Men’s Speed Places Two in Top 30 Super-G
On Sunday, the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team men’s speed team took on the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Cortina super-G track for the second day. The race was riveting and extremely difficult. There was a total of 21 did not finish racers. An unheard-of number for a speed event. This was due to a lot of trick turns on the terrain packed course.
“It helps to run at the end where you see some of the top guys go with those big trick turns and mistakes they were making,” commented Kyle Negomir on the tricky set.
Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Negomir led the way with a 28th place. Bryce Bennett was close behind in 29th and River Radamus and Ryan Cochran-Siegle were just out of the top 30 in 32nd and 35th. Erik Arvidsson landed in 36th place.
“I think today was a lot of tricks and traps in the course set so you had to be careful,” said Negomir. “I executed the hard sections well and at the bare minimum you needed that today.”
The day’s winner was once again Marco Odermatt of Switzerland. Second place went to Italian skier Dominik Paris, and third place went to Austrian skier Daniel Hemetsberger.
The men’s speed team will now take some rest days as they gear up for World Championships in Courchevel-Meribel France Feb. 6-19th.