Alpine

Radamus Second In Junior Worlds Combined

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USSA
2017-03-11 14:06
 

ÅRE, Sweden (March 11, 2017) – River Radamus (Edwards, CO; U.S. Ski Team D Team/Ski & Snowboard Club Vail) won the silver medal in alpine combined, the third medal for the U.S. at the 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships, Saturday.

Switzerland’s Lois Meillard took the gold as Germany’s George Hegele won the bronze. Sam Morse (Sugarloaf, ME; U.S. Ski Team C Team/Carrabassett Valley Academy), who won the downhill earlier in the week, finished sixth after winning the morning super G. Erik Arvidsson (Woodside, CA; U.S. Ski Team C Team/Squaw Valley Ski Team) was 22nd; George Steffey (Lyme, NH; U.S. Ski Team D Team/Stratton Mountain School) 41st.

Silver Medal Celebration
Coaches and members of the U.S. Junior World Championships team celebrate with River Radamus following Saturday’s silver medal. (USSA)

Radamus finished 10th in the morning super G, and backed it up with a fourth-place result in the afternoon slalom on a sun-baked course.

”All this year my slalom has been hit or miss," said Radamus. "I’ve been skiing really well sometimes but not been able to finish the run, but I’ve been feeling pretty good coming into these Championships."

“River picked bib 1 and attacked the line he inspected, making some mistakes but recovering well and putting himself in a good position for the slalom,” said Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. “Sam ran bib 31 and used the confidence he’s built all week to execute a great run and win the super G.”

The 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships continue Sunday with the women’s giant slalom, followed by the team event.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • River Radamus won the silver medal in alpine combined Saturday at the 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships.
  • Sam Morse posted the fastest time in the morning super G to finish sixth overall.
  • The 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships continue Sunday with the women’s giant slalom, followed by the team event.

RESULTS
Men’s alpine combined