After a season best seventh place in qualifying for race one, Grimus made a good start to his round of 32 heat, to be leading at the first turn.
After being pushed wide, Grimus lost speed through the major drag section and was overtaken, eventually crossing the line in third place, and finishing race one ranked 19th overall.
On Sunday, race two saw Grimus hold the yellow bib after progressing to the round of 32 heat, but he was able to win the start once again, and lead through the top half.
However, the other athletes were able to draft and all three passed on the long traverse, with Grimus eventually finishing fourth, and an overall place of 30th.
“It’s pretty frustrating because all the bits are coming together, especially with the start that I’ve been working on, and now the speed is coming through qualifying,” Grimus said.
“I feel for Anton because he is frustrated with missing great opportunities,” head coach Shawn Fleming said.
“It’s pretty frustrating as Anton had great starts but struggled to carry speed in the middle flat section,” Fleming added.
Sami Kennedy-Sim, ranked tenth in the world prior to Watles, did not compete this weekend after crashing prior to training during the lead-up to the Watles double header. Kennedy-Sim is recovering well and said she hopes to be back on the skis soon.
“I had a big crash before training,” Kennedy-Sim said. “I have some bruises and strains, but hope to be back skiing soon.”
IMAGE: Anton Grimus leading in a heat race in Watles © FIS