Two-time Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim made a good start to the event, qualifying for finals in 14th place.
Anton Grimus and Doug Crawford did not advance to the finals, after placing 49th and 57th respectively in qualifying.
In the first of two World Cup’s, Kennedy-Sim had a strong first round heat, starting well in the top section and leading at times during the heat. In the lower section of the course, Kennedy-Sim slipped back to third, and was unable to advance to the next round. This gave Kennedy-Sim a final ranking of tenth.
“Today’s racing was very tight. I had the lead at some points of the run, and I will carry that confidence into tomorrow’s racing”, said Kennedy-Sim.
“I look forward to reviewing the race this evening and being competitive again tomorrow.“
In the second World Cup, Kennedy-Sim placed fourth in her heat, giving her a final ranking of 14th.
OWIA Ski Cross Head Coach Shawn Fleming commented after the race.
“Well that was not the day we had planned for. Decent start but stuck in the mix going into first turn and checked speed tight on the inside. From there she was playing catch up the whole way.”
“Next week we compete in Montafon, Austria, which will be a shorter format this year due to low snow but the forecast looks quite challenging for the coming week with heavy snowfalls.”