COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (Nov. 8) – The 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team was introduced Friday during Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper Mountain, home of the U.S Ski Team Speed Center. Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) were on hand as 54 athletes were announced during a public celebration to kick off the start of the 2014 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup and Olympic winter.
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The 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team was publicly introduced on Nov. 8 during Nature Valley First Tracks, a public celebration at Copper Mountain, CO – home of the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) were among the 54 athletes named to the 2014 team. The Olympic team for alpine will be announced on Jan. 26, 2014.
The alpine team is coming off a record season of five World Championship medals and 33 World Cup podiums from 10 different athletes, including 18 victories.
The team has been training at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain since Nov. 1. It is the only place in the world to train full-length downhill at this time of year.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup swings through America Nov 29-Dec. 1 with a women’s downhill, super G and giant slalom followed by men’s super G, downhill and giant slalom on Dec. 6-8 at Beaver Creek, CO – host of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
It’s a really cool time for American ski racers, and it’s not just because we’ve been successful the last few seasons. Success definitely helps, but that success comes from the coaches, our technicians, our sponsors and our training partners. And when all that is working right, like it has been the last few years, it makes our job a lot of fun.
Bode Miller Right now we have a very healthy environment with this team. Our coaching staff has a lot of experience and that experience is helping all of us perform. Ted is one of the best skiers in the world right now and and the girls are doing so well. When the coaches get the feeling of knowing what the success is and how to manage it, it makes for a good program to be a part of.
Lindsey Vonn It’s not often that you have a team with so much success, especially in speed. This is a really cool time to be a part of the U.S. Ski Team. We have such a great team dynamic, better than I’ve ever seen and it’s showing in our results. Every race we have an athlete who can win.
2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team Roster
Name, Hometown, Club (Skis, Boots, Bindings, Poles, Helmets, Eyewear) Date of Birth
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team) (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic, Leki, POC, POC) 7/14/88 Nolan Kasper (Warren, VT, Burke Mountain Academy) (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer, Swix, POC, POC) 3/27/89 * Ted Ligety (Park City, UT, Park City Ski Team) (Head, Head, Head, Komperdell, Shred, Shred) 8/31/84 *
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH, Carrabassett Valley Academy) (Head, Head, Head, Leki, POC, POC) 10/12/77 *
Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT, Park City Ski Team) (Fischer, Fischer, Fischer, Komperdell, POC, POC) 2/12/82 * Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team) (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic, Leki, POC, POC) 4/27/80 *
Women's A Team Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA, Mammoth Mountain Ski Team) (Rossignol, Rossignol, Rossignol, Komperdell, POC, POC) 7/3/84 * Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA, Squaw Valley Ski Team) (Head, Head, Head, Swix, POC, POC) 3/9/84 *
Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO, Rowmark Academy) (Atomic, Atomic, Atomic, Leki Shred, Shred) 8/19/89 *
2014 Alpine Staff Patrick Riml, Alpine Director Men Head Coach: Sasha Rearick Team Manager: Kate Avrin Physio Coordinator: Chris Antinori
World Cup Multi Head Coach: Forest Carey Assistant Coach: Mike Kenney Conditioning Coach: Adam Cole Head Ski Service Ted Ligety: Alex Martin Head Ski Service Bode Miller: Chris Krause
World Cup Speed Head Coach: Andreas Evers Assistant Coach: TJ Lanning Assistant Coach: Scotty Veenis Conditioning Coach: Tony Beretzki Intern Coach: Chris Beckmann Pool Ski Service: Sylvain Munsch Fischer Ski Service: Leo Mussi Atomic Ski Service: Thomas Graggaber
World Cup Technical Head Coach: Bernd Brunner Assistant Coach: Erik Schlopy Assistant Coach: Kyle Darling Assistant Coach: Ian Garner Conditioning Coach: Bob Poehling Pool Ski Service: Matej Cujes Pool Ski Service: Alex Petitdemange Pool Ski Service: Pepi Culver Rossignol Ski Service: Shawn Gaisford
C and Development Team Head Coach: Randy Pelkey Assistant Coach: Ian Lochhead Assistant Coach/Ski Service: Eric Holmer
Women Head Coach: Alex Hoedlmoser Team Manager: Chelsea Steinbach Head Physiotherapist: Lindsay Winninger
World Cup Multi Head Coach: Chris Knight Assistant Coach: Jeff Fergus Head Ski Service Lindsey Vonn: Heinz Haemmerle Head Ski Service Julia Mancuso: Michael Gmeiner
World Cup Speed Head Coach: Chip White Assistant Coach: Wade Bishop Assistant Coach: Pascal Hasler Ski Service: Ales Sopotnik Ski Service: Miha Dolinar
World Cup Technical Head Coach: Roland Pfeifer Assistant Coach: Pete Anderson Ski Service: Matteo Fattor Atomic Ski Service Mikaela Shiffrin: Kim Erlandsson
Europa Cup Head Coach: Trevor Wagner Assistant Coach: Jeff Pickering Ski Service, Rob Luther Ski Service, Jonathan Weyant
Development Head Coach: Seth McCadam Ski Service, Gunnar Sorensen
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