Ski Racing » Stories http://skiracing.com Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:03:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 US names 26 alpine athletes to 2015 World Championships http://skiracing.com/stories/us-names-26-alpine-athletes-to-2015-world-championships/ http://skiracing.com/stories/us-names-26-alpine-athletes-to-2015-world-championships/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:01:38 +0000 SR Staff http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34398 USSA announced that 14 male and 12 female athletes have been named to the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships team to represent the United States at Vail/Beaver Creek, Colo., from Feb. 2-15.

“We’re proud to bring a strong group of athletes to the World Championships in our team’s home country,” said U.S. Ski Team Alpine Director Patrick Riml. “Vail/Beaver Creek will put on a great show for the world and we expect our athletes to be competitive for medals for our home country fans.”

(Name, hometown, birthdate, USSA club, past World Champs)

Men

  • Will Brandenburg - Spokane, WA, 1/1/87, Schweitzer Alpine Racing (2011, 2013)
  • David Chodounksy – Crested Butte, CO, 6/25/84, Crested Butte Ski Team (2011, 2013)
  • Tommy Ford – Bend, OR, 3/20/89, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (2011)
  • Travis Ganong – Squaw Valley, CA, 7/14/88, Squaw Valley Ski Team (2011, 2013)
  • Jared Goldberg – Holladay, UT, 6/15/91, Snowbird Sports Education Foundation
  • Tim Jitloff – Reno, NV, 1/11/85, Park City Ski Team (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Ted Ligety – Park City, UT, 8/31/84, Park City Ski Team (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Nolan Kasper – Warren, VT, 3/27/89, Burke Mountain Academy (2011)
  • Tim Kelley – Starksboro, VT, 5/20/86, Cochran Ski Club
  • Bode Miller – Franconia, NH, 10/12/77, Carrabassett Valley Academy (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
  • Steven Nyman – Sundance, UT, 2/12/82, Park City Ski Team (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Brennan Rubie – Salt Lake City, UT, 4/8/91, Snowbird Sports Education Foundation
  • Marco Sullivan – Squaw Valley, CA, 4/27/80, Squaw Valley Ski Team (2003, 2007, 2009, 2013)
  • Andrew Weibrecht – Lake Placid, NY, 2/10/86, New York Ski Education Foundation (2009, 2013)

It’s awesome having the World Champs in the U.S. It’s something I’ve never experienced before, so it’s going to be a lot of fun having a big event in the U.S.,” said Ligety. “It’s always nice to take the Euros out of their element a little bit and have them living in their duffle bags for a couple of weeks. … Beaver Creek has always done an amazing job preparing hills for us and it’s been a place where I’ve had a good amount of success as well.”

World Championships veteran Steven Nyman is also looking forward to putting it all on the line down one of his favorite speed tracks.

“Finishing fifth in Kitzbuehel was a good step forward and confidence builder going into Beaver Creek. I love that hill – Birds of Prey! I want to give it everything and see what I got,” said Nyman. “Hopefully I can win or get a medal. I’m stoked. It’s Worlds, so you gotta risk everything. It’s about the medal.”

Women

  • Stacey Cook – Mammoth Mountain, CA, 7/3/84, Mammoth Mountain Ski Team (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Hailey Duke – Boise, ID, 9/17/85, Park City Ski Team, (2009)
  • Lila Lapanja – Incline Village, NV, 12/3/94, Diamond Peak Ski Team/Sugar Bowl
  • Julia Mancuso – Squaw Valley, CA, 3/9/84, Squaw Valley Ski Team (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Megan McJames – Park City, UT, 9/24/87, Park City Ski Education Foundation (2009, 2011)
  • Alice McKennis – Glenwood Springs, CO, 8/19/89, Rowmark Academy
  • Paula Moltzan – Lakeville, MN, 5/7/94, Buck Hill Ski Team
  • Laurenne Ross – Bend, OR, 8/17/88, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Mikaela Shiffrin – Eagle-Vail, CO, 3/13/95, Burke Mountain Academy (2013)
  • Resi Stiegler – Jackson Hole, WY, 11/14/85, Jackson Hole Ski Club (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Lindsey Vonn – Vail, CO, 10/18/84, Buck Hill/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Jackie Wiles – Aurora, OR, 7/13/92, Pacific Northwest Ski Association/White Pass Ski Club

“I’m ready for Vail! I feel confident, I’m skiing well and hopefully it will be a good World Championships for me. I have a lot of confidence after having a few days of training at Beaver Creek. It’s a very difficult hill and one that requires a lot of tactics. I’m going to go in and ski my best like I always have and hopefully it will work out,” said Vonn. “I have more pressure on myself because I want to perform well for my family. Everyone is going to be there. I want to have it be a really fun World Championships for them and have something to celebrate.”

Technical specialist Mikaela Shiffrin will look to defend her 2013 World Champs slalom gold medal from Schladming on home turf.

“I’m realizing being home that everybody is working in Vail/Beaver Creek right now to get it to go off without a hitch. It’s pretty incredible, because it’s going to be really big and special – like a mini Olympics. And I’m really excited to be a part of it,” said Shiffrin.

 

Competition and broadcast schedule (all times Eastern Standard)

Mon. Feb. 2 – Opening Ceremony

Tue. Feb. 3 – Women’s super G, 12:55-2:30 p.m. NBCSN

Wed. Feb. 4 – Men’s super G, 12:55-2:30 p.m. NBCSN

Fri. Feb. 6 – Women’s downhill, 12:55-2:30 p.m. NBCSN

Sat. Feb. 7 – Men’s downhill, 2:30-4:00 p.m. NBC

Sun. Feb. 8 – Men’s combined downhill, 11:55 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Universal Sports

Sun. Feb. 8 – Men’s combined slalom, 4:30-6:00 p.m. NBC

Mon. Feb. 9 – Women’s combined downhill, 11:55 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Universal Sports

Mon. Feb. 9 – Women’s combined slalom, 4:0-5:00 p.m. NBCSN

Tue. Feb. 10 – Nations Team Event, 2:15-4:00 p.m. Universal Sports

Thu. Feb. 12 – Women’s giant slalom first run,11:55 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Universal Sports

Thu. Feb. 12 – Women’s giant slalom second run, 4:00-5:00 p.m. NBCSN

Fri. Feb. 13 – Men’s giant slalom first run,11:55 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Universal Sports

Fri. Feb. 13 – Men’s giant slalom second run, 4:00-5:00 p.m. NBCSN

Sat. Feb. 14 – Women’s slalom first run,11:55 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Universal Sports

Sat. Feb. 14 – Women’s slalom second run, 4:30-6:00 p.m. NBC

Sun. Feb. 15 – Men’s slalom first run,11:55 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Universal Sports

Sun. Feb. 15 – Men’s slalom second run, 4:30-6:00 p.m. NBC

Sun. Feb. 15 – World Championships Recap, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. NBCSN

Live post-race show every day on Universal Sports Network, 30 minutes after conclusion of race.

Release courtesy of USSA

 

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Svindal says there’s a chance to return this season http://skiracing.com/stories/svindal-says-theres-a-chance-to-return-this-season/ http://skiracing.com/stories/svindal-says-theres-a-chance-to-return-this-season/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:26:37 +0000 Geoff Mintz http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34384 So, you’re saying there’s a chance?

Aksel Lund Svindal has mostly been out of the public eye since sustaining a torn achilles tendon in October one week before the season-opener. In Kitzbuehel last weekend, Svindal was on hand to cheer on teammate Kjetil Jansrud, participate in a the KitzCharity Trophy event and perhaps acclimate to the barrage of media that follows the White Circus. Ski Racing had a chance to fire some questions his way.

Ski Racing: We saw you got back on skis last week. Can you give us an update on your progress?

Svindal: I just got back on skis, so I would say the first days were very far away from where I needed to be — not even close. The good news is there is progress every day. I’m back on skis ahead of the predicted schedule. I got to be happy with that, and we’ll see what happens.

SR: Any chance of racing this season? How about World Champs?

Svindal: Yeah, there’s a chance, a decent chance, not a big chance. Hopefully things will go my way. That’s the goal, to get back as soon as possible.

SR: In your absence, Jansrud has really stepped up. How great is that for Norway and what do you think about his skiing right now?

Svindal: It’s obviously great for the team. But it’s kind of hard to watch because being a part of a team that is having success and there are a lot of good days on the hill, that’s a lot of fun. It’s too bad not to be a part of it right now. That’s the way it is, but obviously super happy for the team. We’re on the same skis, share the same equipment and the same technician. They’re the fastest skis in the world right now. It makes me confident to come back.

SR: How do you think you’d be stacking up with Jansrud this season?

Svindal: I know we were neck and neck in training all the way up to when the season started, so it would have been interesting. But obviously he’s skiing fast, so he would have been a hard guys to beat.

SR: How do you feel about them shortening the Hahnenkamm downhill to 58 seconds?

Svindal: We’re outside. We’re in the mountains. The weather is always going to be a part of it. That’s just how it goes and it’s a lot better than having the race canceled.

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Russia’s Alexander Khoroshilov claims Schladming Night Race http://skiracing.com/stories/russias-alexander-khoroshilov-claims-schladming-night-race/ http://skiracing.com/stories/russias-alexander-khoroshilov-claims-schladming-night-race/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:46:10 +0000 Geoff Mintz http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34392 SCHLADMING, Austria — Schladming is the Super Bowl of slalom. Held annually under the lights, the night race draws upwards of 50,000 rowdy Austrian fans who collide to deliver an electric atmosphere like no other stop on the tour.

