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.
Erik Schlopy and Sarah Schleper took home gold today in the men's and women's slalom race at the U.S. Alpine National Championships at Big Mountain, Mont. Casey Puckett and Pernilla Wiberg skied off with the combined gold medals.
Lalive, who flopped in all three of her races at the Salt Lake City Games, won the U.S. title in the super giant slalom on Friday. The men's Super G, featuring Bode Miller, was set for later in the day.