Getting to know the U.S. Ski Team

Getting to know the U.S. Ski Team

The Americans are dominating the women’s World Cup speed
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Everybody knows of Lindsey Vonn, the overall downhill champion the last five World Cup crystal globes. But the rest of the American roster is starting to turn heads on the downhill, too.
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Julia Mancuso is a household name around the women’s World Cup circuit, but American teammates such as Stacey Cook, Alice McKennis, Laurenne Ross and Leanne Smith are serving notice.
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American tennager Mikaela Shiffrin has joined USA stalwarts Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn in the top 10 of this year’s overall World Cup standings, and she leads the slalom standings after seven races.
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World Cup Ski Racing

Women’s Downhill Standings

(after 5 of 8 races)



1. Lindsey Vonn, USA, 340.

2. Stacey Cook, USA, 211.

3. Tina Maze, Slovenia, 189.

4. Alice McKennis, USA, 180.

5. Anna Fenninger, Austria,

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Speed coach provides the skinny on the U.S. roster

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy – American speed coach Chip White recently was asked to describe each of his athletes.

White obliged with a wise smile for each of them:



Julia Mancuso



“Julia Mancuso is a free spirit.

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