Maria Höfl-Riesch (/ˈriːʃ/; née Riesch, born 24 November 1984) is a German World Cup alpine ski racer . She has won three Olympic and two World Championship gold medals and is an overall World Cup champion.
Born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, she made her World Cup debut in February 2001 and won gold medals in slalom and super combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics and won the World Cup overall title in 2011.
Julia Mancuso (born 9 March 1984) is an American World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Reno, Nevada, she was the gold medalist in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the silver medalist in both downhill and combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and the bronze medalist in the combined at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has also won five medals (two silver and three bronze) at the World Championships and seven races in regular World Cup competition. Her four Olympic medals are the most ever for a female American alpine skier.