Two American racers, one a member of HoliMont’s race team, grabbed the first ever U.S. top-10 finishes at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships on March 1 in Sochi, Russia. Galena Wardle (Aspen, CO, U.S. Ski Team/Aspen Valley Ski Club) took sixth and Patricia Mangan (Buffalo, NY, U.S. Ski Team/Holimont Race Team) took seventh in the combined alpine event on March 1.

Also noteworthy was Nina O’Brien (San Francisco, CA, U.S. Ski Team/Burke Mountain Academy/Squaw Valley Ski Team), who was second in the slalom portion of the combined, which moved her up from 26th in super G to finish 12th overall.

“Though the conditions were challenging, the ladies executed well and didn’t give up. They had lots of fight,” said B, C and D Team Head Coach Frank Kelble. “We hope this gives the ladies some confidence going into the final three events.”

Congratulations Trish for an outstanding performance!