|— Alpine skier —|
Weibrecht at the 2010 Olympics
|Disciplines||Super-G, downhill, combined|
|Club||New York Ski Educational Foundation|
February 10, 1986 |
Lake Placid, New York, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|World Cup debut||November 30, 2006
|Teams||2 – (2010, 2014)|
|Medals||2 (0 gold)|
|Teams||2 – (2009, 2013)|
|Seasons||7th – (2008–14)|
|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 grew up racing at Whiteface Mountain. Now, he races in all five disciplines and specializes in super-G.
Ski racing career
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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.
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, was a surprise medalist. He was in the lead at every split, except for the very last. 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."
World Cup results
Top ten finishes
|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|
|2011||25||(168)||injured in December 2010|
- Standings through 8 March 2014
World Championship results
|2011||25||injured, did not compete|
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.
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. In 2012, he married his long time girlfriend, Denja Rand of Lake Placid, New York.
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- Dufresne, Chris (February 16, 2014). "A super-giant upset at Sochi Olympics for U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht". LA Times. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
- Collins, Jim. "The Contenders". Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Retrieved February 2014.
- "Denja & Andrew".
- Andrew Weibrecht at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com – Andrew Weibrecht – World Cup season standings
- Ski-db.com – Andrew Weibrecht – results
- U.S. Ski Team – profile – Andrew Weibrecht
- Sports-Reference.com – Olympic results – Andrew Weibrecht
- Rossignol.com – team – alpine – Andrew Weibrecht