U.S. Alpine Speed Championships
Super G Results
Ryan Cochran-Siegle earns back-to-back titles in US Alpine Speed Championships at Sugarloaf
Nina O’Brien defends title with second National Super G Win.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, MAINE - Under clear sunny skies, with temperatures in the thirties, Ryan Cochran-Siegle of Stocksboro VT claimed his second title of this week's US Alpine Speed Championships at Sugarloaf with a time of 1:10.79 in today's Super G.
Separated by just two-tenths of a second, teammates River Radamus and Tommy Biesemeyer rounded out the men's podium in 1:11.48 and 1:11.68, respectively.
After she narrowly missed the podium with a fourth place finish yesterday, Nina O'Brien threw down a blistering one-run time of 1:15.01 to defend her title as national Super G Champion on the women's side. O'Brien was followed closely by teammates AJ Hurt and Keely Cashman with finish times of 1:15.20 and 1:15.64, respectively.
Battling a stomach bug amid steep competition, Sugarloaf local and fan favorite Sam Morse cracked the top twenty, with a time of 1:12.98.
Keely Cashman, Nina O'brien and AJ Hurt will head into tomorrow's Slalom portion of the Alpine combined with an advantage as the top three finishers in today's Super G leg.
Racing resumes at 9:45am on Thursday, with the men's and women's Alpine Combined.
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.
For more information and a complete schedule for the US Alpine Championships, please visit www.sugarloaf.com/usalpine.
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