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Park City Huntsman Cup: Washburn wins disabled GS

Park City Huntsman Cup: Washburn wins disabled GS{mosimage}PARK CITY, Utah – After his slalom victory Tuesday, Brad Washburn (LW-4; Littleton, CO) took the lead again in the giant slalom for his second consecutive win in the 2006 Huntsman Cup at Park City Mountain Resort.

Two more U.S. disabled standing skiers, Monte Meier (LW-2) and Clay Fox (LW-4) joined Washburn in the top three with second and third place, respectively.

Washburn finished the race with a two-run time of 1 minute, 58.07 seconds. Meier finished with 2:06.66 and Fox with 2:07.58.

Germany’s Reinhild Moeller (LW-4) moved up to the top spot for the standing women’s GS with a two-run time of 2:09.02. She was followed by Sandy Dukat (LW-2) with 2:11.87 and Allison Jones (LW-2) with 2:13.35.

The sit-ski GS competition was also promising for U.S. athletes. Roger Lee (LW-11) came in first for the men with a time of 2:28.44. John Knudsen (LW-12/2) was close behind with 2:29.65 and was followed by Canadian Brad Lennea (LW-12/1) with 2:30.65.

The women swept the top three positions in the sit-ski GS with Laurie Stephens (LW-12/1) in first. Stephens finished her two runs in 2:12.63. Stephani Victor (LW-12/1) stepped down from Tuesday to second place with a time of 2:15.03. Emily Winter (LW-12/1) held onto her third-place position with a time of 4:14.75.

Harsh snow conditions did not let up for day two of the Huntsman Cup. ‘It was a pretty difficult course due to the snow conditions’ said Moeller. ‘It was almost like skiing through a mine field with bumps.’ The Huntsman Cup wraps up Jan. 5 with another GS competition.

- Courtesy USSA News Bureau

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