Weibrecht ready to charge at Beaver Creek

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 3, 2013 at 5:00 pm •  Published: December 3, 2013

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Early in his career, U.S. skier Andrew Weibrecht constantly flirted with the line between foolhardy and fast on a downhill course.

He took chances few would even contemplate for the sake of more speed.

That aggressiveness eventually caught up to him. Since winning a surprise Olympic bronze medal four years ago in Vancouver, Weibrecht has blown out each ankle and gone through surgeries on both shoulders. He also lost his sponsorship from the U.S. Ski Team for lackluster results.

Finally healthy — not counting a recently bruised shin — the skier nicknamed "Warhorse" is ready to charge again in Beaver Creek. He's hoping to show that he indeed deserves a spot on the team for the Sochi Games, and that he can possibly be a medal contender again.

Trending Now


  1. 1
    Should President Obama visit the Texas border?
  2. 2
    KOCO: Poisoned service dog recovering in vet's care as Oklahomans donate to medical expenses
  3. 3
    Best cities to launch a startup
  4. 4
    Drought-stricken California may restrict outdoor water use
  5. 5
    Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling pregnancy sparks Twitter shock from fans - NY Daily News
+ show more