Nicknamed the "Warhorse," Andrew Weibrecht is a cannonball on snow, taking the riskiest and fastest lines possible, which makes him one of the most exhilarating athletes to watch carve World Cup ice. (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)
Olympic super G silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) needed a solid Audi FIS Alpine World Cup result Sunday and he got one, finishing seventh in the final super G before the World Cup Finals.
Two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht sat down with Sochi Studio to talk Olympics. (Photo: Antonin Thuillier/AFP/Getty Images)
Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller went 2-3 for the USA in men's super G. (Photo: Tom Kelly/U.S. Ski Team)
Andrew Weibrecht took silver and Bode Miller tied for bronze in the men's Olympic super G at Rosa Khotur Sunday.
Five-time Olympian Bode Miller skied into sixth at a particularly tricky slalom race Friday during the super combined event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Today, the USSA announced a strong team of 20 alpine athletes, including three Olympic gold medalists, to represent the USA in Sochi. (Photo: Mickael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
Reigning super combined world champion Ted Ligety skied an inspired slalom run to take second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super combined in Kitzbuehel, the final race of the U.S. Olympic qualification period.
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) charged through difficult visibility on upper half of the Saslong super G and made an incredibly athletic move at the final gate to lead the U.S. Ski Team with eighth in Val Gardena.
Super G World Champion Ted Ligety found his speed in the Audi Birds of Prey super G on Saturday finishing fifth, just a tenth of a second from the podium, in front of a roaring Beaver Creek crowd.
Ski Racing Magazine recently connected with the men's speed group on its August training camp in La Parva, Chile. The team will return to Chile later this month for its annual downhill camp in Portillo.
World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) and Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) tied for 18th Sunday to lead the U.S. Ski Team in the final Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G before World Cup Finals.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with a tie for 16th on a wind-ravaged Audi FIS Alpine World Cup downhill in Kvitfjell.
Andrew Weibrecht was 22nd and Steven Nyman 25th to lead the USA in the World Championship downhill.
Ted Ligety opened with gold in super G at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super G in Schladming.
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Andrew Weibrecht is sibling number four of five and took up skiing after he begged his parents to let him join older brother Jonathan at Whiteface, NY, the site of the 1980 Olympic Games. Now one of the most exhilarating ski racers to watch kick out of the start gate, Weibrecht has grown from the kid swinging on his parents chandeliers to the 2010 Olympic super G bronze medalist.
Never one to back off the gas pedal, Weibrecht went full blast into the 2013 season, pushing the envelope in every race he started. Unfortunately, the margin for error in ski racing is very, very thin and resulted in an uncomfortable number of DNFs for the man they call 'Warhorse.' During big races like Kitzbuehel and the World Championships, he was right in the podium mix before going out. Also not helping his case was a season riddled with sickness, especially in November and December.
Instead of heading home immediately in the spring, the resilient and determined Weibrecht headed to Soelden, Austria to test some new boards and then to Vail, CO to take a quick scope of his bum ankle. With Sochi on the horizon, it's all about adding another Olympic medal to his life story.
I also made a really tough decision this spring. After 25 years with Rossignol, I made the switch to Head and am already really happy with the feel. It will take a lot of time on snow before I have the new skis dialed, but I'm looking forward to the challenge and going fast in Sochi.
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