Alpine

Nyman Leads U.S. Trio Into Top 30

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USSA
2016-02-27 07:32
 

HINTERSTODER, Austria (Feb. 27, 2016) – Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT), Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) and Thomas Biesemeyer (Keene, NY) all scored World Cup points in Saturday’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G, just not as many as they were shooting to score.

“It was just a tough race for me today,” said Weibrecht, who woke up sick on race day and struggled to a 22nd place finish after narrowly escaping disaster midway down the course after catching too much air off a roller. “It was really hard to get up and just get the energy to come out. I put my best effort in, but I didn’t expect a lot. I didn’t expect to make it down to be honest. I just made mistakes the whole way, so it wasn’t the kind of race I was looking for.”

Nyman

Steven Nyman finished 18th in Sarturday’s Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup super G. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Stanko Gruden)

Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won his second career World Cup race, and first career super G with a brilliant run down the hard, fast Hannes Trinkl track. Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline scored his second career World Cup podium, finishing second. Overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third.

For Nyman, he skied too round when he should have gone straight and fast, and too straight when he should have carved. He finished 18th.

“You have to be fully confident in your line and where you’re going, and I was a little too round,” Nyman said. “The bottom was OK, I just needed to execute a little better.”

For Biesemeyer, his 28th place finish was well off his expectations, but he scored points in the second-straight super G this season, so it proves that he’s moving in the right directions. In fact, Biesemeyer has been in the top 30 four times in super G this season, doubling his career top 30 super G finishes.

Andrew Weibrecht has an amazing recovery during his run.

For the rest of the Americans, Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) finished 32nd; Kieffer Christianson (Anchorage, AK) was 43rd; and Nicholas Krause (Northboro, MA) was 54th. Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) and Wiley Maple (Aspen, CO) did not finish.

Up next, the tech team returns for another giant slalom Sunday at Hinterstoder. As for the speed team, they have a couple weeks off before returning to action March 12-13 with downhill and super G races in Kvitfjell, Norway.

“I’m heading home tomorrow, so I’ll be able to relax, restore and get things rolling again and come over for Norway and try to hit that with the guns blazing,” said Weibrecht, who was fifth in the super G at Kvitfjell last season. “Kvitfjell has always been a great track for me. It’s a track I like and I feel I can ski well on it. It’s just a matter of getting my head straight and getting back into the mode.”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won his second career World Cup race, and first career super G.
  • Overall World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher of Austria was third, only his second super G podium this season (Beaver Creek).
  • Slovenia’s Bostjan Kline was second, scoring his second career World Cup podium result.
  • Racing continues Sunday with men’s giant slalom live on NBC Sport Live Extra at 3:30 a.m. EST

 

QUOTES

Andrew Weibrecht
It was just a tough race for me today. It was really hard to get up and just get the energy just to come out. I put my best effort in, but I didn’t expect a lot. I didn’t expect to make it down to be honest. I just made mistakes the whole way, so it wasn’t the kind of race I was looking for.

Heading home tomorrow, so I’ll be able to relax, restore and get things rolling again and come over for Norway and try to hit that with the guns blazing.

Kvitfjell has always been a great track for me. Two years ago I was seventh, last year I was fifth. It’s a track I like and I feel I can ski well on it. It’s just a matter of getting my head straight and getting back into the mode.

Steven Nyman
You have to be fully confident in your line and where you’re going, and I was a little too round. The bottom was OK, I just needed to execute a little better.

On skiing new skis Saturday: I haven’t skied on them too much, so they are not fast yet. But I feel much more confident in the turns on them.

Broadcast and Live Streaming (times EST)
Saturday, Feb. 27
1:00 p.m. - Men’s super G, Hinterstoder - Universal HD

Sunday, Feb. 28
3:30 a.m. - Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1, Hinterstoder - LIVE - NBC Sports Live Extra
6:30 a.m. - Men’s Giant Slalom Run 1, Hinterstoder - LIVE - NBC Sports Live Extra
1:00 p.m. - Men’s Giant Slalom, Hinterstoder - Universal HD

RESULTS
Men’s super G