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Canadian Nat'ls: Yurkiw wins downhill

By Pete Rugh

Larisa Yurkiw continued to build on the momentum of a very successful season to date, winning Friday's Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships Women's downhill race in dominant fashion to capture the first national title of her career.     The 19-year-old alumni of the Georgian Peaks Ski Club finished today in a time of one minute 29.18 seconds […] Read more...

U.S. names World Junior Team

By Pete Rugh

PARK CITY, Utah (Feb. 8) – Fourteen athletes were named Friday to compete Feb. 23-March 1 in the 2008 FIS Alpine Junior World Championships in Spain, the U.S. Ski Team announced. Junior Worlds gives developing skiers a chance to measure themselves against their age group internationally and is a vital tool in gauging how they […] Read more...

Jeremy Transue out for season with ACL tear

By Pete Rugh

Jeremy Transue of the U.S. is out for the season with an ACL tear that he sustained in France while racing in the Europa Cup downhill on Jan. 29 Read more...

Sestriere: Vonn wins final training run

By Pete Rugh

Lindsey Vonn took the final training run for the World Cup downhill Saturday at Sestriere, Italy. Vonn clocked in at 1 minute 39.66 seconds over a course getting tougher by the day to finish .23 of a second ahead of Martina Schild of Switzerland. Renate Goetschl, the last woman to win on the course during […] Read more...

Masters Moments: Super Bowl weekend wrap

By Pete Rugh

Jim Roberts reports that Rocky Mountain racers are amped up after their series of speed events peaked at Keystone with two downhills. Rocky Mountain will host the Western Regionals at Winter Park this weekend Feb 7-10.  Sadly, according to Deb Lewis, the Far West division had to cancel their third weekend of racing, a pair […] Read more...

Palander expects full recovery after surgery

By Pete Rugh

The operation on Kalle Palander's right shinbone on Monday was a success. In this interview the Finn talks about his injury, the operation and when and how he is planning his comeback. Read more...

Sestriere: Goetschl nips Mancuso in second trainer

By Pete Rugh

Renate Goetschl took the second Sestriere training run Thursday. The Austrian veteran just edged American Julia Mancuso down the Kandahar Banchetta course, winning by 0.04 of a second and becoming one of the favorites to win the World Cup race set for Saturday. Fraenzi Aufdenblatten, the winner of Wednesday's trainer, was third, 0.17 out. |    […] Read more...

Europa Cup: Jessica Kelley takes two top 15s

By Pete Rugh

Jessica Kelley was the sole representative of the U.S. early this week as she placed seventh and 12th in the Europa Cup giant slaloms in Abetone, Italy. Many of the U.S. B teamers are back in America for a midseason break. Read more...

Garmisch win would help lock up SL title for Grange

By Pete Rugh

Garmisch has been a regular stop on the World Cup circuit since the halcyon days of the early ’70’s when Roland Collombin disregarded personal safety to win three consecutive downhills there. It has been primarily regarded as a downhill stop and was one of the first sites to truly embrace super G, having hosted 21 […] Read more...

Sestriere: Aufdenblatten wins first training run

By Pete Rugh

Swiss Fraenzi Aufdenblatten claimed the first training run ahead of a women's World Cup downhill set at Sestriere, Italy Saturday. Aufdenblatten registered a margin of more than second over the Kandahar Banchetta course.    Italian Johanna Schnarf ripped from the 42nd start position to take second with another Swiss, Sylvaine Berthod in third.    Swede Anja Paerson […] Read more...