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Cochran-Siegle, Morse Top 20 at Hahnenkammrennen

By Sierra Ryder - Stifel U.S. Ski Team
January, 20 2024
Ryan Cochran-Siegle races to a 16th place in the Hahnenkammrennen. (Getty Images)

On the picture perfect sunny Hahnenkammrennen day in Kitzbühel, Stifel U.S. Ski Team athletes Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Sam Morse posted top 20 results in 16th and 17th, respectively. 

The atmosphere was electric at the famed downhill with more than 50,000 ski racing fans packing the sides of the hill to watch the world’s fastest race down the Streif. Coming off an excellent day where he was just .01 off the podium in Friday's downhill, Cochran-Siegle ran first for the U.S. squad and slid into the top spot. But his day for a podium on the Streif would have to wait because Swiss skier Marco Odermatt and French skier Cyprien Sarrazin are skiing speeds on another level. Odermatt first went into the lead by over a second. But he was one-upped by Sarrazin who annihilated the field, winning by 0.91 seconds for his second win of the weekend. Rounding out the podium was Italian force Dominik Paris. 

“It was tougher today for sure. I was trying to give it the best fight I could but needed to stand over the skier a little bit more and carry more energy,” said Cochran-Siegle. “This has been my best week in Kitzbühel by far, so I'm glad to get some good memories and embrace what the Streif is.” 

The downhill was full of excitement with many skiers punching it into the top 10 and top 15 from bibs further back in the field. Morse continued a strong weekend of skiing with another top 20 finish from outside the top 30. Bryce Bennett was 39th and Wiley Maples 42nd. Jared Goldberg did not finish but he is OK. 

The speed men will now prepare for a pair of super-G races in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Jan. 27-28, while the slalom men will race on Sunday in Kitzbühel. 

Men's downhill

4:30 a.m. ET - men’s slalom, run 1, Kitzbühel, Austria - Peacock 
7:30 a.m. ET - men’s slalom, run 1, Kitzbühel, Austria - Peacock