History was made Tuesday night as Alexander Khoroshilov secured the first-ever Alpine World Cup win for Russia. (There were previously a handful of wins for the USSR including Aleksandr Zhirov, who claimed four tech races in 1981 and Valeri Tysganov who landed a downhill victory in that same year.)

Khoroshilov, who’s been racing on the World Cup since 2004, has been having the best season of his career. After finishing no worse than tenth all season he finally ascended to the top of the podium in decisive fashion with a 1.44 second margin of victory over his closest competition, Stefano Gross of Italy. Germany’s Felix Neureuther rounded out the podium 1.51 seconds off the pace set by the Ruski. His advantage came after the first run in which only Neureuther was able to ski to within a second. Despite heavy snowfall at times, the track held up quite well, according to the racers, providing prime conditions for Khoroshilov to seal the deal.

After the race, his competitors remarked at how cool a customer Khoroshilov was throughout his winning performance. He seemed unaffected by the gravity of the moment and just went about his business. But when asked about it after the race, Khoroshilov sternly said, “I have a lot of emotions, but everything is inside.”

“I was really impressed when (Khoroshilov) crossed the finish line, how he was celebrating,” said Neureuther. “If I was winning my first race, I would have totally freaked out for sure. I was really impressed to see how cool he was and I congratulate him on his achievement.”

Notably out of contention was Marcel Hirscher who was battling an illness and finished 14th. Hirscher faired OK in the first run, fourth, but a series of small errors began to compound themselves in the second run. It’s been a busy stretch for the slalom skiers: four races in three weeks, plus a combined start for Hirscher. Some rest, the overall leader said, is needed before heading to World Champs.

The Americans were represented in the second run by David Chodounsky and Will Brandenburg. Chodounsky made the flip despite a sizable hip check in his first run, which ultimately set him back to 19th on the day. He’s been on the brink of a big result all season, while Brandenburg hadn’t qualified for second run, due in part to a string of DNFs, since last March. He finished just ahead of his teammate in 18th — his third best career result.

“Going into Kitzbuehel, I really tried to back off the full-on speed and use my intensity to ski a touch rounder line,” said Brandenburg. “I came in here and just knew I needed to get something rolling. I haven’t finished a first run all season. Again, I used the same tactics, didn’t really gun it that much. I got to the bottom and I’m happy with the result.”

Brandenburg said he “got lucky” with the snowfall, which let up significantly just prior to his first run. But that’s ski racing and those are the breaks you need to capitalize on, he said.

“It’s an outdoor sport. We grew up in this. Especially being from Schweitzer and Mount Spokane, skiing in the fog all the time, I’m used to it,” said Brandenburg. “The track was great, really very good. You could still push from the back.”

Brandenburg had been considering retirement from professional ski racing, but Tuesday’s result is making him think twice.

“I kind of thought this would be my last race,” he said. “I want to be top 25 to continue ski racing. I’ve been funding myself. It didn’t look like things were going that way. I’ll have to rethink it. That feeling today was pretty sweet. I want to keep going.”

Meanwhile, Chodounsky very well could have had a top-10 race if it wasn’t for the significant first-run error. He went on to ski the fifth-fastest second run, which gives him needed confidence heading into the World Championships in his home state of Colorado.

“It’s really big. I really wanted to have a good run to finish it off and head home on a strong note,” said Chodounsky. “I was hoping obviously for a better placing, but I’ll take it, and I’m heading out of January with a good feeling before World Champs.”

 

The Scoop

By Hank McKee

  1. Khoroshilov, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer
  2. Gross, Volkl/Tecnica/Marker
  3. Neureuther, Nordica/Nordica/Marker
  4. Dopfer, Nordica/Nordica/
  5. Strasser, Nordica/Nordica/
  6. Razzoli, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer
  7. Kristoffersen, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  8. Hargin, Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
  9. Larsson, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  10. Yule, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer

Men’s World Cup slalom, Schladming, Austria, Jan. 27,2015:

  • The Night Race has been a staple of the World Cup tour since the 1990s. … The race ends in a large stadium right on the street in town. … It is the 24th of 38 men’s races on the World Cup calendar … the ninth of 11 slaloms on the schedule. … It is the final World Cup race before the World Championships. … Henrik Kristoffersen is the defending champion, having collected his first career win at Schladming last season.
  • It is the first career World Cup win for Alexander Khoroshilov. … It is the first Russian World Cup win since Warwara Zelenskaja won back-to-back downhills at Nagano in 1997. … The win by a male Russian was back when the nation was the Soviet Union and Alexander Zhirov claimed the Laax giant slalom on March 28, 1981. The winning margin is 1.44 seconds. … Top five are within two seconds.
  • It is the sixth career World Cup podium placing for Stefano Gross. … He was also second at Schladming Jan. 24, 2012. … It is his third podium of the season including the Adelboden slalom win on Jan. 11.
  • It is the 36th career World Cup podium for Felix Neureuther … his sixth of the season. … It is his third Schladming podium.
  • It is the third best career World Cup result for Will Brandenburg … and his first score of the season. … It is the 13th best World Cup result for David Chodounsky. … His fourth best of the season.
  • Marcel Hirscher (14th in race) maintsins the lead of the World Cup overll standings 1014-834 over Kjetil Jansrud (did not race). … Neureuther is third with 662pts. … Ted Ligety is the top American in 12th place and 420pts. … Manuel Osborne-Paradis leads Canada overall in 38th place with 153pts.
  • Neureuther leads the slalom standings 540-474 over Hirscher. … Fritz Dopfer (fourth in race) is third in slalom with 399pts. … Chodounsky leads the Americans in 24th place with 51pts. … Julien Cousineau  is top Canadian in 42nd place with 14pts.
  • Austria leads the men’s Nations Cup standings 3482-2453 over France. … Italy is third with 2376pts. … The U.S. is seventh with 1323pts and Canada ninth wih 427pts.

 

Results

 1  6  480736 KHOROSHILOV Alexander 1984 RUS  53.67  52.72  1:46.39  0.00
 2  3  293797 GROSS Stefano 1986 ITA  55.30  52.53  1:47.83  +1.44  9.75
 3  4  201702 NEUREUTHER Felix 1984 GER  54.46  53.44  1:47.90  +1.51  10.22
 4  5  202462 DOPFER Fritz 1987 GER  54.75  53.34  1:48.09  +1.70  11.50
 5  29  202451 STRASSER Linus 1992 GER  55.35  52.97  1:48.32  +1.93  13.06
 6  16  293098 RAZZOLI Giuliano 1984 ITA  55.12  53.30  1:48.42  +2.03  13.74
 7  1  422304 KRISTOFFERSEN Henrik 1994 NOR  55.09  53.37  1:48.46  +2.07  14.01
 8  7  501111 HARGIN Mattias 1985 SWE  55.69  53.01  1:48.70  +2.31  15.63
 9  12  500656 LARSSON Markus 1979 SWE  55.60  53.29  1:48.89  +2.50  16.92
 10  19  511996 YULE Daniel 1993 SUI  55.12  53.83  1:48.95  +2.56  17.32
 11  30  501458 LINDH Calle 1990 SWE  56.50  52.46  1:48.96  +2.57  17.39
 12  20  193967 MUFFAT-JEANDET Victor 1989 FRA  56.50  52.49  1:48.99  +2.60  17.60
 13  13  290732 THALER Patrick 1978 ITA  55.73  53.27  1:49.00  +2.61  17.66
 14  2  53831 HIRSCHER Marcel 1989 AUT  55.01  54.03  1:49.04  +2.65  17.93
 15  9  501017 MYHRER Andre 1983 SWE  55.42  53.64  1:49.06  +2.67  18.07
 16  28  301709 YUASA Naoki 1983 JPN  56.60  52.53  1:49.13  +2.74  18.54
 17  15  194364 PINTURAULT Alexis 1991 FRA  56.60  52.64  1:49.24  +2.85  19.29
 18  33  530165 BRANDENBURG Will 1987 USA  56.23  53.37  1:49.60  +3.21  21.72
 19  25  534508 CHODOUNSKY David 1984 USA  57.01  52.64  1:49.65  +3.26  22.06
 19  8  50707 MATT Mario 1979 AUT  56.00  53.65  1:49.65  +3.26  22.06
 21  17  191459 LIZEROUX Julien 1979 FRA  56.32  53.35  1:49.67  +3.28  22.20
 22  57  201896 STEHLE Dominik 1986 GER  56.93  52.96  1:49.89  +3.50  23.69
 23  18  292491 MOELGG Manfred 1982 ITA  56.14  53.95  1:50.09  +3.70  25.04
 24  27  192506 MISSILLIER Steve 1984 FRA  56.75  53.49  1:50.24  +3.85  26.06
 25  21  50625 RAICH Benjamin 1978 AUT  56.20  54.12  1:50.32  +3.93  26.60
 26  10  192665 GRANGE Jean-Baptiste 1984 FRA  56.35  54.00  1:50.35  +3.96  26.80
 27  32  421860 NORDBOTTEN Jonathan 1989 NOR  56.55  54.59  1:51.14  +4.75  32.15
 28  36  220689 RYDING Dave 1986 GBR  57.05  54.19  1:51.24  +4.85  32.82
 29  43  561148 SKUBE Matic 1988 SLO  57.12  54.72  1:51.84  +5.45  36.88
Disqualified 1st run
 41  201891 SCHMID Philipp 1986 GER
 22  50605 HERBST Reinfried 1978 AUT
Did not qualify for 2nd run
 74  30388 BIRKNER DE MIGUEL Tomas 1997 ARG
 71  290095 BALLERIN Andrea 1989 ITA
 66  150594 TREJBAL Filip 1985 CZE
 65  180718 HENTTINEN Jens 1993 FIN
 64  380292 ZRNCIC-DIM Natko 1986 CRO
 63  54170 MATT Michael 1993 AUT
 62  511174 VOGEL Markus 1984 SUI
 61  180567 RASANEN Joonas 1989 FIN
 60  512014 NIEDERBERGER Bernhard 1993 SUI
 59  532138 KASPER Nolan 1989 USA
 58  511127 GINI Marc 1984 SUI
 55  193986 PLACE Francois 1989 FRA
 54  511896 MURISIER Justin 1992 SUI
 53  380335 ZUBCIC Filip 1993 CRO
 52  421669 HAUGEN Leif Kristian 1987 NOR
 51  511908 SCHMIDIGER Reto 1992 SUI
 48  54320 SCHWARZ Marco 1995 AUT
 47  103676 BROWN Phil 1991 CAN
 46  291145 DEVILLE Cristian 1981 ITA
 44  291318 TONETTI Riccardo 1989 ITA
 39  934502 ANKENY Michael 1991 USA
 37  511902 ZENHAEUSERN Ramon 1992 SUI
 35  530837 KELLEY Tim 1986 USA
 34  320266 JUNG Dong-hyun 1988 KOR
 31  700830 ZAMPA Adam 1990 SVK
 26  511983 AERNI Luca 1993 SUI
 24  380260 KOSTELIC Ivica 1979 CRO
 14  422082 FOSS-SOLEVAAG Sebastian 1991 NOR
 11  501101 BYGGMARK Jens 1985 SWE
Did not finish 2nd run
 23  501116 LAHDENPERAE Anton 1985 SWE
Did not finish 1st run
 77  680053 GELASHVILI Jaba 1993 GEO
 76  30266 GASTALDI Sebastiano 1991 ARG
 75  40349 RISHWORTH Mike 1987 AUS
 73  430633 JASICZEK Michal 1994 POL
 72  60160 ALAERTS Kai 1989 BEL
 70  53889 HIRSCHBUEHL Christian 1990 AUT
 69  550054 ZVEJNIEKS Kristaps 1992 LAT
 68  6531063 GINNIS AJ 1994 USA
 67  92562 PRISADOV Stefan 1990 BUL
 56  150644 KRYZL Krystof 1986 CZE
 50  380290 SAMSAL Dalibor 1985 HUN
 49  421849 JOHANSEN Truls 1989 NOR
 45  194262 BUFFET Robin 1991 FRA
 42  561117 KUERNER Miha 1987 SLO
 40  421954 LYSDAHL Espen 1990 NOR
 38  102239 COUSINEAU Julien 1981 CAN
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Life celebration for Ronnie Berlack to live stream on NSN http://skiracing.com/stories/life-celebration-for-ronnie-berlack-to-live-stream-on-nsn/ http://skiracing.com/stories/life-celebration-for-ronnie-berlack-to-live-stream-on-nsn/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:03:02 +0000 SR Staff http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34379 A celebration of the life of U.S. Ski Team athlete Ronnie Berlack scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 3:15 p.m. at the Lyndon Institute Auditorium in Lyndon Center, Vt., will live stream on the Northeast Sports Network (NSN) for individuals who are unable to travel to the event.

