NOR-AM WRAP: Crawford, Remme, Mulligan show bright future for Canadian team - SnowsportsCulture.com
Wednesday , 15 August 2018

NOR-AM WRAP: Crawford, Remme, Mulligan show bright future for Canadian team



The rising stars of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team continued show promise and improvement in 2017-18 season, lead by a young group keen to make the jump to racing full time on the World Cup circuit.

Jack Crawford, 19, lead the men’s team finishing second in the overall Nor-Am standings, claiming both the downhill and super-G titles. With seven podium finishes, including four wins, Crawford has earned a spot in all 2018-19 World Cup downhill and super-G races next season.

“The Nor-Am season for myself was long with some ups and downs,” said Crawford to Alpine Canada. “I wasn’t able to pick things up until after the Copper Nor-Ams. After that series I manage to get my skiing together where I brought it to Kimberley and scored my best results of the season. I manage to capture both the downhill and super-G titles and I’m hoping Canada will see more of me on the World Cup stage next year. I’m definitely happy with the season.”

Sam Mulligan, of Vancouver, also had a strong Nor-Am campaign, finishing third overall and second in the super-G standings. Mulligan had six podiums this season, including wins in super-G and alpine combined disciplines. Mulligan also had a historic second place finish in the downhill at the 2018 World Junior Championships.

Jeffrey Read, of Calgary, had three top-5 rankings at the end of the Nor-Am Cup season, including sitting fourth-ranked in the overall category, second overall in downhill and fourth overall in super-G, while fellow Calgarian Trevor Philp finished second overall in the GS standings and fifth in the overall.

On the women’s side, Roni Remme, of Collingwood, Ont., captured the overall ladies’ overall title, as well as winning both the downhill and super-G titles, and finished second in alpine combined. Winning the overall title gives Remme a start spot in every 2018-19 World Cup race next season.

“I’m very happy to have won the overall title this year,” said Remme. “It has been a bit difficult lately because I haven’t had the results that I wanted, so I’m happy that I was able to hold on to the title and finish the season strong.”

Mikaela Tommy, of Wakefield, Que., took home the giant slalom title and finished third in the overall Nor-Am Cup rankings and the alpine combined standings while teammate Amelia Smart, of Invermere, B.C., took the slalom title, while she was simultaneously working on a degree at the University of Denver, skiing on the NCAA circuit.

Full Nor-Am Cup standings

OVERALL NOR-AM TITLES

Overall – Men

River Radamus – 1st USA
James Crawford – 2nd CAN
Sam Mulligan – 3rd CAN

Overall – Ladies

Roni Remme – 1st CAN
Nina O’Brien – 2nd USA
Mikaela Tommy – 3rd CAN

Downhill – Men

James Crawford – 1st CAN
Jeffrey Read – 2nd CAN
Brodie Seger – 3rd CAN

Downhill – Ladies

Roni Remme – 1st CAN
Stefanie Fleckenstein – 2nd CAN
Maureen Level – 3rd USA

Super-G – Men

James Crawford – 1st CAN
Sam Mulligan – 2nd CAN
River Radamus – 3rd USA

Super-G – Ladies

Roni Remme – 1st CAN
Nina O’Brien – 2nd USA
Valérie Grenier – 3rd CAN

Giant Slalom – Men

Brian McLaughlin – 1st USA
Trevor Philp – 2nd CAN
Tanguy Nef – 3rd SUI

Super-G – Ladies

Mikaela Tommy – 1st CAN
Adriana Jelinkova – 2nd NED
AJ Hurt – 3rd USA

Slalom – Men

Mark Engel – 1st USA
River Radamus – 2nd USA
Luke Winters – 3rd USA

Slalom – Ladies

Amelia Smart – 1st CAN
Lila Lapanja – 2nd USA
Laurence St-Germain – 3rd CAN

Combined – Men

Sam Morse – 1st USA
James Crawford – 2nd CAN
River Radamus – 3rd USA

Combined – Ladies

Valérie Grenier – 1st CAN
Roni Remme – 2nd CAN
Mikaela Tommy – 3rd CAN

– With files from Alpine Canada Alpin

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