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Ryan Stassel of Anchorage will make his Olympic debut Wednesday night, more than a day before the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia.Beth Bragg
Girdwood snowboarder Callan Chythlook-Sifsof's bid to return to the Winter Olympics came up short.Beth Bragg
Anchorage's Ryan Stassel wasn't on the Olympic snowboard slopestyle team named Sunday by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, but he could earn a spot later this week.Beth Bragg
Anchorage snowboarder Ryan Stassel was on the podium for the second time in three events in the U.S. Grand Prix, a series of qualifying competitions that will determineBeth Bragg
For the first time in 20 years, there will be a Winter Olympics with no Alaska men competing in biathlon.Beth Bragg
It never unfolded this way in Ashley Wagner's dreams, qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team on the heels of the former Eagle River skater's most error-strewn performance in years, the tears fresh in her memory if not on her face.Liz Clarke
Anchorage snowboarder placed seventh in Thursday's qualifying round and was the No. 2 finisher for the United States.
Even now, as a candidate for an Olympic medal four years later, former Eagle River resident Ashley Wagner cannot watch her stumbling performance. She has tried, but she always feels the drop in her stomach.Jere Longman