For the first time in its 16 year history, Team USA won the Whistler Cup. The Whistler Cup is one of the premier events for 11-14 year olds in the world (maybe its *the* premier event?) See http://www.whistlercup.com/.
This year they awarded trophies for both Kinder 1 (J4’s) and Kinder 2 (J3’s) teams as well as the overall trophy. The US K2 team did very well capturing 3rd place in the team scoring, but it was the incredibly strong US K1 Team that was crowned the K1 winner and they are the ones who brought the USA the Whistler Cup. See http://www.whistlercup.com/points/2008points.htm
The K1 team was anchored by two very powerful young ladies from Vermont. Michaela Shiffrin, from Burke Mountain Academy, won all three K1 races, and Okemo's Hana Saydek captured a Silver Medal (SG), a Bronze Medal (GS) and was 4th in the SL.
Great showing on a world stage for Vermont Skiers!!!!