Alpine Programs

Weibrecht Career Best SG on Birds of Prey

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USSA
2011-12-03 14:19
 

BEAVER CREEK, CO (Dec. 3) - On a snowy, blustery day in Beaver Creek, Olympic bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) continued his comeback from injury last year to put down a career best top 10 World Cup run in the Audi FIS Birds of Prey super G. Sandro Viletta of Switzerland came out of start 30 to take the win ahead of Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal. Friday's downhill winner Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) was 21st after a big mistake at the top took him out of contention. Action continues in Beaver Creek Sunday with the men's giant slalom, with Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) looking to defend his title.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Important benchmark finish for Andrew Weibrecht coming back from injury
  • Weibrecht's 10th was a career best World Cup super G, matching his career best downhill from 2007, also at Beaver Creek
  • First World Cup points for Ryan Cochran-Siegle in 29th
  • Cochran-Siegle's mother, 1972 Olympic slalom champion Barbara Cochran, was on hand for the race to surprise her son

QUOTES
Andrew Weibrecht

I went in and I was attacking top to bottom. I didn't leave anything out there. I started to get my feet back under me and I took a lot of confidence out of the downhill – it wasn't the result I wanted, but I skied really well and I was happy with that. I knew that the skiing was there, I just needed to put a hard run down and really try to execute it. I made it pretty clean top to bottom and was carrying that speed off the top.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle
Lake Louise was my first super G [last weekend]. I was going in unexpected and I came down in 20th and got pushed back to 31st, so I went into this one just trying to ski as well as I can and not worry about anything else. It's a technical course. It's a lot of fun.

I was just listening to the course report as close as possible to find the line.   

Sasha Rearick, Men's Alpine Head Coach
Andrew had a hell of a performance today after coming back from injury last year. He's been training well and today we saw execution and good skiing top to bottom. We're stoked. We're really excited to see him find that race gear.

Ryan Cochran-Siegle scored his first points today skied a good solid run top to bottom and for a junior to score super G points on a day like this is extremely exciting to see.

Overall, the guys are coming along. I'm pleased with the progress they're making, but we've still got a lot of work ahead of us.

RESULTS
Official Results
http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=AL&raceid=66762