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.
In a World Junior Championships race Thursday where the top four women were just .05 apart, Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA/Squaw Valley Ski Team/U.S. A Team) finished third, her seventh World Juniors medal, with Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO/Ski&Snowboard Club Vail/U.S. B Team) fourth in super G.