Canadian Brit Richardson takes GS title, Moltzan second
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, MAINE — Brit Richardson, an 18-year-old from Alberta, Canada, narrowly beat out veteran U.S. Ski Team and Olympian Paula Moltzan in today’s giant slalom, wrapping up the 2022 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf.
Richardson was the fastest skier in both of today’s runs, and her combined time of 2:01.89 was 0.15 seconds better than Moltzan, who finished with a combined time of 2:02.04. Richardson and Moltzan dominated the field, with third place finisher AJ Hurt nearly two seconds back, with a combined time of 2:03.80.
Moltzan, who won the national slalom title here on Tuesday, was runner-up for the second time in a U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom race at Sugarloaf, having previously finished second in GS here in 2015.
The giant slalom was the final event in the 2022 Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships.
As the country’s most prestigious domestic alpine ski racing event, the US Alpine Championships give up-and-coming athletes looking to advance their position on the U.S. Ski Team a chance to face off against A-Team stars.
This is the eighth time Sugarloaf has played host to the championships, having previously done so in 1996, 1997, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017, and 2019.