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Arvidsson Top 20 in World Championships Downhill

By Sierra Ryder
February, 12 2023
Erik Arvidsson Snags 17th in World Championships
Arvidsson skis to 17th place in the Courchevel downhill (Getty Images)

In Sunday’s World Championships men’s downhill, Erik Arvidsson led the way for the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team men with a 17th place finish.

“The skiing was really good. I stepped it up and left it all out there,” said Arvidsson. “I just had one costly mistake up top but that’s what happens when you are risking it and that’s what happens at World Championships when everyone is putting it on the line.”

The rest of the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team crew ended up in the top 30: Ryan Cochran-Siegle in 24th, Jared Goldberg in 26th and Travis Ganong in 28th.  

“I'm still struggling a little bit with blind dark turns ever since my crash in Kitzbuehel,” said Goldberg who went down hard in Kitzbuehel the day after his career-best fourth place finish there. “Everything's coming at me pretty fast, so all week I've been pushing through those barriers. Today I was trying the best I could to just push through things being pretty uncomfortable.”

It was another exciting day for team Norway, Switzerland and Canada. Swiss favorite and 2022 overall Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup champion Marco Odermatt skied a flawless and aggressive downhill to win by almost half a second. The silver medal went to Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, and Canada continued its impressive World Championships with Cameron Alexander in third with a bronze.

The speed men will now travel back to the United States to rest and prepare for the upcoming speed series in Aspen, Colorado. The tech men take over, with the team event scheduled for February 14.

Men's downhill

2023 FIS World Ski Championships Live Coverage Presented by Stifel Schedule

All times EST
Check local listings, subject to change.

Sunday, Feb. 12
3:00 p.m. - men's downhill - NBC*

Tuesday, Feb. 14
6:15 a.m. - mixed team parallel slalom -
11:00 a.m. - men's and women's parallel slalom -

Wednesday, Feb. 14
6:00 a.m. - men's and women's parallel slalom -

Thursday, Feb. 16
4:00 a.m. - women's giant slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - women's giant slalom (run 2) -

Friday, Feb. 17
4:00 a.m. - men's giant slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - men's giant slalom (run 2) -

Saturday, Feb. 18
4:00 a.m. - women's slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - women's slalom (run 2) -
2:30 p.m. - women's giant slalom - NBC*

Sunday, Feb. 19
4:00 a.m. - men's slalom (run 1) -
7:30 a.m. - men's slalom (run 2) -
3:00 p.m. - women's slalom - NBC*

*encore presentation