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5-5
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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.

FIRST TRACKS
Cook started skiing at age four with her father at various Lake Tahoe ski areas and raced in the low-key Buddy Werner League events run by Truckee's rec department. "When I was about 10, I got a scholarship to the Northstar [racing] program and I won the first race. That's when I got serious," she said. When she wanted to try downhill but the Tahoe coaches resisted, she shifted to the Mammoth Mountain racing program, a couple of hours south, and started becoming more speed oriented.

OFF THE SNOW
Cook digs summer training in Mammoth because of the mega-quality road and mountain biking as well as hiking that fits nicely into her personalized program. Being outside in California during the summer is also a big perk. "It's always sunny here. Why live anywhere else?" she says. Another perk is being at home, and that feeling only comes in Mammoth. As a Cali resident, she's become pretty good friends with former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger. She and good friend, Kelly Clark, the greatest women’s halfpipe snowboarder of all time, have a goal of bringing the ski and snowboard worlds more together. If anyone can do it, it’s them.

 

Highlights

OLYMPICS
Teams: 2006, 2010, 2014
11th, DH, Vancouver, CAN, 2010
17th, DH, Sochi, RUS, 2014
19th, DH, Torino, ITA, 2006
23rd, GS, Torino, ITA, 2006           

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (top 25)
Teams: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015
6th, DH, Schladming, AUT, 2013
9th, DH, Val d'Isere, FRA, 2009
13th, SG, Vail/Beaver Creek, USA, 2015
16th, SC, Val d'Isere, FRA, 2009
16th, DH, Are, SWE, 2007
19th, DH, Vail/Beaver Creek, USA, 2015
22nd, SG, Val d'Isere, FRA, 2009
25th, DH, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER, 2011

WORLD CUP (highlights)
2nd in Historic First-Ever U.S. podium sweep, along with Lindsey Vonn (1st) and Julia Mancuso (3rd) (Lake Louise DH, 2014)
Ranked 14th in DH, 29th in SG, 2015
Eight career top 10 DH finishes in Lake Louise
Back-to-back downhill seconds to open the season, finished fourth in the downhill standings, 2013
10th in downhill standings, 2012
Scored World Cup points with 10th in career-first race, 2005

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLES
2008, DH, Sugarloaf, ME
2008, SG, Sugarloaf, ME
2006, SG, Sugarloaf, ME

OTHER
2004 NorAm overall and downhill champion
Two-time Junior Worlds Team member