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.
The American, who failed to finish any of her three races in the Salt Lake City Olympics, finished second Wednesday behind overall World Cup champion Michaela Dorfmeister of Austria in the season's final downhill race.
Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO/Ski&Snowboard Club Vail/U.S. B Team) tore down a slick, flat course Tuesday to collect her second straight downhill (DH) silver medal at the World Junior Championships, finishing .22 behind Germany's Maria Riesch.