Alice McKennis

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Alice McKennis
— Alpine skier —
2017 Audi FIS Ski Weltcup Garmisch-Partenkirchen Damen - Alice McKennis - by 2eight - 8SC0671.jpg
McKennis in January 2017
DisciplinesDownhill, Super-G
ClubSunlight Winter SC
Born (1989-08-18) August 18, 1989 (age 29)
Glenwood Springs,
Colorado, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
World Cup debutDecember 5, 2008
(age 19)
Websitealicemckennis.com
Olympics
Teams2 - (2010, 2018)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams1 – (2013)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons8th – (201013, '1518)
Wins1 – (1 DH)
Podiums2 – (2 DH)
Overall titles0 –(41st in 2013)
Discipline titles0 – (10th in DH, 2013)

Alice McKennis (born August 18, 1989) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. She specializes in the speed events of downhill and super G.

Born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, McKennis grew up on a ranch west of town, near New Castle. She learned to ski and race at nearby Sunlight Ski Area and after racing for various major clubs in the state, finished at Rowmark ski academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. She made her World Cup debut in December 2008, but spent the 2009 season on the Nor-Am circuit.

McKennis was named to the World Cup squad of the U.S. Ski Team for the 2010 season and also made the 2010 Olympic team. She missed most of the 2011 season due to a fracture to her left tibial plateau in early January.[1] McKennis gained her first World Cup victory (and podium) in 2013, a downhill at St. Anton, Austria, on January 12.[2] She suffered a similar tibial plateau injury to her other (right) knee in March at Garmisch, Germany.[3]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2010 20 59 46 20
2011 21 85 46 32
2012 22 61 20
2013 23 41 10
2014 24 injured
2015 25 56 50 23
2016 26 66 52 26
2017 27 78 44 34
2018 28 45 33 18

Race podiums[edit]

  • 1 win – (1 DH)
  • 2 podiums – (2 DH)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2013 12 Jan 2013 Austria St. Anton, Austria Downhill 1st
2018 14 Mar 2018 Sweden Åre, Sweden Downhill 3rd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2013 23 17

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 20 DSQ
2014 24 Injured
2018 28 16 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Eric (January 10, 2011). "McKennis recovering after season-ending injury". Ski Racing.com.
  2. ^ Mintz, Geoff (January 12, 2013). "Another win for the US speed team, this time Mckennis at St. Anton". Ski Racing.com.
  3. ^ Mintz, Geoff (March 2, 2013). "Podium for Ross, Maze the win, McKennis helicoptered off in Garmisch". Ski Racing.com.

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