Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team Athletes Post Strong Results in NorAm Wrap Up
Seven U.S. athletes took home NorAm titles this past week in Whistler, Canada. The titles are given to the athletes that score the most overall NorAm Cup points in the respective disciplines and the overall title for all disciplines.
On the men’s side, Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete Isaiah Nelson took home the NorAm overall title. He was close to the slalom and giant slalom titles as well in second place.
“Looking back on the season, I am happy with the adjustment we made as a team,” said Nelson. “Initially, we had not planned to do the NorAm tour, but after a difficult December, we realized that the NorAms were a good place to continue our development while setting myself up for next year.”
For men’s speed events, Erik Arvidsson, Kyle Negomir and Sam Morse of the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team swept the men’s overall downhill NorAm podium.
“It was super fun to finish off the downhill season up here in Whistler with so many good skiers and friends,” said Negomir. “Erik and Sam have both been skiing great all year and we’ve spent a ton of time together, so it was super fun to battle it out in the last race with them.”
Sam DuPratt continued his impressive comeback from serious injury by securing the men’s super-G NorAm title, and a World Cup spot along with it.
“It is a huge weight off my chest,” said DuPratt. “A lot of days felt like I was wasting my time trying to get back to this sport, so getting a World Cup spot for next year makes it feel all very worth it. I'm thankful to everyone that helped me get there.”
The Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team women equally had a tremendous season. Mary Bocock won the NorAm overall title in a very tight race. Bocock also secured the super-G title. In the women’s downhill rankings, Tricia Mangan took home the overall win with Lauren Macuga close behind in second.
“I came here to get the World Cup spot and ended up with it,” said Macuga. “It is so nice to know I have that for next year and we will be able to start more Americans in the beginning to earn even more spots.”
In women’s slalom, Allie Resnick won the overall slalom and Zoe Zimmerman took second.
“This season went really well; I am super happy with my consistency in slalom this year,” said Resnick. “I had a goal of winning this title while also taking classes and competing for Dartmouth. I am super happy that I was able to accomplish it.”
Many of the Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team athletes will now head to Sun Valley, Idaho as they prepare for the final big race of the season, the Toyota U.S. Alpine Championships presented by Stifel, April 2-5.