USSA Names 2013 Alpine Worlds Team

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 29, 2013 2:16 pm

The USSA has named 19 athletes headlined by Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso, and Mikaela Shiffrin to compete in the 2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships Feb. 4-17 in Schladming, Austria. The Audi FIS World Cup podium has been home to nine different U.S. Ski Team athletes this winter for a total of 24 top three results, featuring 15 victories.

Vonn dominated the 2009 World Championships with two gold medals and earned a downhill silver from 2011. Mancuso also grabbed the silver in the 2011 super G. Reigning giant slalom champ, Ted Ligety, has collected four World Cup GS wins this season. Mikaela Shiffrin currently leads the slalom standings after winning three World Cup slalom races.

2013 Alpine Worlds Team

The Best in the World women's speed team headlines a powerful group of 19 American athletes named to the 2013 FIS Alpine Ski World Ski Championships Team (Mitchell Gunn/ESPA)

“This is a special group of athletes who have worked incredibly hard with this staff to be in a position for success at these World Championships,” commented Patrick Riml, U.S. Ski Team Al

pine Director. “Whether it was training in the summer at the Center of Excellence in Park City, or snow at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain or at our European base in Soelden, each one of these athletes has put in the effort to do something special in Schladming.”

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships competition and broadcast schedule (all EST) is as follows:

Feb. 4 – Opening Ceremonies
Feb. 5 – Women's super G, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 6 – Men's super G, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 8 – Women's super combined, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 9 – Men's downhill, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 10 – Women's downhill, 3 p.m. NBC and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 11 – Men's super combined, 12 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 12 – Nations Team Event
Feb. 14 – Women's giant slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 15 – Men's giant slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 16 – Women's slalom, 3 p.m. NBC* and 4 p.m., Universal Sports Network
Feb. 17 – Men's slalom, 11 a.m., Universal Sports Network

*Men's giant slalom also on NBC

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