Podiums for NZ Ski Racers Finlay Neeson and Ben Griffin

Snowbird Ski Resort, USA - (12 January 2014) – Ski racer Finlay Neeson (Oakura) has won first place in men’s slalom at an International Ski Federation (FIS) race at Snowbird Ski Resort in the United States.

Finlay’s time of 1:33:76 beat Norway’s Joergen Brath's time of 1:34:03 and USA’s Bryce Astle in 1:34:17.

Speaking after the race Finlay explained that “the race at Snowbird consisted of tough conditions, with poor visibility being a factor. I executed my first run nicely, taking the lead. In the second run I was full of nerves but once again skied well, attacking in the tough conditions and taking a personal best slalom result of 26.  I look forward to taking this progress and success into the next university races in Winter Park, CO and Red River, NM in early February.”

Full results here

Ben Griffin (Ohakune) has also achieved a podium result, placing second in men’s Giant Slalom at a National Championship race in Reiteralm, Austria.

Ben’s time of  2:00:11 placed him second to  Warner Nickerson of USA in 1:58:66. Britain’s Charles Raposo placed third in a time of 2:00:26.

Full results here


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