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Biesemeyer earns first World Cup points of career

February 25, 2012
By the Enterprise staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Andrew Weibrecht placed 24th and Tommy Biesemeyer was 30th Friday in the first of two FIS Alpine World Cup super-G races at Crans Montana, Switzerland.

Weibrecht, an Olympic bronze medalist from Lake Placid, maintained his hold on the 25th spot in the World Cup super-G standings with Friday's finish.

"Weibrecht has been skiing really well in super-G, so for him to come down where he did today was tough," said US coach Sasha Rearick. "He lost a bunch of time on the top because he got off the track, but from there down he did OK."

Biesemeyer, a Keene native, earned the first World Cup points of his career with Friday's performance.

"Biesemeyer scoring his first World Cup point was the highlight of the day," Rearick said. "The condidtions were not at all friendly and he skied well."

Didier Cuche of Switzerland won the event for the 21st World Cup victory of his career.

"The track grooved up but it didn't actually hole up, so that was actually nice," Rearick said. "It was tough to ski fast after it grooved up and as soon as you got out of the track, you were just in mashed potatoes and goo. If you got off line anywhere, that goo just caught you up."

The race was a make-up from an earlier event in late January that was postponed due to fog and snow. A second super-G is scheduled for today on the same mountain.



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