Dierdorff Fourth in Cervinia
Mick Dierdorff just missed the podium, finishing fourth place in the second FIS World Cup snowboardcross race of the season.
Dierdorff made it through the heats and qualified for the big final, but couldn’t sneak onto the podium. Hagen Kearney was in the small final and finished seventh. Senna Leith and Jake Vedder made it to the quarterfinals, taking 11th and 16th. Nick Baumgartner was 21st.
Austrians Alessandro Haemmerle and Jakob Dusek went one-two, with Martin Noerl of Germany third.
On the women's side, Brianna Schnorrbusch was the only U.S. woman to pass through the qualification round, and she finished 15th. Chloe Trespeuch of France was first with her teammate Manon Petit Lenoir second. Charlotte Bankes of Great Britain finished third.
The team races another individual snowboardcross Saturday.