Stellar day for U.S. in men’s downhill

Stellar day for U.S. in men’s downhill
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Travis Ganong put down the run of his life on Saturday during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships downhill race and in spite of the tremendous pressure on U.S. racers to perform at home, managed to pull it off.The 26-year-old Squaw Valley, California, native shook off his nerves and a sleepless night to wake up and recall his passion for skiing. He charged down the sunny and cloudy Birds of Prey course to finish 0.24 seconds behind Swiss gold-medalist Patrick Kueng and collect the silver medal, his first piece of major hardware. “I woke up this morning …

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