Alpine Programs

Norwegians Dominate JWCs Men's GS

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2014-03-04 13:55
 

JASNA, Slovakia (March 4) - Team Norway dominated the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships Tuesday with a clean sweep of the men's giant slalom podium led by Olympic giant slalom bronze medalist Henrik Kristoffersen. Sandy Vietze (Warren, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) led the U.S. with 37th as the team was hampered by missing to giant slalom skier Nick Krause (Northboro, MA; Stratton Mountain School) who was injured during the downhill. Medal competition continues Wednesday with men's slalom and potentially the women's downhill if weather cooperates.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Norway dominated the FIS Alpine Junior World Championships Tuesday with a clean sweep of the men's giant slalom podium.
  • 2014 Olympic giant slalom bronze medalist Henrik Kristoffersen won gold ahead of teammates Marcus Monsen and Rasmus Windingstad.
  • Top U.S. athlete was Sandy Vietze (Warren, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) as top giant slalom skier Nick Krause (Northboro, MA; Stratton Mountain School) was unable to start due to an injury sustained in the downhill.
  • Sam Dupratt (Park City, UT; Park City Ski Education Foundation) finished 54th, Drew Duffy (Warren, VT; Green Mountain Valley School) 61st, Sam Morse (Carrabassett Valley, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy) was 72nd.
  • Tanner Farrow (Ketchum, ID; Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation) started 55the and moved up to 33rd after the first run, but went out. Brian McLaughlin (Topsfield, MA; Green Mountain Valley School) didn't finish the first run.
  • Women's athletes trained downhill Tuesday with Katie Ryan (Aspen, CO; Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club) leading the way in third during the first of two runs. Breezy Johnson (Salt Lake City; Rowmark Academy) also posted a fast time in the first run with seventh.
  • Medal competition continues Wednesday with men's slalom and potentially the women's downhill if weather cooperates.

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