East Coast Athletes Hold It Down Internationally

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 9, 2012 4:22 pm

There has been some strong competition and success in the international arena put forth recently by riders based out of Lake Placid, NY who were raised riding the Whiteface and Gore mountains ski areas.

In the Alpine Skiing division, Tommy Beisemeyer (Keene, NY) raced in Saturday’s FIS World Cup giant slalom, held in Adelbodon, Switzerland but unfortunately did not finish.

In the Biathlon category, The IBU World Cup tour visited Oberhof, Germany over the weekend. In Saturday’s 10 km sprint, Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) was 36th, while Lowell Bailey( Saranac Lake, NY) finished the race in 45th position. The two, along with Jay Hakkinen (Kasilof, Alaska) and Leif Nordgren (Marine, Minn.), helped the U.S. squad to an 11th place showing in Thursday’s, Jan. 5, 4×7.5 km relay.  The weekend wrapped up with the 15 km race… Bailey was 11th and Burke did not race. Cook did not race.

Heavy snow delayed the start of Saturday’s FIBT World Cup two-man bobsled race for two hours and poor visibility forced officials to cancel the race’s second run. John Napier (Lake Placid, NY) finished 17th in the one-heat race.  In Sunday’s four-man race, Napier drove his sled to a 16th place result.

Bill demong (Vermontville, NY) competed in Oberstof, Germany where he helped anchor team USA to a fifth place finish in Saturday’s HS137/4 x 5 km team competition.

Keep goin’ hard out there everyone!