NAGANO, Japan — Former world snowboarding champion Mike Jacoby (Hood River, OR) reached his second World Cup podium in 24 hours Sunday, leading for U.S. riders into the top15 as he finished second in a slalom on the proposed Kanbayashi Olympic course.
In the women’s event, Stacia Hookom (Edwards, CO) was second behind German Heidi Renoth. Renoth’s two-run time was 1:32.72 with Hookom runnerup in 1:33.58.
Matthias Behounek made it a German sweep by capturing the men’s slalom. His time was 1:26.82, putting him .13 ahead of Jacoby, who won the GS Saturday to further pad his lead in the World Cup giant slalom standings.
Other Americans in the top-15: Antonio Davila (Flagstaff, AZ), 10th in 1:28.56 with Tom O’Brien (Salt Lake City) 12th and Anton Pogue (Hood River, OR) 14th.
The World Cup visit to the ’98 Olympic site where snowboarding will make its Olympic debut ends Monday with halfpipe competition.
Snowboarding World Cup Slalom Nagano, Japan, Sun. Feb. 11
Men (top 20 qualify): 1. Matthias Behounek, GER, 1:26.82
2. Mike Jacoby, Hood River, OR, 1:26.95
3. Stefan Kaltschutz, AUT, 1:27.08
4. Dieter Moherndl, GER, 1:27.40
5. Ivo Rudiferia, ITA, 1:27.44
OTHER U.S. RIDERS: 10. Antonio Davila, Flagstaff, Ariz., 1:28.56
12. Tom O’Brien, Salt Lake City, 1:29.61
14. Anton Pogue, Hood River, Ore., 1:29.99
22. Manuel Mendoza, Whitefish, Mont.
26. Bill Enos, Waterville Valley, N.H.
34. Tom Lyman, Whitefish, Mont.
Women (top 14 qualify):
1. Heidi Renoth, GER, 1:32.72
2. Stacia Hookom, Edwards, Colo., 1:33.58
3. Karine Ruby, FRA, 1:33.79
4. Tanja Fischer, GER, 1:35.04
5. Dorothee Founrier, FRA, 1:35.26
OTHER U.S. RIDERS: 12. Lynn Ott, Bend, Ore., 1:39.10
18. Jennifer Hicks, Park City, Utah, 1:57.01