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Kauf Earns Sixth National Championship Title

By Ryan Odeja - Stifel U.S. Ski Team
March, 23 2024
Jaelin Kauf smiles after finishing her run in Waterville

Jaelin Kauf earned her third moguls National Championship title today on the infamous Lower Bobbies run at the Toyota U.S. Freestyle Moguls Championships at Waterville Valley Resort. 

The East Coast endured a ferocious winter storm that dropped over 10 inches on the resort overnight. To ensure a fair and consistent event, the format was modified to one qualification run instead of two for the 59 athletes. However, the conditions did not damper the day for the Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team women’s moguls athletes, sweeping the top six in each round of today’s competition. Wearing bib 1, Kauf held on to the top position throughout the day, never losing her lead. This is Kauf’s sixth National Championship win across moguls and dual moguls, five of which came from Waterville.

Just behind Kauf was Kasey Hogg, a Connecticut native who put down consistently strong runs throughout the day. She finished just 0.33 points off the top box. Tess Johnson rounded out the podium, finishing third, earning her sixth career national championship podium. 

The junior podium was led by Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team member Elizabeth Lemley, who finished fourth overall. The podium was completed by Reese Chapdelaine of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail in second and Olivia Maurais from the Winter Park Competition Center in third. 

Wiles Earns 13th in Saalbach Downhill Finale

By Megan Harrod
March, 23 2024
Jacqueline Wiles

Jackie Wiles snagged 13th place at the World Cup Finals downhill on Saturday, March 23, in Saalbach, Austria to close her impressive 2023-24 comeback season. 

Wiles landed a career-best second-place finish in the downhill at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy this season, six years after her first and only World Cup podium. After sitting out the 2022-23 season following surgery and rehab of a right knee full patella tendon reconstruction, Wiles’ goal heading into this season was simply “getting back to herself.” Finishing the season ranked 14th in the world in downhill was beyond her expectations. 

“I’m psyched to be in the top 15 at the end of the season,” Wiles reflected. "Coming back this year, I had expectations to try and get back to myself, but after being away with injuries, you just never know. I knew that if I skied the best that I could, I could have a great season. So to be able to come out and actually execute this year, get past some fear, and feel confident, I’m really psyched.”

With a storm coming in, there were several course holds and delays on Saturday due to high winds. It was a race to the finish for the downhill Crystal Globe. Austria’s Cornelia Huetter put on a show for the home crowd, finishing first and moving ahead of Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami to walk away with the globe. Slovenia’s Ilka Stuhec and Italy’s Nicole Delago each slid across the finish line to round out the podium in second and third, respectively. 

“The most rewarding moment this year was the podium in Cortina,” said Wiles. “I’ve had such a special feeling there, and to have everything come together on a day and have family and friends after so many tough years of injuries and coming back and being able to do that proved a lot to me. It was really special and meant a lot to me.”

Wiles is looking forward to heading into a summer prep period healthy for the first time in a while and to “coming back with a bit even more fierce and fight to me.” 

Teammates Mikaela Shiffrin and Lauren Macuga watched the race from the finish, and Shiffrin was joined by Norwegian boyfriend Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who was also injured in January. Kilde and the entire team celebrated Shiffrin’s third-place overall finish in the standings at the award presentation following the race. Gut-Behrami was first overall with 1,716 points, while Italy’s Federica Brignone was second with 1,581 points. Despite missing six weeks of competition, Shiffrin still amassed 1,409 points. 

The 2023-24 World Cup season will conclude on Sunday, March 24 with the men’s downhill. 

RESULTS
Women’s downhill 

CUP STANDINGS
Women’s downhill 

HOW TO WATCH 

March 24 (ET)
6:15 a.m. - men’s downhill - Peacock

Macuga Closes Season in Saalbach on High Note

By Megan Harrod
March, 22 2024
Lauren Macuga competes in the super-G at World Cup Finals in Saalbach, Austria.
Lauren Macuga competes in the super-G at the World Cup Finals in Saalbach, Austria.

Lauren Macuga wrapped her breakthrough 2023-24 season with a solid 14th place and earned herself some World Cup points to boot on Friday, March 22, at the final super-G of the year in Saalbach, Austria. 

Despite heavy rain overnight and humidity into the early hours of Friday, temperatures cooperated, and the sun was shining for both the women's and men’s super-G. Out of the gate bib 5, Macuga skied a run she could be proud of to close a standout season in which she ended up ranked 13th in the world in the discipline. 

