Park City and Snowbird. PC handled the giant slaloms and Snowbird
the slaloms with the genders flipping back and forth. At Park City on
Jan. 7, Kendall Brown got by Jaime DuPratt for the opening win with
Kayla Fry in third. Next day, the win went to Canadian Alexandra Parker
over Eva Huckova with Kate Williams in third. The guys came into Park
City for their GS doubleheader with Norway’s Andreas Kilde getting the
win. Olivier LaCaille was second and Max Lamb third. Kyle Kung got
the second win ahead of Gabriel Rivas and Ryan Wilson respectively.
If the guys went last at Park City, it follows that they raced the Snowbird slaloms first. Torjus Krogdahl of Norway got the first win over
Drew Roberts with Nick Cohee in third. Ryan Wilson put down a masterful run the second day for a large win over Rivas with Eric David
third. Norway got a women’s win as well with Anne Cecile Brusletto
claiming the first of their slaloms by exactly a second over Kate Williams. Huckova was third. Joelle Chevalier, in fifth, was the top junior in
that field. The second slalom was nearly all outsiders with Italians getting first and third from Stefanie Demetz and Maria Camilla Fraschini
respectively and Swiss Jacqueline Hangl in second. Anna Marno upheld
U.S. honor and did herself a fair amount of good in finishing fourth. The
junior competitor was just 0.13 of a second off the podium.
In a quick duck back East Jan. 9, New York’s Empire Series visited
Holiday Valley for a slalom set. Mac Conolly, Maxim Sertl and Devin
Dymeck went 1-2-3 respectively in the men’s race while Taylor Burgart,
Katja Sertl and Dana Druzbik did the same in the women’s race.