Our Kind of
After a long day on the slopes
in Sweden, Hannah Kearney
brought home yet another
World Cup gold medal in
style, securing herself the
overall title in the process.
The 2011 champ was treated
to a luxury limo ride back to
her hotel. Too bad she can’t
ride it around Dartmouth,
where she is now undertaking
a full load of classes.
Trend Alert: Handstands
on the World Cup
Both Ivica Kostelic and Tina Maze recently
celebrated their World Cup ski racing success
by performing a handstand in front of fans.
But c’mon, Kostelic couldn’t balance his crystal
globes on his feet while doing so? Amateur.
The Cochran Collection
Tim Kelley’s 2011 NCAA slalom win added another
medal to the Cochran clan’s considerable collegiate
collection. When asked how many NCAA medals the
family has won to date, Roger Brown quipped, “We don’t
count medals at NCAAs, just wins; that way we can
Seven months younger than Jim, Roger — the oldest son
of Marilyn Cochran Brown — holds one title that two-time
Olympian Jim doesn’t. As a sophomore at Dartmouth,
Roger won the 2002 NCAA slalom title.
Jim only has a silver medal from the 2003 NCAA slalom (12/100ths from first) and a bronze from the GS that
Jim’s father, Bobby Cochran, won the 1973 NCAA downhill title.
“But with wins, we take credit for Adam Cole and Karl
Johnson,” added Roger.
Cole, Jess Kelley’s boyfriend, won both the slalom and
GS titles at the 2007 NCAAs. Raised on the slopes of
Cochran’s Ski Area, Johnson took the 2006 NCAA slalom
Even the older generation of Cochrans has a hard time
keeping it all straight. After Tim (below) won his NCAA
title, Marilyn said to Lindy (Tim’s mom), “I’m no longer the
only mom of an NCAA winner in the family.” Which raised
Bobby’s hackles. He pointed out that their mother, Ginny
Cochran, was also the mom of an NCAA champion.
USSA FREEST YLE; GEPA; MARK COLLIER
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