Austrian racer Vincent Kriechmayr and his ski sponsor Fischer Sports have inked a deal to remain a team for the next three years.

“The contract has been signed and we are delighted about the continued partnership,” said Fischer race manager Siegfried Voglreiter. “We were convinced from the beginning that Vince has great potential and this is also what he has shown us this year.”

One season ago people were still referring to him as a young hopeful, and Kriechmayr’s goal was to make it into the top 30 of the World Cup rankings in at least one discipline. He currently has four top-10 finishes including one podium in the 2014-15 season to his name. With 24th place in the overall World Cup, 21st in downhill, and sixth in super G, he has not only achieved his goals but far exceeded them.

Having said that, the 23 year old remains modest.

“Health has top priority, then followed hopefully by success. My family and my home are important to me. I’m very attached to where I come from, I love the farm I grew up on and know exactly how much my parents and brother and sister have done for me,” said Kriechmayr. “I’m very happy about extending the contract with Fischer. As an Upper Austrian I am proud to be able to ski with Upper Austrian skis. Fischer gave me a great deal of support when I was young and made many things much easier for me as a result. Fischer was my first sponsor and I am happy to be part of the Fischer family, both now and in the future.”

Release courtesy of Fischer Sports