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Nickerson at the Loveland NorAms (GEPA/Andreas Pranter)

In the never ending quest for success, 32-year-old competitor Warner Nickerson has once again skied his way into a couple of World Cup starts, earning the nod from the U.S. Ski Team for giant slalom spots in Beaver Creek, Colo., and Val d’Isere, France.

“It’s so sweet,” said Nickerson following the announcement. “I’m pumped.”

Nickerson said he and other hopefuls were told by team coaches they would receive World Cup starts based on NorAm results in Loveland. “Brennan Rubie secured a spot with a podium,” said Nickerson. “I was the second fastest American and then in the second race I took too much risk and wound up, I don’t know, 15th or something (ed note: 14th). The team took a look at those results and combined with training and gave me the starts.”

Nickerson’s international ranking in giant slalom is currently 38th in the world, so he doesn’t expect his start numbers to be too prohibitive. “I’m totally fired up,” he added. “My back is not the issue it has been, and I’m skiing the best I ever have.”

 

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Hank McKee
Senior Editor
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The veteran of the staff, McKee started with Ski Racing in 1980. Over the seasons he has covered virtually every aspect of the sport, from the pro tours to junior racing, freestyle and World Cup alpine competition. He has written the first national stories for many U.S. team stars, and was still around to report on their retirements. “Longevity has its rewards,” he says, “but it’s a slow process.”
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