Hudson wins second skiercross
Bill Hudson must have eaten his spinach, his Wheaties, his Campbell’s Chunky soup and who knows what else, because there was no stopping him last week at the Lord of the Boards competition held at Homewood.
The former World Cup skier and current sales manager at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort won his second Lord of the Boards skiercross events in as many stagings this season, dominating the course throughout the day last Friday.
Coming off a second place finish in the skiercross at the Winter X-Games at Mount Snow last month, Hudson rode his momentum through an exhilarating course at Homewood, crossing the finish line seconds before the second-place racer in the finals, Sweden’s Eric Anderson.
“It was an awesome course,” said Hudson. “The light got a little flat at the end, but I had confidence in the darker light. I could still go all out.”
Crediting his World Cup experience for getting the most out of the course, a melange of rollers, banked turns and road gap jumps, Hudson said the longer course – the longest ever for the Lord of the Boards – also suit ed him.
“It was easy once I got through the start. There were some crashes at the end,” Hudson said, but he was past any pileups.
Because Hudson had already qualified for next year’s Winter X-Games skiercross with his win at Sugar Bowl in the first Lord of the Boards event of 2000, Anderson qualified for the games with his second-place finish.
Christy Kromer won the woman’s skiercross and the overall lady of the boards for the Homewood staging. Defending 1999 overall Lord of the Board, Janez Demsar, thanks to his third place finish in the skiercross, edged out John Morrison by four-tenths of a second for the overall lord at Homewood. Morrison finished seventh in the skiercross and fourth in boardercross.
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