Hig Roberts at the 2014 Dartmouth Carnival slalom. EISA/Dustin Satloff

Hig Roberts at the 2014 Dartmouth Carnival slalom. EISA/Dustin Satloff

Three independent U.S. ski racers swept the Australia New Zealand Cup slalom podium at Coronet Peak on Friday, led by former Middlebury College standout Hig Roberts who was previously best regarded for his giant slalom performances including placing seventh last year at the World University Games. But Roberts has come into form in slalom as well since joining Team America and jumping into Southern Hemisphere races.

Redneck Racing (comprised of former U.S. Ski Team brothers Robby and Tim Kelley) was hot on Roberts’ heels and helped complete the American podium sweep. Robby, also previously regarded as a stronger GS skier, has turned heads recently by securing back-to-back podium results in ANC slalom races and cutting his points from 16 to just under 9.

Roberts gives Robby a high five on the podium. Coronet Peak

Roberts gives Robby a high five on the podium. Coronet Peak

With an 11.5-point podium finish at Mt. Hotham back in August, Roberts has also sliced his slalom points from 17 to 9 and graciously landed in the much-coveted sub-10 FIS point bracket.

Tim was 0.20 off his younger brother’s pace, and he was followed in fourth by the University of Denver’s Espen Lysdahl. Other top U.S. skiers, including Nolan Kasper, Michael Ankeny, and Will Gregorak, failed to finish.

Roberts currently leads the ANC slalom standings (280 over Robby Kelley 228) while Slovakian World Cup regular Adam Zampa leads both the overall (600 over Roberts 413) and GS standings (400 over Daniele Sorio/Mattias Roenngren 250).

RESULTS

 1  5  934566 ROBERTS Hig 1991 USA  44.96  46.30  1:31.26  7.11
 2  7  930160 KELLEY Robby 1990 USA  44.72  46.84  1:31.56  +0.30  9.48
 3  17  530837 KELLEY Tim 1986 USA  45.37  46.39  1:31.76  +0.50  11.05
 4  4  421954 LYSDAHL Espen 1990 NOR  44.45  47.66  1:32.11  +0.85  13.82
 5  13  430633 JASICZEK Michal 1994 POL  45.23  46.94  1:32.17  +0.91  14.29
 6  1  51434 TIPPELREITHER Matthias 1988 AUT  45.15  47.37  1:32.52  +1.26  17.05
 7  3  700879 ZAMPA Andreas 1993 SVK  45.43  47.39  1:32.82  +1.56  19.42
 8  8  410365 BARWOOD Adam 1992 NZL  45.84  47.21  1:33.05  +1.79  21.23
 9  19  511574 TUMLER Marco 1988 SUI  45.95  47.17  1:33.12  +1.86  21.78
 10  29  422301 HAUGEN Per Torstein 1994 NOR  46.35  47.79  1:34.14  +2.88  29.83
 11  34  6530814 MOYER Bobby 1994 USA  47.47  47.27  1:34.74  +3.48  34.57
 12  25  54270 HOFSTAEDTER Christoph 1995 AUT  46.93  47.90  1:34.83  +3.57  35.28
 13  31  6531145 HALL Max 1995 USA  47.51  47.60  1:35.11  +3.85  37.48
 14  35  54212 WALCH Linus 1994 AUT  47.78  47.92  1:35.70  +4.44  42.14
 15  36  320390 LEE Jang-woo 1995 KOR  48.63  48.31  1:36.94  +5.68  51.92
 16  33  6531523 O BRIEN Keilan 1996 USA  47.98  49.07  1:37.05  +5.79  52.79
 17  30  6530800 THEIS Tyler 1994 USA  48.79  48.31  1:37.10  +5.84  53.18
 18  44  6531550 TOWNSEND Michael 1996 USA  49.55  49.53  1:39.08  +7.82  68.81
 19  47  410403 GARRICK Hamish 1996 NZL  55.11  48.78  1:43.89  +12.63  106.75
 20  41  410393 JUNEAU Tai 1995 NZL  48.49  56.94  1:45.43  +14.17  118.90
 21  51  410416 SHAW Samuel 1998 NZL  56.10  57.22  1:53.32  +22.06  181.15
 22  50  410411 NISBET Alan 1997 NZL  1:00.14  1:05.63  2:05.77  +34.51  279.38
Disqualified 1st run
 23  6530115 CHRISTIANSON Kieffer 1992 USA
Did not start 1st run
 42  430762 JASICZEK Jedrzej 1997 POL
 22  60236 VAN DEN BROECKE Dries 1995 BEL
Did not finish 2nd run
 28  501756 WISEN Christopher 1992 SWE
 26  320293 KYUNG Sung-hyun 1990 KOR
 20  421722 ADDE Andreas 1988 NOR
 14  6291028 SORIO Daniele 1994 ITA
 12  410364 FEASEY Willis 1992 NZL
 10  934502 ANKENY Michael 1991 USA
 6  51395 DIGRUBER Marc 1988 AUT
Did not finish 1st run
 49  410402 WALLACE Timothy 1996 NZL
 48  40608 ETHERTON Sam 1997 AUS
 46  6531143 GRUBMAN Ellis 1995 USA
 45  221236 TAYLOR Laurie 1996 GBR
 43  54374 BAUMANN Clemens 1996 AUT
 40  104233 HAWKINS Devon 1995 CAN
 39  6530865 HAFERMAN Eric 1994 USA
 38  40612 SCOTT Alec 1997 AUS
 37  320360 PARK hyun 1993 KOR
 32  6291099 GUALAZZI Michele 1994 ITA
 27  54294 DRACK Fabian 1995 AUT
 24  40349 RISHWORTH Mike 1987 AUS
 21  422300 EIDE Peder Dahlum 1994 NOR
 18  930107 GREGORAK Will 1990 USA
 16  6291305 MENEGALLI Nicolo 1994 ITA
 15  6290799 FRANCESCHETTI Pietro 1993 ITA
 11  6290304 MANFRINI Marco 1992 ITA
 9  501898 ROENNGREN Mattias 1993 SWE
 2  532138 KASPER Nolan 1989 USA
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- As a USSA Level 300 alpine coach and official, Christine J. Feehan spent more than a decade training elite athletes at some of America's preeminent ski academies – Burke, Sugar Bowl, and Killington – prior to joining the staff at Ski Racing in 2011. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Skidmore College and currently resides in Vermont.
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