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Six Tahoe skiers named to U.S. World Champs team

Staff and U.S. Ski Team report
Squaw Valley skier Marco Sullivan will be among six Tahoe-area athletes competing in the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, Colo., from Feb. 2-15.
Courtesy Eric Schramm |

The Lake Tahoe area will be well represented at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek, Colo., from Feb. 2-15.

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association named 26 racers to its World Championship team, including Squaw Valley skiers Julia Mancuso, Travis Ganong and Marco Sullivan, as well as Truckee natives Stacey Cook and Tim Jitloff, and Diamond Peak/Sugar Bowl skier Lila Lapanja.

Joining the Tahoe contingent will be World Champions Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety, Bode Miller and Mikaela Shiffrin.

It is the strongest team the U.S. has field in the three World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. Seven U.S. skiers have earned World Cup podium finishes this season while five have claimed victories, including Ganong.

Vonn, now with 64 World Cup wins, presently leads both the downhill and super G World Cup standings and is third overall, one spot ahead of Shiffrin.

After undergoing elective back surgery this past fall, Miller will make his first start of the season as he bookends his career in Vail/Beaver Creek.

For the first time ever, the World Championships will be broadcast live in the USA on NBC, NBCSN or Universal Sports, with live streaming on NBC Sports Live Extra.

2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Team

Women

Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, Calif.

Haley Duke, Boise, Idaho

Lila Lapanja, Incline Village, Nev.

Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Calif.

Megan McJames, Park City, Utah

Alice McKennis, Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Paula Moltzan, Lakeville, Minn.

Laurenne Ross, Bend, Ore.

Mikaela Shiffrin, Eagle-Vail, Colo.

Resi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Lindsey Vonn, Vail, Colo.

Jackie Wiles, Aurora, Ore.

Men

Will Brandenburg, Spokane, Wash.

David Chodounksy, Crested Butte, Colo.

Tommy Ford, Bend, Ore.

Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, Calif.

Jared Goldberg, Holladay, Utah

Tim Jitloff, Reno, Nev.

Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah

Nolan Kasper, Warren, Vt.

Tim Kelley, Starksboro, Vt.

Bode Miller, Franconia, N.H.

Steven Nyman, Sundance, Utah

Brennan Rubie, Salt Lake City, Utah

Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, Calif.

Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Competition and broadcast schedule (PST)

Feb. 2 – Opening Ceremony

Feb. 3 – Women’s super G, 9:55-11:30 a.m. NBCSN

Feb. 4 – Men’s super G, 9:55-11:30 a.m. NBCSN

Feb. 6 – Women’s downhill, 9:55-11:30 a.m. NBCSN

Feb. 7 – Men’s downhill, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. NBC

Feb. 8 – Men’s combined-downhill, 8:55-11 a.m. Universal Sports

Feb. 8 – Men’s combined-slalom, 1:30-3 p.m. NBC

Feb. 9 – Women’s co combined-downhill, 8:55-11 a.m. Universal Sports

Feb. 9 – Women’s combined-slalom, 1-2 p.m. NBCSN

Feb. 10 – Nations Team Event, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Universal Sports

Feb. 12 – Women’s giant slalom-first run, 8:55-11 a.m., Universal Sports

Feb. 12 – Women’s giant slalom-second run, 1-2 p.m. NBCSN

Feb. 13 – Men’s giant slalom-first run, 8:55-11 a.m., Universal Sports

Feb. 13 – Men’s giant slalom-second run, 1-2 p.m. NBCSN

Feb. 14 – Women’s slalom-first run, 8:55-11 a.m., Universal Sports

Feb. 14 – Women’s slalom-second run, 1:30-3 p.m. NBC

Feb. 15 – Men’s slalom-first run, 8:55-11 a.m., Universal Sports

Feb. 15 – Men’s slalom-second run, 1:30-3 p.m. NBC

Feb. 15 – World Championships recap, 8:30-9:30 p.m. NBCSN


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