Ryan Cochran-Siegle is a member of the famous Skiing Cochran's, but this Junior World Champion didn't make the Team by family attrition; he did it by fast skiing at every level. (USSA)
8.8 miles. 3,000 vertical feet. Welcome back to Sufferfest.
After training in Norway throughout the month of April, the men of the U.S. Ski Team are currently in the midst of a full three months off snow.
Americans put on a strong showing during NorAms at Lake Louise and Panorama, with B, C and D Team members grabbing podiums in tech and speed events.
B-Teamer Ryan Cochran-Siegle might have taken last season off for injury recovery, but plans on coming back strong for 2015-16. See what a typical off-season day looks like for him.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named a group of 15 elite athletes to compete at the 2013 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championship scheduled for Feb. 19-28 at Le Massif and Mont Ste Anne, Quebec.
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.
Ted Ligety opened with gold in super G at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super G in Schladming.
Ted Ligety leads a group of veterans and rookies in the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships super G Wednesday.
eigning Junior World combined champion Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, VT) made a solid case for a birth on the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships team by finishing 25th in the Wengen super combined for his first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup points in
Times are dropping and energy is building in Beaver Creek in anticipation of Friday's Audi Birds of Prey downhill featuring Lake Louise podium finisher Marco Sullivan and a recharged men's U.S. speed team.
Ted Ligety powered his way to fourth in the Lake Louise super G, just .01 off the podium.
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.
The Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) has awarded Mikaela Shiffrin and Ryan Cochran-Siegle with the 2012 Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award.
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Another member of the famous Skiing Cochrans, Ryan Cochran-Siegle's mother is 1972 Olympic slalom gold medalist Barbara Ann Cochran, which also means he's cousins with a handful of other former U.S. Ski Teamers including Jimmy Cochran. But this Junior World Champion didn't make the Team by family attrition; he did it by fast skiing at every level. Good news: his elevator is just getting off the ground floor.
After winning gold in both downhill and combined at the 2012 Jr. Worlds, Cochran-Siegle's stock was rising as fast as he was skiing. The trend rolled right into the 2013 then BAM, he blew his ACL and MCL while racing the downhill portion of the super combined at the World Championships. Back on the horse in 2014, RCS picked up where he left off to win the NorAm overall title, finish second in downhill and third in both super G and giant slalom. Cochran-Siegle elected to take the 2015 season off to focus on rehabbing a Lateral Meniscus and Osteochondral allograft transplant, but worked hard in a return-to-snow program with teammates Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, NY), Resi Stiegler (Jackson, WY) and Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA) under coach Bernd Brunner to come back in the 2016 season.
In 2016, Cochran-Siegle made his World Cup giant slalom debut and four races later, scored his first giant slalom points with a 30th place at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. To finish the season, Cochran-Siegle grabbed three top five finishes at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Sun Valley, ID with a fourth place in the alpine combined and two second place finishes in super G and giant slalom. Big things to come from this guy in the coming years!
OFF THE SNOW
During the summer months, he lives with cousin Jess Kelley and her husband Adam Cole, and focuses a lot of his time on conditioning for the race season and enjoys playing basketball and mountain biking. What's more, Cochran-Siegle is also whip-smart, and currently participating in the 3-2 Engineering program at Westminster College, where he's working on completing a dual degree in Physics and Mechanical Engineering.