Canada’s Erik Read has been nothing short of dominant on the men’s NorAm circuit this season. After a less than stellar 2015 saw Read dropped by the Canadian national team, he chose to take his talents to the University of Denver, splitting his winter time between the Pioneers and various World Cup races. In addition to NCAA slalom and team titles, Read managed to finish the 2016 season with NorAm overall and slalom titles as well as taking a victory in the final race of the season in Vail, Colorado.

Sunday’s slalom saw Read take the win with a total time of 1:52.47 seconds, 0.53 seconds ahead of American independent racer Robby Kelley in second. Read’s compatriot, Phil Brown, managed to land in third place, 0.70 seconds back. Top junior on the day was Canadian development team member Jack Crawford in seventh, 1.53 seconds back.

Read’s victory sealed his slalom title by 103 points over American national team member Tim Kelley, who finished second in the standings for the second year in a row. Read and Kelley are now guaranteed World Cup starting rights in every World Cup slalom next season.

Read also took the coveted NorAm overall title by more than 200 points over a pair of juniors in Crawford and American World Junior downhill champion Erik Arvidsson. The winner of the overall title is guaranteed World Cup starting rights in every event for the following season. Seeing that Read has made the flip-30 in both slalom and GS on the World Cup, this title will surely take some pressure off as he will not have to worry about fighting for starting spots week in and week out on the World Cup.

“Perfect bluebird day to cap off the NorAm season with a win and my best result ever as well as both the slalom and overall titles!” Read posted on his Instagram account following the race. “Thanks to every one that believed in me this last year.”

Many of the athletes that competed in this season’s NorAm circuit will now head to their respective national championship series. SkiRacing.com will be providing daily coverage of the U.S. Alpine Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, March 22-27.


