Ana Kobal celebrates her double win in the slalom races at Snowbird.
Dec. 15, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Freshman Chloe Fausa won Sunday's NorAm Cup giant slalom race in Vail, Colorado.
The NorAm Cup is a North American race series that is governed by the International Ski Federation.
"Very exciting win," Utah assistant alpine coach Luke Patterson said. "There are some of the most elite competitors from around the world at these races. The conditions of the course were excellent and you couldn't ask for better weather. Chloe did a fantastic job executing her game plan. It was a great performance and a lot of fun to watch."
Also competing was junior Kristiina Rove.
Closer to home, several skiers competed at Snowbird in a pair of USSA Intermountain Division races, with freshman Joergen Brath and junior Ana Kobal each winning a pair of slalom races over the weekend. The Utes also picked up second place finishes in three of the four races from sophomore Andy Trow, sophomore Teagen Palmer and junior Tim Hribar. Sophomore Eian Sandvik also competed in Saturday's race, and had the best time after the first run before skiing out on the second run.
Utah opens its 2014 campaign hosting the Pat Miller Invitational, which begins on Jan. 4.