Alpine Programs

Super G Strides Continue for Cook

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USSA
2013-12-14 06:42
 

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Dec. 14) – Two-time Olympian Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) continued to make strides in super G Saturday as she jumped from the 37th start position to finish 16th in St. Moritz. It’s the second straight weekend Cook has made a big move in super G after vaulting from 38th to 18th last Sunday in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G in Lake Louise. Tina Weirather of Lichtenstein, who was second in last weekends super G, won the race. Four-time World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) opted to skip St. Moritz in favor of training for the upcoming downhill in Val d’Isere, France.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA) led the U.S. Ski Team with 16th in the St. Moritz super G, her second straight weekend with promising results in the discipline.
  • Tina Weirather of Lichtenstein won the race, upgrading her Audi FIS Alpine World Cup super G finish from second just a week ago.
  • Kajsa Kling of Sweden finished second from bib 44 and Anna Fenninger of Austria was third.
  • Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) did not compete in favor of training for the upcoming downhill in Val d’Isere, France.
  • Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) was 20th, Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) did not finish and Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR) was disqualified for a binding violation.
  • A giant slalom is on tap Sunday in St. Moritz featuring Beaver Creek podium finisher Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO).
  • Universal Sports Network will broadcast the giant slalom at 7 a.m. ET.

QUOTES
Stacey Cook
I’ve just been on a mission all summer to get better at super G. I’ve been okay at it for too long and I’m ready to step it up. The big move-ups are the first step. I’m trying to get in that top-30 starting position and get some better starts and then hopefully some tops 10s, maybe top fives by the end of the year.

When there are so many years that run the same you get in a pattern of starting the season in Lake Louise and then going to Europe. One of the things that’s been a pattern for me is doing well in Lake Louise, and that didn’t quite happen his year. It’s just been adapting and I think maturity definitely helps with that and getting older and being ready for every race.

It’s okay to just do the one random super G race here because I know the hill so well. We’ve raced here for so many years in a row that it was kind of nice and to have the week off and not have to do training runs.

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