The live stream is an encouraged option for anyone who is facing difficult driving conditions due to a blizzard forecast to hit the East Coast at the time of the memorial service.

To access the live stream, visit the NSN website here starting at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday and select the feed under ‘Upcoming Events’.

Ronald Grover Berlack was born on April 21, 1994 in Winchester, Mass., and died in a skiing accident in Soelden, Austria, on January 5, 2015. He was a warm, kind, and caring young man, in addition to being an accomplished ski racer and a member of the U.S. Ski Team.

Ronnie was adopted at birth by his parents, Cindy Wright Berlack and Steve Berlack of Franconia, N.H. At the age of two (in 1996), Ronnie and his family embarked on a 18-month sailing trip from America to the British Islands, Norway, and Sweden.

Having already been exposed to skiing on Cannon Mountain, NH, Ronnie skied often that winter, as his family lived near Chamonix, France. By the time Ronnie was three, he had sailed in the North Atlantic, the North Sea, Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea, and the majority of the Norwegian coast.

This long trip taught him two important lessons: to make friends fast when you meet kids your age; and to be able to sleep anywhere. Both of these skills served him well in the ski racing world.

At the age of five, Ronnie moved with his family from Sudbury, Mass., to Franconia. He attended Lafayette Regional Elementary School and ski raced with the Franconia Ski Club. As a 10-year-old, his ski race training was moved to Burke Mountain Academy, where his father, Steve, was (and still is) an alpine ski coach.

In addition to his skiing accomplishments, Ronnie was an exceptional soccer goalie, good tennis player, a ferocious road and mountain biker, and a solid offshore sailor.

He graduated from Burke Mountain Academy with the class of 2012 and was a post-graduate student-athlete the next year, also at Burke. He was named to the U.S. Ski Team development squad in the spring of 2013, and was renamed again in the spring of 2014.

Ronnie knew he was fortunate to have many excellent coaches, teachers, and other adult role models who helped him shape his life and reach his goals.

The avalanche that took Ronnie’s life also took the life of his close friend and teammate, Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah. The two skiers died together doing what they loved.

Ronnie was an extraordinarily intense, funny, and kind young man. He will always be remembered for his determination and his ability to see the “next right thing to do” to move his life in a positive direction.

Surviving Ronnie are his parents, his sister Carolyn, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his dog…all who loved him dearly.

A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, January 27, at 3:15 PM at the Lyndon Institute Auditorium, Lyndon Center, VT.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Friends of Mt. Eustis Fund, PO Box 29, Littleton, NH 03561. www.mteustis.org. Mount Eustis is a ski hill being reopened to offer “donation only” skiing and riding to local youth and their families in the greater Littleton, NH area.

Memorial donations may also be made to the Ronnie Berlack USSA Development Team Scholarship c/o Trisha Worthington, One Victory Lane, Park City, UT 84098 www.ussa.org. The USSA development team is a fee-based athletic program. This will help fund named athletes in need of financial support.

Photo courtesy of Eric Schramm

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Hargin outdoes Hirscher on home snow http://skiracing.com/stories/hargin-outdoes-hirscher-on-home-snow/ http://skiracing.com/stories/hargin-outdoes-hirscher-on-home-snow/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:39:38 +0000 Geoff Mintz http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34337 KITZBUEHEL, Austria — With a 0.42-second advantage over Sweden’s Mattias Hargin after the first run, the safe bet would have been on Marcel Hirscher to lock up the win on Austrian snow in the Kitzbuehel slalom on Sunday. But Hargin, determined to bounce back from last week’s Wengen debacle and a string of disappointing second runs, flipped the table on Hirscher to secure his career-first World Cup win and fourth podium.

After the race, Hirscher called Hargin’s performance “one of the best slalom runs” he’s ever seen. Hirscher certainly didn’t lose the race; Hargin won it by grinding to perfection down the Ganslern and propelling himself to a cushy half-second victory. He and Hirscher were followed not too far back by a competitive Felix Neureuther, fresh off a slalom win in Wengen, who again charged hard in his second run to put pressure on the final racers.

“I tried really hard in the last few races to ski well in tracked courses (second run), and I didn’t really make it,” said Hargin. “When I saw how Felix skied second run in Wengen, I was impressed. Today I just tried to not think so much.”

When asked if he was disappointed to finish runner-up, Hirscher said it’s a stupid question.

“It is an unbelievable feeling to finish second in the Kitzbuehel slalom,” Hirscher replied. “To make 160 points (this weekend toward the overall) is really cool. I want to congratulate Mattias for an unbelievable second run. I’ve never seen a guy take so much risk over all those rolls. It was one of the best slalom runs I have ever seen. And, yes, Felix, you did as well a great job.”

“Mattias (Hargin) showed you can risk a lot on the Ganslern and that’s why he deserves the victory,” said Neureuther. “I think Marcel and I tried to ski a little bit too technical. Mattias just wanted the victory the most. But I am very, very happy to be up on the podium here in Kitzbuehel. It’s one of the great slaloms of the year.”

American David Chodounsky says he’s been looking for a break — and he certainly didn’t get one today. Chodounsky has made a habit recently of throwing down a very strong first run but not being able to capitalize for one reason or another in the second run. Today, his pole got knocked out his hand 20-or-so seconds after kicking out of the start.

“My mindset was ‘I’m going for it,’” Chodounsky said. “I was ready to go and wanted to have a good run. When I lost my pole, it was really very difficult to make it down, especially here in Kitzbuehel. There’s a lot of terrain and tough visibility.”

Chodounsky did in fact make it down and finished a respectable 26th, all things considered.

“I’m still skiing well, so I will try to bring that to Schladming,” said the Dartmouth grad.

After finishing with a time roughly in the middle of the flip, Ted Ligety was disqualified after the first run for incorrect passage through a vertical single gate in a rhythm section. Ligety skied the gate as a delay, going around both gates and subsequently not crossing the plane. The disqualification caps off a tough weekend in Kitzbuehel and a tough stretch of racing for Ligety, who will skip the slalom at Schladming on Tuesday and head home to Utah for training on North American snow prior to the World Championships.

See more photos from this race here.

