Her result shows a gradual improvement in each event this year, from 21st in the first World Cup, to 20th in her second start and now a 14th place performance.
In the qualifying round, athletes had two judged runs, with the best run counting for the final ranking. Rich’s highest score of 49.75 was achieved in her first competition run, which placed her in 14th, just missing the top ten women’s final.
The event was won by Finish rider Enni Rukajarvi, with Laurie Blouin of Canada in second and Sina Candrian of Switzerland in third.
After the race, Rich was positive about her experience in Seiser Alm.
“The course was one of the best I have competed on, it was incredibly safe and really fun.”
“I had a really great few training days but unfortunately I couldn’t put my run down when it counted.”
“I am continually gaining much needed experience and am excited for the next World Cup in California.”
After three World Cup events, Rich currently sits in 23rd place on the standings.
The next stop on the World Cup tour will take place in Mammoth Mountain, California, USA, on the 3rd of February.