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