 

The Scoop

By Hank McKee

  1. Hargin, Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
  2. Hirscher, Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
  3. Neureuther, Nordica/Nordica/Marker
  4. Razzoli, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer
  5. Dopfer, Nordica/Nordica/
  6. Khoroshilov, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer
  7. Kristoffersen, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  8. Gross, Volkl/Tecnica/Marker
  9. Pinturault, Head/Head/Head
  10. Larsson, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol

Men’s World Cup slalom, Kitzbuehel, Austria, Jan. 25, 2015:

  • It is the fourth and final event of the 75th Hahnenkamm. … The 24th of 37 races on the men’s World Cup calendar and the eighth (seventh held) of 11 scheduled slaloms with one cancellation. … It is the 160th World Cup race set at Kitzbuehel. … The 49th slalom. … Felix Neureuther is the defending champion.
  • It is the first career World Cup win for Mattias Hargin. … His previous best had been second in slalom at Val d’Isere Dec. 15, 2013. … His best previously this season had been fourth at both Are and Zagreb in slalom. … The winning margin is .49 of a second. … Top five finishers are within the same second. … Top 15 within two seconds. … Hargin is the 59th Swede to gain a World Cup win.
  • It is the 69th career World Cup podium result for Marcel Hirscher. … It is his 11th podium in 12 completed races this season. … It is his second podium of the weekend having also placed second in combined.
  • It is the 35th career World Cup podium placing for Felix Neureuther. … It is his fourth Kitzbuehel podium result.
  • It is the 19th career World Cup scoring result for David Chodounsky … his second at Kitzbuehel. … It is his sixth score of the season, fifth in slalom.
  • Hirscher maintains the lead of the World Cup overall standings 996-834 over Kjetil Jansrud (did not race). … Alexis Pinturault (ninth in race) is third overall with 640pts. … Ted Ligety holds a place in the top 10, in 10th with 420pts.
  • Felix Neureuther holds the lead of the slalom standings 480-456 over Hirscher. … Fritz  Dopfer (fifth in race) sits third in slalom with 349pts. … David Chodounsky is the top U.S. skier on slalom list in 22nd with 56pts. … Julien Cousineau leads Canadians in slalom in 42nd with 15pts.
  • Austria leads the men’s Nations Cup 3446-2395 over France. … Italy is third with 2228pts. … The U.S. men are seventh with 1298pts and Canada ninth for 427pts.

 

Results

 1  1  501111 HARGIN Mattias 1985 SWE  52.80  50.30  1:43.10  0.00
 2  6  53831 HIRSCHER Marcel 1989 AUT  52.38  51.21  1:43.59  +0.49  3.42
 3  2  201702 NEUREUTHER Felix 1984 GER  52.89  50.84  1:43.73  +0.63  4.40
 4  18  293098 RAZZOLI Giuliano 1984 ITA  53.36  50.51  1:43.87  +0.77  5.38
 5  4  202462 DOPFER Fritz 1987 GER  52.88  51.04  1:43.92  +0.82  5.73
 6  7  480736 KHOROSHILOV Alexander 1984 RUS  52.57  51.57  1:44.14  +1.04  7.26
 7  3  422304 KRISTOFFERSEN Henrik 1994 NOR  53.93  50.30  1:44.23  +1.13  7.89
 8  5  293797 GROSS Stefano 1986 ITA  53.17  51.25  1:44.42  +1.32  9.22
 9  12  194364 PINTURAULT Alexis 1991 FRA  54.25  50.29  1:44.54  +1.44  10.06
 10  11  500656 LARSSON Markus 1979 SWE  53.46  51.13  1:44.59  +1.49  10.41
 11  19  191459 LIZEROUX Julien 1979 FRA  54.13  50.56  1:44.69  +1.59  11.10
 12  13  50707 MATT Mario 1979 AUT  54.39  50.37  1:44.76  +1.66  11.59
 13  8  501017 MYHRER Andre 1983 SWE  53.69  51.09  1:44.78  +1.68  11.73
 14  34  202451 STRASSER Linus 1992 GER  53.91  50.97  1:44.88  +1.78  12.43
 15  9  290732 THALER Patrick 1978 ITA  54.01  50.97  1:44.98  +1.88  13.13
 16  10  422082 FOSS-SOLEVAAG Sebastian 1991 NOR  54.55  50.60  1:45.15  +2.05  14.32
 17  21  511996 YULE Daniel 1993 SUI  54.33  50.86  1:45.19  +2.09  14.60
 18  25  380260 KOSTELIC Ivica 1979 CRO  54.93  50.35  1:45.28  +2.18  15.22
 19  22  50625 RAICH Benjamin 1978 AUT  54.48  50.94  1:45.42  +2.32  16.20
 20  31  421860 NORDBOTTEN Jonathan 1989 NOR  55.03  50.40  1:45.43  +2.33  16.27
 21  14  192665 GRANGE Jean-Baptiste 1984 FRA  54.72  50.77  1:45.49  +2.39  16.69
 22  38  511902 ZENHAEUSERN Ramon 1992 SUI  54.79  50.77  1:45.56  +2.46  17.18
 23  53  511908 SCHMIDIGER Reto 1992 SUI  54.80  50.78  1:45.58  +2.48  17.32
 24  15  501101 BYGGMARK Jens 1985 SWE  54.46  51.17  1:45.63  +2.53  17.67
 25  24  193967 MUFFAT-JEANDET Victor 1989 FRA  54.58  51.15  1:45.73  +2.63  18.37
 26  26  534508 CHODOUNSKY David 1984 USA  54.03  51.83  1:45.86  +2.76  19.27
 27  47  291145 DEVILLE Cristian 1981 ITA  54.62  51.39  1:46.01  +2.91  20.32
 27  20  50605 HERBST Reinfried 1978 AUT  54.34  51.67  1:46.01  +2.91  20.32
Disqualified 1st run
 28  192506 MISSILLIER Steve 1984 FRA
 16  534562 LIGETY Ted 1984 USA
Did not qualify for 2nd run
 78  660021 DANILOCHKIN Yuri 1991 BLR
 74  430633 JASICZEK Michal 1994 POL
 71  550054 ZVEJNIEKS Kristaps 1992 LAT
 68  511852 CAVIEZEL Gino 1992 SUI
 67  180718 HENTTINEN Jens 1993 FIN
 66  380292 ZRNCIC-DIM Natko 1986 CRO
 65  54170 MATT Michael 1993 AUT
 64  511174 VOGEL Markus 1984 SUI
 63  180567 RASANEN Joonas 1989 FIN
 61  532138 KASPER Nolan 1989 USA
 60  511127 GINI Marc 1984 SUI
 58  150644 KRYZL Krystof 1986 CZE
 57  193986 PLACE Francois 1989 FRA
 55  380335 ZUBCIC Filip 1993 CRO
 54  421669 HAUGEN Leif Kristian 1987 NOR
 52  380290 SAMSAL Dalibor 1985 HUN
 50  54320 SCHWARZ Marco 1995 AUT
 48  291318 TONETTI Riccardo 1989 ITA
 46  501458 LINDH Calle 1990 SWE
 44  561148 SKUBE Matic 1988 SLO
 43  561117 KUERNER Miha 1987 SLO
 42  201891 SCHMID Philipp 1986 GER
 41  421954 LYSDAHL Espen 1990 NOR
 40  934502 ANKENY Michael 1991 USA
 36  6290183 RONCI Giordano 1992 ITA
 30  700830 ZAMPA Adam 1990 SVK
 23  501116 LAHDENPERAE Anton 1985 SWE
 17  292491 MOELGG Manfred 1982 ITA
Did not finish 2nd run
 37  220689 RYDING Dave 1986 GBR
 27  511983 AERNI Luca 1993 SUI
Did not finish 1st run
 77  680053 GELASHVILI Jaba 1993 GEO
 76  30266 GASTALDI Sebastiano 1991 ARG
 75  30388 BIRKNER DE MIGUEL Tomas 1997 ARG
 73  60160 ALAERTS Kai 1989 BEL
 72  53889 HIRSCHBUEHL Christian 1990 AUT
 70  92562 PRISADOV Stefan 1990 BUL
 69  150594 TREJBAL Filip 1985 CZE
 62  512014 NIEDERBERGER Bernhard 1993 SUI
 59  201896 STEHLE Dominik 1986 GER
 56  511896 MURISIER Justin 1992 SUI
 51  421849 JOHANSEN Truls 1989 NOR
 49  103676 BROWN Phil 1991 CAN
 45  194207 THEOLIER Steven 1990 FRA
 39  102239 COUSINEAU Julien 1981 CAN
 35  530837 KELLEY Tim 1986 USA
 33  320266 JUNG Dong-hyun 1988 KOR
 32  530165 BRANDENBURG Will 1987 USA
 29  301709 YUASA Naoki 1983 JPN
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Vonn gets final confidence boost heading into World Champs http://skiracing.com/stories/vonn-gets-final-confidence-boost-heading-into-world-champs/ http://skiracing.com/stories/vonn-gets-final-confidence-boost-heading-into-world-champs/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:30:15 +0000 Jessica Kelley http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34334 A day after a big mistake led to a disappointing 23rd-place finish in the downhill, Lindsey Vonn came out firing on the technically and tactically challenging St. Moritz super G to claim her fifth victory of the season.

The new track, which was seen by the women for the first time over the course of the week, provided plenty of excitement. Big turns and blind rolls presented a challenge to the athletes and several of the favorites heading into the day fell victim to the course. World Cup overall leader Tina Maze, who ran right before Vonn, held the lead at each interval before missing the tricky second-to-last gate. Elisabeth Goergl and Tina Weirather ran into the same problem and yesterday’s winner, Lara Gut, fell on her side midway down and did not finish. All in all, 25 racers either failed to finish the course or missed a gate.

“It was definitely a difficult course today. There was a lot of terrain and a lot of tricky parts, but I had a good inspection and thankfully I didn’t make any mistakes like I did yesterday, so it was a good day,” said Vonn. “That’s the nice thing about being older. I’ve seen course sets like there was today and it’s definitely tricky and a lot of people go out there. So I just try to give it a little bit more room to make sure I was through the finish. And it may not have been the fastest way down but I was in the finish and that was the most important part about today.”

