U.S. Ski Team star Tim Jitloff psyched for Soelden

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 20, 2009 12:36 pm

Last season U.S. Ski Team athlete Tim Jitloff started the year powerfully with

a prime finish in Soelden, Austria. (In fact, his 20th place finish was the first time ‘Jit’ qualified for a second run (and World Cup points) in World Cup GS, and was his best finish at the time. Later, he went on to finish fifth at Sestriere.)

Now, after a solid training session in Saas Fee (alongside ‘new’ teammate Bode Miller and Olympic Champion Ted Ligety), Jitloff is all engines go for the Audi FIS World Cup opener in Soelden. “I’m doing okay, I had a great lead into Soelden so I feel strong,” the 2009 U.S. National GS Champion told us via Skype. “I had some good days and some bad ones here and there, but I think that those tougher days help me perform better on race day (since those are the days that matter anyways).”

Jitloff travels to Soelden tomorrow, and will start the 2009/2010 season in earnest. “Either way (regarding his Saas Fee snow days), I’m looking forward to doing my job and performing on race day in Soelden.” 

So are we! So are we.