Andrew Weibrecht rips a turn in Lake Louise, finishing 20th in the season-opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G. (Getty Images/AFP-Mark Ralston)
LAKE LOUISE, AB (Nov. 30) - Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led the U.S. Ski Team finishing 20th in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise, Norway's Kjetil Jansrud, the Oympic super G champion, made it a clean sweep winning both opening speed races. The tour now heads to Beaver Creek, CO for the Audi Birds of Prey Race Week.
Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) led the U.S. Ski Team in Lake Louise, finishing 20th in the super G.
Norway's Kjetil Jansrud, the Olympic gold medalist, took his second win of the weekend.
Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) was 21st, despite a top-of-course mistake that literally had him sideways and nearly stopped. Jared Goldberg (Holladay, UT) was 25th and Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) 29th.
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour now heads to Beaver Creek for the Audi Birds of Prey Race week, with racing beginning Friday. NBC and NBCSN will provide same-day coverage with NBC Sports Live Extra streamng live daily.
Travis Ganong I think I was winning the top split, but then I stuck my head into a panel just before the jump and got all twisted up. Both top buckles on my left boot came off, my goggles were crooked and I lost my pole. I lost another second and a half there. I'm happy with my skiing, but there was that one big mistake that held me back. All things considered, you just have to send it and push hard. It's the only way to ski race.
I'm happy with my ski racing and I'm ready to go again in Beaver Creek. Coming into this race weekend I hadn't had much training aftter hurting my knee. I got a little confidence after this weekend. My knee is feeling great and my body is feeling great.