Well on his way to being one of the next generation all-around skiers, Jared Goldberg now has Olympic experience and a couple of World Cup top 15s to prove he’s ready to take the World Cup by storm in 2015. (Getty Images/Clive Rose)
American downhillers gave rave reviews of the downhill course at the Jeongseon Alpine Center, site of this week’s Audi FIS Ski Alpine World Cup downhill and super G events
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.
You’d think Jared Goldberg was born with skis attached to his feet, as a strong passion for the mountains emanates from his pores.
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.
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.
Andrew Weibrecht was once again the top American, finishing fifth at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G Friday.
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.
World Cup, Europa Cup, National Training Group and D Team athletes were training in Chile during the earthquake in September—split up between La Parva, Portillo + Valle Nevado—and all were affected by the disaster. Four of them described their experience.
t was a tough day in Kvitfjell, with 21 DNFs in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. Only 38 racers made it down the difficult course, with Andrew Weibrecht tying his career-best super G result in fifth place.
In the penultimate Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill of the season, the men were thirsty for results—looking to tighten the race for the overall downhill globe. Travis Ganong was the top American downhiller of the day, finishing in sixth place.
After over two hours of delays, the race finally were finally able to squeak one last downhill into February. Fighting flat light and typical thick fog in Garmisch, Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) was the top American downhiller of the day in sixth.
In the final Garmisch (GAP) downhill training run on the Kandahar, Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) led the charge for the Americans, turning in the fourth-fastest time. The downhill takes place on Saturday.
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Without the bottomless powder at Snowbird, Jared Goldberg would not be a member of the U.S. Ski Team. "Well, I certainly wouldn't be a ski racer, that's for sure," he says. But by age 14 he was invested and it didn't take long for that to turn into racing at the elite level.
The 2014 Olympic season could easily be described as a breakout year for Goldberg. In addition to making his first Olympic team, where he finished top 20 in super combined, downhill as well as giant slalom, Goldberg also notched solid World Cup numbers. Good thing his dad, Don, took everything but a rickshaw to get to Sochi in order to cheer on his son. The highlights? Try 12th in the famed Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen and 11th in the Kitzbuehel super combined.
In the 2015 season, Goldberg showed consistency on the World Cup circuit, performing in the top 30 and snagging himself World Cup points. One of the most conditioned athletes on the team, Goldberg showed glimpses of brilliance this season—like snagging the 3rd fastest run in the downhill portion of the Alpine Combined at World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. In the 2016 season, Goldberg will continue to tackle four events. Needless to say, coaches and teammates have Goldberg tabbed as one of the next best four-event skiers in the U.S. behind guys like Bode Miller and Ted Ligety.
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