Travis Ganong & Marco Sullivan Lead the U.S. at Beaver Creek’s Birds of Prey Downhill

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 30, 2012 4:17 pm

Travis Ganong - 2012 Birds of Prey

Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) carves his way down the Audi Birds of Prey downhill to lead the U.S. Ski Team in 16th. (Getty Images-Doug Pensinger)

While Lindsey and Stacey were hard at work battling the fog in Lake Louise to capture first and second in the Audi FIS World Cup downhill, the men were here in the United States competing on Beaver Creek’s famous Birds of Prey course. Record crowds were in attendance to witness Friday’s downhill event, with over 8,000 spectators assembling at the newly-renovated finish area.

Travis Ganong led the U.S. Ski Team with a 16th place finish. Marco Sullivan, who had an amazing podium finish in last week’s Lake Louise downhill followed in 18th. Italy’s Christof Innerhofer won the day, earning his first downhill win since 2008. While this was an upset to the Norwegian sensation Aksel Lund Svindal, the skier managed to continue his hot streak with a second place finish.

Coming up tomorrow is the men’s Super G. You can count on all eyes being on Ted Ligety, who will be looking to usurp points leader Aksel Lund Svindal. Live coverage on Universal Sports TV will be available for free at beginning at 1 p.m. EST.

Today’s downhill will air on NBC this Sunday. The action starts at 1 p.m. EST, and will be followed by live coverage of the men’s giant slalom on the NBC Sports Network.

Official Results


Saturday, Dec. 1
1:00 p.m. – Audi Birds of Prey super G, Beaver Creek – Universal Sports (free simulcast on
2:30 p.m. – Women’s downhill, Lake Louise – Universal Sports
NOTE: Universal Sports video viewer will be live at beginning at 12:50 pm ET in the homepage carousel.

Sunday, Dec. 2
1:00 p.m. – Audi Birds of Prey downhill, Beaver Creek – NBC
2:00 p.m. – Audi Birds of Prey super G, Beaver Creek – NBC Sports Network (former Versus)
2:35 p.m. – Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom, Beaver Creek – NBC Sports Network (former Versus)