Nickerson grabs win, Granstrom third in winter games


Much as he did last season Warner Nickerson has turned an August New Zealand ski race into a low point opportunity as he collected the win in the opening salvo of the NZ Winter Games in a GS at Cornet Peak with Colby Granstrom on the podium in third and five Americans packed into the top 10 finishers. Those results pleased coach Peter Korfiatis no end considering where the guys were starting.

“This is a Continental Cup,” said Korfiatis, “so anyone without Continental Cup points starts outside of the first seed. While our buys have essentially better FIS and world ranking, they were starting in the 28, 38, 48 range and that makes it difficult to hammer in there and stay close to that leader.”

The leader, as it turned out, was Nickerson who started 11th. “I was pleased with the first run but the second was difficult,” he said. “The snow didn’t hold up super-well and I just had to keep fighting it the whole was down. I did that and here I am in the winning spot.”

For Granstrom, in third behind Austrian Marcel Mathis, the race and result helped put a capper on a productive camp. Starting 27th Granstrom said, “It feels awesome to performed well in a Europa Cup caliber field. It was also really cool to accept the bronze medal in downtown Queenstown. It was a great honor and a little bit of a surprise. I am still along away from my goals this season, so the hunger is still there, but it does relieve a little stress to have success this early in the year.”

Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Will Gregorak tied for seventh the former from the 40th start. Dave Chodounsky was ninth. David Donaldson again led the Canadians, but was in 11th.

The U.S. group is nearing the end of their camp and both coaches and athletes seem pleased with the work accomplished.

Koriatis said, “Camp itself has been very productive for sure. The weather cooperated, all the hills we worked on were in great shape. It’s been a great mixture, we’re right on pace with volume… huge amount of runs and we’re not seeing effects of fatigue. Better yet, we’ll know what to do next year.”

Granstrom added, “The training has been spectacular, I came into this camp with a back injury but was able to get a lot done and get substantially faster. We have had really nice injection the entire camp and it has been extremely productive.”

Nickerson file photo by Gepa.

Place   Coronet
Peak
(NZL)
  Discipline   Giant Slalom
Date   22.08.2011   Category   Australian New Zealand Cup
Race codex   0050   Gender   M
Valid for FIS Points   YES   TD Name   Barrette Germain (CAN)
       
