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Vonn heads U.S. alpine team

Aspen Times staff and wire reports
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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

PARK CITY, Utah – Two-time World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn heads the roster for the 2010 U.S. Alpine Ski Team.

Bode Miller is not on the team, announced Tuesday. The World Cup champion and 2002 Olympic medalist left the U.S. squad in 2007.

A separate roster will be named for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Vonn, a Buck Hill, Minn. product, is joined on the women’s roster by Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso, of Olympic Valley, Calif.

Another Olympic champion, Ted Ligety, of Park City, leads the eight-member men’s A team, along with World Cup race winners Marco Sullivan, of Squaw Valley, Calif., and Steven Nyman, of Provo. Also on the roster: Erik Fisher, Tim Jitloff, TJ Lanning, Scott Macartney and Andrew Weibrecht.

Aspen’s Jake Zamansky was named to the B team. Last year, the 27-year-old served as his own ski technician and travel agent after being left off the squad for failing to meet U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association criteria.

The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club alum went on to complete the most successful season of his career, qualifying for a second run for the first time in a World Cup race – a giant slalom in Alta Badia, Italy – and competing in his first World Championships.

In February, he finished 15th in GS at a World Cup stop in Sestriere, Italy.

The 2009-2010 season will be his 10th on the squad. Zamansky, who lives and trains in Park City, did not return calls seeking comment.

New Castle’s Alice McKennis made the C team, while Aspen’s Wiley Maple was named to the Development squad for a second consecutive year.

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