Julia Mancuso

  • Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso

Alpine Ski Racer                                               

Julia Mancuso was born in 1984 in Reno, NV. She spent her childhood days on the slopes of Squaw Valley, and made her World Cup debut in 1999 when she was only 15 years old. While she didn’t finish top ten in World Cup standings until 2005 (9th), she enjoyed exceptional success at the Junior World Championships, winning a record eight medals and five golds in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Mancuso won two bronze medals at the 2005 World Championships, priming her for her gold medal performance at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics in giant slalom. She dealt with injuries following the 2006 Olympics, but managed to come back and finish 3rd in the 2007 World Cup standings. Mancuso has continued her success since then, snagging two silver medals at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in the super combined. She has been given the name “Super Jules” by her teammates and fans, and had a run named after her, “Julia’s Gold,” after the 2006 Olympics. Julia currently resides in Olympic Valley, CA and continues to inspire the next generation of local ski racers at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

Race Results and Accolades
  • Gold Medal: Turin 2006 Winter Olympics (Giant Slalom)
  • 2x Silver Medal: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (Downhill & Combined)
  • Bronze Medal: Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics (Combined)
  • 2nd place: 2007 (Combined) and 2011 (Super-G) World Championships
  • 3rd place: 2005 (Super-G & Slalom) and 2013 (Super-G) World Championships
  • 5-time Gold Medalist at Junior World Ski Championships
  • 3rd place: 2007 World Cup Overall Standings
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