Mikaela Shiffrin Named Athlete Of The Year

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 13, 2014 3:31 pm

World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) has been named the 2013 Colorado Athlete of the Year along with NFL star quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos. The pair will be honored with five other competitors from the Rocky Mountain state at the 2013 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 17 in Denver. In only her second full year on the World Cup tour, Shiffrin produced four slalom victories en route to the season-long discipline title. In addition, she won the World Championship gold medal for slalom last February to become the youngest alpine World Champion in American history. The 18-year-old returns to action Tuesday with a night slalom in Flachau, Austria where she is the defending champion. The race will be broadcast on Universal Sports Network at 2:30 and 8 p.m. ET

Cody Downard Photography

Photo by Cody Downard Photography / Nature Valley Raptor World Cup at Beaver Creek, CO / The U.S. Ski Team 

Cody Downard Photography

Photo by Cody Downard Photography