The man who inspired the Believe in U.S. brand, Believe in Steven is laser-locked on returning to the podium at the site of his first: Beaver Creek, CO. Do you Believe? (Getty Images/AFP/Olivier Morin)
Steven Nyman nailed the podium in the first test event for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, taking third at the Jeongseon downhill.
Travis Ganong led five Americans into the top 30, with a sixth-place finish, in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Saturday on the Kandahar downhill track.
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led a trio of Americans in Saturday’s challenging Hahnenkamm downhill.
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) was second in Friday’s Audi FIS Alpine World Cup on the classic Hahnenkamm track.
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Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) battled through fog and flat light to lead four American’s into the top 30 on the classic Lauberhorn downhill Saturday.
Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) was the top placed American in Friday’s Audi FIS World Cup Alpine super combined event on the Lauberhorn track in Wengen.
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Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) and his U.S. teammates tackled one of the most challenging downhill tracks on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit Tuesday, where just making it to the finish line was a victory.
Bryce Bennett led the U.S. men and scored a career-best finish at Saturday’s Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup downhill.
Andrew Weibrecht was once again the top American, finishing fifth at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G Friday.
The men are in Val Gardena and the women in Val d'Isere to kick off speed series.
Andrew Weibrecht reminded ski racing fans that he is still a threat in downhill, tying for fifth place after starting 34th at the Birds of Prey downhill.
The sun has been shining on the famous Birds of Prey downhill track the last two days, but don’t be mistaken – it has been cold and the conditions have been perfect.
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Born and bred in Utah, downhiller Steven Nyman was skiing at two (Dad ran the ski school at Sundance) and was a discretionary pick to the 2002 Junior Worlds squad, where he landed two medals, including a slalom gold. Coaches were so impressed they entered him in a World Cup slalom six days later and he finished 15th. Needless to say, his 6’4” frame is more suited for speed events—a pair of World Cup downhill wins proves it.
The one thing that is consistent about World Cup skiing is that it’s not consistent. Nyman knows that best of all. After an incredibly successful 2013 season, 2014 shaped up to be mediocre results-wise. But he took a lot of positives out of the season as well, namely fast skiing in Beaver Creek and another Olympic start. And then came 2015, where Steven was in top condition physically and performed his strongest and most consistent season of his career, finishing 6th in the downhill rank.
First he grabbed a podium at Birds of Prey, just .02 out of second, behind Kjetil Jansrud and Beat Feuz. He went on to complete the Val Gardena hat trick, by a commanding three tenth margin. Three career wins, all of them on the Saslong track. Impressive. From there, he snagged the best super G result of his career with a 13th in Kitzbuehel and followed it up with a 5th place in downhill—good momentum that created confidence leading up to Vail/Beaver Creek World Championships. What a downhill day it was. Nyman hammered and came down in first place. The crowd was manic. Then the Swiss Beat Feuz came down and snuck in ahead of Nyman once again—this time by .03—and Nyman was sitting in second. But it was another Swiss—Patrick Kueng—who came down with the lead, skiing into first. And then teammate Travis Ganong crushed and broke up the Swiss party, pushing Nyman to fourth. Nevertheless, it was an incredible day and season for Nyman, who will carry this momentum into the 2016 season.
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