Ganong bumped to U.S. Alpine’s C Team |

Ganong bumped to U.S. Alpine’s C Team

World Championships medalists Julia Mancuso of Squaw Valley and Lindsey Kildow, plus Olympic champion Ted Ligety and first-time World Cup winner Steven Nyman, headline the 2008 U.S. Alpine Ski Team, which was named last week.

U.S. Alpine Director Jesse Hunt said the group, from the A Team through the Development Team, includes 27 men and 27 women; 15 are Olympians, including Truckee native Stacey Cook.

Travis Ganong, a 2006 North Tahoe High graduate, was bumped from the Development Team to the C Team after a successful rookie season.

Truckee downhill specialist Marco Sullivan, the gold-medal winner in downhill at the U.S. Alpine Championships this past season, will return to the A Team.

The U.S. Team, now in full summer training mode, will kickoff the 2007-08 World Cup season in October. The top U.S. Ski Team stars will be showcased in early December when the World Cup comes to Beaver Creek, Colo., and Aspen, Colo.

Mancuso produced the finest U.S. women’s World Cup season since 1984 as she won the first four races in her career and finished third overall. She also collected another World Championships medal (the third of her career, this one silver in super combined) during the 2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, and was named U.S. Alpine Skier of the Year by Ski Racing magazine.

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