Ryan Cochran-Siegle Snags Another Top Ten in Downhill
The men’s Birds of Prey Downhill went off Saturday thanks to the help of the hundreds of volunteers and course workers. The workers helping to prepare the hill after the day's previous snow storm that brought 14 inches to the course hill.
Aleksander Kilde of Norway won the run for his second Downhill win of the season. Right behind him is another top skier, Marco Odermatt. On the U.S. side, Stifel U.S. Alpine team member Ryan Cochran-Siegle finished in seventh place, his second top ten result of the season.
“It was obviously not the same snow we were hoping for. But I think it was a fairly fair race,” said Cochran-Siegle. “I think today I had just a couple little things here and there that pushed me off of that top three. You’ve got to ski with a lot of intensity and I think today was a good step.”
The men’s team described the conditions today as tough with varying light, inconsistent with the previous day's training runs. “It was really tough, the conditions were really dark,” said Travis Ganong.
The speed men will now look to the men’s super-G on Sunday.