Official Results

Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time Diff. FIS Points
 1  3  103729 READ Erik 1991 CAN  55.15  57.32  1:52.47  6.00
 2  10  930160 KELLEY Robby 1990 USA  55.56  57.44  1:53.00  +0.53  9.39
 3  5  103676 BROWN Phil 1991 CAN  55.73  57.44  1:53.17  +0.70  10.48
 4  4  103865 PHILP Trevor 1992 CAN  55.47  58.07  1:53.54  +1.07  12.85
 5  1  934523 ENGEL Mark 1991 USA  55.74  57.86  1:53.60  +1.13  13.23
 6  22  6531063 GINNIS AJ 1994 USA  57.00  56.62  1:53.62  +1.15  13.36
 7  9  104531 CRAWFORD James 1997 CAN  56.32  57.68  1:54.00  +1.53  15.79
 8  6  421954 LYSDAHL Espen 1990 NOR  56.66  57.38  1:54.04  +1.57  16.05
 9  17  934566 ROBERTS Hig 1991 USA  57.21  57.02  1:54.23  +1.76  17.27
 10  18  934568 RUBIE Brennan 1991 USA  56.35  57.92  1:54.27  +1.80  17.52
 11  21  202451 STRASSER Linus 1992 GER  55.96  58.51  1:54.47  +2.00  18.80
 12  32  6530500 MCLAUGHLIN Brian 1993 USA  57.49  56.99  1:54.48  +2.01  18.87
 13  2  530651 STIEGLER Seppi 1988 USA  56.58  58.29  1:54.87  +2.40  21.36
 14  30  6530104 BENNETT Bryce 1992 USA  56.88  58.00  1:54.88  +2.41  21.43
 15  12  380318 BRIGOVIC Sebastian 1992 CRO  57.90  57.56  1:55.46  +2.99  25.14
 16  8  930194 MCNEALUS Andrew 1990 USA  57.41  58.06  1:55.47  +3.00  25.21
 17  52  6530454 FARROW Tanner 1993 USA  58.34  57.19  1:55.53  +3.06  25.59
 18  26  6531472 DRILLER Garret 1996 USA  58.60  57.03  1:55.63  +3.16  26.23
 18  24  990051 BOSCA Giulio 1990 ITA  57.86  57.77  1:55.63  +3.16  26.23
 20  11  6530167 SHIFFRIN Taylor 1992 USA  56.85  58.87  1:55.72  +3.25  26.81
 21  23  103857 ST-GERMAIN William 1992 CAN  57.66  58.29  1:55.95  +3.48  28.28
 22  36  501508 NYBERG Jonas 1990 SWE  57.87  58.14  1:56.01  +3.54  28.66
 23  28  6531160 LEEVER Alex 1995 USA  58.70  58.06  1:56.76  +4.29  33.46
 24  55  6531192 SANTANIELLO Nick 1995 USA  59.10  57.67  1:56.77  +4.30  33.53
 25  13  930188 MARSHALL Tucker 1990 USA  57.84  58.99  1:56.83  +4.36  33.91
 26  35  104097 UNTERBERGER Dominic 1994 CAN  59.11  59.18  1:58.29  +5.82  43.26
 27  40  501814 OESTER Carl-johan 1992 SWE  59.13  59.37  1:58.50  +6.03  44.60
 28  44  422001 BRATH Joergen 1991 NOR  59.18  59.33  1:58.51  +6.04  44.67
 29  49  104436 QUENNEVILLE Raphael 1996 CAN  59.04  1:00.04  1:59.08  +6.61  48.32
 30  54  104311 GRASIC Martin 1995 CAN  59.52  1:00.08  1:59.60  +7.13  51.64
 31  42  104026 SWETTE Ford 1993 CAN  59.75  59.88  1:59.63  +7.16  51.84
 32  66  6531474 DVORACEK Addison 1996 USA  59.47  1:00.17  1:59.64  +7.17  51.90
 33  29  104412 BRUNEAU-BOUCHARD William 1996 CAN  58.59  1:01.10  1:59.69  +7.22  52.22
 34  41  6530538 WOOLSON Thomas 1993 USA  1:00.19  59.88  2:00.07  +7.60  54.65
 35  58  104488 FOURNIER Simon 1997 CAN  59.38  1:00.75  2:00.13  +7.66  55.04
 36  68  6532163 SEYMOUR Jett 1998 USA  1:00.20  1:00.02  2:00.22  +7.75  55.61
 37  43  40523 DEMSCHAR Dominic 1993 AUS  1:00.31  1:00.34  2:00.65  +8.18  58.37
 38  65  6532091 KEANE Jack 1998 USA  1:00.04  1:00.68  2:00.72  +8.25  58.81
 39  39  104467 PHILP Huston 1997 CAN  1:00.23  1:01.72  2:01.95  +9.48  66.69
 40  73  104525 PEIFFER Max 1997 CAN  1:00.19  1:02.27  2:02.46  +9.99  69.95
 41  72  6532357 LANGE Colby 1999 USA  1:01.02  1:02.10  2:03.12  +10.65  74.18
 42  75  6531681 DE JONG Devin 1996 USA  1:02.49  1:00.92  2:03.41  +10.94  76.03
 43  45  104468 READ Jeffrey 1997 CAN  59.35  1:04.12  2:03.47  +11.00  76.42
 44  57  6531203 SPROCK Ty 1995 USA  1:02.13  1:01.87  2:04.00  +11.53  79.81
 45  87  6532097 LAVICKA Kaison 1998 USA  1:02.38  1:02.75  2:05.13  +12.66  87.05
 46  80  6531871 MARTIN Logan 1997 USA  1:00.70  1:04.80  2:05.50  +13.03  89.41
 47  89  6532193 MCCONNELL Will 1998 USA  1:02.20  1:03.88  2:06.08  +13.61  93.13
 48  86  6532406 MACALUSO Matthew 1999 USA  1:01.90  1:04.58  2:06.48  +14.01  95.69
 49  88  6532327 KOOIMAN Ben 1999 USA  1:03.15  1:03.84  2:06.99  +14.52  98.95
 50  85  6532347 DILLING Jacob 1999 USA  1:02.17  1:05.53  2:07.70  +15.23  103.50
 51  46  6531963 STEFFEY George 1997 USA  59.11  1:09.50  2:08.61  +16.14  109.32
Disqualified 2nd run
 27  422318 ROEISLAND Max 1994 NOR
Did not start 2nd run
 19  531799 FORD Tommy 1989 USA
Did not start 1st run
 92  930024 MAPLE Wiley 1990 USA
Did not qualify 2nd run
 91  6532316 KEANE Brendan 1999 USA
 90  6532424 OTTLEY Patrick 1999 USA
 83  6530613 KEITH Jacob 1993 USA
 81  6532433 TORIBIO Devon 1999 USA
 78  6531928 KENNEY Patrick 1997 USA
 76  6532354 GILE Bridger 1999 USA
 69  6531614 KJOS Zak 1996 USA
 67  6531726 SZWEBEL Florian 1996 USA
 48  422305 BAKKE Morten Ungersness 1994 NOR
 25  934524 FARRELL Bobby 1991 USA
 16  6530115 CHRISTIANSON Kieffer 1992 USA
Did not finish 2nd run
 79  6531987 KELSEY Sky 1997 USA
 71  104215 CARRY Patrick 1995 CAN
 70  6532123 NEGOMIR Kyle 1998 USA
 60  104539 SEGER Riley 1997 CAN
 50  6531115 BROWN Griffin 1995 USA
 31  104153 MCCONVILLE Patrick 1994 CAN
 14  934502 ANKENY Michael 1991 USA
Did not finish 1st run
 82  6531708 MCNAMARA P Finn 1996 USA
 77  6531942 MUELLER Tagert 1997 USA
 74  104537 ALEXANDER Cameron 1997 CAN
 64  6531520 MORSE Sam 1996 USA
 63  104354 SOETAERT Michael 1996 CAN
 62  6532084 RADAMUS River 1998 USA
 61  104238 KUUS Karl 1995 CAN
 59  6531610 HANCOCK Andrew 1996 USA
 56  6531127 DUFFY Drew 1995 USA
 53  104133 GREIG Rob 1994 CAN
 51  103942 BELL Jeffrey 1993 CAN
 47  6531145 HALL Max 1995 USA
 38  422397 BAARDSETH Jeppe 1995 NOR
 37  6530534 VIETZE Sandy 1993 USA
 34  104044 READ Kevyn 1993 CAN
 33  54171 NEUHAUSER David 1993 AUT
 20  6531444 ARVIDSSON Erik 1996 USA
 15  103779 GARAND Dominique 1991 CAN
 7  530837 KELLEY Tim 1986 USA
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- A Lake Tahoe native and University of Vermont graduate, Higgins was a member of the Catamounts' 2012 NCAA title winning squad and earned first team All-American honors in 2013. Prior to coming to Ski Racing Media, he coached U14s for the Squaw Valley Ski Team.
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