Alpine

Zwiesel: Birthday girl Mancuso targets podium

By Pete Rugh

The four contenders battling for supremacy in the overall World Cup standings all celebrated an important victory in the last races held in recent weeks in Sierra Nevada, Spain, and Tarvisio, Italy.     Marlies Schild, who captured the slalom title two weeks ago on Spanish snow with her sixth triumph in the specialty this winter, […]

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Kvitfjell: Hoffman fastest in DH training

By Pete Rugh

Switzerland’s Ambrosi Hoffmann clocked the fastest time in the training run Thursday morning on the Olympic course in Kvitfjell, near Lillehammer, where the last men’s World Cup races prior to the Finals at Lenzerheide are scheduled from Friday to Sunday.

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World juniors: Austria's Schmidhofer wins GS

By Pete Rugh

Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer collected her second medal of the World Junior Championships in two races by winning the GS gold Thursday to accompany her bronze from downhill the previous day. Still, she takes a back seat to Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather. The young downhill winner took silver in the GS. Another Austrian, Eva-Marie Brem, earned the […]

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USCSA nationals: Lozar wins women's GS

By Pete Rugh

Lea Lozar of Sierra Nevada College dominated the women’s giant slalom on Wednesday as the USCSA nationals kicked off at Winter Park, Colorado.

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Kvitfjell: Weather scraps men's DH training run

By Pete Rugh

A men’s World Cup downhill training run was canceled Wednesday due to heavy snowfall.

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New youth committee begins ambitious agenda

By Pete Rugh

On the eve of the group’s first official meeting, International Alpine Youth and Children’s Committee Chairman Ken Read said he was hopeful the organization would be able to impact the sport.

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World juniors: Weirather wins gold in women's DH

By Pete Rugh

Tina Weirather from Liechtenstein took her second World Junior Alpine Championships title on Wednesday in the women’s downhill, again held in excellent conditions. Weirather skied the downhill course just seven hundredths ahead of 15-year-old Swiss skier Lara Gut, a much-heralded junior talent. Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria claimed the bronze medal. The fastest skier in training, […]

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Chevrolet J2s: Leggett, Kemp pick up GS wins

By Pete Rugh

Kristin Leggett and Julia Ford finished 1-2 to lead a powerful showing by Eastern division girls in the giant slalom at the 2007 Chevrolet J2 Junior Olympics on Tuesday at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort in Bend, Oregon.

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NCAA: West champ Denver is on a roll

By Pete Rugh

The University of Denver is on a roll entering the NCAA Championships, having won three straight meets, including the Western regional two weeks ago in California. The Pioneers are now targeting their record 19th national title and fifth since 2000.

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NCAA: Coach says Buffs ready to defend crown

By Pete Rugh

ATTITASH, N.H. — The defending national champion University of Colorado ski team arrived at the site of the NCAA Championships late Saturday after an all-day trek from Boulder, and head coach Richard Rokos said he’s pleased with his team’s readiness as racing is set to begin on Wednesday.

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