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2013 Alpine Worlds Team Named
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) headline a strong group of 19 athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the 2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Feb. 4-17 in Schladming, Austria. The U.S. Ski Team has placed nine different athletes on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium this winter for a total of 24 top three results, including 15 victories. NBC and Universal Sports Network will combine for a full broadcast package of the entire championships.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named 19 athletes to compete in the 2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Feb. 4-17 in Schladming, Austria.
The team has placed nine different athletes on the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podium this winter for a total of 24 top three results, including 15 victories.
The Best in the World women's speed team has placed five different athletes on the World Cup podium this winter including downhill wins by Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) and Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) and podiums by Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) and Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH).
Vonn is a double gold medalist from the 2009 World Championships and owns a downhill silver from 2011. Mancuso earned silver in super G in 2011.
Reigning giant slalom World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has amassed four World Cup GS wins this season, all by large margins and leads the GS standings.
Teen sensation Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has won three World Cup slalom races and leads the slalom standings.
Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) has won a World Cup downhill this season and Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) has also been on the downhill podium.
Race starters will not be finalized until the Team Captains meeting the evening prior to each event.
NBC will air three hours of programming from Schladming with Universal Sports Network broadcasting the entire championships.
Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 7/3/84, Mammoth Mountain Ski Team (2007, 2009, 2011)
Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, CA, 3/9/84, Squaw Valley Ski Team (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Alice McKennis, Glenwood Springs, CO, 8/19/89, Rowmark Academy
Laurenne Ross, Bend, OR, 8/17/88, Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (2009, 2011)
Mikaela Shiffrin, Eagle-Vail, CO, 3/13/95, Burke Mountain Academy
Leanne Smith, North Conway, NH, 11/28/87, Mt. Washington Valley Ski Team (2011)
Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, WY, 11/14/85, Jackson Hole Ski Club (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 10/18/84, Buck Hill/Ski and Snowboard Club Vail (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
COMPETITION AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE (all times Eastern Standard)
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Feb. 4 – Opening Ceremonies
Feb. 5 – Women's super G, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 8 – Women's super combined, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 10 – Women's downhill, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 12 – Nations Team Event
Feb. 14 – Women's giant slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 16 – Women's slalom, 3 p.m. NBC* and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network