Ted Ligety slices a high speed turn in the Kitzbuehel super G. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Christophe Pallot)
SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 6) - Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) leads a blend of veterans and rookies into the opening men's event with Wednesday's super G at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming. Ligety is ranked seventh in the Audi FIS World Cup super G standings. He will be joined by 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) plus World Championships rookies Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT). Universal Sports and NBC will broadcast every second of competition from Schladming with super G coverage at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday.
FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS U.S. Ski Team - Men's Super G Starters Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY)
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) comes into the World Championship super G ranked seventh in the Audi FIS World Cup with three top 10's this season.
Andrew Weibrecht was the bronze medalist in super G at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) scored points in two World Cup super G's in his rookie season last year plus won downhill and super combined at FIS Junior World Championships.
Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) scored World Cup points in three super G World Cups this season.
Weather has cleared since Tuesday's snow and fog and blue skies are expected.
Over 20,000 fans are expected.
The 2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships will return to the USA for Vail/Beaver Creek 2015.
Racetime: 5:00 a.m. EST Universal Sports Network: 11:00 a.m. EST