Steven Nyman (Provo, UT), whose first World Cup podium came at Beaver Creek a year ago, "nailed the line" Friday to finish second in downhill during a snowstorm at the Charles Schwab Birds of Prey races.
Leanne Smith (Conway, NH), who was 23rd in her World Cup debut one day earlier, raced into her first top-20 Sunday, finishing 19th in a super G. Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) led U.S. women in 11th place while Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) crashed on the upper section of the run.
Who will win this weekend? Bode Miller, who's now an independent? The powerful Austrians? Svindal, the reigning overall World Cup champion? Or one of the young guns of the U.S. Team? Watch each race LIVE all season at wcsn.com.