“Nothing has really set in,” the 21-year-old reflected on her season, which featured three top-10 results, including a career-best top-five in Kvitfjell. “It’s still crazy to think about it…it’s been incredible. I was just hoping for a super-G point this year, and now here I am running super-G at Finals. I don’t know, something clicked, and I’m just having fun.” 

The Czech Republic’s Ester Ledecka won Friday’s super-G, followed by Italy’s Federica Brignone .28 seconds off the pace, and Norway’s Kajsa Lie Vickhoff in third, .30 out. Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami was seventh, but she finished strong enough to walk away with the super-G Crystal Globe to add to her impressive collection this season. 

Though Mikaela Shiffrin wasn’t racing the super-G, she and teammate Jackie Wiles were in the finish area to support Macuga, or “Cougs,” as the team calls her, cheering for her as she crossed the finish line. The women’s speed team has had a great vibe all season, and Macuga is a big reason for that positive energy. 

“The team is really good, obviously,” she said with a laugh after Wiles and Shiffrin hugged her. We have so much fun, and I think that’s what helps a lot. We enjoy being here, we all hang out…, and we get some mad Catan games going.” 

Up next for Macuga is a camp at Palisades, Tahoe, for some slalom and giant slalom. 

World Cup Finals will wrap for the women with a downhill on Saturday, March 23. 

RESULTS
Women’s super-G

CUP STANDINGS
Women’s super-G

HOW TO WATCH (ET)

March 23
6:15 a.m.  - women’s downhill - Peacock

March 24
6:15 a.m. - men’s downhill - Peacock

 

Radamus Takes Giant Slalom National Championship Win

By Courtney Harkins
March, 22 2024
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River Radamus, Bridger Gile and George Steffey go one-two-three at the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships presented by Stifel. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Steven Kornreich)

River Radamus took home his second national championship title in two days, winning the giant slalom at the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships presented by Stifel at Sun Valley Resort.

The course conditions were firm, with the hill setting up nicely overnight and producing a fair and fast hill for the more than 80 racers. The course set was tricky first run, which whittled the second run down to only 56 athletes. Radamus ran bib one—the same bib he wore in the day prior’s victorious super-G—and proved it successful once again, taking the lead and never giving it up throughout the day.

With a little easier set second run, many of the men punched in fast times. Hometown Sun Valley racer Ryder Sarchett, who skis for the University of Colorado Boulder, clocked the fastest second run to clinch fourth place and the best result for a junior racer. 

Stifel U.S. Ski Team athletes swept both the overall podium and the junior podium. Behind Radamus was Bridger Gile in second and George Steffey in third. Jay Poulter took second on the junior podium behind Sarchett, and Camden Palmquist was third.

RESULTS
Men's giant slalom

Tam, Page, Mickel on the Podium in Waterville

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
March, 22 2024
Nick Page, Ryan Tam and Charlie Mickel on the podium in Waterville
Nick Page, Ryan Tam and Charlie Mickel on the podium in Waterville. (Ryan Joy).

The Toyota U.S. Freestyle Moguls Championships at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire kicked off today with men’s moguls, where Ryan Tam took the top box alongside Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team athletes Nick Page and Charlie Mickel. 

Tam put down the fastest run of the day in super finals, finishing in an impressive 23.81 seconds, earning a huge 84.23 points overall. His speed, accompanied by pristine turns and big airs, helped him beat Page by just 0.11 points. This was Page’s first national championships podium since 2021. Mickel was not far behind in third place with 83.98 points, earning his third career national championship podium. The top four finishers were separated by just 0.39 seconds. Last year’s national champion in both moguls and dual moguls, Cole McDonald, finished fourth. 

The women’s moguls event is tomorrow, March 23, followed by men’s and women’s dual moguls on March 24. You can watch all of the events live on Twitch

Goldberg Closes Out Season with a Top 15

By Sierra Ryder - Stifel U.S. Ski Team
March, 22 2024
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Jared Goldberg finishes the super-G season with an 11th place. (Getty Images).

On Friday, Stifel U.S. Ski Team athlete Jared Goldberg closed out his season with his second best super-G result, an 11th place in Saalbach, Austria. 

“I feel like today was solid skiing,” said Goldberg. “I’ve been trying to bring the fun back and try to ski my best.” 

After it rained throughout the week with warm temperatures in and out, Friday was another extremely warm and sunny day for a super-G. Course workers worked tirelessly to salt and prepare the slope to make sure it was in prime condition for both the women and men. 

Goldberg ran second, a perfect bib number for the conditions. He was immediately in the green at the top splits, but toward the middle of the run, Goldberg lost a few tenths to cross the finish line in second. However, his time held on through a good majority of the field, ending in 11th—just shy of a personal best super-G result. 

