On the mend from a blown ACL/MCL, Nolan Kasper is laser-locked on rolling into Sochi with more strength and confidence than any slalom skier on tour. (Getty Images /Agence Zoom/Samo Vidic)
Erik Schlopy, a three-time Olympian and 2003 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships medalist, has joined the U.S. Ski Team men’s alpine technical staff.
Three-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety, who was victorious in the opening World Cup race at Soelden two weeks ago, collected 20 World Cup points Sunday with 13th in a foggy slalom held north of the Arctic Circle.
Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin will carry the U.S. Ski Team torch to the Arctic Circle this weekend for a pair of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom races set for Nov. 10-11 in Levi. Ligety is fresh off a historic 2.75 second victory in Soelden...
Two weeks into the U.S. Ski Team men's technical camp in New Zealand and U.S. coaches are reporting good progression despite a constant battle with warm weather.
Ted Ligety finished in the 11th spot at the close of the Audi FIS World Cup slalom race to put himself in the top 15 final standings.
Olympian Nolan Kasper pocketed almost $5,500 Friday by producing the fastest run of the nations team event with a scorching 19.01 seminfinal heat.
Will Brandenburg laid down a blistering final run of slalom Sunday to land an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup career best sixth in Kranjska Gora as Sweden's Andre Myrer took the win.
Nolan Kasper and Ted Ligety finished sixth and seventh respectively in the World Cup slalom at Bansko.
Nolan Kasper tied for 14th to lead three Americans into the Kitzbuehel slalom top 30.
Nolan Kasper was 9th in the Adelboden slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher won his third straight World Cup
Ted Ligety finished 14th in the Zagreb night slalom, while Austrian Marcel Hirscher won in warm race conditions.
Croatian Ivica Kostelic regained the World Cup slalom lead with victory in the Flachau night slalom as American Nolan Kasper finished 26th.
Ted Ligety was 10th in the Alta Badia slalom as Austrian Marcel Hirscher took the win.
Olympian Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT) fought through a nasty virus that hospitalized him less than 36 hours ago to finish fourth in the Audi Birds of Prey slalom.
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East Coast Olympian and slalom specialist Nolan Kasper saw his first NorAm race during the 2007 season and quickly upgraded his starting status to the World Cup level in time for the 2010 Olympic season, resulting in a slalom start in Vancouver. The confidence and experience proved to be a catalyst, as Kasper exploded during the 2011 season to win the Europa Cup slalom title and take his first World Cup podium.
Never a man to lie down in a fight, Kasper sprung back from hip surgery to post an extremely successful 2012 season. He then had minor hip surgery again at the end of the winter and was poised to spring back again during the World Championship and pre-Olympic season, but he tore his ACL and meniscus while training in Val d'Isere, France in December. Guess what Sochi 2014 - you've just found a very cool comeback story. Go get 'em, Nolan.
My right leg strength is coming back and by the time we start racing again, I'll be stronger than I ever have been. It's not the ideal way to go into an Olympic season, but having Sochi on the horizon definitely helps the motivation to get strong.
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