American skiers Nickerson, Ligety, and Miller sweep podium at NZ giant slalom

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 16, 2010 8:09 am

American men shot out of the gate in a hurry Monday as Warner Nickerson led Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety and Bode Miller to a giant slalom podium sweep at Coronet Peak.

Up-and-comers Will Gregorak and Colby Granstrom, the reigning Junior World Champion in combined, also landed in the top 10 with fifth and seventh respectively. Vancouver Olympian Megan McJames posted the top U.S. women’s result with fifth, followed closely by Julia Ford in seventh.

The races kick off the second stop of the 2011 Australian New Zealand Cup series and fall near the end of the U.S. Ski Team’s annual summer on-snow training camps in the Southern Hemisphere.