Ganong leads in World Junior Slalom |

Ganong leads in World Junior Slalom

FLACHAU, Austria – Travis Ganong of Olympic Valley (Squaw Valley Ski Team/U.S. Development Team) finished sixth in the men’s combined calculation Saturday at the 2007 FIS Alpine Junior World Championships after placing 11th in slalom. Tommy Ford (Bend, Ore.; Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation) was eighth in combined.

The combined tally at Junior Worlds is a mix of results from downhill, giant slalom and slalom. Swiss skier Beat Feuz was gold medalist with 22.36 FIS points; Ganong had 71.49.

In the men’s slalom Saturday, Slovenian Matic Skube won in 1:49.56 with Austrian Marcel Hirscher second (1:49.56) and Feuz third (1:50.73). Ganong had a two-run time of 1:51.85.

After the race, several U.S. juniors left the championships, returning to North America for NorAm Finals in the coming week for slalom and GS at Panorama, B.C.

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