The Alberta NorAm Circuit Swings into Nakiska

The Alberta NorAm Circuit Swings into Nakiska

Photo Caption Roger Witney

Calgary, AB (December 21, 2019) – After a successful stop in Lake Louise that saw Canadian Alpine Ski Team members land on the podium six times the NorAm Circuit continued last week at Nakiska Ski Area. Jeff Read led the way with three gold medals and a bronze, and Amelia Smart picked up a gold and silver in the slalom races.  With a huge field of competitors from all over the world, athletes and volunteers battled high winds, lots of snow and a deep love of ski racing throughout the week.

Read was happy with his decision to stay in Canada and race in Nakiska, “I decided with Johnny (Kucera) to stay for the Nakiska block instead of heading to Italy for the World Cup races which was a very smart call. I dropped my world ranking in downhill by 30 which will help my start position in World Cup races. Having the lower bib will allow a much higher chance of being competitive in the top 30.” 

Dec 16. 

Women's Alpine Combined Men's Alpine Combined
1st Keely Cashman (USA) 1st Jeffrey Read (CAN)
2nd Storm Klomhaus (USA) 2nd Bridger Gile (USA)
3rd Patricia Mangan (USA) 3rd Louis Muhlen-Schulte
Women's Super-G Men's Super-G
1st Isabella Wright (USA) 1st Jeffrey Read (CAN)
2nd Patricia Mangan (USA) 2nd Kyle Negomir (USA)
3rd Storm Klomhaus (USA) 3rd Riley Seger (CAN)

Dec. 17                                                                                                                Dec. 18

Women's Giant Slalom Men's Giant Slalom
1st Foreste Peterson (USA) 1st Maarten Meiners (NED)
2nd Keely Cashman (USA) 2nd Stefano Baruffaldi (ITA)
3rd Andrea Komsic (CRO) 3rd Tanguay Nef (SUI)

Dec. 19

Women's Slalom Men's Slalom
1st Amelia Smart (CAN) 1st Jeffrey Read (CAN)
2nd Andrea Komsic (CRO) 2nd Sandy Vietze (USA)
3rd Lila Lapanja (USA) 3rd Alex Leever (USA)

Dec. 20

Women's Slalom Men's Slalom
1st Katie Hensien (USA) 1st Benjamin Ritchie (USA)
2nd Amelia Smart (CAN) 2nd Jeffrey Read (CAN)
3rd Andrea Komsic (CRO) 3rd Jordan Asher (CAN)

Full results can be found on the FIS website

The next NorAm series will take place in Burke Mountain, VT January 2 – 4, 2020. 

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Whitney Hunter I Manager of Communications 
whunter@alpinecanada.orgI 403-471-6032

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