A fresh ‘seven-pack’ coming to the Stöckli racing team.
Let the 2018-19 winter come! Stöckli ups the ante further, adding new energy to its proven powerhouses: They include two junior world champions, a silver medalist in the 2015 World Champions, and a Swiss skier who has multiple awards in Swiss championships.
Stöckli has added hugely promising athletes to its roster. They are: Aline Danioth (20), Jasmina Suter (23), Carole Bissig (21), Canadian speed specialist Dustin Cook (28), American Laurenne Ross (29), plus two Germans, Michaela Wenig (25) and Christof Brandner (23).
For Aline Danioth, three-time junior world champion, the move to Stöckli is a big step. “I am thrilled about this new challenge, looking forward to the next season and to the partnership with Stöckli,” says the woman from the Swiss Canton of Uri. “During gear testing, it just all simply clicked from the start, and I felt very at home on Stöckli skis. Everything worked out perfectly, and I see big potential for myself with this new gear.”
Potential doesn’t stop with Aline Danioth, though, says Stöckli racing team manager Beni Matti. “We have a broadly diversified team with huge potential,” says Matti about the outlook after the new additions. “With the Swiss men and woman athletes -- including Marco Odermatt, Aline Danioth, Carole Bissig, Jasmina Suter and Stefan Rogentin -- we have a young team with future prospects. It’s a pleasure that Stöckli will be able to be by the side of these talents during their next steps, and that they will learn from the expertise of the experienced team members like Jasmine Flury, Nils Mani and Urs Kryenbühl.”
Not to mention that this Stöckli Racing Team is definitely not too shabby internationally speaking. “With Dustin Cook, Laurenne Ross, Michaela Wenig and Christof Brandner, we have fresh strength, and we will be able to reinforce the Speed Team with the likes of Ilka Stuhec and add to its high profile along with Viktoria Rebensburg,” Matti says.
Stöckli’s new additions with short bios
Aline Danioth. -- 20 years old. -- Junior World Champion: Gold in combined (2016 and 2018), Gold in Team (2018), Bronze in slalom (2018). -- Olympic Youth Winter Games 2016: Gold in slalom and in combined, bronze in giant slalom and in Super-G. -- World Cup: 15 starts, 4 finishes in the top 30. -- Europe Cup: Winner in slalom rankings 2018, 1 race victory and 6 additional podium finishes. -- Swiss championships: Swiss women’s champion in the giant slalom 2016, as well as two additional Swiss Championship medals Junior Swiss women’s champion in Super-G 2018.
Jasmina Suter. -- 23 years old. -- Junior World Champion: Gold in giant slalom (2016). -- Olympic Youth Winter Games 2012: Bronze in giant slalom. -- World Cup: 25 starts, 4 finishes in the top 30. -- European Cup: 2 podium finishes. -- Swiss championships: Swiss women’s champion in Super-G 2015, as well as two additional Swiss Championship medals. Junior Swiss women’s champion in Super-G 2012 and in giant slalom 2014.
Carole Bissig. -- 21 years old. -- World Cup: 7 starts, 3 finishes in the top 30. -- Swiss Championships: 2nd place in slalom 2018. 2nd place at the Junior Swiss Championships in slalom 2014, and 3rd place at the Junior Swiss Championships in downhill 2016.
Dustin Cook (Canada). -- 28 years old. -- World Championships: 2nd place in the Super-G 2015. -- World Cup: 76 starts. 1st place in the Super-G in Meribel 2015, 3rd place in the Super-G at Kvitfjell 2015. -- NorAm Cup: Overall winner 2010, winner of the Super-G rankings 2010, winner of the giant slalom rankings 2014. -- Canadian World Championships: Four podium finishes.
Laurenne Ross (USA). -- 29 years old. -- World Cup: 133 starts. 2nd place in the downhill at Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2013, 2nd place in the Super-G 2016. -- NorAm Cup: Overall winner 2010. Winner in the downhill and in the Super-G rankings 2010. -- U.S. Championships: U.S. champion in the Super-G 2013 and 2017, 6 additional podium finishes.
Michaela Wenig (D). -- 25 years old. -- World Cup: 53 starts. – European Cup: 3 Podium finishes. -- German Championships: German women’s champion in downhill 2014, 2015 and 2018; German women’s champion in Super-G 2015 and 2018; German Junior Champion in downhill 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Christof Brandner (D). -- 23 years old. -- World Cup: 2 starts. -- German Championships: 2 podium finishes. German men’s junior champion in downhill 2014 and in Super-G 2016.