“Today was difficult because it was so soft and peely that it was hard to know if you were going too straight or too round, so I was pushing it hard in most places, but then in a couple places probably not enough,” reflected Goldberg. “I keep learning and super-G finals was a big step for me.” 

The race was a nail-biter in the fight for the super-G globe between Austrian Vincent Kriechmayr and Swiss phenom Marco Odermatt, who clinched both the season overall and giant slalom Crystal Globe. The two ran back-to-back making for a dramatic finish. Odermatt squeezed ahead of Kriechmayr to claim the Globe—his second super-G Globe in a row. 

However, the podium was a bit of a surprise. Swiss skier Stefan Rogentin claimed his first ever World Cup win. Swiss teammates Loic Meillard and Arnaud Boisset took second and third place for a Swiss podium sweep. It was Boisset’s first career podium, having only 13 World Cup starts to his name. 

Ryan Cochran-Siegle also raced for the U.S. men, finishing in 20th. Cochran-Siegle had a tough bib draw for the conditions but is feeling prepped and ready to fire for the downhill on Sunday. 

The speed finale is set for Sunday. Watch the men's downhill live and on-demand through Peacock starting at 6:15 a.m. ET. Cochran-Siegle and Bryce Bennett are slated to compete for the Stifel U.S. Ski Team. 

RESULTS 
Men's super-G

CUP STANDINGS
Men's super-G

HOW TO WATCH (ET)

March 23
6:15 a.m. - women’s downhill - Peacock

March 24
6:15 a.m. - men’s downhill - Peacock 

2024 FIS Snowboard Slopestyle, Big Air, Snowboard Cross Junior World Championships Team Announced

By Sadie Texer - Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team
March, 21 2024
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Rebecca Flynn competes at the Silvaplana World Cup (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Logan Swney)

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the seven snowboard athletes who will represent the United States at the 2024 FIS Slopestyle and Big Air Junior World Championships in Mottolino Livigno, Italy, March 22-30, and the 10 snowboard cross athletes for the FIS Snowboard Cross World Junior Championships in Gudauri, Georgia, April 4-7. 

With both national team members and top U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes from clubs across the country, this year’s team consists of heavy hitters who have already made appearances on the World Cup stage along with up-and-coming riders looking to prove themselves on an international level. The big air and slopestyle World Championships are at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games venue.

Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team athletes Rebecca Flynn and Brooklyn DePriest lead the way after a successful showing at the Youth Olympic Games, with Flynn taking home silver in women’s big air and DePriest finishing sixth in the men’s slopestyle competition. Notably, Flynn will compete in her first World Cup final in Silvaplana just days before she’s set to drop into the Mottolino Fun Mountain Snowpark course, making her an exciting athlete to watch as she continues to excel on the international level.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Lily Dhawornvej looks to continue her success on the World Cup stage after a second place performance at the final Rev Tour in Aspen last week. She will be joined by older brother Caleb Dhawornvej who also looks to build on his success from the NorAm Cup circuit, highlighted by a sixth place slopestyle result in Copper Mountain in January. Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team rookie coaches Eric Beauchemin and Ryan Conway will join the squad in Italy. Oliver Martin is named, but will not be attending due to injury.

The 2024 FIS Snowboard and Big Air Junior World Championships kicks off snowboard competition with slopestyle qualifications on Sunday, March 24 with finals following on Tuesday, March 26. The event shifts gears to big air competition with snowboard qualifications on Thursday, March 28 and will conclude with big air finals on Saturday, March 30.

On the snowboard cross side, the team is led by Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team members Boden Gerry and Tyler Hamel, all of whom have had success this year on the World Cup circuit. Nathan Pare recently made a statement with a top-eight performance at the Snowboard Cross World Cup in Cortina, finishing seventh overall and cementing himself as a young talent to watch. Bri Schnorrbusch and Nathan Pare are named, but will not be attending due to injury.

Qualifications kick off Friday, April 5 with finals following on Saturday, April 6. The 2024 FIS Snowboard Cross World Junior Championships will also include a snowboard cross team event on Sunday, April 7.

