Category Archives: World Cup

Xindi, Lassila Win Belarus Aerials

Minsk, Belarus – Wind and variable snow conditions made it a tough training and competition week in Minsk, but those obstacles were overcome by China’s Wang Xindi and Australia’s Lydia Lassila in Saturday’s FIS Freestyle World Cup aerials competition in Belarus. It was a China podium sweep on the men’s side, with Wang Xindi in first, Qi Guangpu … Continue reading Xindi, Lassila Win Belarus Aerials

Another Strong Finish for Murphy in China

Chongli, China – It was an exciting day of competition in beautiful sunny conditions on Saturday at Thaiwoo Ski Resort in China, future site of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, as the best mogul skiers in the world tried out a new course and laid it all on the line in the final singles competition of the … Continue reading Another Strong Finish for Murphy in China

Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline Wins Make-up Downhill

Kvitfjell, Norway – Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline took his first career World Cup victory in Friday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill, a make-up race from the canceled December event at Lake Louise, Canada. Kline nipped Austria’s Matthias Mayer by just 0.19 seconds and Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud by 0.20 in second and third, respectively. It was a historic … Continue reading Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline Wins Make-up Downhill

Brad Wilson: What Makes A Champion

Park City, UT – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) defines its core value of grit as “courage, tenacity and perseverance on the path to excellence.” Over the past few seasons, Brad Wilson has demonstrated he’s one of the grittiest U.S. Ski Team athletes out there, overcoming inexperience, distraction and injury to become one of … Continue reading Brad Wilson: What Makes A Champion

US Athletes Withdraw from World Cup Over Safety

Crans-Montana, Switzerland – U.S. Ski Team athletes slated to compete in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup women’s alpine combined Friday in Crans-Montana have withdrawn from the race over course safety concerns. “Due to conditions, we weren’t comfortable with the amount of risk our athletes had to take to push to be competitive,” said U.S. Ski … Continue reading US Athletes Withdraw from World Cup Over Safety

Clark and James Win Olympic Halfpipe Test Event

PyeongChang, South Korea – Vermont’s Kelly Clark and Scotty James of Australia picked up the wins at the 2016-17 season’s final halfpipe Snowboard World Cup event, which took place on Sunday at the Bokwang Phoenix Park Resort in South Korea. The competition also served as the official test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. While James, who had … Continue reading Clark and James Win Olympic Halfpipe Test Event

Debut Moguls Win for Jaelin Kauf

Senboku City, Japan – In Sunday’s World Cup dual moguls competition at Tazawako Ski Resort in Japan, Wyoming’s Jaelin Kauf skied to her first career World Cup win, with teammate Olivia Giaccio, of Redding, Conn., joining her on the podium with a third place finish, also a career first. Both Kauf and Giaccio, who came to the … Continue reading Debut Moguls Win for Jaelin Kauf