Friday, January 15, 2021

Mielzynski rediscovers race mentality, closes in on podium

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When Erin Mielzynski won a World Cup slalom in 2012 in Ofterschwang, Germany, it was both a blessing and a curse. The Canadian slalom...

AJ Hurt reflects on mentality, mentorship, motivation leading up to WC points

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A determined skier going into the Courchevel GS, AJ Hurt had her sights set on not only qualifying for a second run, but guaranteeing...

DU, CU set to host first NCAA races of season

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For the first time since March, seven colleges will join together for four days of elite domestic racing across two venues. The NCAA circuit...

Sam DuPratt recounts harrowing Val Gardena crash, talks recovery, future

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Before Sam DuPratt started his skiing career at the University of Utah, he promised himself he would try to make it back to the...

A Canadian New Year’s wishlist: 10 reasons for optimism

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2020 was a forgettable year on so many levels, but at least we have ski racing … sort of. The season is young, in...

US skiers step out of Shiffrin’s shadow with strong results

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For the first time since Lindsey Vonn’s retirement, the U.S. women’s ski team is no longer solely dependent on Mikaela Shiffrin for World Cup...

Shiffrin seeks slalom win to end her life-changing year

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The year that has changed Mikaela Shiffrin's life could get an extraordinary end. If she doesn't win Tuesday's World Cup slalom in Semmering, 2020 would...

Led by Cochran-Siegle, US downhillers face tough test on Stelvio

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Knee-rattling, unrelenting, complicated by shady sections and producing speeds in excess of 85 miles-per-hour, the Stelvio downhill in Bormio is as demanding as any...

Canadian speed team decimated by early-season injuries

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Within a short window of time, a few minutes, the Canadian team took a couple of Mike Tyson-like uppercuts with injuries to two of...

Swiss slalom reaches new heights

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Jean-Claude Killy was at the pinnacle of his illustrious career, Rossignol Strato Skis were soaring in popularity and Bollé Lunasport Spartan Fly sunglasses were...

Jackie Wiles is stronger than ever

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It feels like a new era for Jackie Wiles who is back on tour feeling fully recovered and stronger than ever heading into the...

Erik Read navigates a winding road to ski racing excellence

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When Paul McCartney wrote the “The Long and Winding Road” he described an indirect path towards the unattainable. It’s too bad the Beatles music legend...

Two ski racers use pandemic to solve a problem, start a company

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What started as a road trip to Florida during the start of the pandemic turned into an entrepreneurial dream. Cam Smith and his dad,...

Racing under the radar

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As ski races get canceled and postponed, states tighten restrictions on schools and sports, and the racing calendar becomes more like a Magic 8...

Tommy Ford reflects on Santa Caterina podium, talks strategy for season

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Tommy Ford is back in the spotlight following the second GS stop of the season in Santa Caterina, Italy. At the age of 31,...

Amid lockdowns, European travel and training have become more challenging

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How do World Cup teams get on with their lives when most of Europe is now under lockdown? It has meant a lot of...

Brian McLaughlin turns to Global Racing for independent season

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Brian McLaughlin is heading into an unpredictable 2020-21 season with a new perspective after being cut from the U.S. Ski Team in the spring....

Battling injury, anxiety and working on her mental game, Breezy Johnson is ready for...

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Breezy Johnson once considered herself lucky. Johnson recalls, as a new member of the U.S. Ski Team, many of her teammates' careers were sidelined...

Paula Moltzan recounts her career-first World Cup podium

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Paula Moltzan may have been considered a slalom specialist coming into the season, but with a second-place result in the parallel GS, which comes...

Teammates propel Laurence St-Germain into World Cup spotlight

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Ski racing is an individual sport. Racer against the clock. Fastest to the finish wins. But in Laurence St-Germain’s world, competitive teammates are the difference-makers...

One of the world’s most ambitious skiers is planning on charging harder than ever...

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Looking ahead to a race schedule riddled with “ifs” and unknowns, Ryan Cochran-Siegle is planning to “let it all hang out” this season. One...

Avalanche safety a growing priority for clubs

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In January, 2015 a group of U.S. Ski Team athletes took a freeskiing break after heavy snow canceled gate training in Sölden. They headed...

UNDER THE HELMET with Sarah Bennett, Quebec ski team

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Welcome to the first installment in an exclusive athlete profile series for Ski Racing Media. "Under the Helmet" will provide a first-hand perspective from...

Allie Resnick battles through injury to get World Cup nod

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Photo: Max Hall/US Ski & Snowboard After a strong performance at national championships last week, in which she finished third in the giant slalom, Allie...
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