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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hello all,

The last couple days up here in AK have been quite mundane as far as the volcano goes, but the ski racing has been exciting.

In the slalom, David Chodounsky, a 2008 Dartmouth graduate, came from behind and put down a great second run to win the national slalom title. It was fun to watch and great to see him put it together. Jimmy Cochran took second and Cody Marshall was third (I was 7th and skied pretty well with a mistake on the bottom).

Today in the GS, I put together a solid first run and was psyched with the way I skied on the bottom of the course to be 2 tenths off Tim Jitloff in third. Second run, I was ready to crush and rack up another victory for the college grads, but I had some trouble on the bottom of the course in the soft snow. I ended up finishing on the podium in third behind Jitloff and Tommy Ford, which was the exact same podium from last year. I really wanted to win, but I picked up $750 for my spot on the podium so that’ll have to do for now.

Hope you’re all doing well. I’m definitely skiing well and there are a few races left in the season in Colorado and California. Now we just have to hope Mt. Redoubt isn’t going to tarnish our plans of flying out tonight.

Take care, w

posted by Warner at 3/31/2009 08:42:00 PM


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