A collegiate champion turned U.S. Ski Team slalom ace, David Chodounsky is now aiming to crush in giant slalom too. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom/Alexis Boichard)
David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the best U.S. racer of the day, taking 12th place through tough conditions at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom in Adelboden.
Battling bad luck with weather, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) was the top American finisher at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup night slalom in Zagreb, taking 16th.
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David Chodounsky battled to a top-20 finish in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom.
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From his parents who emigrated from then-Czechoslovakia to St. Paul in the early 1980s to his successful career as a NCAA Division 1 slalom champion ski racer, Chodounsky’s path has been storied and unconventional.
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Mikaela Shiffrin headlines the U.S. team in her quest for a 10th consecutive slalom victory as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals kick off Wednesday in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
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David Chodounsky was top American in 26th, as Tommy Ford finished 27th, at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup giant slalom Friday.
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When Minnesota born David Chodounsky fell short of making the U.S. Ski Team after high school, he enrolled at Dartmouth and won the NCAA slalom title in his freshman year. Two years later he captained the school to the NCAA overall title then graduated with a double major in engineering and geology. Now that he’s fully focused on skiing, Chodounsky has quickly risen to become the top men’s slalom racer in the U.S.
The numbers keep going the right way for Chodounsky, who posted the best World Cup season of his career in 2014. Stats include a pair of top 10 finishes, including a personal best seventh in the Val d’Isere slalom. With all things flowing the right way, “Daver” also earned the first Olympic start of his career in Sochi. He went on to finish a career-best 19th in the World Cup slalom standings and locked the second U.S. Championship victory of his career at the Squaw Valley slalom.
He carried that momentum to the 2015 season, where his goals included scoring some World Cup giant slalom points—and he did just that. At Birds of Prey, Daver rocketed from bib 66 to finish 17th place in what was a race to remember for Chodounsky. Welcome to the 2016 season, Daver. Chodounsky grabbed his career-best finish, with a fourth in Val d'Isere. Add to that some more flashes of brilliance in giant slalom—highlighted by a 16th place finish at Birds of Prey—and Chodounsky is quickly becoming a two-discipline threat on the circuit. At the end of the season, Chodounsky had earned himself a top 15 rank in the world in what is currently an incredibly stacked field. Winning his fourth U.S. Championship slalom victory of his career in Sun Valley, ID was the icing on the cake. Bring it on, 2017!
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