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Erik Fisher continues hot streak with NorAm super G win at Apex

Erik Fisher continues hot streak with NorAm super G win at Apex{mosimage}U.S. Ski Team member Erik Fisher ran away from the field by more than sixth tenths of a second to take the victory in a Feb. 7 NorAm super G held at Apex, British Columbia.

The win is Fisher’s second NorAm victory of the season, and with the result, he’s now finished in the top-five in each of the 2005-06 NorAm speed events. Fisher arrived at Apex after ripping off a string of three consecutive top-five Europa Cup finishes in Veysonnaz, Switzerland (for more on Fisher, click on Jit’s Journal.

‘Fisher has been skiing well all season’ said NorAm/Europa Cup coach Andrew Cesati, ‘but he’s found another gear now, and he’s skiing clean.’

Though warm temperatures provided an advantage for those who started early, Fisher’s teammate TJ Lanning, who has also been strong all season, put down a ripper and skied from bib 24 to second-place.

Canada’s Jeffrey Frisch rounded out the podium and built on an already impressive NorAm season. Frisch is a solid four event skier, and in nine NorAm starts this year, he’s posted seven top-10 finishes, four of which of have been top fives.

C team member Andrew Weibrecht claimed top-junior honors by tying both World Cup GS ace Dane Spencer and Canadian Gareth Sine for sixth place overall.

The Apex super G series comes to an end on Feb. 8, after which both men and women will race a series of two super G’s and two downhills at Big Mountain in Montana.

Men’s CIBC Coupe NorAm super G
Feb. 7, 2006

Top 10
Penalty: 14.32
1. Fisher, Erik (USA) 1:22.53
2. Lanning, Thomas (USA) 123:15
3. Frisch, Jeffrey (CAN) 1:23.21
4. Francis, Kevin (USA) 1:23.51
5. Dixon, Robbie (CAN) 1:23.58
6. Spencer, Dane (USA) 1:23.97
6 Weibrecht, Andrew (USA) 1:23.97
6. Sine, Gareth (CAN) 1:23.97
9. Zamansky, Jake (USA) 1:24.16
10. Hudec, Jan (CAN) 1:24.19

Click here for complete results from the Feb. 7 race.

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