […] Read more...

McJames wins NorAm GS; Smith 3rd

By Pete Rugh

Megan McJames won the final NorAm giant slalom held at Whiteface, New York, this week. With a time of two minutes, 18.49, she beat Canada's Emily Desforges and teammate Leanne Smith to take top step on the podium. Read more...

USST head men's coach, Miller's coach both leaving

By Pete Rugh

BORMIO, Italy — Phil McNichol, head men’s coach of the U.S. Ski Team, and Bode Miller's personal coach Johno McBride both announced Saturday that they are stepping down.    McNichol, who joined the U.S. staff in 1997 and coached Miller to his first overall title in 2005, goes out after guiding Ted Ligety to the giant […] Read more...

Bormio: Austria's Goergl wins GS; Vonn seventh

By Pete Rugh

BORMIO, Italy — Austria’s Elizabeth Goergl won the women’s World Cup giant slalom Saturday after teammate and first-run leader Nicole Hosp nearly skied off the course in the second run.    Goergl’s winning time for two trips down the sunny Stelvio course was 2:24.96, just seven hundredths better than Italy’s Manuela Moelgg, whose runner-up finish added […] Read more...

Bormio: Moelgg grabs SL title; Herbst wins race

By Pete Rugh

BORMIO, Italy — Manfred Moelgg skied to a World Cup slalom title Saturday in front of home country fans, surviving the second run to finish in a tie for sixth place and get the points he needed to overtake France’s Jean-Baptiste Grange.    On a sunny morning on the Stelvio race course, Grange, who started […] Read more...

Bormio: Women's GS, men's SL on tap at Finals

By Pete Rugh

BORMIO, Italy — The last individual races of the season take place Saturday at the World Cup Finals. The first run of the men’s slalom is scheduled for 9 a.m. local time, with the women’s giant slalom first run to follow at 10 a.m. The day dawned clear and cool, and skiers were on the […] Read more...