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Ghent and Werry win NorAm SG titles in tight battles

Abby Ghent racing in Austria earlier this season. GEPA/Harald Steiner

Abby Ghent racing in Austria earlier this winter. GEPA/Harald Steiner

With a win in the final super G of the NorAm season on Friday (March 14), the U.S. Ski Team’s Abby Ghent locked up the discipline title with a narrow 16-point margin over her teammate and downhill title winner, Katie Ryan. Although Ghent finished as runner-up in the overall, downhill, and super G in 2012, this is her first NorAm title victory. Ghent is a member of the B Team who made her World Cup debut in the Aspen giant slalom in 2012 and has had five World Cup starts in the speed disciplines since.

BC Alpine’s Tyler Werry, who has skied as an invitee with the Canadian national team this season, bested Abby Ghent’s boyfriend and GS title winner, Dustin Cook, by a scant 11 points in the quest for the men’s super G title. Werry finished fifth in the NorAm SG standings last season, and this is his first Continental Cup title as well.

With only one day of NorAm Finals left to go, the U.S. Ski Team’s Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Canadian Ski Team’s Maddy Irwin look to have the overall titles, and a guaranteed World Cup start in every discipline during the 2014-15 season, also locked up. The men’s slalom and women’s giant slalom titles, however, have yet to be finalized pending the results of Sunday’s races.

CJ Feehan

Web Editor

As a USSA Level 300 alpine coach and race official, Christine J. Feehan spent over a decade training U14-FIS aged athletes at some of America's preeminent ski academies – Burke, Sugar Bowl, and Killington – before joining the staff at SkiRacing.com. She resides in Burlington, Vt., when not living out of her duffel bag.

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