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McJames, Ford, Prosteva, Bedareva Claim Women's NorAm Titles

Unfavorably warm weather conditions in Quebec, have forced the women’s NorAm Cup downhill, super G, and giant slalom final races to be canceled.

The women’s NorAm Cup slalom will take place tomorrow (Mar. 23) in Mont-Sainte-Anne and the Canadian Championship slalom race  for the women will be held on Sunday (Mar. 25). The forecast calls for cooler weather that should not exceed the forties.

The cancellation of races has allowed giant slalom, super G, downhill, and super combined NorAm Cup titles to be clinched.

American Megan McJames grabbed the giant slalom overall title, taking a twenty-two point lead over Canada’s Marie-Pier Prefontaine. U.S. Ski Teamer Abby Ghent came in third.

Ghent also claimed the second place in the NorAm Cup overall super G standings, just two points behind Russian Maria Bedareva who claimed the super G title. Behind Ghent is U.S. teammate Julia Ford, 19 points behind the leader.

After winning her second consecutive U.S. downhill championship last month in Aspen, Ford now takes the NorAm Cup downhill season title.

Ford currently stands in first place for the women’s overall standings, nineteen points ahead of Ghent who took second in the downhill standings. Canadian Tess Davies places third overall for the downhill standings.

Russian Elena Prosteva claimed the NorAm Cup super combined title, sixty points ahead of Prefontaine. Russia’s Anna Sorokina claimed the third position.

Tomorrow’s NorAm Cup slalom at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec will determine the season’s overall title winner as well as the slalom champ. Canadian Elli Terwiel currently leads the slalom standings with a  69-point lead over her Canadian teammate Erin Mielzynski in second. American Hailey Duke stands third another 22 points behind.

Image of Julia Ford at Lake Louise from USSA.

Susie Theis

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