U.S. Team men sweep FIS super G’s | SummitDaily.com

U.S. Team men sweep FIS super G’s


BRECKENRIDGE – On a day when this year’s World Championships downhill bronze medalist, Sweden’s Patrik Jaerbyn, showed up to boost the field, the U.S. Ski Team’s hot young talent still reigned supreme at a pair of FIS super G races at Breckenridge.Erik Fisher and Jeremy Transue swept the Quantum Sports Club-hosted Rocky Mountain Trophy Series events on Peak 10 Thursday, while Jaerbyn finished seventh and 25th after winning both spring super G’s last year at Breckenridge.In the day’s first race, Transue took second to Fisher by .95 seconds, while Steamboat club racer Austin Johnson finished third. In the afternoon affair, Canadian Travis Dawson was second and U.S. Team members Chris Beckmann and Fisher were third and fourth.The races featured competitors representing nations as far away as Japan, in addition to Norway, the Czech Republic, Poland and Brazil. Seven U.S. Ski Team members competed as well.Among local athletes, former Quantum racer Jason McNeill took seventh in the morning and 19th in the afternoon, while Shun Sakaguchi finished 13th and 15th.Other top-50 results included Conor Lynch in 30th, Eric Davis in 33rd, Gary Beresford in 39th, Tanner Bardin in 41st and 46th, Brannan Sheely in 44th and Taylor Lynch in 49th.Local skiers also posted the following results: Eric Wigley, 53rd; William Truesdell, 56th; Mark Miller, 58th; Syoko Tanaka, 69th; Zach Fretz, 79th; Conrad Schmidt, 80th; Fletcher McDonald, 86th; Peter Hodel, 100th; Kei Taguchi, 112th; Austin Granger, 115th; and Kohtaroh Miki, 117th.Each race’s field ran about 130 racers deep.

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