Vail’s Kloser wins Rookie of the Year
Vail, CO Colorado
Vail’s Heidi Kloser gets some air last month during a Nor-Am event in Steamboat Springs. Despite the stomach flu, Kloser, 17, wrapped up her first season on the World Cup tour with a 13th-place finish in Sierra-Nevada, Spain, on Thursday. That was her fourth 13th-place finish of the season, which means she made the finals of a World Cup in five of her first six starts in the big show. As a result, Kloser finished the year 22nd in points and won the World Cup’s Rookie of the Year award.