You’ve been hearing from this girl a lot around here lately… it seems every week Resi Stiegler shares her musing and photos with her fans, telling stories of trials, injury hardship, and a comeback plan that at first glance seemed overly ambitious. But if anything came out of this weekend’s Ladies races in Aspen, Colorado, it’s that Resi is NOT overly or unrealistically ambitious.
After 3 years of various injuries, she came back this weekend and score a big huge 25th place in the Sunday Slalom. Now that is impressive and a testament to her talent. Imagine for a moment: out of a huge field of worldwide racers (hundreds and hundreds if you count World Cup, Europa Cup and FIS racers), Resi was 25th best this past weekend.
The first race after the injury, she is happy to be back on the snow and she was pretty good considering that Aspen was a really tough slop. She raced with the Lord Helmet grey and the Yoni la Tigre Red. nice look!Resi Stiegler celebrates after her first run back after a series of three years of battling injuries at the Visa Aspen Winternational on the Audi FIS World Cup. (c) 2010 U.S. Ski Team/Tom Kelly Resi Stiegler celebrates after her first run back after a series of three years of battling injuries at the Visa Aspen Winternational on the Audi FIS World Cup. (c) 2010 U.S. Ski Team/Tom Kelly
Other Shred Athlete news from this weekend includes…
Saturday’s Aspen Lady’s Giant Slalom: 18th Sarah Schleper, raced with the orange Brain with a blue flower on the helmet. The race wasn t so good for her; no doubt she is capable of going faster!Sarah Schleper waves to the crowd after the first fun of GS in the Visa Aspen Winternational Audi FIS World Cup stop in Aspen, Colorado. (c) 2010 U.S. Ski Team/Tom Kelly
On the men’s Lake Louise, Canada speed discipline front, it was a pretty quiet weekend for the Shred boys. Ted Ligety raced alright if you consider that speed is not his best discipline. He can still kill it, no doubt, but this weekend was not a stand-out. We are waiting for Ted next week in Beaver! It s time to shred!!!!
A notable was newly signed US Ski Team Shredder Travis Ganong who ended up 36th in Saturday’s downhill and then 20th in Sunday’s Super G after having started bib number 46! Nice work Travis! Chris Frank ended up 63rd in the SG.
See you all next week in Beaver Creek for the men and the ladies up in Lake Louise.