Julia MANCUSO

Julia MANCUSO
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SLO
United States of America
Born
Gender
Gender
Female
Zodiac
Zodiac
Pisces

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Information
Languages: English
Residence: Squaw Valley, CA
Equipment
Skis: Head
Bindings: Head
Boots: Head
Personal
Education: The Park City Winter School
Marital Status: Single
SPORTS
Ski Club: Squaw Valley Ski Team
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    Height: 5-6

    Weight: 140

    Hometown: Squaw Valley, CA

    School: The Park City Winter School

    Birthplace: Reno, CA

    Club: Squaw Valley Ski Team

    Current Residence: Maui, HA

     

    FIRST TRACKS

    Mancuso was on skis at 2 at Squaw Valley but didn't race until she was 8, and then she started making up for lost time. She was named to the 2000 Development Team (with older sister April) and her World Cup debut came at 15 years, eight months, 11 days later when she narrowly missed making the top-30 cut in a slalom at Copper Mountain. She would go on to pillage the next few Junior World Championships, capturing a U.S.-record eight medals (five golds, three bronze).

     

    BIO

    Julia Mancuso splits her time between Squaw Valley, Hawaii and hotel rooms across the globe. In between, she has captured more major championship medals than any other American woman with eight – three Olympic and five World Championship. As a four-event athlete from the beginning Mancuso started World Cup racing and was a NorAm champion at 16, competed in the Olympics at 17, set a U.S. mark for Junior World Championships medals before she was out of her teens, and started her twenties by capturing two World Championships medals.

    When you're rocket ship blasting off one of the best seasons of your career, why not keep it rolling? That's exactly what Super Jules did in 2013. Here's the CNN style highlight reel – podiums in four of six Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G races to finish second in the standings when the final race of the season was canceled…super G bronze at the World Championships for the fifth Worlds medal of her decorated career…fourth in the World Cup overall standings for the second straight season…and to cap it, a record extending 16th U.S. title with giant slalom victory at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Whew!

     

    JULIA SAYS

    Super G has been really fun. We’ve had a lot of weather so we’re used to days like what we had at Finals. It’s definitely unfortunate not to get to battle it out to the last race, but I’m really happy with how I’m skiing and looking forward to next year. 

    In super G I just feel really confident and we have an amazing group of coaches. That helps a lot with inspection and course report, being able to really nail it on the first run. That’s been my strength the last years and I’m just building off of that confidence and every year is getting a little faster, a little better. I just have to take it one step further and win races.

    Our team is just full of a lot of special girls. We have a lot of fun on the road together. We kind of have to be each other’s family because we’re away from home so much. Everyone gets along really well and so we’re lucky. 

    OFF THE SNOW

    Mancuso loves the ocean life in Maui, where she spends most of her time when not traveling around the world. A big fan of stand up paddling, surfing and yoga, you can follow all her adventures through your favorite social media outlets or clickity click juliamancuso.com. Philanthropy isn't as much of a hobby for Mancuso as it is a way of life. She's continually raising money for various charities including Right to Play and the High Fives Foundation. She's also jumped into the business world by designing and selling her own line of underwear in addition to owning and running a gym (Performance by JM) in Lake Tahoe. Oh, this isn't off snow, but she has been a star in the last two Warren Miller movies…and she will again this winter.

      

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Olympics  (top 15)

    Teams: 2002, 2006, 2010

    Gold, GS, Torino, ITA, 2006

    Silver, DH, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

    Silver, SC, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

    7th, DH, Torino, ITA, 2006

    8th, GS, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

    9th, SG, Vancouver, CAN, 2010

    11th, SG, Torino, ITA, 2006

    13th, Combined, Snowbasin, UT, 2002

     

    World Championships (Medals)

    Teams: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013

    Silver, SG, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER, 2011

    Silver, SC, Are, SWE, 2007

    Bronze, SG, Schladming, AUT, 2013
    Bronze, SG, Santa Caterina, ITA, 2005

    Bronze, GS, Santa Caterina, ITA, 2005

     

    World Cup (highlights)

    Career best season with third in overall standings (four wins), 2007

    Four of six super G podiums, second in discipline standings, 2013

    Top 10 in overall (4th), downhill (5th), super G (2nd) and giant slalom (9th) standings, 2012

    Seven victories and 35 podiums between 2006-2012

    World Cup podiums in all five disciplines

     

    U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS (16 titles)

    2013, GS, Squaw Valley, CA
    2012, GS, Winter Park, CO

    2012, SG, Winter Park, CO

    2011, GS, Winter Park, CO

    2011, SG, Winter Park, CO

    2010, GS, Whiteface, NY

    2009, GS, Alyeska, AK

    2009, Combined, Alyeska, AK

    2007, SG, Alyeska, AK

    2006, Combined, Sugarloaf, ME

    2005, GS, Mammoth Mountain, CA

    2005, Combined, Mammoth Mountain, CA

    2004, Combined, Sugarloaf, ME

    2003, DH, Whiteface, NY

    2003, SG, Whiteface, NY

    2003, GS, Whiteface, NY

     

    OTHER

    American record eight Junior World Championship medals

    3rd in 2010 Verbier Extreme Skiing event

    Four-time Ski Racing Junior of the Year

     

    Years on Team: 14 

     

    Years on Olympic Team: 2002, 2006, 2010

     

    Years on World: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013

     

    Athlete Websites:

     

    Website

    www.juliamancuso.com

     

    Facebook

    www.facebook.com/JuliaMancusoUSA

     

    Twitter
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    Instagram
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