2024 FIS Slopestyle and Big Air Snowboard Junior World Championships Team - Snowboard
(Hometown; Club; Birthdate)

Women
Lily Dhawornvej (Frisco, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail;
8/14/2009)
Rebecca Flynn (Victoria, MN; Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team/G Team; 7/24/2006)
Mae Morelli (Boston, MA; Green Mountain Academy; 6/30/2007)
Gwyneth Park (Park City, UT; Team Utah Snowboarding; 7/4/2008)

Men
Oliver Martin (Wolcott, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 6/15/2008)*
Brooklyn DePriest (Rocklin, CA; Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 2/21/2006)

Caleb Dhawornvej (Frisco, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 7/14/2007)

2024 FIS Snowboard Cross World Junior Championships Team

Women
Virginia Boyd (Steamboat Springs, CO, Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 2/18/2007)
Kendall Harrington (Steamboat Springs, CO; Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club; 2/4/2004)
Sarah Keck (Winter Park, CO; Auburn Ski Club; 5/10/2004)
Hanna Percy (Truckee, CA; 
Gould Academy Competition Program; 7/17/2007)
Brianna Schnorrbusch (Monroe Township, NJ; Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team/Gould Academy Competition Program; 1/30/2006)*
Olivia Stracuzzi (
Northampton, PA; Gould Academy Competition Program; 3/27/2007)

Men
Boden Gerry (Carrabassett Valley, ME; Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team/Carrabassett Valley Academy; 3/9/2006)
Mason Hamel (Bethel, ME; Gould Academy Competition Program; 1/26/2006)
Tyler Hamel 
(Bethel, ME; Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team/Gould Academy Competition Program; 7/12/2004)
Nathan Pare (Bethel, ME; Hydro Flask U.S. Snowboard Team/Gould Academy Competition Program; 2/1/2005)*

*declined invite due to injury

2024 FIS Slopestyle, Big Air Junior World Championships Freeski Team Announced

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
March, 21 2024
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U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the eight freeski athletes who will represent the United States at the 2024 FIS Slopestyle and Big Air Junior World Championships in Mottolino Livigno, Italy, March 22-30. 

With both top Stifel U.S. Freeski Team members and athletes from clubs across the country, this year’s team consists of heavy hitters who have already made appearances on the World Cup stage along with up and comers looking to prove themselves on an international level. The venue is also the location of the 2026 Olympic Winter Games slopestyle and big air. 

Stifel U.S. Freeski Team’s Kate Gray and Henry Townshend highlight a roster of notables, including Killington Mountain School’s Eleanor Andrews, who earned her first World Cup podium in her first World Cup start at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth Mountain earlier this season. Joining the athletes in Mottolino Livigno are Stifel U.S. Freeski Team rookie coach Leah Stroud and Wy’East Academy’s Brian McCarthy.

Stifel U.S. Freeski Team’s Walker Woodring and Ellie Derosier were also named, but will not be attending. 

The 2024 FIS Snowboard and Big Air Junior World Championships kicks off freeski competition with slopestyle qualifications on Monday, March 25 with finals to follow on Tuesday, March 26. The event shifts gears to big air competition with qualifications on Friday, March 29, and will conclude with big air finals on Saturday, March 30.

2024 FIS Slopestyle and Big Air Freeski Junior World Championships Team
(Hometown; Club; Birthdate)

Women
Ella Andrews (Killington, VT; Killington Mountain School; 2/23/2007)
Ellie DeRosier (Bend, OR; Stifel U.S. Freeski Team/Park City Ski & Snowboard; 10/24/2006)*
Kate Gray (Crowley Lake, CA; Stifel U.S. Freeski Team/Mammoth Mountain Freeski Team; 06/29/2006)
Marley Leavitt (Park City, UT; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 2006)

Men
Hugh MacMenamin (Hudson, WI; Wy’East Mountain Academy; 01/23/2006)
Walker Woodring (Sun Valley, ID; Stifel U.S. Freeski Team/Park City Ski & Snowboard; 3/13/2010)*
Anders Chapman (Hood River, OR; Wy’East Mountain Academy; 10/7/2006)
Henry Townshend (Park City, UT; Stifel U.S. Freeski Team/Park City Ski & Snowboard; 2/16/2006) 

*declined invite due to conflict or injury 

Radamus, Bocock National Champions in Super-G

By Courtney Harkins
March, 21 2024
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River Radamus takes the men's national championship title in super-G at Sun Valley.

River Radamus and Elisabeth Bocock took home the titles of national champions at the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships presented by Stifel super-G at Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort.

The Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team swept both super-G podiums. Behind Bocock in the women’s race, Allison Mollin was second and Tatum Grosdidier third. This was Bocock's first national title. On the men’s side, Kyle Negomir finished second and Isaiah Nelson was third. Radamus is a three-time national champion, having won the super-G in 2021 and giant slalom in 2020.

