Ski and Snowboard Club Vail nabs the podium at Beaver Creek slalom
BEAVER CREEK – Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Christoph Nederhauser and Cannon O’Brien place second and third on Beaver Creek’s Bear Trap run at Friday’s Millennium Bank slalom.Nederhauser finished with a time of 1 minute, 22.85 seconds, taking second place behind Team Summit’s Connor McDonald, while Cannon O’Brien, Nederhauser’s teammate, rounded out the podium with his third place finish time of 1:22.97. Also cracking into the top 15 for SSCV were Andreas Calabrese in sixth and Nick Braun in 12th. SSCV’s women racing in Friday’s slalom saw Celine Guilmineau place fourth and Katharine Irwin finish sixth. “Christoph Nederhauser had two solid runs,” said coach Mike Womack.Nederhauser took third in the first run for the men in Friday’s race while O’Brien clocked in with the fastest second run.”There was good upward movement through the field for the SSCV group,” added Womack referring to a racer’s finish relative to where they started.Examples of moving up through the field are SSCV’s Nick Braun starting 21st and finishing 12th, Grecody Johns starting 33rd and placing 16th, and Anthony Romano leaving the start with number 29 and placing 17th. The Millennium Bank Colorado Junior Ski Cup continues Saturday with another slalom race for the men and women at Beaver Creek.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.