Fastest 2nd run gets Grasic the Gold at Norquay Keurig Cup FIS Slalom

Article #2650
2014-01-12
Published By: Kathy Stahr

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Martin Grasic of the Windermere Valley Ski Club and the BC Ski Team risked it all in the second run to secure the fastest combined time of one minute, 36.06 seconds in Sunday's Keurig Cup slalom at Mt. Norquay, AB. He shared the podium with teammate Dominic Unterberger who finished second in 1:36.66, and Alberta's Tony Naciuk who came third with a two-run time of 1:38.28.

In the women's race BC's Antonia Wearmouth of the Grouse Tyee Ski Club stood on the podium in third position with a total time of 1:48.02, sharing the podium with Alberta's Jocelyn McCarthy and Hannah Melinchuk who finished first and second respectively. BC Ski Team's Alix Wells of Prince George came in just off the podium in fourth place

Norquay (CAN) 1/12/2014          
FIS Race - Men's Slalom COMPLETE RESULTS          
Rank Bib Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time
 1  9 GRASIC Martin  1995  CAN   46.43  49.63  1:36.06
 2  6 UNTERBERGER Dominic  1994  CAN   46.19  50.47  1:36.66
 3  7 NACIUK Anthony  1994  CAN   47.32  50.96  1:38.28
 4  4 PHILP Huston  1997  CAN   47.53  50.96  1:38.49
 5  15 READ Jeffrey  1997  CAN   47.55  51.06  1:38.61
 6  14 RAMSDEN Blake  1995  CAN   47.39  51.32  1:38.71
 7  1 MCFIE Iain  1994  AUS   48.14  51.19  1:39.33
 8  12 HAEHLEN Jonas  1993  CAN   48.33  52.30  1:40.63
 9  22 COTTON Paul  1996  CAN   50.25  51.39  1:41.64
 10  25 SMITH Mitch  1997  CAN   48.92  53.88  1:42.80
               
Norquay (CAN) 1/12/2014          
FIS Race - Ladies' Slalom COMPLETE RESULTS          
Rank Bib Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time
 1  12 MCCARTHY Jocelyn  1996  CAN   50.77  51.84  1:42.61
 2  6 MELINCHUK Hannah  1996  CAN   51.26  54.42  1:45.68
 3  7 WEARMOUTH Antonia  1997  CAN   53.27  54.75  1:48.02
 4  14 WELLS Alix  1995  CAN   53.19  55.23  1:48.42
 5  1 SMITH Amanda  1994  CAN   52.92  55.89  1:48.81
 6  4 FITZGERALD Mikaela  1996  CAN   53.12  55.76  1:48.88
 7  15 SWETTE Rae  1995  CAN   54.92  55.45  1:50.37
 8  13 THACKRAY Riley  1996  CAN   54.86  55.76  1:50.62
 9  19 BURGESS Georgia  1997  CAN   54.63  56.38  1:51.01
 10  33 MARTIN Mikayla  1997  CAN   55.82  56.50  1:52.32

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BC SKI TEAM FLASH QUOTES


Martin Grasic (BCST/WVSC) - "Today was great. It always feels good to win and I feel like I am starting to learn to charge more and more every race. Also cool to share the podium with Dom for the first time."

Dominic Unterberger (BCST/Revelstoke Ski Club) - "Great day of racing today, sun was shinning and the snow was hard. Second run was quite a battle for me but I'm glad to have made it to the bottom and landed a spot on the podium; Congratulations to Martin for taking the win, and a big thanks to all the coaches and volunteers for all the shoveling!"

Nick Cooper (BCST Men's Coach) - "Today was another good day to cap off a solid series. I really wanted the sweep and I am sure we would have had it had Broderick not get stuck in soft snow 3 gates from the finish, but that's ski racing. Happy for Dom to be on the box again. He is really focusing on implementing a good race-day game plan and it's all coming together for him. Martin made a great turn around today after a safe first run and it's great to see him put it all on the line second run and get the victory. Overall very happy with our team approach this week and I look forward to it continuing to improve."

(photo of Martin Grasic, WVSC/BCST)

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