For the first time since 1999, the World Championships were back in the United States, for two action-packed weeks of racing, music, and abundant sunshine. We saw a gold medal won by Americans Ted Ligety and Mikaela Shiffrin, as well as a silver medal awarded to Travis Ganong in the Downhill, and bronze medal to Lindsey Vonn in the Super-G and Ted Ligety in the Combined.
In terms of Spyder athletes, we saw an inspired Downhill by Steven Nyman, who finished in 4th place, just one shy of the bronze medal.
After finishing in the top-20 in the Downhill &Combined, Julia Mancuso saw her best results in the Super G, finishing 9th.
Jared Goldberg, the youngest member of the Spyder athlete and U.S. Ski Team(s) showed promise after being a last minute addition to the roster following a gruesome injury to Bode Miller. See Bode’s crash.
After placing 20th in the downhill, Goldberg finished 3rd in the 1st/Downhill portion of the Combined, before skiing out of the slalom in the afternoon.
A speed specialist, the 23-year old Goldberg also recorded the fastest time in the lower portion of the downhill, leaving quite the impression on coaches and fans.