Sarah Schleper wasted no time crying over a lost ski, shedding the frustration of giant slalom a day earlier to lead both runs Wednesday to collect the slalom gold medal on the final day of the Chevy Truck U.S. Alpine Championships. Wiberg wins combined.
A wide-smiling but admittedly bewildered Jonna Mendes had the fastest time on each run Tuesday and collected her first national title as she won the GS by 1.75 seconds on the fifth day of the Chevy Truck U.S. Alpine Championships.
Sarah Schleper of the United States posted her first career World Cup victory in the season's final slalom race Saturday, and Janica Kostelic finished second to close in on overall leader Anja Paerson.
Julia Mancuso finished sixth in slalom Sunday and clinched the combined gold medal at the World Junior Championships while first-run leader Lindsey Kildow missed a second-run gate and hiked to finish her run.