News: Julia Mancuso Leads Strong USA Effort in Super G

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Julia Mancuso Leads Strong USA Effort in Super GJulia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) blasted through heavy snow to finish fifth and lead three U.S. Ski Team women into the top seven as Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg picked up the win. Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) was sixth and Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) seventh. Vonn remains second in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G standings wth Mancuso third. It was the final speed event before next month's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria. The women's tour now heads to Maribor, Slovenia for a pair of technical races next weekend followed by the naming of the World Championship Team. Universal Sports Network will air the Cortina super G at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. EST.

“It was really tough to be fast today with it snowing so hard,” said Julia Mancuso. “It was OK until the bottom and I had to wipe my goggles coming around the corner but I don't think it cost me much time.”

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