The 2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships will be held in Schladming, Austria from Feb. 4 - 17.
Headlining a strong team of 19 athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association are Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Ted Ligety (Park City, UT), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO).
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. 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 Vonn and Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) and podiums by Mancuso, Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) and Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH).
Reigning giant slalom World Champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) has garnished four World Cup GS wins this season, all by large margins and leads the GS standings while teenager Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has won three World Cup slalom races and leads the slalom standings.
2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Team
(Name, hometown, birthdate, USSA club, past World Championships)
Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, CA, 7/14/88, Squaw Valley Ski Team (2011)
Tim Jitloff, Reno, NV, 1/11/85, Park City Ski Team (2007, 2009, 2011)
Ted Ligety, Park City, UT, 8/31/84, Park City Ski Team (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Steven Nyman, Sundance, UT, 2/12/82, Park City Ski Team (2007, 2009, 2011)
Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY, 2/10/86, New York Ski Education Foundation (2009)
Thomas Biesemeyer, Keene, NY, 1/30/89, New York Ski Education Foundation
Will Brandenburg, Spokane, WA, 1/1/87, Schweitzer Alpine Racing (2011)
David Chodounksy, Crested Butte, CO, 6/25/84, Crested Butte Ski Team (2011)
Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Starksboro, VT, 3/27/85, Cochran's/Mt. Mansfield Ski and Snowboard Club
Robby Kelley, Starksboro, VT, 5/26/90, Cochran's Ski Club/Mt Mansfield Ski Club
Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA, 4/27/80, Squaw Valley Ski Team (2003, 2007, 2009)
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)
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