Will Brandenburg

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Will Brandenburg
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Slalom, combined
Club Schweitzer Racing School
Born (1987-01-01) January 1, 1987 (age 30)
Walla Walla, Washington, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
World Cup debut December 16, 2007 (age 21)
Website willbrandenburgusa.com
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2010)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 3 – (2011, 2013, 2015)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 5th – (201115)
Podiums 0
Overall titles 0 – (93rd in 2012)
Discipline titles 0 – (33rd in SL, 2012)

Will Brandenburg (born January 1, 1987) is a World Cup alpine ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team and specializes in slalom.

Born in Walla Walla, Washington, Brandenburg began skiing at 11 months[1] and started racing at age seven at Ski Bluewood near Dayton. He moved with his family to Spokane as a youth, then raced with the Spokane Ski Racing Association at Mt. Spokane,[1][2] and later at Schweitzer Mountain near Sandpoint in nearby northern Idaho. A 2005 graduate of Mead High School in Spokane,[3] he also played high school football for the Panthers, with a brief stint at quarterback.[4]

Brandenburg was named to the U.S. development team in May 2006.[2] At the 2007 U.S. Alpine Championships in April, he placed second in the giant slalom in at Alyeska, won by Ted Ligety.[5][6] A day earlier, Brandnburg was named U.S. junior alpine ski racer of the year by Ski Racing magazine.[7]

Brandenburg was named to the U.S. team for the 2010 Winter Olympics,[8] and finished tenth in super combined event, won by Bode Miller, and had the second best time in its slalom run, behind Ligety.[9] He was also a member of the U.S. team for the 2011 World Championships and raced in the slalom.

Brandenburg's best World Cup finish is sixth place in a slalom at Kranjska Gora in March 2012.[10][11]

He won the combined event at the 2013 U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley.[12]

World Cup top 30 finishes[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2011 Jan 9, 2011 Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom 24th
Jan 30, 2011 Chamonix, France Super combined 22nd
2012 Jan 8, 2012 Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom 22nd
Mar 11, 2012 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia   Slalom 6th
2013 Nov 11, 2012 Levi, Finland Slalom 15th
2014 Mar 9, 2014 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 23rd
2015 Jan 27, 2015 Schladming, Austria Slalom 18th

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2011 24 DNF1
2013 26 DNF1 DNF1
2015 28 DNF1

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 23 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nord, Kevin (December 29, 2000). "A passion for skiing". Spokesman-Review. p. C1. 
  2. ^ a b "Ski star Brandenburg on development team". Spokesman-Review. May 14, 2006. p. C2. 
  3. ^ Jennings, Bill (February 6, 2007). "Eye on 2010". Spokesman-Review. p. C1. 
  4. ^ skiing.teamusa.org – On the edge of a breakthrough – January 7, 2011 – accessed March 19, 2012.
  5. ^ "Brandenburg 2nd at U.S. Alpine". Spokesman-Review. wire services. April 5, 2007. p. C1. 
  6. ^ Rugh, Pete (April 4, 2007). "Alpine nationals: Ligety wins GS; Miller MIA". Ski Racing. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rugh, Pete (April 3, 2007). "Will Brandenburg, Leanne Smith named Ski Racing Juniors of the Year". Ski Racing. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ McKee, Hank (January 27, 2010). "U.S. Team announces alpine Olympic squad". Ski Racing. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Farnell, Shauna (February 21, 2010). "Olympics: Bode goes gold in super-combined". Ski Racing. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ski Racing.com – Myhrer wins Slovene slalom, Brandenburg career best 6th – March 11, 2012.
  11. ^ USSA – news – Career best sixth for Brandenburg – March 11, 2012.
  12. ^ "Will Brandenburg of Spokane wins a national title". Seattle Times. March 23, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 

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