Nico Monforte top American male in Junior World Championships skicross |

Nico Monforte top American male in Junior World Championships skicross

VAL THORENS, France — Nine Americans competed in skicross at the 2016 Junior World Championships on Thursday, including Squaw Valley skier Nico Monforte, who was the top U.S. male in 25th.

The top women’s finisher from the USA was Leta McNatt, who was 18th, while Squaw Valley’s Mara White and Heavenly’s Michael Gardner also represented the U.S. team.

USA’s 2016 Freeski Junior World Championships Team

Michael Hayes – Beverly, MA; Eastern Carrabassett Valley Academy

Russell Malm – Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club/Carrabassett Valley Academy

Danny O’Neal – Baker City, OR; Mission Ridge Ski Ed Foundation

Nicolo Monforte – Olympic Valley, CA; Far West Squaw Valley Ski Team

Sloan Ruhl – Ridgewood, NJ; Eastern New York Ski Ed Foundation

Mara White – Tahoma, CA; Far West Squaw Valley Ski Team

Abigail Zagnoli – Kingfield, ME; Carrabassett Valley Academy

Leta McNatt – Ridgway, CO; Rocky

Michael Gardner – Stateline, NV; Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation

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