It was clear in Vonn’s skiing that she trusted her inspection and attacked into each blind section, holding nothing back. Much like Gut did yesterday on the way to her commanding win, Vonn skied an aggressive, clean and dynamic run, gaining speed on every turn to take the lead from Sweden’s Kajsa Kling, who held off several racers before ultimately finishing fourth on the day. Anna Fenninger put in a good challenge, but was unable to overtake Vonn and finished 0.24 seconds back in second. Teammate Nicole Hosp rounded out the podium 1.10 seconds behind.

“Yeah I think that’s the name of the game in super G, having confidence, you know you have to have a good inspection and you have to trust yourself and really attack no matter what,” said Vonn. “All the girls are skiing really well and I had a pretty good run, but Anna was still pretty close to me. No race is a given, you still have to work hard for it, Today I skied well and I’m very happy to be on top of the podium.”

Vonn’s growing confidence at each race has been demonstrated by her increasing willingness to attack and the level of risk she is taking on each course. She has held nothing back on her way to back-to-back super G victories, and today she and Fenninger were in a league of their own.

Vonn acknowledged earlier in the week that the super G would be a challenge considering the new track and the number of blind rolls and jumps. That seemed like an afterthought once she was on course as her precise, on-edge skiing led her to the 22nd super G win of her career and 64th overall giving her another boost heading into the Vail-Beaver Creek World Championships which begin Feb. 3.

“I have a lot of confidence now after having a few days of training in Beaver Creek, and it’s a very difficult hill and one that requires a lot of tactics,” Vonn commented. “I am confident and I’m going to try and go in there and just ski my best like I always have and hopefully it works out.”

Fenninger found herself on the second step of the podium yet again, with her third straight second-place finish. Running four spots after Vonn, Fenninger briefly held the lead at interval one but lost some time in the technical turns. She was able to clean up her skiing and made up a few tenths from the mid-section to the finish to tighten the race.

“In the first two sections my rhythm wasn’t that good but I skied well in the lower part,” said Fenninger. “To be able to beat Lindsey, your run has to be perfect from top to bottom. Finishing second again is a good result. It’s not easy to be consistent at this level. Hopefully next time I can take a step forward and go for the win, especially with the World Championships coming up.”

Hosp was unable to keep up with the pace of Vonn and Fenninger at just over a second behind, but she still finished third for the second podium of her season after a surprising win in the Aspen slalom. She was extremely pleased with her first super G podium of the year and was one of five Austrians in the top 10.

“My line wasn’t that good in some sections where I was a bit too round,” Hosp said. “But overall it’s a great performance for me, which makes me very happy.”

The remaining Americans didn’t fare as well as Vonn. Laurenne Ross was in the midst of a strong run but ran into trouble in the middle section and lost significant time before ultimately missing the second-to-last gate. Julia Mancuso and Stacey Cook both skied solid runs, but looked to have trouble finding confidence with the rhythm and rolls of the course and finished 16th and 19th, respectively. Alice Mckennis started bib 55 and finished 26th to find herself in the points for the first time in super G since 2010.

“I think I have a few things to figure out, things aren’t going perfect at the moment, but I’m really close to having a breakthrough and I’m going to work hard and hopefully I’ll be there fighting for the medals in Beaver Creek,” said Mancuso.

Canadian youngster Valerie Grenier, an 18-year-old in only her third World Cup, moved from bib 50 to finish an impressive 13th. Marie-Michele Gagnon was the only other Canadian in the points in 17th.

The women have just over a week off before the World Championships begin with the super G on Feb. 3.

See more photos from this race here

 

The Scoop

By Hank McKee

1 Vonn, Head/Head/Head

2 Fenninger, Head/Head/Head

3 Hosp, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer

4 Kling, Head/Head/Head

5 Huetter, Volkl/Tecnica/Marker

6 Schmidhofer, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer

7 Mowinckel, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol

8 Sterz, Volkl/Tecnica/Marker

8 Rebensburg, Stoeckli/Lange/Atomic

10 Marsaglia, Volkl/Marker

Women’s World Cup super G, St Moritz, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2015:

  • It is the 20th of 34 races on the women’s schedule … the fifth of seven scheduled super G’s and the fourth to be held. … It is the 46th World Cup race hosted by St. Moritz, the 12th super G. … Tina Weirather won the last SG held at the site in 2013.
  • It is the record-extending 64th World Cup win for Lindsey Vonn … her 22nd in super G moving her closer to the all-time SG win mark held by Hermann Maier (24). … It is the 281st U.S. win. … It is her fifth win of the season and the 11th U.S. win of the season. … It is her second super G win of the season. … The winning margin is .24 of a second. … Top two are within the same second … top nine within two seconds. … It is the seventh U.S. win at St Moritz … five from Vonn and 16th in super G, one each from Ted Ligety and Tyler Palmer.
  • It is the 35th career World Cup podium placing for Anna Fenninger … her 16th in super G. … It is her seventh podium of the season, sixth of them second-place finishes.
  • It is the 56th career World Cup podium placing for Nicole Hosp … her ninth in super G. … It is her second podium of the season, the previous the win in the Aspen slalom Nov. 30.
  • Valerie Grenier skied from bib 50 to gain her first career World Cup points. … It is the best SG finish of the season for a Canadian woman.
  • It is the fifth best of six World Cup super G finishes at St. Moritz for Julia Mancuso. … It is the fourth best of 10 career World Cup super G results for Marie-Michele Gagnon. … It is the tenth best of 32 career World Cup super G results for Stacey Cook. … She matches her best super G result of the season. … It is Alice McKennis’ third career super G scoring finish … her first of the season.
  • Tina Maze (disqualified in race) holds the lead of the women’s World Cup overall standings 985-801 over Fenninger. … Vonn holds third with 646points. … Mikaela Shiffrin (did not race) is ranked fourth overall with 605pts. … Larisa Yurkiw (DNF in race) is the top Canadian overall in 28th place with 189pts.
  • Vonn leads the super G standings 280-272 for Fenninger. … Lara Gut (DNF in race) is third in super G standings with 190pts. … Julia Mancuso (16th in race) is eighth in super G with 117pts.
  • Austria leads the women’s Nations Cup standings 3621-2105 over the U.S. … Sweden is third with 1594pts. … Canada is ninth with 528pts.

 

Results

 1  17  537544 VONN Lindsey 1984 USA  1:23.55  0.00
 2  21  55947 FENNINGER Anna 1989 AUT  1:23.79  +0.24  3.10
 3  18  55690 HOSP Nicole 1983 AUT  1:24.65  +1.10  14.22
 4  8  505886 KLING Kajsa 1988 SWE  1:25.03  +1.48  19.13
 5  9  56128 HUETTER Cornelia 1992 AUT  1:25.10  +1.55  20.04
 6  15  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole 1989 AUT  1:25.35  +1.80  23.27
 7  24  425929 MOWINCKEL Ragnhild 1992 NOR  1:25.40  +1.85  23.91
 8  11  55766 STERZ Regina 1985 AUT  1:25.54  +1.99  25.72
 8  10  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria 1989 GER  1:25.54  +1.99  25.72
 10  7  297702 MARSAGLIA Francesca 1990 ITA  1:25.55  +2.00  25.85
 11  59  296472 FANCHINI Elena 1985 ITA  1:25.61  +2.06  26.63
 12  2  196460 JAY MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie 1985 FRA  1:25.62  +2.07  26.76
 13  50  107613 GRENIER Valerie 1996 CAN  1:25.64  +2.09  27.02
 14  25  297910 CURTONI Elena 1991 ITA  1:25.66  +2.11  27.27
 15  26  56125 PUCHNER Mirjam 1992 AUT  1:25.76  +2.21  28.57
 16  13  537545 MANCUSO Julia 1984 USA  1:25.78  +2.23  28.83
 17  27  105269 GAGNON Marie-Michele 1989 CAN  1:25.89  +2.34  30.25
 18  1  206367 HRONEK Veronique 1991 GER  1:26.20  +2.65  34.25
 19  4  537582 COOK Stacey 1984 USA  1:26.33  +2.78  35.94
 20  44  426043 TVIBERG Maria Therese 1994 NOR  1:26.43  +2.88  37.23
 21  29  516219 NUFER Priska 1992 SUI  1:26.44  +2.89  37.36
 22  56  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea 1985 AUT  1:26.49  +2.94  38.00
 23  36  196968 BAILET Margot 1990 FRA  1:26.64  +3.09  39.94
 24  46  296427 SCHNARF Johanna 1984 ITA  1:26.67  +3.12  40.33
 25  40  155563 KRIZOVA Klara 1989 CZE  1:26.85  +3.30  42.66
 26  55  538685 MCKENNIS Alice 1989 USA  1:26.88  +3.33  43.04
 26  30  197295 PIOT Jennifer 1992 FRA  1:26.88  +3.33  43.04
 28  31  516319 SUTER Corinne 1994 SUI  1:26.95  +3.40  43.95
 29  53  426100 HOLTMANN Mina Fuerst 1995 NOR  1:26.98  +3.43  44.34
 30  6  196928 WORLEY Tessa 1989 FRA  1:27.07  +3.52  45.50
 31  62  375018 COLETTI Alexandra 1983 MON  1:27.34  +3.79  48.99
 32  37  56088 TIPPLER Tamara 1991 AUT  1:27.37  +3.82  49.38
 33  60  565333 BRODNIK Vanja 1989 SLO  1:27.67  +4.12  53.26
 34  58  435245 CHRAPEK Karolina 1990 POL  1:27.97  +4.42  57.13
 35  54  299466 DELAGO Nicole 1996 ITA  1:28.01  +4.46  57.65
Disqualified 1st run
 52  197319 BAUD Adeline 1992 FRA
 49  565401 BUCIK Ana 1993 SLO
 48  515997 FEIERABEND Denise 1989 SUI
 43  196812 PELLISSIER Marion 1988 FRA
 42  206460 WENIG Michaela 1992 GER
 38  297195 HOFER Anna 1988 ITA
 32  197497 MIRADOLI Romane 1994 FRA
 23  495318 RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina 1981 SPA
 19  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth 1981 AUT
 16  565243 MAZE Tina 1983 SLO
 14  296431 STUFFER Verena 1984 ITA
 12  296729 FANCHINI Nadia 1986 ITA
 3  538573 ROSS Laurenne 1988 USA
Did not start 1st run
 51  206536 WALLNER Marina 1994 GER
 41  539536 WILES Jacqueline 1992 USA
Did not finish 1st run
 61  45331 SMALL Greta 1995 AUS
 57  485632 BEDAREVA Maria 1992 RUS
 47  516248 FLURY Jasmine 1993 SUI
 45  245066 MIKLOS Edit 1988 HUN
 39  539685 RYAN Katie 1993 USA
 35  515806 JNGLIN-KAMER Nadja 1986 SUI
 34  106849 YURKIW Larisa 1988 CAN
 33  56087 SIEBENHOFER Ramona 1991 AUT
 28  515766 SUTER Fabienne 1985 SUI
 22  355050 WEIRATHER Tina 1989 LIE
 20  516138 GUT Lara 1991 SUI
 5  565360 STUHEC Ilka 1990 SLO
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Jansrud wins shortest-ever Hahnenkamm downhill http://skiracing.com/stories/jansrud-wins-shortest-ever-hahnenkamm-downhill/ http://skiracing.com/stories/jansrud-wins-shortest-ever-hahnenkamm-downhill/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:15:20 +0000 Geoff Mintz http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34300 KITZBUEHEL, Austria – It may have been just half a Hahnenkamm downhill, but only full gondolas are awarded to the winners in Kitzbuehel. Years from now, no one will remember the difference. Kjetil Jansrud is the 2015 champ.

