Despite being one of the tallest slalom racers on tour, Brandenburg is able to ski an incredibly tight line around the gates. His secret: fast feet. (Primoz Jeroncic/PhotoSI.com)
Triple World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) capped a career best season Saturday with massive 1.48 second wire-to-wire slalom victory to close men's competition at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships in Squaw Valley.
Ted Ligety skied a strong downhill and capped it off with a near perfect slalom to take his second gold of the World Championships winning the super combined.
Ted Ligety is among the favorites in Monday's World Championship super combined.
Dartmouth Ski Team alum David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) sliced through fog and rain to lead the U.S. Ski Team with 18th in a heavily rutted Zagreb slalom.
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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.
Olympians including Ted Ligety, Will Brandenburg and Steven Nyman are up early this week to utilize private alpine training at Mammoth Mountain.
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Will Brandenburg notches a career best with his sixth place finish in the FIS Alpine World Cup Tour slalom in Kranjska Gora.
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.
Bode Miller rocketed to fourth in the downhill half of Sunday's super combined but was bounced out of the slalom as Croatian Ivica Kostelic won the race to secure the season-long Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined title.
Bode Miller earned the seventh World Cup super combined podium of his career with third in Wengen.
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Will Brandenburg comes from a family of competitive swimmers, but he'd rather be racing outside. After breaking out as a junior in 2007, he caught the injury plague for a few seasons. He then worked his butt off to land a coaches discretion spot for the 2010 Olympic super combined. He didn't disappoint, turning a 19th in the opening downhill into the second fastest slalom run, behind teammate Ted Ligety and ahead of gold medal winner Bode Miller, to finish the race in 10th.
Harder on himself than any coach, Brandenburg opened the 2013 World Cup season with a promising top 15 in Levi, Finland. Then, unfortunately, he got the DQ bug. While Brandenburg won sections and made some of the cleanest, tightest turns of any slalom racer on tour, he couldn't put it together all the way to the finish.
Undeterred, Brandenburg knows he can challenge the best and will be worth watching in both slalom and super combined when the spotlight shifts to Sochi.
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