From Super Sessions to a super win, Jon Olsson wins NorAm giant slalom

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 21, 2009 4:58 pm

From Super Sessions to a super win, Jon Olsson wins NorAm giant slalom

Jon Olsson is already one of the world’s most famous park skiers and host of the most awesome freestyle contest on the planet (= Jon Olsson Super Sessions).

In a career move befitting of Michael Jordan’s move to baseball, the 27-year-old turned his attention to chasing gates.  The foundation was already there, as Olsson was a member of the Swedish national ski team.  But, after years away from competitive racing, could Olsson really catch up to the competition?

The answer this weekend was a resounding YES!  Olsson bested the entire field in winning his first NorAm race.  The giant slalom in Panorama (B.C.) moves Olsson closer to his goal of making the 2014 Swedish Winter Olympic team.  If he does, he’ll pocket 6k, a result of a bet he made with Jens Byggmark.

Attention Mr. Byggmark, Olsson has his first NorAm win, Europa Cup next!

Rank     Bib     FIS Code     Name     Year     Nation     Run 1     Run 2     Total Time     FIS Points
 1      6      500933     OLSSON Jon      1982      SWE       1:16.02      1:12.44      2:28.46      12.48
 2      7      532138     KASPER Nolan      1989      USA       1:16.28      1:12.30      2:28.58      13.19
 3      9      534289     FRANK Chris      1983      USA       1:16.12      1:12.55      2:28.67      13.72
 4      13      934551     MOFFAT Keith      1991      USA       1:16.62      1:12.73      2:29.35      17.76
 5      3      533948     COLE Adam      1982      USA       1:16.49      1:12.92      2:29.41      18.11
 6      8      103078     DONALDSON David      1986      CAN       1:16.57      1:13.03      2:29.60      19.24
 7      15      200272     BRUEDERL Timo      1989      GER       1:17.02      1:12.73      2:29.75      20.13
 8      5      100558     COOK Dustin      1989      CAN       1:17.54      1:12.29      2:29.83      20.60
 9      1      103375     NELLA Tyler      1988      CAN       1:17.44      1:12.45      2:29.89      20.96
 10      40      103676     BROWN Philip      1991      CAN       1:17.35      1:12.67      2:30.02      21.73

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