The choice was simple: Either move the start to the lower half of the course — all the way down to the Seidelalm Jump — or don’t have the race. Dense fog on the upper part of the Streif made running the top part of the classic downhill impossible — and it never cleared up.

The finish stadium crowd, 50,000 strong, appeared subdued and perhaps a little deflated by the decision. Some may believe running a 58-second Hahnenkamm downhill is sacrilegious, but ultimately the circumstances likely didn’t change much of the outcome. Kjetil Jansrud has been on the tear of a lifetime this season, having won five races and closely contending for the overall with Marcel Hirscher. He was fastest in both training runs earlier in the week; his quickest sections were in the upper part of the course, so a full-length run would possibly only have widened his lead.

It wasn’t much of a lead, 0.02 seconds over runner-up Dominik Paris that ultimately secured the Hahnenkamm downhill victory. In third, France’s Guillermo Fayed may not have been a pre-race favorite for a podium, but with rising numbers this season, perhaps he should have been.

The day and the festivities ahead, however, will be all about Jansrud, who charged for the win over the famed Hausberg jump, through the final turns and into the finish.

“I have to say, the speed going into Hausberg was as high today as in training, if not higher, so the bottom section was really difficult to ski,” said the champ. “That said, the guys in the start always want to do the full Kitzbuehel. There is, of course, a difference winning the shorter Kitzbuehel from the longer one. I’m happy to win this one, but hopefully I have a few more years of fighting from the top.”

Coming into the bottom, the racers’ legs were fresher than they normally would have been. Jansrud, like many others, adjusted by taking a tighter line, particularly over Hausberg.

“I was a little bummed out this morning when they moved the start down because I figured the top would be my section today,” said Jansrud. “I had to work mentally to change that around into something positive. I knew if I can attack this in the right way, I might be able to contend for a win. It was a good feeling to get those couple hundredths on Paris.”

Also in the back of Jansrud’s mind was the close battle for the overall globe in which he’s currently embroiled with Hirscher. The two have been going back and forth most of the season, but in recent weeks — with Jansrud’s less-than-stellar performance in Wengen — the Austrian has been squeaking further ahead of the Viking’s reach.

“I thought (the overall) was gone in Wengen,” Jansrud said. “I knew I needed 100 points today. He’s a few meters ahead of me in the fight for the overall. It’s not as good as I hoped but not as bad as I feared it could be,” Jansrud said.

As for the Americans, Steven Nyman skied to fifth place — a career-best result at the Hahnenkamm — just 24 hours removed from his best super G finish since 2007.

“You come to Kitz and you know they’re going to run the race. You just have to keep your mind in it. They delay and delay, and they’ll adapt it however they need to,” said Nyman. “You have to adjust according to wherever they start. I skied pretty well. Coming off the Hausberg, I was really inside. I had never skied the turn like that. … Hopefully I can take that into next year and run the whole entire thing.”

Nyman said having more energy on the shortened course was part of what allowed him to take the additional risk.

“This is a great result to throw down right before Worlds,” added Nyman. “It’s a confidence booster, but Beaver Creek is Beaver Creek. I love that hill. I’m super excited to get there and see what I can pull off. It’s Worlds — you’ve got to risk everything. It’s all about the medal.”

The U.S. was also represented by Travis Ganong, who didn’t have his best day, finishing 44th. Jared Goldberg finished in World Cup points, 25th, and Wiley Maple was just out in 31st. Bode Miller had been scheduled to run POV but decided to take the day off due to “back problems.” Andrew Weibrecht also tweaked his back in Friday’s super G and chose to sit out the downhill.

The Hahnenkamm races continue Sunday with two runs of slalom.

See more photos from this race here.

 

The Scoop

By Hank McKee

1 Jansrud, Head/Head/Head

2 Paris, Nordica/Nordica/Marker

3 Fayed, Head/Head/Head

4 Streitberger, Head/Head/Head

5 Nyman, Fischer/Fischer/Fischer

6 Innerhofer, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol

7 Heel, Atomic/Atomic/Atomic

7 Kueng, Salomon/Salomon/Salomon

7 Baumann, Salomon/Salomon/Salomon

10 Mayer, Head/Head/Head

Men’s World Cup downhill, Kitzbuehel, Austria, Jan. 24, 2015:

  • It is the signature event of the 75th Hahnenkamm. … It is the 23rd  race of the men’s 36 race World Cup calendar … the sixth of 10 scheduled downhills and the final DH before the World Championships. … It is the 159th World Cup event hosted at Kitzbuehel … the 57th downhill. … Hannes Reichelt is the defending champion. … Start is pushed back several times due to fog. … A lowered start (and shortened course) is utilized.
  • Winning time is well less than any World Cup DH finish time previously recorded at Kitzbuehel (1:09.63 by Daron Rahlves in 2003 had been quickest on record). … It is the eighth career World Cup win for Kjetil Jansrud, his fifth of the season and third of the season in downhill. … Winning margin is .02 of a second. … Top 26 finishers are within the same second. … All finishers within two seconds.
  • It is the 10th career World Cup podium result for Dominik Paris … his sixth of the season. … Paris won the Kitzbuehel DH Jan. 26, 2013 and the SG yesterday.
  • It is the second career World Cup podium for Guillermo Fayed, the previous also coming this season in DH at Lake Louise Nov. 29.
  • It is the eighth top five World Cup career result for Steven Nyman and his best Kitzbuehel finish in any discipline. … It is his third best finish of the season. … Benjamin Thomsen matches his 11th best career World Cup result. … It is his best finish of the season. … Jared Goldberg gets his third career score at Kitzbuehel, the first in DH. … Wiley Maple just missed scoring with a 31st-place finish.
  • Marcel Hirscher (did not race) holds the lead of the World Cup overall standings 916-834 over Jansrud. … Alexis Pinturault (did not race) is third with 611pts. … Ted Ligety (did not race) is tenth overall with 420pts.
  • Jansrud holds the lead of the downhill standings 439-312 over Paris. … Fayed is third with 270pts. … Steven Nyman is fourth in downhill with 254pts and Travis Ganong eighth with 191pts.
  • Austria maintains the lead of the men’s Nations Cup 3328-2326 over France. … Italy is third with 2126pts. … The U.S. is seventh with 293pts and Canada ninth with 427pts.

