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Rubie, Mielzynski claim Nor Am wins in Panorama

Brennan Rubie claimed the men’s GS and Erin Mielzynski the women’s slalom as the Nor Ams continued its week long stretch in Panorama, British Columbia.

Rubie took the GS wearing the number one bib holding off a pair of Canadian charges from Ford Swette and David Donaldson to get his win. Nor Am leader Jared Goldberg finished fourth running his leading point total to 462, and building a 217pt margin over Philip Brown. Goldberg had had an impressive run and leads the downhill standings, is second in super G, eighth in slalom and is now 16th in GS. Rubie leads the GS rankings 131-125 over Finnish World Cup racer Marcus Sandell. Stefan Luitz, the recent World Cup phenom at Val d’Isere, is ranked third in GS.

It was all Canada in the women’s race with Mielzynski topping Brittany Phelan by a tenth with Anna Goodman a relatively distant third and Elli Terwiel fourth. Lila Lapanja brought in the top US result in fifth.

In contrast to Goldberg’s run away lead of the overall standings, Mielzynski climbed into a tie for the tour lead with Anna Marno, the 28th finisher in the race. Both have out scored Goldberg, however with 506pts each. Norway’s Kristine Gjelsten, a double GS winner here, sits third overall. Phelan leads the slalom standings 240-200 over Mielzynski.

Brennan Rubie photo from earlier this season by Gepa

Hank McKee

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