HINDELANG, Germany — Fog curtailed some of the World Cup snowboard action Saturday but Mike Jacoby (Hood River, OR) broke up an Austrian logjam at the top of the men’s results and still climbed onto the podium.
Fog, which wiped out the men’s alpine downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, trimmed the snowboard finals to four riders. Jacoby, the only non-Austrian in the top four, was second in a murky weather, losing to Helmut Pramstaller of Austria in the final run of the dual format race. Manuel Mendoza (Whitefish, MT) and Jeff Greenwood (Granby, CT) were 13th and 14th, respectively.
In the women’s parallel slalom, Dorothee Fournier of France edged Austrian Manuela Riegler with Stacia Hookom (Edwards, CO) posting the top American result in fifth place. Lynn Ott (Bend, OR) was 12th.
SUNDAY, FEB. 4, 1996
JACOBY HAS SO-SO DAY BUT RETAINS TOP SPOT IN SNOWBOARDING GS
HINDELANG, Germany — Reigning World Cup champion (and newly crowned World Championships silver medalist) Mike Jacoby (Hood River, OR) retained his top ranking Sunday in giant slalom in the FIS Grundig Snowboard World Cup tour despite a tough day on the race hill as light snow fell.
Jacoby, who was runnerup in GS to teammate Jeff Greenwood (Granby, CT) at the World Championships a week ago, was second after the first run but was disqualified for missing a gate during his second run. However, with riders dropping one of their results after six events, he continues to hold a 680-point lead.
Harald Walder of Austria won the men’s GS in 1:06.71 with Tom Lyman (Whitefish, MT) posting the best U.S. finish, eighth. Greenwood was 13th.
In the women’s event, Sondra Van Ert (Ketchum, ID), the only woman to win two medals at the World Snowboard Championships, was second after the first run but ran into problems. Ursula Fingerlos, another Austrian, won in 1:14.51 and Van Ert held onto fifth place with Stacia Hookom (Edwards, CO) eighth.
In Europe for the past month, Coach Peter Foley conceded, “It appears the American team’s minds had already left Europe although their bodies were still here. Hopefully the two will eet up to race together in Japan next weekend.” Next stop: Feb. 10-12 in Alts, Japan. SNOWBOARDING WORLD CUP – PARALLEL SLALOM
Hindelang, GER – Feb. 3
1. Helmut Pramstaller, AUT
2. Mike Jacoby, Hood River, Ore.
3. Harald Walder, AUT
4. Stefan Kaltschuetz, AUT
OTHER U.S. RIDERS:
13. Manuel Mendoza, Whitefish, Mont.
14. Jeff Greenwood, Granby, Conn.
28. Tom Lyman, Whitefish, Mont.
30. Nathan Galpin
33. Antonio Davila, Flagstaff, Ariz.
37. Anton Pogue, Hood River, Ore.
41. Tom O’Brien, Salt Lake City.
1. Dorothee Fournier, FRA
2. Manuela Riegler, AUT
3. Tanja Fischer, GER
4. Karine Ruby.
5. Stacia Hookom, Edwards, Colo.
12. Lynn Ott, Bend, Ore.
Did not finish: Sondra Van Ert, Ketchum, Idaho.
WORLD CUP SOWBOARDING GIANT SLALOM
Hindelang, GER – Feb. 4
Men (Top 24 qualified):
1. Harald Walder, AUT, 1:06.71
2. Andrea Matteoli, ITA, 1:07.49
3. Stefan Kaltschuetz, AUT, 1:09.75
4. Patrick Lindroth, SWE, 1:09.87
5. Mathias Behounek, GER, 1:09.94.
8. Tom Lyman, Whitefish, Mont., 1:10.35
13. Jeff Greenwood, Granby, Conn., 1:10.74
22. Mike Jacoby, hood River, Ore.
26. Manuel Mendoza, Whitefish, Mont.
38. Antonio Davila, Flagstaff, Ariz.
39. Nathan Galpin
44. Anton Pogue, Hood River, Ore.
46. Tom O’Brien, Salt Lake City.
Women (Top 12 qualified for finals):
1. Ursula Fingerlos, AUT, 1:14.51
2. Heidi Renoth, GER, 1:15.36
3. Birgit Herbert, AUT, 1:15.45
4. Karine Ruby, FRA, 1:15.53
5. Sondra Van Ert, Ketchum, Idaho, 1:15.77.
OTHER U.S. RIDERS:
8. Stacia Hookom, Edwards, Colo., 1:17.24
11. Lynn Ott, Bend, Ore., 1:22.97.
GRUNDIG SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP
1. Jacoby 4,200
2. Peter Pechhacker, AUT, 3,520
3. Walder 3,110
4. Thedo Remmelink, NED 2,160
5. Lyman 2,040.
OTHER U.S. RIDERS IN TOP 20:
6. Greenwood 1,840
7. Rob Berney, Whitefish, Mont., 1,800
12. Bill Enos, Waterville Valley, N.H., 1,322
14. Steve Persons, Whitefish, Mont., 1,222.
1. Ruby 4,500
2. Herbert 3,000
3. Renoth 2,650
4. Manuela Riegler, AUT, 2,550
5. Marion Posch, ITA, 2,440.
U.S. RIDERS IN TOP 20:
6. Van Ert 2,190
12. Hookom 1,400
16. Ott, 930.