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Freestyle Nationals: Robertson, Cota secure dual moguls titles

The Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships came to a close Sunday (March 28) in Squaw Valley as hometown girl Shelly Robertson and U.S. Ski Team rookie Jeremy Cota took dual moguls national titles to end the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s competitive season. “This is so awesome being at Squaw in front of all my friends and […]

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Vail prepares for Vonn's homecoming

VAIL, Colo. – Vail Resorts already gave Lindsey Vonn her own ski run (“Lindsey’s” on the front side of Vail Mountain, formerly known as International) but also wants to give the double Olympic medalist and triple World Cup overall winner a proper homecoming celebration following another – as Vail would say – “epic” season. The […]

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Canadians wrap up national GMC championships

The GMC Canadian Championships have wound to a close in Canada’s other Olympic city, Calgary with some first-time title winners, a 13-time title winner, a retirement and a bunch of cars being given away. The championship series opened with downhills March 22 with Manuel Osborne-Paradis and Britt Janyk picking up the gold hardware. It was […]

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New coach to lead flying Finns

The Finnish National Ski Jumping team will have new leadership and direction for the coming World Championship season, it has been announced recently. Longtime head coach Janne Vaeaetaeinen will step down and Finnish native Pekka Niemelae, who has worked in recent years for the growing French jumping squad will assume the reins of the program. […]

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Freestyle Nationals: Cook, DePeters take aerials titles

The 2010 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships rolled on today (March 27) in sunny Squaw Valley as aerialists Emily Cook and Matt DePeters ended the season on the top of the podium. The win marked Cook’s fourth career national title. The first came in 2008. “Squaw is so much fun. I’m excited and it’s a great […]

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Kaylin Richardson retires

PARK CITY, UT (March 26) – Two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson, winner of four U.S. Alpine Championships, is retiring after seven seasons of racing at the elite level with the U.S. Ski Team. She capped her career in style by kicking out of the start for her final two runs at the 2010 Visa U.S. Alpine […]

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Freestyle Nationals: Kearney, Discoe claim moguls titles

Olympic gold medal winning moguls skier Hannah Kearney claimed her first national title in four years while Joey Discoe won his career first as the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships kicked off today (March 26) on a sunny day at Squaw Valley. Kearney, last year’s World Cup overall champion, last won a national championship in 2006 […]

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Cochran's TGFS, the other national championship

By Bill McCollom Cars were parked alongside the back road outside of Richmond, Vermont in endless rows on this midweek day of March 24. Some observers noted that this was arguably one of the largest crowds they’d ever seen assembled in the State, at least since the final Phish concert a few years back. One […]

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Finns name Slivnik to head men's team

Slovanian Janez Slivnik has been named the next head coach of the men’s Finnish Alpine Ski Team. Longtime men’s coach Austrian Christian Leitner will not continue working with Alpine Ski Team Finland. Slivnik has worked with the Finnish ladies World Cup team for the past three years. ”Slivnik’s choice to the men’s team was an […]

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German FIS Council Member Fritz Wagnerberger Dies

Long-term International Ski Federation (FIS) council member and former Willy Bogner Company chief financial officer, Fritz Wagnerberger has died. Wagnerberger was 73 and had been battling stomach cancer for several years. Wagnerberger had been a member of the FIS council since 1971 as well as its executive committee. He was a longtime advisor and confident […]

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