|— Alpine skier —|
Weibrecht at the 2010 Olympics
|Disciplines||Super-G, downhill, combined|
|Club||New York Ski
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||3 – (2009, 2013, 2015)|
|Seasons||9th – (2008–16)|
|Podiums||2 – (2 SG)|
|Overall titles||0 – (22nd in 2016)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (8th in SG, 2016)|
Born in Lake Placid, New York, he grew up racing at nearby Whiteface Mountain. Weibrecht races in all five disciplines and specializes in super-G; he attained his first World Cup podium in December 2015, finishing third in the super-G at Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Ski racing career
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.
Weibrecht 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. A surprise medalist, he started 29th at Rosa Khutor and 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||Super-G||10|
|2014||2 Mar 2014||Kvitfjell, Norway||Super-G||7|
|2015||6 Dec 2014||Beaver Creek, USA||Super-G||10|
|23 Jan 2015||Kitzbühel, Austria||Super-G||5|
|8 Mar 2015||Kvitfjell, Norway||Super-G||5|
|2016||4 Dec 2015||Beaver Creek, USA||Downhill||5|
|5 Dec 2015||Super-G||3|
|18 Dec 2015||Val Gardena, Italy||Super-G||5|
|22 Jan 2016||Kitzbühel, Austria||Super-G||2|
|13 Mar 2016||Kvitfjell, Norway||Super-G||5|
|2011||25||(168)||injured in December 2010|
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 has graduated as of 2015. In 2012, he married his longtime girlfriend, Denja Rand of Lake Placid, New York.
- "Men's Super G – Beaver Creek, USA". FIS. 5 December 2015.
- Svrluga, Barry (February 16, 2014). "Weibrecht shocks in super-G, and Miller also medals". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
- Dufresne, Chris (February 16, 2014). "A super-giant upset at Sochi Olympics for U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht". LA Times. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
- "Andreas Romar, Andrew Weibrecht move to Head". FIS Ski. April 10, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
- Collins, Jim. "The Contenders". Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Retrieved February 2014. Check date values in:
- "Denja & Andrew".