2/27/17 World Championships Update

We are half way through the world championships and everything is going great.  Team USA is in 5th place in the overall Nation Rankings!!!  This is the highest team USA has been in a world championships and we'll be fighting to the end. 

The individual and teams races we in a backcountry setting outside the town of Tambre.  The snow conditions have been a bit grim but the local organizing committee and the ISMF have done a great job at altering the courses to put on the races.  It's resulted in some technical races that have kept racers on point.

Photo Credit: Mark Smiley

More great photos by Mark Smiley

Below are the US athlete results for the Individual and Team races from the first three days of competition.

Individual Senior Men

John Gaston 15th

Eric Carter 26th

Tom Goth 36th

Mike Foote 46th

 Espior Men

Cam Smith 13th

 Individual Senior Women

Jesse Young 13th

Janelle Smiley 21st

Lindsay Plant 32nd

Nikki LaRochelle 36th

Individual Junior Men

Ian Clarke 23rd

Individual Cadet Men

Quinn Simmons 11th

Henry Hanes 16th

Henry Boyd 17th

Individual Cadet Women

Morgan Fortin 7th

Teams Senior Men

John Gaston / Max Taam 11th

Teague Holmes / Jon Brown 16th

Eric Carter / Tom Goth DNF (broken ski)

Scott Simmons / Paul Hamilton  DNF

Teams Senior Women

Janelle Smiley / Jessie Young 4th!

Lindsay Plant / Nikki LaRochelle 8th

Najeeby Quinn / Michela Adrian 9th

Kristi Knecht / Anne Gonzales 12th

Today we transferred to the Piancavallo ski resort / town, about an hour and a half to the east.  The setting here is more lively with people alpine skiing.  Athletes are previewing the sprint and vertical courses and preparing for the next few days of racing.

Up next is the Sprint race on Tuesday, followed by the Vertical on Wednesday, and the Relay on Thursday.  

Ciao for now!