Stacey Cook has proven she’s one of the top downhillers in the world, but watch out; she’s picking up the pace in super G just in time for the World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom/Alexis Boichard)
Lindsey Vonn charged to victory at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals in Meribel, collecting her 18th crystal globe, winning the downhill title over Austria's Anna Fenninger.
In Stacey Cook's little free time between racing, training and traveling, she also serves on the board of the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation—a program that funds educational and athletic programs in Mammoth Lakes, California.
Lindsey Vonn was seventh Saturday in an Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, bringing her lead over Anna Fenninger down to just 35 points with one race remaining.
It's an action-packed weekend coming up in Europe, with Alice McKennis taking 16th in the Garmisch downhill training run and Lindsey Vonn seventh. Steven Nyman won his second training run in Kvitfjell and looks for another World Cup win on Saturday.
The weather finally lifted in Bansko, after a weekend of delays and cancelations due to heavy fog. In a sun-drenched, technically set super G, Lindsey Vonn grabbed third place. Podium regulars Anna Fenninger of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia went 1-2.
There was a lot riding on the results from the women’s downhill training runs on Thursday afternoon in Beaver Creek. With it all said and done, the U.S. Ski Team will send Julia Mancuso, Lindsey Vonn, Laurenne Ross and Stacey Cook into Friday’s downhill.
The 2015 World Championships began Tuesday with the women’s super G in Vail/Beaver Creek, CO. In front of her hometown fans, Lindsey Vonn skied her way to a podium spot, taking the bronze medal. All four American starters finished in the top 15.
A stack lineup of women racers representing the U.S. Ski Team will slide into the start gate on Tuesday at 1 p.m. EST. Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Stacey Cook and Laurenne Ross will all be gunning for a World Champs podium.
Three U.S. women will contend for two remaining start positions for Friday's women's downhill. Training opens Monday on Raptor.
Lindsey Vonn will take her 64th Audi FIS Ski World Cup to Vail, winning the St. Moritz super G in the final women's event before the World Championships open next week.
Mother nature won again Saturday, dumping heavy snow on the Dolomites and forcing cancelation of the scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup for the women.
Laurenne Ross just missed the podium, starting first and finishing fourth in the first of two Cortina downhills. Julia Mancuso was eighth, Lindsey Vonn tenth.
The women’s speed team looked strong in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, with Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso going 1-2 in the first and only downhill training run.
For the second day in a row, high winds wreaked havoc on the Bad Kleinkirchheim venue forcing cancelation of the women's super G after 11 racers.
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A California girl, Stacey Cook moved to Mammoth Mountain just as the United States was lighting the 2002 Olympic Torch. It took her all of two years to win the NorAm overall and downhill titles and two more to land on her first Olympic Team.
The women's speed team opened the 2015 season with a bang, and Stacey Cook was a part of the excitement. Lindsey Vonn (1st), Stacey Cook (2nd) and Julia Mancuso (3rd) snagged the first-ever historic U.S. podium sweep in the Lake Louise downhill. During the 2015 season, Cook grabbed four top 15 finishes and eight top 20 finishes this season. She will look to build on her 14th overall downhill and 29th overall in super G heading into the 2016 season.
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