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    Thanks Mr Rippinstick! His students are fortunate ! Ross & I were room mates / house mates in college and in Vail. Many fond memories...love it when we get the chance to visit & catch up. Ross is my number two premium branded friend, all-time lifetime (Mrs anemic being #1). I really miss him. ( < understatement)
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    Back on track - How 'bout it? Mikaela Shiffrin...WORLD CHAMP!!!

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    How about season champ and a World Cup Globe in the slalom for the barely 18 year old. She overcame a 1.17 second deficit in the second run to win the championship. Maze was leading after the first run but couldn't match Mikaela's pace in the second run. Maze was also leading the standings by 7 points going into the race. The season came down to the last race and the kid won. Now it's back to high school for the rest of the semester. She is supposed to be on Letterman Tuesday night and the Today show Wednesday morning.
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    nothing short of amazing! Congrats to the youngun'
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    move over lindsey vonn, you are no longer the face of US skiing.
    go for rob

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    ^She will be the face until mainstream news (ESPN, Fox, etc) grabs a hold of this story. Still havent seen anything on the news about it garnering the coverage she deserves. Ted had a fabulous season as well

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    http://www.vaildaily.com/article/201...ntProfile=1062

    the pics show it all

    a beautiful and amazing young lady

    we should all be proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    http://www.vaildaily.com/article/201...ntProfile=1062

    the pics show it all

    a beautiful and amazing young lady

    we should all be proud
    loved this bit of the interview:

    So how did Shiffrin steady her nerves to put down such an impressive run in the second?

    "I didn't," she said. "I was freaking out. Oh my God, I was freaking out."

    go Mikaela!!!
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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    So damn impressive. Skilled way beyond her years.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    That is an epic highlight reel. This young lady is incredibly inspiring.

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    Schweeeeeet

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    Congrats! Way to get after it.

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    Way cool. No doubt the USSA/USOC PR team had a good story ready to feed the NYT, but it does sound like she's a good kid IRL. I think her mom being on tour helps to keep her grounded.

    I always dig the pure joy and lack of drama from ladies like J Mancuso and Shiffrin - a REALLY nice change from the Dramafest that accompanies LV.
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    Amazing season and an unbelievable 2nd run.

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    MS will be a guest on Letterman tonight (Tues 19-March).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogophers View Post
    MS will be a guest on Letterman tonight (Tues 19-March).
    Yep, got the DVR set (on past my bed-time). Hopefully the interview doesn't turn into a Lindsey Vonn/Tiger Woods shitshow
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    nice one Shiffrin!

    need to tape Letterman tonight

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    Bumping this thread up since she deserves to have her own thread rather than be buried in one of Vonn's drama threads.

    So far this year:
    1st - Slalom (Soelden)
    6th - GS (Soelden)
    2nd- GS (Beaver Creek)

    Currently in second Overall

    Oh, and she is still only 18.

    The hype machine is definitely building as we inch closer to the Olympics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    My brother-in-law is her History teacher at Burke. He says she is an excellent human.
    Except he would've pronounced it "Youman"

    That girl can rip, wow.

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    I hope the media attention doesnt overwhelm her come olympics time. She is 100% favorite for SL and a contender for the GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyskirat View Post
    I hope the media attention doesnt overwhelm her come olympics time. She is 100% favorite for SL and a contender for the GS
    Agreed. How much control does an athlete have over media interactions at the games? Does she have to go to everything her sponsors tell her to go to? Or can she say "I'm only doing these two interviews today and then I'm concentrating on my event." ?

    Does the USST have some control over protection of their athletes? Or do they tell them to get out there and promote the USST!

    At least Lindsey is still planning on racing which should occupy the cameras for a while.
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    She is an amazing skier. She just started competing in GS this year (on the WC) and places 6th and 2nd! Looking forward to seeing her compete in all 4 disciplines eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    She is an amazing skier. She just started competing in GS this year (on the WC) and places 6th and 2nd! Looking forward to seeing her compete in all 4 disciplines eventually.
    She actually started entering GS races the first year competing in FIS. She worked a lot on it over the off season and we can see the results. You can see her steady improvement in GS last year. Those GS results are a big reason she finished 5th overall last year (only a 40 points behind Mancuso).

    2011/12 season results:
    DNQ1 (didn't qualify for second run)
    DNQ1
    DNQ1
    26th

    2012/13 season result:
    DNQ1
    DNQ1
    9
    DNF2
    9
    DNF2
    8
    13
    6 (World Championships)
    DNF1
    11
    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    World Cup. World Champion. Olympic Gold medal. Age 18. Greatness.

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