Travis Ganong

Travis Ganong (born 14 July 1988 Truckee, California) is an American alpine skier. His strongest disciplines are the super -G and downhill.


Ganong denied his first FIS race in December 2003. After the first victories in January 2005, he came in April of the same year for the first time in the north -Am Cup for the use and in the season 2005/ 06 he won his first points. As of December 2006, it achieved several top -10 - places and on 7 February 2007, he celebrated his first victory in the Super -G from Apex, which he was in the 2006/07 season third in the super-G standings and sixth in the overall standings. The next two seasons ran in the Nor- Am Cup not so successful and Ganong reached only a few top-10 results. The best results at the Junior World Cup 2007 was the eighth place in the downhill and finished sixth in the combined score. At the Junior World Championship 2008 in Formigal he missed fourth in the downhill only just a medal.

In the 2009/10 season Ganong again achieved podium finishes in the Nor- Am Cup and celebrated on February 26, 2010 in Aspen departure from his second victory, which he reached second place in the discipline standings. The next day he was American downhill champion. In the same winter Ganong also denied his first World Cup race. While he remained at start of the season in Lake Louise still without result and he did not come in the next two races in the top 30, he won on March 7, 2010, No. 28 in the Super- G Kvitfjell the first World Cup points. On 20 March 2010 he was U.S. champion in the super -G.

Since the season 2010/11 Ganong is almost exclusively in the World Cup and only rarely at Kontinentalcuprennen at the start. In his first major event, the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, he finished 18th in the Super G and 24th in downhill. On January 21, 2012, he achieved 12th place in the downhill on the Streif in Kitzbühel for the first time a top -15 result in the World Cup, the first top-10 course was followed on 15 December 2012, tenth in the downhill on the Saslong in Val Gardena. After he had reached at the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi fifth place in the downhill, he succeeded on 28 February 2014, 3rd place in the departure of Kvitfjell the first World Cup podium.


Olympic Winter Games

  • Sochi 2014: 5 Downhill, Super-G 23

World Championships

  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2011: 18 Super -G, downhill 24

World Cup

  • Season 2013/14: 9 Downhill World Cup
  • 7 placings in the top ten, including one podium

Nor- Am Cup

  • Season 2006/ 07: 6th overall, 3rd Super-G standings, 7 exit summary
  • Season 2009/ 10: 2nd exit summary
  • 4 podiums, including two victories:

Junior World Championships

  • Altenmarkt 2007: 6 combination, 8 exit 11 Slalom, Giant Slalom 44
  • Formigal 2008: 4th exit 13, the Super-G, Slalom 25

Other successes

  • 3 U.S. Championship titles (departure 2010, Super-G in 2010 and 2013)
  • 1 victory in the Australian New Zealand Cup
  • 9 wins in FIS races