Cooper Puckett was the top junior man of the day, with Camden Palmquist second and Jay Poulter third. The women’s junior podium was the same as the podium.

Both the men’s giant slalom goes off on Friday and women’s giant slalom Saturday.

2024 Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships Team Announced

By Ryan Odeja - Stifel U.S. Ski Team
March, 20 2024
Connor Curran stands on the podium at the 2023 FIS Aerials Junior Ski World Championships in Obertauern, Austria
Connor Curran stands on the podium at the 2023 FIS Aerials Junior World Ski Championships in Obertauern, Austria. (Wolf Amri).

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the 14 athletes who will represent the United States at the 2024 FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships at Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy, April 3-6, 2024. 

This year’s team is comprised of Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members and top U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes from clubs across the country. Like the national team, the U.S. has a strong history of excellent results at the Junior World Championships across freestyle disciplines. 

This year, moguls and aerials will take place at the same time at the same venue, unlike last year, when the events were completely separate. At the 2023 FIS Aerials Junior Ski World Championships in Obertauern, Austria, Connor Curran, Amelia Glogowski and Ian Schoenwald took second place in the mixed aerials team competition. Glogowski took third in the women’s aerials event and Catherine McEneany also made finals, finishing sixth overall. On the men’s side, Connor Curran finished third overall. 

The moguls athletes are very familiar with Chiesa in Valmalenco, as it is the most common location for Junior Worlds, including last year’s competition. In 2023, the U.S. moguls athletes put on their usual confident performances, including a sweep of the women’s dual mogul podium by Alli Macuga, Skylar Slettene and Kylie Kariotis. Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team members Alli Macuga and Asher Michel took home the gold in the mixed team dual moguls event and Michel finished third in the men’s mogul event. In 2022, the U.S. brought home five Junior World Championships gold medals across moguls and aerials, and six additional podiums. 

Many of the qualified athletes already had successful seasons across all levels. For the moguls athletes, Asher Michel and Charlie Mickel earned new personal bests this season on the World Cup circuit. Porter Huff made his World Cup debut in Deer Valley following his Youth Olympic Winter Games gold medal in team dual moguls.

On the aerials side, Connor Curran earned his first career World Cup podium, finishing second in Deer Valley. Kyra Dossa made her World Cup debut in Deer Valley, finishing in an impressive eighth place. 

The 2024 Freestyle Junior Worlds includes mixed team events for aerials and dual moguls, along with moguls, dual moguls and aerials events for both men and women. 

2024 FIS FREESTYLE JUNIOR SKI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM

(Hometown; Club; Birthdate)

MOGULS 

Women

  • Reese Chapdelaine (Snowmass Village, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 9/3/2005)
  • Zoe Dwinell (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard Club; 12/29/2004)
  • Kylie Kariotis (Novato, CA; Telluride Freestyle Team; 7/14/2004)
  • Olivia Maurais (Winter Park, CO; Winter Park Competition Center; 9/10/2005)

Men

  • Porter Huff (Longmont, CO; Ski & Snowboard Club Vail; 4/2/2008)
  • Camden Lewis (Bedford, ME; Gould Academy; 9/27/2008)
  • Asher Michel (Winter Park, CO; Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team/Winter Park Competition Center; 12/09/2005)
  • Charlie Mickel (Durango, CO; Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team/Wasatch Freestyle; 7/4/2004)
AERIALS 

Women

  • Kyra Dossa (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 1/24/2004)
  • Amelia Glogowski (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 1/26/2005)*
  • Catherine McEneany (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 11/14/2006)

Men

  • Connor Curran (Cincinnati, OH; Stifel U.S. Freestyle Ski Team/Park City Ski & Snowboard; 9/23/2004)
  • Ashton Salwan (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 6/23/2004)
  • Ian Schoenwald (Park City, UT; Park City Ski & Snowboard; 6/18/2004)

* qualified but cannot compete due to injury. 

STAFF

Deb Newson - U.S. Freestyle Development Manager
Joshua Kober - Moguls Discipline Head
Stanislav Kravchuk - Aerials Discipline Head
Sean Ennis - Moguls Development Coach
John Dowling - Moguls Development Coach
Trevor Reilly - Moguls Development Coach
Jack Boyczuk - Aerials Development Coach
Maddie Boyczuk - Aerials Development Coach

CHIESA IN VALMALENCO 2024 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

April 3 - Men’s and women’s moguls
April 4 - Men’s and women’s aerials
April 5 - Mixed aerials team
April 5 - Mixed dual moguls team
April 6 - Men’s and women’s dual moguls