  
Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time FIS Points
 1  11  534038 NICKERSON Warner  1981  USA   50.07  56.13  1:46.20  6.96
 2  13  53985 MATHIS Marcel  1991  AUT   51.35  54.94  1:46.29  7.70
 3  27  930105 GRANSTROM Colby  1990  USA   51.24  55.60  1:46.84  12.20
 4  33  421860 NORDBOTTEN Jonathan  1989  NOR   51.58  55.27  1:46.85  12.28
 5  24  481006 ZUEV Stepan  1988  RUS   50.63  56.23  1:46.86  12.37
 6  8  421859 NILSEN Markus  1989  NOR   50.25  56.65  1:46.90  12.69
 7  40  6530319 COCHRAN-SIEGLE Ryan  1992  USA   51.54  55.41  1:46.95  13.10
 7  14  930107 GREGORAK Will  1990  USA   50.45  56.50  1:46.95  13.10
 9  25  534508 CHODOUNSKY David  1984  USA   51.14  55.84  1:46.98  13.35
 9  23  54031 LEITINGER Roland  1991  AUT   51.11  55.87  1:46.98  13.35
 11  38  103078 DONALDSON David  1986  CAN   51.52  55.50  1:47.02  13.68
 12  34  480736 KHOROSHILOV Alexander  1984  RUS   51.09  55.94  1:47.03  13.76
 13  21  500933 OLSSON Jon  1982  SWE   50.57  56.53  1:47.10  14.33
 13  20  101895 ROY Jean-Philippe  1979  CAN   50.68  56.42  1:47.10  14.33
 15  37  103676 BROWN Philip  1991  CAN   51.21  55.99  1:47.20  15.15
 16  28  531452 BIESEMEYER Thomas  1989  USA   51.23  56.00  1:47.23  15.40
 17  63  530837 KELLEY Tim  1986  USA   51.51  55.81  1:47.32  16.14
 18  15  201702 NEUREUTHER Felix  1984  GER   50.42  56.98  1:47.40  16.79
 19  19  53980 KRIECHMAYR Vincent  1991  AUT   51.43  56.04  1:47.47  17.36
 20  3  501384 LINDGREN Tim  1989  SWE   50.21  57.27  1:47.48  17.45
 21  45  934518 DANIELS Nick  1991  USA   51.42  56.07  1:47.49  17.53
 21  26  202437 LUITZ Stefan  1992  GER   51.04  56.45  1:47.49  17.53
 23  69  103646 ZAITSOFF Sasha  1990  CAN   51.36  56.19  1:47.55  18.02
 24  17  410266 GRIFFIN Benjamin  1986  NZL   51.03  56.61  1:47.64  18.76
 25  2  934566 ROBERTS Hig  1991  USA   50.12  57.89  1:48.01  21.79
 26  6  501392 OESTER Carl-Filip  1989  SWE   51.23  56.81  1:48.04  22.03
 27  10  421946 KRISTIANSEN Emil Bjoertomt  1990  NOR   50.98  57.11  1:48.09  22.44
 28  39  103729 READ Erik  1991  CAN   51.16  56.96  1:48.12  22.69
 29  7  193481 FAVRE Arnaud  1987  FRA   51.66  56.66  1:48.32  24.33
 30  22  53969 BISCHOF Martin  1991  AUT   52.05  56.30  1:48.35  24.57
 31  1  531392 JAMPOLSKY Grant  1989  USA   50.62  57.74  1:48.36  24.65
 32  49  102456 BIGGS Patrick  1982  CAN   51.83  56.71  1:48.54  26.13
 33  42  700830 ZAMPA Adam  1990  SVK   51.80  56.81  1:48.61  26.70
 34  16  501255 OEHAGEN Johan  1987  SWE   51.72  57.09  1:48.81  28.34
 35  41  501439 HEDIN Doglas  1990  SWE   51.98  57.27  1:49.25  31.95
 36  47  103528 DRURY Kevin  1988  CAN   52.12  57.18  1:49.30  32.36
 37  62  303097 ISHII Tomoya  1989  JPN   52.08  57.42  1:49.50  33.99
 38  30  531156 TARBERRY Ace  1988  USA   52.45  57.23  1:49.68  35.47
 39  74  410365 BARWOOD Adam  1992  NZL   52.47  57.24  1:49.71  35.71
 40  81  53897 KNAUSS Andreas  1990  AUT   52.39  57.37  1:49.76  36.12
 41  54  302982 OHKOSHI Ryunosuke  1988  JPN   52.11  57.66  1:49.77  36.21
 42  73  930023 COFFEY Sam  1990  USA   52.26  57.72  1:49.98  37.93
 43  61  930133 HIGGINS Sean  1990  USA   52.26  57.73  1:49.99  38.01
 44  64  501230 ERICSSON Daniel  1987  SWE   52.61  57.44  1:50.05  38.50
 45  57  934643 GOLDBERG Jared  1991  USA   52.91  57.30  1:50.21  39.81
 46  56  934524 FARRELL Bobby  1991  USA   52.78  57.47  1:50.25  40.14
 47  36  501401 SAXVALL Per  1989  SWE   52.73  57.72  1:50.45  41.78
 48  50  422001 BRATH Joergen  1991  NOR   52.38  58.43  1:50.81  44.73
 48  46  481103 ANDRIENKO Aleksander  1990  RUS   52.51  58.30  1:50.81  44.73
 50  29  421849 JOHANSEN Truls  1989  NOR   52.76  58.22  1:50.98  46.12
 51  71  304242 NARITA Hideyuki  1993  JPN   53.09  57.93  1:51.02  46.45
 52  60  103612 PRIDY Morgan  1990  CAN   52.75  58.41  1:51.16  47.59
 53  72  532837 SHPALL Bryan  1989  USA   52.69  58.89  1:51.58  51.03
 54  59  103752 TROW Andy  1991  CAN   52.78  59.06  1:51.84  53.16
 55  44  530758 COHEE Nick  1988  USA   52.37  1:00.12  1:52.49  58.49
Did not start 2nd run
   67  301709 YUASA Naoki  1983  JPN         
   55  102435 JANYK Michael  1982  CAN         
Did not start 1st run
   53  501458 LINDH Calle  1990  SWE         
   52  501557 PIETILAE HOLMNER Johan  1991  SWE         
   32  534507 CHRISTIANSON Charles  1984  USA         
Did not qualify 2nd run
   102  410404 NICHOLSON Matthew  1996  NZL         
   101  410403 GARRICK Hamish  1996  NZL         
   100  491958 RAVENTOS Ignasi  1995  SPA         
   99  6290815 GHILARDI Marco  1993  ITA         
   98  410387 PASCOE Nick  1994  NZL         
   97  410379 COOTE Wilbur  1994  NZL         
   96  410395 IZARD-PRICE Harry  1995  NZL         
   95  220978 MORRISON Jo  1992  GBR         
   94  220908 GEYER Jai  1990  GBR         
   93  410371 NEESON Finlay  1993  NZL         
   92  220984 STANG Alastair  1992  GBR         
   91  370031 ALESSANDRIA Arnaud  1993  MON         
   90  221045 THOMPSON Matthew  1993  GBR         
   89  511978 LIESCH Gian Luca  1993  SUI         
   88  561303 TASIC Jan  1994  SLO         
   87  104311 GRASIC Martin  1995  CAN         
   86  220951 MORGAN Bradley  1991  GBR         
   85  410364 FEASEY Willis  1992  NZL         
   84  220847 BULLEN Robert  1989  GBR         
   83  700879 ZAMPA Andreas  1993  SVK         
   82  410334 PREBBLE Jamie  1991  NZL         
   80  410302 WYLIE Andrew  1989  NZL         
   79  410372 PREBBLE Nick  1993  NZL         
   78  422082 SOLEVAAG Sebastian-Foss  1991  NOR         
   77  421791 STAURSET Bjoern Tore  1988  NOR         
   76  320290 KIM Hyeon-Tae  1990  KOR         
   70  410270 CAFE Tim  1987  NZL         
   68  320293 KYUNG Sung-Hyun  1990  KOR         
   66  510550 EMMENEGGER Sven  1989  SUI         
   58  421828 BUDAL Martin  1989  NOR         
   43  422184 WINQUIST Even  1992  NOR         
   18  421750 HAUG Kristian  1988  NOR         
   12  60015 MOLLIN Bart  1981  BEL         
   9  930123 HARRIS Reilly  1990  USA         
   4  40349 RISHWORTH Mike  1987  AUS         
Did not finish 2nd run
   51  370022 JENOT Olivier  1988  MON         
   35  421943 KIRKEFJORD Goeran  1990  NOR         
   5  500909 ANDERSSON Oscar  1982  SWE         
Did not finish 1st run
   75  561269 BREZNIK Jan  1993  SLO         
   65  320244 KIM Woo-Sung  1986  KOR         
   48  930160 KELLEY Robby  1990  USA         
   31  320266 JUNG Dong-Hyun  1988  KOR       

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