BEND, Ore. — Newly crowned world champion Sondra Van Ert (Ketchum, Idaho) overcame tricky weather conditions Friday to finish second in a World Cup giant slalom snowboard race at Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Van Ert led three U.S. women to top 10 finishes, while Chris Klug (Aspen, CO) was fifth in the men’s competition, leading three U.S. men into the top 10.

Margherita Parini of Italy won the women’s GS with a time of 2:27.66. Van Ert finished in 2:27.88, with Rosey Fletcher (Girdwood, Alaska) fifth and hometown favorite Leslee Olson 10th. Lynn Ott, another rider from Bend, was 14th.

In the men’s race, Austrian Peter Pechhacker took first place in 2:13.52, more than a second over another Austrian, Harald Walder. The top American was Klug, who placed fifth with a time of 2:16.56. Mike Jacoby (Hood River, Ore.) was sixth, with Jeff Greenwood (Granby, Conn.) eighth.

Soft snow, freezing rain, snow flurries and poor visibility challenged the competitors. “Mt. Bachelor did a great job clearing the course of the new, softer snow,” Van Ert said, “but we also had some freezing rain and then light snow in the afternoon. I wiped my goggles a few times during my first run, and I don’t have to do that very often. The second run it was more light snow. Just enough to keep you off-balance a little.”


Men’s Results

# Name Nat Total Points

1 PARINI Margherita ITA 2:27.66 1000
2 VAN ERT Sondra USA 2:27.88 800
3 RUBY Karine FRA 2:28.44 600
4 RIEGLER Manuela AUT 2:31.38 500
5 FLETCHER Rosey USA 2:32.32 450
6 POSCH Marion ITA 2:32.50 400
7 TRETTEL Lidia ITA 2:32.52 360
8 PICHLER Maria AUT 2:32.90 320
9 ZEDLACHER Isabell AUT 2:33.02 290
10 OLSON Leslee USA 2:34.28 260
11 FINGERLOS Ursula AUT 2:34.95 240
12 HOOKOM Stacia USA 2:35.04 220
13 FOURNIER Dorothee FRA 2:35.22 200
14 OTT Lynn USA 2:35.37 180
15 RIEGLER Claudia AUT 2:36.17 160
16 JEALOUSE Victoria CAN 1:16.67 150
17 RENOTH Heidi GER 1:16.77 140
18 O’MALLY Erin USA 1:17.46 130
19 HERBERT Birgit AUT 1:17.69 120
20 DROUIN Candice CAN 1:18.01 110
21 MACHIDA Yoshiko JPN 1:18.40 100
22 KUMAGAI Akemi JPN 1:19.29 90
23 TAKAYANAGI Satsuki JPN 1:20.12 80
24 ANDRES Natalie CAN 1:20.65 70
25 MCKENNA Lesley GBR 1:21.01 60
26 UCHIYAMA Yasue JPN 1:21.35 50
27 FURUHATA Yoko JPN 1:21.44 45
28 HELLMAN Susan USA 1:21.47 40
29 LOO Alexa CAN 1:22.11 36
30 TANAKA Ami JPN 1:22.76 32
31 RICHARDS Linda AUS 1:23.40 28
32 TATEISHI Sunaho JPN 1:24.69 26
33 POGUE Jeanne USA 1:28.58 24
34 YAGI Takami JPN 1:28.85 22
35 DOBREZELEWSKI A. USA 1:32.24 20
36 LEVETT Renee AUS 1:33.56 18

Did not finish 1st run:
KRINGS Alexandra AUT
MAIR U.D. EGGEN D. ITA
HUNTER Carrie CAN

Did not start 1st run:
STACEY Kim USA
WARREN Katy USA
ZELL Julie USA
HENGGE Madelaine USA
MORTON Shannon USA

TD-FIS: Lumby, Ethel
GIANT SLALOM MEN

Result

# Name Nat Total Points

1 PECHHACKER Peter AUT 2:13.52 1000
2 WALDER Harald AUT 2:14.54 800
3 FAWCETT Mark CAN 2:14.82 600
4 PRUGGER Thomas ITA 2:16.48 500
5 KLUG Christopher USA 2:16.56 450
6 JACOBY Mike USA 2:16.90 400
7 REBAGLIATI Ross CAN 2:17.15 360
8 GREENWOOD Jeff USA 2:17.56 320
9 CHALMERS Darren CAN 2:17.94 290
10 EBNER Markus GER 2:18.11 260
11 PRICE Ian USA 2:19.07 240
12 IDESHEIM Maxence FRA 2:19.39 220
13 ZAPISOCKY Brad CAN 2:20.05 200
14 BAKER Mitch CAN 2:21.35 180
15 JENSON Nelson CAN 2:21.69 160
16 RICHARDSSON Richard SWE 2:21.99 150
17 SAMMER Klaus AUT 2:22.13 140
18 ENOS Bill USA 2:22.49 130
19 HOSTETTER Adam USA 2:25.16 120
20 GODWIN Stephen CAN 2:26.25 110
21 MELHUSE Shannon USA 2:27.30 100
22 ANDERSON Jasey Jay CAN 2:29.36 90
23 BERNEY Rob USA 1:05.95 80
24 KRUG Rainer GER 1:08.14 70
25 LYMAN Tom USA 1:09.30 60
26 REMMELINK Thedo NED 1:09.68 50
27 COPP Stephen SWE 1:09.70 45
28 ROLLAND Xavier FRA 1:09.75 40
29 PICHLER Peter ITA 1:10.09 36
30 FRENADEMEZ Karl ITA 1:10.79 32
31 KALTSCHUETZ Stefan AUT 1:10.96 28
32 MESSNER Elmar ITA 1:11.18 26
33 WIESER Willi AUT 1:11.27 24
34 MOHERNDL Dieter GER 1:11.28 22
35 KILDEVAELD Mike DEN 1:11.86 20
36 POGUE Anton USA 1:12.23 18
37 O’BRIEN Tom USA 1:12.71 16
38 LINDROTH Patrick SWE 1:12.89 14
39 MCLAIN Travis USA 1:13.17 12
40 WADLAND Nolan USA 1:14.14 11
41 IIDA Kei JPN 1:14.22 10
42 JANBROERS Mark NED 1:14.26 9
43 RUBINCAM Peter USA 1:14.47 8
44 PETTERSON Lars E. NOR 1:14.84 7
45 MULLEN Ryan USA 1:15.04 6
46 GRASSO Mike USA 1:16.75 5
47 GERMANN Frank NED 1:18.40 4
48 SASAKI Koji JPN 1:20.28 3
49 NYBERG Donald USA 1:22.52 2
50 GOTO Tomoki JPN 1:22.88 1
51 GALPIN Nathan USA 1:23.07
52 DAVILA Antonio USA 1:27.21
53 PABLO Thomas ARG 1:30.29
54 WHITE Martin GBR 1:33.18

Did not finish 1st run:
COSNIER Charlie FRA
MAARD Ulf SWE
VOYAT Alex ITA
RUDIFERIA Ivo ITA
NIBOSHI Kenichi JPN
JONES Jeremy USA
MATSUMOTO Akira JPN
BAILEY Ace GBR

Did not start 1st run:
BEHOUNEK Mathias GER
ARCHIBALD Jeff USA
TIPPIE Brett CAN
HADGKISS Ian CAN
WHITEHEAD Kevin USA
CONNER Chistopher GBR

TD-FIS: Lumby, Ethel