“I'm looking forward to achieve my personal goals together with the Global Racing team and getting back to the top of the world.”
Hometown: Bolsterlang, Germany / Lauterach, Austria
Stefan was practically born with the talent. The parents, both stately certified ski instructors, took over Stefan's ski training at the beginning. After his first successful races, he passed through the various squads in the German Ski Association (DSV) from the age of 15.
Stefan first attracted attention at the 2010 Junior World Championships with a silver medal in giant slalom. Stefan qualifies for the World Cup men's squad of the German Ski Association in the 2010/11 season and competes in the World Cup for the first time at the age of 18. In the winter of 2012/13, he caused a big surprise with second place at the World Cup in Val d'Isère.
Unfortunately, he tore his cruciate ligament after the World Championships and had to end the season prematurely. The comeback in 2013/14 went extremely well, the following year Stefan stood on the World Cup podium with third place in Åre, before he suffered a muscle injury in his right thigh.
In the winter of 2015/16, Stefan fought his way into the top ten in the giant slalom World Cup and he finished the 2016/17 season in seventh place in the giant slalom standings. In the process, he also managed to finish on the podium again that winter with third place in his home race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
With a third and a second place in the giant slaloms of Beaver Creek and Val d'Isère, Stefan made a brilliant start to the 2017/18 season. Unfortunately, he had to bury all Olympic dreams after just a few gates in Alta Badia, as he tore the cruciate ligament in his left knee without falling.
With the first World Cup victory of his career, Stefan was able to celebrate a fantastic comeback the following winter in the giant slalom in Beaver Creek.
The Allgäuer has secured a total of 10 podium places in the World Cup to date. Marked by many injuries, Stefan managed to fight his way back to the top of the world again and again. Most recently, he had to undergo a serious disc operation in the 2021/2022 season, after which he had to take a break for the rest of the season. With Global he wants to return to the top of the world again !
2021 Cortina d’Ampezzo 3. Team, 7. GS, 9. Parallel
2017 St. Moritz 14. GS, 28. SL
2015 Vail 20. GS
2013 Schladming 21. SL, 3. Team
First World Cup placing: 2012 Crans Montana 29th GS
First World Cup win: 2018 Beaver Creek 1st GS
First World Cup top-10: 2012 Val d'Isère 2nd GS
World Cup podiums: 10
2017 discipline World Cup: 7th GS
Junior World Championships
2010 Les Houches 2nd GS
*Rankings subject to change on a monthly basis.
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