 

Results

 1  18  421483 JANSRUD Kjetil 1985 NOR  58.16  0.00
 2  22  291459 PARIS Dominik 1989 ITA  58.18  +0.02  0.43
 3  10  192932 FAYED Guillermo 1985 FRA  58.37  +0.21  4.51
 4  1  50858 STREITBERGER Georg 1981 AUT  58.55  +0.39  8.38
 5  12  533866 NYMAN Steven 1982 USA  58.57  +0.41  8.81
 6  13  293006 INNERHOFER Christof 1984 ITA  58.58  +0.42  9.03
 7  24  292514 HEEL Werner 1982 ITA  58.59  +0.43  9.24
 7  19  511139 KUENG Patrick 1984 SUI  58.59  +0.43  9.24
 7  2  51215 BAUMANN Romed 1986 AUT  58.59  +0.43  9.24
 10  17  53902 MAYER Matthias 1990 AUT  58.63  +0.47  10.10
 11  39  194167 MUZATON Maxence 1990 FRA  58.71  +0.55  11.82
 12  9  192746 THEAUX Adrien 1984 FRA  58.72  +0.56  12.04
 13  11  53817 FRANZ Max 1989 AUT  58.78  +0.62  13.33
 14  32  561217 KOSI Klemen 1991 SLO  58.82  +0.66  14.19
 15  21  511383 FEUZ Beat 1987 SUI  58.83  +0.67  14.40
 16  43  200379 SANDER Andreas 1989 GER  58.84  +0.68  14.61
 17  38  103271 THOMSEN Benjamin 1987 CAN  58.95  +0.79  16.98
 18  37  202196 BRANDNER Klaus 1990 GER  58.99  +0.83  17.84
 19  46  294277 KLOTZ Siegmar 1987 ITA  59.01  +0.85  18.27
 19  41  53933 SCHWEIGER Patrick 1990 AUT  59.01  +0.85  18.27
 19  5  150398 BANK Ondrej 1980 CZE  59.01  +0.85  18.27
 22  8  511313 JANKA Carlo 1986 SUI  59.02  +0.86  18.48
 22  4  191964 POISSON David 1982 FRA  59.02  +0.86  18.48
 24  25  54005 STRIEDINGER Otmar 1991 AUT  59.06  +0.90  19.34
 25  30  194190 ROGER Brice 1990 FRA  59.10  +0.94  20.20
 25  29  934643 GOLDBERG Jared 1991 USA  59.10  +0.94  20.20
 27  28  50753 KROELL Klaus 1980 AUT  59.17  +1.01  21.71
 28  36  53980 KRIECHMAYR Vincent 1991 AUT  59.22  +1.06  22.78
 29  45  990081 CASSE Mattia 1990 ITA  59.26  +1.10  23.64
 30  26  561216 KLINE Bostjan 1991 SLO  59.29  +1.13  24.29
 31  42  930024 MAPLE Wiley 1990 USA  59.30  +1.14  24.50
 31  15  191740 CLAREY Johan 1981 FRA  59.30  +1.14  24.50
 33  6  510890 ZURBRIGGEN Silvan 1981 SUI  59.33  +1.17  25.15
 34  20  50742 REICHELT Hannes 1980 AUT  59.39  +1.23  26.44
 34  14  510727 DEFAGO Didier 1977 SUI  59.39  +1.23  26.44
 34  7  511513 CAVIEZEL Mauro 1988 SUI  59.39  +1.23  26.44
 37  23  202059 FERSTL Josef 1988 GER  59.40  +1.24  26.65
 38  40  194542 GIRAUD MOINE Valentin 1992 FRA  59.42  +1.26  27.08
 39  31  560447 SPORN Andrej 1981 SLO  59.44  +1.28  27.51
 40  27  293141 VARETTONI Silvano 1984 ITA  59.46  +1.30  27.94
 41  3  533131 SULLIVAN Marco 1980 USA  59.47  +1.31  28.16
 42  35  481705 GLEBOV Alexander 1983 RUS  59.67  +1.51  32.45
 43  34  380292 ZRNCIC-DIM Natko 1986 CRO  59.80  +1.64  35.25
 44  16  530874 GANONG Travis 1988 USA  59.94  +1.78  38.26
Did not start 1st run
 47  530939 WEIBRECHT Andrew 1986 USA
 44  293550 MARSAGLIA Matteo 1985 ITA
Did not finish 1st run
 33  561067 PERKO Rok 1985 SLO
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Knee surgery for Hudec, who hopes to return next season http://skiracing.com/stories/knee-surgery-for-hudec-who-hopes-to-return-next-season/ http://skiracing.com/stories/knee-surgery-for-hudec-who-hopes-to-return-next-season/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:43:57 +0000 SR Staff http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34298 CALGARY, Canada – Jan Hudec, the Sochi super G bronze medalist and the first Canadian in 20 years to win an alpine Olympic medal, has made the tough decision to go under the knife once again.

The 33-year-old Canadian Cowboy from Calgary, who is no stranger to injury or the ability to make a comeback, said his career is not finished yet. He suffered a bone bruise on Dec. 19, 2014 while racing the men’s downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, and returned to Calgary last week as his recovery was not progressing on schedule.

“Hudec underwent arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday afternoon to address a torn meniscus sustained in Val Gardena,” said Dr. Stephen French, one of the lead physicians for the Canadian men’s speed team. “Jan is in good spirits after his surgery and will begin his post surgical rehabilitation immediately with the goal to return to the World Cup when fully rehabilitated and ready for competition in the 2015-16 season.”

Hudec is known for being one of the more naturally gifted ski racers on the World Cup circuit. However, he has had numerous injuries throughout his career, which he has successfully overcome in the past.

“I had to step back to make the right choice,” Hudec said. “I tried to put everything into perspective, where the season is currently at, in addition to the fact that I want to continue skiing. I am not done racing, I don’t want this to be my last year. I made this decision, looking long-term and what is in the best interest for myself, my body and next season.”

The decision to come home and start the rehabilitation process post-surgery was not an easy one for Hudec. His preseason training was very successful, leading into the World Cup season feeling the strongest he ever felt at the start of a season.

“The dedication, drive and commitment Jan has to ski racing is incredible,” said Paul Kristofic, VP of Sport at Alpine Canada. “I know this is a tough decision for Jan, however we are confident that he will work hard on his recovery to do his best to return to competition as soon as possible.”

Hudec’s start to the 2014-15 season was strong, finishing ninth at Lake Louise in the super G, in addition to three other top-20 finishes before his injury in Val Gardena.

“It is very tough,” Hudec said on deciding to move forward with surgery mid-season. “I want to be at World Champs this year. I really enjoy Beaver Creek, the tracks and the atmosphere. To miss the World Championships there is difficult. But everything else points to this being the right decision for me.

“Overall I feel strong. The rest of my body and ligaments surrounding my knee are the strongest they have ever been. That gives me confidence, as well as a good base to built the strength in my knee during the recovery.”

Hudec underwent surgery in Calgary on Thursday.

Release courtesy of Alpine Canada

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Gut gives St. Moritz fans reason to cheer http://skiracing.com/stories/gut-give-st-moritz-fans-reason-to-cheer/ http://skiracing.com/stories/gut-give-st-moritz-fans-reason-to-cheer/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:23:21 +0000 Jessica Kelley http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34293 On a beautifully sunny but windy day in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Lara Gut certainly gave the crowd something to cheer about with her first downhill victory of the season. Gut’s precise, clean skiing landed her ahead of Anna Fenninger by 0.32 seconds and Hungary’s Edit Miklos in third, 0.58 seconds behind. It is the first podium of Miklos’ career.

St. Moritz, which is an annual stop on the women’s World Cup tour, tested out a new track in preparation for the 2017 World Championships. The course was said by athletes to have it all: long gliding sections; big, dynamic turns; several blind rolls; and large jumps.

No one handled the changing terrain and tempo better than Gut. Starting bib 16, she stayed within reach of then-leader Miklos on the long gliding top section, that at times was wind-aided, and then made up significant time through the sweeping turns in the middle. She skied with aggression and precision, smoothly linking her turns together to take the lead away from Miklos.

“It’s never easy for me to be fast in the top and relatively flat section, I have to fight a lot. I still managed to be faster there today than in training,” explained Gut. “Some girls had a tail wind and some didn’t, that is part of the game. We have had races with conditions that were much less regular than today, with stronger winds or clouds.”

It is the 12th World Cup win of Gut’s career, giving her confidence heading into the 2015 Vail-Beaver Creek World Championships, where she will be considered one of the favorites after sweeping the speed events held on the Raptor course last season. Gut’s victory led a strong showing from the Swiss team with Fabienne Suter and Nadja Jnglin-Kamer finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.

“It’s a great start to the weekend for me and to have three Swiss racers in the top 7 makes it even better,” said Gut.

Anna Fenninger found herself on the podium for the second race in a row after finishing second last weekend in the Cortina D’Ampezzo super G. It is the sixth podium result of the season for Fenninger, with five of those second places. Fenninger had the lead through the first three intervals over Gut before losing time in the most technical turns of the course and ultimately landing in second place overall.

“My skiing was perfect in the middle section, but was good again in the lower part,” said Fenninger “I’m just happy with that second place, considering the problems I had in the past years to be fast on here.”

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day came from Miklos, who started bib 2 and was able to hold off the challenges of the first 15 skiers on course before Gut was finally able to take the lead away. The Hungarian held nothing back and built a strong advantage on the top gliding section and was able to ski with smart tactics through the remainder of the course to find herself on the first World Cup podium of her career. Her previous best result was a fifth-place finish last March in Crans Montana, Switzerland. The two results are the only two top-10 World Cup finishes of her career.

“I believe in me and I know that if I manage to put in a good run, then I can hope for a good place,” Miklos said. “To make the podium today is very important to me. I’ve put a lot effort in training and always tried my best and it finally pays off. It makes me very happy.”

Lindsey Vonn, fresh off of her recording-breaking weekend in Cortina, held the lead at the first two intervals over Gut. But she ran into trouble and had to make an impressive recovery after losing her outside ski, getting twisted around and falling on her hip. The time lost was too significant to put up any threat for a top 10, and she ended up 23rd, 2.03 seconds back.

“I knew there was some tail wind, head wind going on on the top and I was trying to risk a lot and to push the line a little bit,” said Vonn. “I pushed a little bit too hard. I was a little bit too inside of my body and caught the inside ski. But tomorrow is another day so I’ll just have to try again.”

Laurenne Ross skied a strong run to lead the Americans in 12th, followed by Alice Mckennis in 22nd and Julia Mancuso in 25th. Stacey Cook, Julia Ford and Katie Ryan were 34th, 44th, and 50th, respectively. Jackie Wiles was within striking distance on the top interval, but took a scary fall that landed her in the fence. She was able to ski away on her own.

