Hard work is tattooed into the psyche of Resi Stielger. Knock her down and she will be back to knock you out. Take that slalom gates! (Mitchell Gunn/ESPA)
This weekend the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tour travels to Levi, Finland, where top U.S. athletes Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety will race slalom alongside a strong list of starters.
Warmer than expected conditions meant softer snow than the women’s tech team had hoped for in New Zealand, but it was a productive camp at Coronet Peak, nevertheless.
The women's U.S. Alpine Ski Team spiced up their "spring" training last week in San Diego, CA with a conditioning camp that was anything but traditional.
The successful athletic leadership that helped guide one of the most successful seasons in women's alpine history will continue to direct the 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team with the philosophy that idleness is not an option.
World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin signs autographs after missing a shot at her third straight Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom title when she straddled in the final run
Mikaela Shiffrin is in strong position at the midpoint of the slalom, standing third after the first run in Schladming.
Mikaela Shiffrin will be among favorites in the slalom Saturday to close out women's races at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming.
Mikaela Shiffrin finished sixth in her debut at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming.
Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin will lead the USA in the women's giant slalom at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) finished eighth in the Maribor slalom to retain her lead in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom points going into Tuesday's City Event in Moscow.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) thrilled an overflowing crowd in Zagreb and millions watching across the world on television with a stunning 1.19 second Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom victory to take the prestigous Snow Queen Trophy.
Teen Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO), fourth after the opening run, was charging for back-to-back Audi FIS Alpine World Cup slalom wins, when she hooked an edge, hiked and eventually straddled in the night final.
Teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won her first Audi FIS World Cup with a slalom victory under the lights in Are, Sweden.
All eyes will be watching Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia Mancuso and potentially Lindsey Vonn when the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational takes over the historic Colorado ski town Thanksgiving weekend with a pair of Audi FIS Alpine World Cup tech races.
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Olympian and daughter to Olympic gold medalist, Pepi Stielger, Resi (RAY-zee) was born and grew up in prime ski country, Jackson Hole, WY and Lienz, Austria. She has represented the United States at every level of alpine ski racing: Topolino, Whistler Cup, Junior Worlds, World Cup, World Championships and the Olympics. She’s won Junior Worlds medals, U.S. titles and has stood on the World Cup podium.
Stiegler was about to close a breakout year, which was highlighted by the first podium of her career, when she tore her ACL in the Nations Team Event at the 2012 World Cup Finals in Schladming, Austria. Good thing hard work is tattooed into her psyche; she was back in time for the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational on Thanksgiving weekend, scored World Cup points a few weeks later and then posted a top 25 in slalom at the World Championships – her sixth trip to the big show. That's how she rolls.
After missing out on the 2010 Olympics with a busted leg, which would have been her second Games, "Le Tigre" is launching an all out attack on the World Cup season to qualify for Sochi. Do you believe?
Starting off this spring, I’ll be making sure all the body parts are working really well. We have our first camp already in Mammoth in May, so it’s kind of exciting for me. I haven’t been to a May camp in over eight years because of injury, so I’m excited.
In her first Juniors Worlds in '03, she won bronze medals in slalom and combined. Stiegler credits not only her parents, but also another Olympic champion and silver medalist, former Olympic and world champion Diann Roffe. Roffe coached Stiegler in a U.S. Development program for several winters, helping sculpt her into such a promising racer.
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