Andrew Weibrecht

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Andrew Weibrecht
— Alpine skier —
Andrew Weibrecht.jpg
Weibrecht at the 2010 Olympics
Disciplines Super-G, downhill, combined
Club New York Ski Educational Foundation
Born (1986-02-10) February 10, 1986 (age 28)
Lake Placid, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
World Cup debut November 30, 2006
(age 20)
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals 2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 2 – (2009, 2013)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 7th – (200814)
Podiums 0
Overall titles 0 – (54th in 2010)
Discipline titles 0 – (23rd in SG, 2010)

Andrew Weibrecht (born February 10, 1986) is a World Cup alpine ski racer and two-time Olympic medalist from the United States. Born in Lake Placid, New York, he races in all five disciplines and specializes in super-G.

Ski racing career[edit]

Weibrecht made his World Cup debut on November 30, 2006 at Beaver Creek and became a full-time World Cup racer during the 2008 season. He competed in three events in his debut at the World Championships in 2009 in Val d'Isère, earning his best finish of 39th in the super-G event.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Weibrecht finished 21st in the downhill at Whistler Creekside. Four days later, Weibrecht won the bronze medal in the super-G.[1]

Wiebrecht missed most of the 2011 season due to injuries. After shoulder surgery in the spring, he raced in just five speed events, all before Christmas, and failed to break into the top 30 for World Cup points. While slalom training in late December, he injured the other shoulder and sat out the rest of season, which included the 2011 World Championships.

Weibrecht won the silver medal in the super-G in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, besting teammate Bode Miller, who tied for the bronze. Weibrecht, who skied 29th and last, was a surprise winner. He was in the lead at every split, except for the very last.[2] The Los Angeles Times called Weibrecht's dramatic silver medal a "super-giant upset" and said Weibrecht "is only 28 but has had more body work done than a rent-a-wreck."[3]

World Cup results[edit]

Top ten finishes[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2008 29 Nov 2007 Beaver Creek, USA Downhill 10
2012 3 Dec 2011 Beaver Creek, USA Super-G 10
2014 2 Mar 2014 Kvitfjell, Norway Super-G 7

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2008 22 93  —  —  — 39 38
2009 23 97  —  — 30 42 48
2010 24 54  —  — 23 26 40
2011 25 (168) injured in December 2010
2012 26 83  —  — 24  —  —
2013 27 101  —  — 29  —  —
2014 28 68  —  — 22  — 33
  • Standings through 8 March 2014

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2009 23 39 DNF DNS2
2011 25 injured, did not compete
2013 27 DNF 22

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 24 3 21 11
2014 28 2 DNF2

Personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Lake Placid, Weibrecht grew up and raced on the challenging slopes of nearby Whiteface Mountain, which hosted the alpine events at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The fourth of five siblings, Weibrecht learned how to be a technical skier through the direction of the New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) program.[citation needed]

Weibrecht attended The Winter Sports School in Park City, Utah, and graduated in 2003. His nickname is "Warhorse." He attends Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he is an earth sciences major and is scheduled to graduate in 2015.[4] In 2012, he married his long time girlfriend, Denja Rand of Lake Placid, New York.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/sports/olympics/20ski.html
  2. ^ Svrluga, Barry (February 16, 2014). "Weibrecht shocks in super-G, and Miller also medals". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ Dufresne, Chris (February 16, 2014). "A super-giant upset at Sochi Olympics for U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht". LA Times. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Collins, Jim. "The Contenders". Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Retrieved February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Denja & Andrew". 

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