Nina O’Brien was the top-placed American in 15th in the Alpine Combined Friday. (USSA)
ÅRE, Sweden (March 10, 2017) - Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO; U.S. Ski Team D Team/Burke Mountain Academy/Squaw Valley Ski Team) was the top-placed American in alpine combined as Austria’s Nadine Fest won her second gold medal of the 2017 FIS Junior World Ski Championships Friday.
Slovenia’s Meta Hrovat took the silver medal, as Franziska Gritsch of Austria won the bronze. Fest also won the super G title on Thursday.
O’Brien finished 15th Friday, as teammate Patricia Mangan (Derby, NY; U.S. Ski Team C Team/Holimont Racing Club) was 16th and Maureen Lebel (Truckee, CA; Mammoth Mountain Ski & Snowboard Club) finished 21st. Alice Merryweather (Hingham, MA; U.S. Ski Team C Team/Attitash Race Team/Stratton Mountain School), who won the downhill Wednesday, was 24th.
Up next, the men compete in alpine combined at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships Saturday.