Dick Butler
By Dick Butler
Editor of www.Snowsportsna.com
December 2, 2009
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More World Cup Results

The US Ski Team has completed its third stops on the World Cup Circuit with the first of two stops in North America. The men competed in GS and Downhill at Lake Louise Alberta while the women were challenged in Aspen Colorado in slalom and giant slalom; both over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.

This coming weekend the Ladies go to Lake Louise for their Downhill and Super G while the Men travel to Beaver Creek Colorado to race in the Super Combined and the famous Birds of Prey Downhill.

The highest placing Americans at last weekend's races are highlighted below.

OFFICIAL RESULTS 2010 AUDI FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP Lake Louise, AB - Nov. 29, 2009 Men's Super G
1st. Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Canada 1:32.93
2nd. Benjamin Raich, Austria, 1:33.17
3rd. Michael Walchhofer, Austria, 1:33.55
4th. Erik Guay, Canada, 1:33.68
5th. Robbie Dixon, Canada, 1:33.72

8th. Ted Ligety, Park City, UT, 1:33.87
12th. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY, 1:34.04
15th. Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA, 1:34.20
23rd. Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID, 1:34.75
39th. Bode Miller, Franconia, NH, 1:35.57
42nd. Jeremy Transue, Hunter, NY, 1:35.87
DNF: Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, CA; Steven Nyman, Sundance, UT; Scott Macartney, Crystal Mountain, WA

OFFICIAL RESULTS 2010 AUDI FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP Lake Louise, AB - Nov. 28, 2009Men's Downhill
1st. Didier Cuche, Switzerland, 1:50.31
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2nd. Werner Heel, Italy, 1:50.75
3rd. Carlo Janka, Switzerland, 1:50.93
4th. Michael Walchhofer, Austria, 1:50.98
5th. Ambrosi Hoffmann, Switzerland, 1:51.07

12th. Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY, 1:51.41
29th. Bode Miller, Franconia, NH, 1:52.42
50th. Jeremy Transue, Hunter, NY, 1:53.16
53rd. Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, CA, 1:53.31
60th. Erik Fisher, Middleton, ID, 1:53.70
64th. Steven Nyman, Sundance, UT, 1:54.38
71st. Scott Macartney, Crystal Mountain, WA, 1:58.34
DNF: TJ Lanning, Park City, UT; Travis Ganong, Squaw Valley, CA

OFFICIAL RESULTS2010 AUDI FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP Aspen, CO - Nov. 29, 2009Women's Slalom
1st Sarka Zahrobska, Czech Republic, 1:43.45
2nd. Marlies Schild, Austria, 1:44.03
3rd. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 1:44.22
4th. Susanne Riesch, Gremany, 1:44.91
5th Maria Riesch, Germany, 1:45.40-

34th. Kaylin Richardson, Edina, MN, 58.04
35th. Hailey Duke, Boise, ID, 58.11
37. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 58.70
39. Sarah Schleper, Vail, CO, 58.85
40. Sterling Grant, Amery, WI, 58.9744. Julia Ford, Plymouth, WA, 1:00.43
DNF: Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO

OFFICIAL RESULTS2010 AUDI FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP Aspen, CO - Nov. 28, 2009Women's GS(top 30 qualify for second run)
1st. Kathrin Hoelzl, Germany, 2:09:63
2nd. Kathrin Zettel, Austria, 2:09.87
3rd. Federica Brignone, Italy, 2:10.76
4th. Maria Pietilae-Holmner, Sweden, 2:11.18
5th. Eva-Maria Brem, Austria

13th. Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, CA, 2:12.79
23rd. Sarah Schleper, Vail, CO, 2:13.75-
39th. Lindsey Vonn, Vail, CO, 1:08.33
42nd. Leanne Smith, Conway, NH, 1:08.58
45th. Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 1:09.15
DNF2: Megan McJames, Park City, UT

The highest ranked US skiers, Lindsey Vonn and Ted Ligety, are currently set at 9th and 5th in overall World Cup points at 109 and 125 respectively. Since rejoining the US Team this season, Bode Miller has not performed up to expectations.

For a complete listing of World Cup rankings, courtesy of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup go to : http://www.fisalpine.com/leader-board.html

After the weekend of December 4th -6th, all of the remaining stops are back across the pond.

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