now I have World Cup spots in every event this season. I am really excited to start skiing on
the World Cup circuit.”
“My goal for this season is to earn some World Cup points and move up to A Team! I know
that I have speed, and I just need to put it all together on the race hill.”
“I am really looking forward to the Lake Louise downhill World Cup. I have raced a lot there
in NorAms, and feel really confident on that hill. I hope to score some points to help my start
position in the next World Cup.”
Hometown: Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Team Years: 10
Club: Park City Ski Team/Jackson Hole Ski Club
School: Park City Winter Sports School
Equipment: Rossignol, Lange, Leki, Shred, Slytech
Sponsors: Teton Sports Club, T2
Catch Up: Fresh off three years primarily on the injured list,
Stiegler took advantage of her healthy legs and competed in
22 slalom races last year across all levels of the sport. Three
World Cup scoring results including a 15th at the end of the
season and a bronze medal at U.S. Nationals signaled she
is ready to let herself of the leash this year.
First Person: “Last season was awesome because I didn’t
get injured. I came off of three years of pretty much missing entire seasons and I was really focused on just getting
through a season for just my own peace of mind and get a solid base going so I just did
slalom. It went well, it was not exceptional but I was pretty proud of myself. Not getting
inured was huge. I had really good training in New Zealand and Chile. I do want to start doing GS again. It’s kind of tough because that’s the event I got injured in twice. It’s mentally
challenging getting down the hill because I think I’m going to get injured all the time, but I’ve
gotten over that. Now it’s just a matter of being smart and not pushing it too hard. If I have
a really good day, that doesn’t mean that I can go rip a World Cup tomorrow. This season I
will stay focused on slalom with a little GS in there.”
Men’s C Team
Mikael Ankeny, Deephaven, Minn.
Nick Daniels, Tahoe City, Calif.
Mark Engel, Truckee, Calif.
Jared Goldberg, Holladay, Utah
Robby Kelley, Starksboro, Vt.
Keith Moffat, Berkeley, Calif.
Brennan Rubie, Salt Lake City, Utah
Seppi Stiegler, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Ace Tarberry, North Conway, N.H.
Men’s D Team
Bryce Bennett, Olympic Valley, Calif.
Kieffer Christianson, Anchorage, Alaska
Robert Cone, Killington, Vt.
Tanner Farrow, Ketchum, Idaho
Nicholas Krause, Northboro, Mass.
Brian McLaughlin, Topsfield, Mass.
Scott Snow, Sagle, Idaho
Matthew Strand, Lakeville, Minn.
Women’s C Team
Julia Ford, Plymouth, N.H.
Brooke Wales, Sammamish, Wash.
Women’s D Team
Abby Ghent, Edwards, Colo.
Libby Gibson Jamaica, Vt.
Katharine Irwin, Vail, Colo.
Lila Lapanja, Incline Village, Nev.
Brittany Lathrop, South Londonderry, Vt.
Anna Marno, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Paula Moltzan, Lakeville, Minn.
Foreste Peterson, Berkeley, Calif.
Katie Ryan, Aspen, Colo.
Sydney Staples, Park City, Utah
Several U.S. Ski Team members will
most likely be making their World Cup
debuts this season. On the men’s side,
Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Seppi Stiegler
and Ace Tarberry are looking to break
into the big show.
“I’m excited,” says Cochran-Siegle,
who plans to race in both Lake Lou-
ise and Beaver Creek. “I’ll be skiing
NorAms, Europa Cups and two World
Cups. On the World Cup I’m just look-
ing forward to the experience. Beaver
Creek will definitely be really fun and
intense to get on it for the first time.”
Brooke Wales, Abby Ghent and For-
este Peterson are listed as likely to race
on the World Cup; and Mikaela Shiffrin
and Kiley Staples may go from White-
Circus rookies to regulars.
Shiffrin is taking her mother/tutor along
for the ride. “My mother is going to
spend the whole time in Europe that
I’m there,” says Shiffrin, a high school
junior. “She is going to be there with
me, helping me with my school work
… helping me stay motivated and get
through it.” — E.W.
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