Alpine

Alpine nationals: Grant rebounds strong from injury

By Pete Rugh

Sterling Grant had reason to smile Sunday at beautiful Alyeska. It has been a trying season for the Wisconsin racer, but she’s emerging as a potent force on the technical side.     “I was in the lead the first run and just gave it my all the second run,” Grant said Sunday after placing second […]

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Alpine nationals: Cochran, Stiegler win slalom titles

By Pete Rugh

Jimmy Cochran, returning to the venue where he won two gold medals three years ago, collected his third U.S. title on Sunday as he won the men's slalom at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Ted Ligety was second while Bode Miller finished third.     For the women, Jackson Hole's Resi Stiegler captured the first […]

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Alpine nationals: Cochran: This win's for Grandma

By Pete Rugh

It is pretty easy, looking at the glorious mountains surrounding this Alaska resort, to imagine convening with the spirit world. When Grandma is, perhaps, the matriarch of alpine ski racing in this nation and you are about to kick out of the start of a national championship race, it is even easier.     Jimmy Cochran […]

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Alpine nationals: Ligety, Cochran tied halfway through men's slalom; Grant leads women

By Pete Rugh

Ted Ligety and Jimmy Cochran are tied at the top after the first run of the men’s slalom Sunday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships.     Cochran, the first skier out of the gate, clocked 51.91 seconds on the Racing Trail course that drops 200 meters from start to finish. Ligety, the two-time defending […]

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Alpine nationals: Mancuso, Cook, Hitchcock top SG

By Pete Rugh

Fresh off a spectacular World Cup season, Julia Mancuso soared to the super G victory Saturday at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships.    Mancuso, who just completed the best U.S. women’s World Cup overall season since 1984, earned the eighth national title of her career, with Stacey Cook second and Katie Hitchcock third for a […]

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Alpine nationals: Worn-out Weibrecht eyes break

By Pete Rugh

Andrew Weibrecht will trade skiing for studying — at least for a little while this spring — while the reigning NorAm overall champ recovers from a long season that will end early next week after the 2007 U.S. Alpine Championships.

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Alpine nationals: Brandenburg sets pace for juniors

By Pete Rugh

Santa Claus has nothing on Will Brandenburg.     The Spokane, Washington, racer has made a list, and he’s checking it more than twice.     “I’m really excited about how the year went. Going into the year I wrote the goals down. I’ve accomplished all of them, and then some. It’s been a dream season so […]

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Alpine nationals: Miller wins SG for ninth U.S. title

By Pete Rugh

World Cup super G champion Bode Miller tied the U.S. record for most national ski championships Saturday, winning the super G — his ninth title — on the second day of the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships.    Miller, a three-time Olympian who was the 2005 World Cup overall champion, was timed in an unofficial 1 […]

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Alpine nationals: Sullivan readies for Arctic test

By Pete Rugh

Newly crowned downhill national champ Marco Sullivan will race Saturday’s super G and the giant slalom next week before taking on what’s arguably the biggest challenge he’ll face on his first-ever trip to Alaska.

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Alpine nationals: Richardson nabs women's DH title

By Pete Rugh

U.S. Ski Teamer Kaylin Richardson bested favorites Julia Mancuso and Stacey Cook to win the women’s downhill title Friday at the 2007 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships.     Richardson completed her run in 1 minute, 48.34 seconds, more than a second better than second-place finisher Julia Littman (1:50.04) and third-place racer Chelsea Marshall (1:50.14). Cook, […]

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