GALL AND NELSON AWARDED FIRST PLACE IN THE COMPETIVE 10K AT JERMEY WRIGHT NORTH AMERICAN SNOWSHOE CHAMPIONSHIPS
BEAVER CREEK, Colo., -March 8, 2009- Scott Gall and Keri Nelson were awarded first place honors Sunday in the competitive 10K division at the Jeremy Wright North American Championships in Beaver Creek, Colo. Taking place at Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park, an elevation of nearly 10,000 ft., the Championship snowshoe race was the third event in the four-event Beaver Creek Snowshoe Adventure Series.
Unmoved by any potential Friday the 13th influences, Kirsten Clark finished sixth Friday, leading four U.S. women into the top 20 of a World Cup super G won by Olympic downhill champion Carole Montillet.
Austrian Benjamin Raich extended his World Cup Sl dominance, winnig the Schladming night Sl by more than half a second on Jan. 23. After recent confidence boosts, the Americans look to make their mark in the upcoming World Championships.