World Cup notebook: US skateboarding team announces staff changes

According to a US Figure Skating Team press release, “Mike Day, longtime coach of the multidisciplinary sports, will continue to serve as head coach.”
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The US Alpine ski team announced changes to its staff for the upcoming 2022-23 season through a press release following its spring conference.

“The program features a new structure, with the technical groups for the World Cup and European Cup being integrated across both men and women, allowing athletes to train together in an effort to create a positive competitive team environment,” the press release read.

“This structure allows for a better team culture,” new sports head Anuk Bhatti told Megan Harrod.

“Not only is it more operationally efficient because we are one team rather than a group of disparate teams, but it also drives performance as the high-performance athletes shape the rest of the team.”

With Alex Hoedlmoser moving to the Austrian Federation, Jeff Lackie, who previously worked with Mikaela Shiffrin and most recently the women’s Europa Cup team, will become the new women’s speed coach.

“Mike Day, longtime coach of multidisciplinary athlete Shiffrin, will remain in his role as head coach, with Austrian Mark Mitter joining the group as assistant coach,” the statement continued.

For the men, Parker Gray will return from Academy Gold to join the World Cup and European Cup technical group, which will be overseen by Ian Garner.

Randy Bilkey will remain as the head coach for the men’s sprint team.

“It has been exciting to be back with the US Alpine Ski Team, and working with our coaching staff to build what I know will be a strong and dynamic support team for our athletes,” said Patrick Rimmel. “In addition to his role as director of Alpine, Rimmel will also directly oversee the operations of the Alpine Men’s Program,” the statement noted.

“Not only is it rewarding to see ex-US ski coaches like Parker (Grey) join the team, but it is also rewarding to see ex-athletes like Forrest Peterson join the program as a coach who has the opportunity to make a huge impact on these youngsters,” added Rimmel. in the statement.

“I look forward to working with this team to support the athletes to achieve their dreams and reach the podium.”

Vail Valley Skier Scoop

Michaela Schiffrin Enjoyed the “longest day of the year” while hanging out in Oslo, Norway with Alexander Aamodt Kjelde during the summer solstice. With the sun rising around 3:50 a.m. and sunset around 10:50 p.m. on June 21, the couple had plenty of time to get dressed and relax as the star’s Instagram posts indicated.

The summer solstice has been a little longer than usual for Michaela Shiffrin this year.
Mikaela Schiffrin / Instagram

after, after Tess Johnson Finishing her birthday celebration on June 19, she made her way to Whistler, British Columbia, to help train young skiers for Momentum Ski Camps, the 22-year-old Olympic’s annual love labor. Her fellow ski and snowboarder at the Vail Club, Kay Owens She may not be on the snow, but she’s still working hard to rehabilitate an injury she sustained at the end of the 2022 season. She posted a video of her “life in rehab” on Instagram, showing him working out at the USA Center of Excellence and dangling by the rapids at Park City.

Kay Owens, who sustained a late-season injury in March, has been working hard to rehab at the US Center of Excellence this summer.
Kay Owens / Instagram

Radamos River Also located in Whistler. “The International Gym is back in Whistler, June 22-29! I’ve been going to my mom’s camps since I was a kid, as you can see from the flyer…” he posted on Instagram a few weeks ago alongside a photo of himself in 2006 on a brochure. Sarah and Aldo Radamos have founded and run “The Number One Summer Ski Camp in North America” ​​for 25 years. “SCI always has great coaches, passionate athletes and fun times,” River wrote on social media.

Megan Turney She tied the knot with her fiancé, James Daniel, on Sunday, June 19, and posted a video of her special day on social media. “Thank you everyone for making this day so amazing!” The Olympic athlete wrote on the ice twice. The couple announced their engagement on February 25 in New Yorkshortly after Tierney’s return from 16th at the Beijing Olympics.

Young Radamus River in a 2006 brochure for his parents’ summer ski camp.
Radamos River / Instagram

Summer stars in the news

Mac Dorph He took the men’s 17-18 title at the 2022 State Time-Trial in Colorado on June 12, winning by more than a minute. The Vail Mountain School graduate headed to the Midwest soon after. On June 21, the LUX rider finished second in the men’s 17-18 junior class on day six of Tour of America’s Dairyland, one of the largest remaining stage races in the US, with Dorf a tenth of a second behind Swift’s. Sean Strachan in a 50-minute race around a 0.82 mile track at the Cheese Wheel Classic in West Alice, Wisconsin. The bike race runs for 11 days until June 26.

EagleVil’s Cristian Ravelo He had an unfortunate DNF at the 2022 Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic on June 19.

“Let’s start with the fact that the weather at Harlem Skyscraper Cycling was great and the crowd was amazing, unfortunately I got my first (hopefully only one) DNF of the year,” the professional CS Velo rider wrote on Instagram.

“Legs/body felt great, morale was high, but mechanically one of my wheels knocked me out of the race halfway. It’s brutal when something out of your control takes you out of the race, but as we all know, it’s part of playing it.”

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest endurance-focused sports car race held annually in Le Mans, France, topped the results in the LM P2 class for 90 consecutive races.

“I am very happy and proud,” the 46-year-old Roberto Gonzalezwho lives in Vail, to the media after the win.

“It was our dream to win this race. The team did a great job all week. It is great to win after my brother Ricciardo, who won in the same class in 2013. Le Mans has been good for us Mexicans, Le Mans loves Mexico.”

With cars traveling at over 250 mph in the Auto Marathon, the winners of the four categories (Hypercar, LM P2, LM GTE Pro and LM GTE AM) are those with the highest cumulative distance traveled on the Circuit de la Sarthe during 24 hours. The race is one of the stops for the Triple Crown of Motosport (the Indianapolis 500 and Monaco Grand Prix are the other two).

Gonzalez collaborated with Antonio Felix da Costa and William Stevens. Gonzalez completed 98 laps in 6 hours 4 minutes 15 seconds of driving time, while Road da Costa did 8:02:26 and Stevens 9:02:00. Together, the team completed 369 laps to top the 27-team field.

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