Overall leader Tina Maze finished 1.74 seconds back in 18th, and Canadian Larisa Yurkiw was once again in the points in 19th.

The women race super G tomorrow in the final event before World Championships begin on Feb. 2.

The Scoop

By Hank McKee

  1. Gut, Rossignol/Rossignol/Rossignol
  2. Fenninger, Head/Head/Head
  3. Miklos, Head/Head/Head
  4. Rebensburg, Stoeckli/Lange/Atomic
  5. Suter, Dynastar/Lange/Atomic  
  6. Jnglin-Kamer, Stoeckli/Tecnica/Marker
  7. Ruiz Castillo, Stoeckli/Salomon/Salomon
  8. Goergl, Head/Head/Head
  9. Weirather, Atomic/Atomic/Atomic
  10. Kling, Head/Head/Head

Women’s World Cup downhill, St Moritz, Switzerland, Jan. 24, 2015:

  • It is the 19th of 34 races on the women’s 2015 World Cup calendar … the sixth of eighth scheduled downhills, and the last downhill before the World Championships. … It is the 45th World Cup race hosted by St. Moritz .. the 21st downhill. … Lindsey Vonn won the last DH held at St Moritz (Jan. 28, 2012).
  • It is the 12th career World Cup win for Lara Gut. … The win comes at the site of her first win in 2008. … It is her second win of the season after taking the Lake Louise super G Dec. 7. … The winning margin is .32 of a second … top five skiers are within the same second, top 21 within two seconds.
  • It is the 34th career World Cup podium placing for Anna Fenninger … her seventh in downhill. … It is her fifth podium of the season and fourth second-place finish.
  • It is the first career World Cup podium for Edit Miklos and the first for Hungary. … Miklos’ previous best had been fifth in DH at Crans Montana March 2 of last season.
  • It is the fifth best DH result of the season for Laurenne Ross … the fourth best for Larisa Yurkiw, and the fourth best for Alice McKennis. … Lindsey Vonn matches her 76th best World Cup DH result. … Julia Mancuso matches her 83rd best career World Cup DH finish.
  • Tina Maze (18th in race) holds her lead of the World Cup overall standings 985-721 over Fenninger. … Mikaela Shiffrin (did not race) is third overall with 605pts. … Lindsey Vonn is fourth with 546pts.
  • Vonn leads the downhill standings 366-287 with two races remaining to contest. … Viktoria Rebensburg (fourth in race) is third in the downhill standings with 269pts. … Ross is eighth with 191pts. … Yurkiw ninth with 178pts.
  • Austria leads the World Cup women’s Nations Cup 3339-1973 over the U.S. … Sweden is third with 1544ps. … Canada is ninth with 494pts. … The U.S. lead in the downhill standings is cut to 921-920 over Austria.

 

Results

 1  16  516138 GUT Lara 1991 SUI  1:43.82  0.00
 2  19  55947 FENNINGER Anna 1989 AUT  1:44.14  +0.32  3.85
 3  2  245066 MIKLOS Edit 1988 HUN  1:44.40  +0.58  6.98
 4  9  205218 REBENSBURG Viktoria 1989 GER  1:44.51  +0.69  8.31
 5  12  515766 SUTER Fabienne 1985 SUI  1:44.72  +0.90  10.84
 6  3  515806 JNGLIN-KAMER Nadja 1986 SUI  1:44.82  +1.00  12.04
 7  24  495318 RUIZ CASTILLO Carolina 1981 SPA  1:44.96  +1.14  13.73
 8  17  55576 GOERGL Elisabeth 1981 AUT  1:44.98  +1.16  13.97
 9  20  355050 WEIRATHER Tina 1989 LIE  1:45.07  +1.25  15.05
 10  14  505886 KLING Kajsa 1988 SWE  1:45.11  +1.29  15.53
 11  25  565360 STUHEC Ilka 1990 SLO  1:45.13  +1.31  15.77
 12  8  538573 ROSS Laurenne 1988 USA  1:45.14  +1.32  15.89
 13  23  56125 PUCHNER Mirjam 1992 AUT  1:45.20  +1.38  16.62
 14  32  425929 MOWINCKEL Ragnhild 1992 NOR  1:45.43  +1.61  19.38
 15  4  56128 HUETTER Cornelia 1992 AUT  1:45.48  +1.66  19.99
 16  37  426043 TVIBERG Maria Therese 1994 NOR  1:45.49  +1.67  20.11
 17  21  296472 FANCHINI Elena 1985 ITA  1:45.51  +1.69  20.35
 18  18  565243 MAZE Tina 1983 SLO  1:45.56  +1.74  20.95
 19  13  106849 YURKIW Larisa 1988 CAN  1:45.62  +1.80  21.67
 20  1  296729 FANCHINI Nadia 1986 ITA  1:45.64  +1.82  21.91
 21  28  55690 HOSP Nicole 1983 AUT  1:45.69  +1.87  22.51
 22  5  538685 MCKENNIS Alice 1989 USA  1:45.82  +2.00  24.08
 23  22  537544 VONN Lindsey 1984 USA  1:45.90  +2.08  25.04
 24  34  56087 SIEBENHOFER Ramona 1991 AUT  1:45.91  +2.09  25.16
 25  10  537545 MANCUSO Julia 1984 USA  1:46.01  +2.19  26.37
 26  33  196968 BAILET Margot 1990 FRA  1:46.09  +2.27  27.33
 27  35  206460 WENIG Michaela 1992 GER  1:46.12  +2.30  27.69
 28  26  55750 FISCHBACHER Andrea 1985 AUT  1:46.20  +2.38  28.66
 29  30  55766 STERZ Regina 1985 AUT  1:46.22  +2.40  28.90
 30  6  296431 STUFFER Verena 1984 ITA  1:46.26  +2.44  29.38
 31  15  515782 ABDERHALDEN Marianne 1986 SUI  1:46.35  +2.53  30.46
 32  47  297702 MARSAGLIA Francesca 1990 ITA  1:46.43  +2.61  31.42
 33  29  55970 SCHMIDHOFER Nicole 1989 AUT  1:46.48  +2.66  32.03
 34  11  537582 COOK Stacey 1984 USA  1:46.52  +2.70  32.51
 35  46  516219 NUFER Priska 1992 SUI  1:46.65  +2.83  34.07
 36  57  375018 COLETTI Alexandra 1983 MON  1:46.84  +3.02  36.36
 37  38  565333 BRODNIK Vanja 1989 SLO  1:46.99  +3.17  38.17
 38  7  196460 JAY MARCHAND-ARVIER Marie 1985 FRA  1:47.07  +3.25  39.13
 39  42  197295 PIOT Jennifer 1992 FRA  1:47.11  +3.29  39.61
 40  45  516145 KUENG Mirena 1988 SUI  1:47.16  +3.34  40.21
 41  39  155563 KRIZOVA Klara 1989 CZE  1:47.43  +3.61  43.46
 42  52  196812 PELLISSIER Marion 1988 FRA  1:47.56  +3.74  45.03
 43  59  299466 DELAGO Nicole 1996 ITA  1:47.63  +3.81  45.87
 44  60  105269 GAGNON Marie-Michele 1989 CAN  1:47.65  +3.83  46.11
 44  36  538855 FORD Julia 1990 USA  1:47.65  +3.83  46.11
 46  50  197665 LARROUY Noemie 1995 FRA  1:47.85  +4.03  48.52
 47  31  516319 SUTER Corinne 1994 SUI  1:47.91  +4.09  49.24
 48  40  516248 FLURY Jasmine 1993 SUI  1:47.98  +4.16  50.09
 49  58  297910 CURTONI Elena 1991 ITA  1:48.06  +4.24  51.05
 50  44  539685 RYAN Katie 1993 USA  1:48.16  +4.34  52.25
 51  54  206548 MAGG Ann Katrin 1994 GER  1:48.30  +4.48  53.94
 52  61  107613 GRENIER Valerie 1996 CAN  1:48.39  +4.57  55.02
 53  48  515997 FEIERABEND Denise 1989 SUI  1:48.76  +4.94  59.48
 54  55  206520 DORSCH Patrizia 1994 GER  1:49.02  +5.20  62.61
 55  53  435245 CHRAPEK Karolina 1990 POL  1:49.44  +5.62  67.67
 56  49  485632 BEDAREVA Maria 1992 RUS  1:49.54  +5.72  68.87
 57  63  45331 SMALL Greta 1995 AUS  1:50.94  +7.12  85.73
 58  64  565401 BUCIK Ana 1993 SLO  1:52.57  +8.75  105.35
Did not finish 1st run
 62  206536 WALLNER Marina 1994 GER
 56  426100 HOLTMANN Mina Fuerst 1995 NOR
 51  197641 GAUCHE Laura 1995 FRA
 43  197009 GEROUDET Jeromine 1990 FRA
 41  539536 WILES Jacqueline 1992 USA
 27  296427 SCHNARF Johanna 1984 ITA
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The Streif cut in half, start moved to 13:45 http://skiracing.com/stories/the-streif-cut-in-half-start-moved-to-1345/ http://skiracing.com/stories/the-streif-cut-in-half-start-moved-to-1345/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:17:57 +0000 SR Staff http://skiracing.com/?post_type=stories&p=34295 KITZBUEHEL, Austria — After several delays due to fog on the upper part of the Streif, the start for Saturday’s Hahnenkamm downhill has been moved to the Seidelalm Jump, roughly half the length of the course. The current start time is scheduled for 13:45 local time (7:45 a.m. Eastern). Check back for results and reaction.

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