Weibrecht cruises to fifth place in downhill

Weibrecht cruises to fifth place in downhill
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — Starting in the 34th position, American Andrew Weibrecht was not skiing from an advantageous spot in the line up. However, the fact that he ended up in fifth place on Friday’s downhill shouldn’t have shocked anyone, as he’s known for risky performances and surprising underdog finishes. That’s how he earned the nickname the “War Horse,” after all — for fighting hard when things get tough.Weibrecht got a slower start, but then steadily gained time as he proceeded down the course. By the time he blazed into the finish area and turned to look at his result, the …

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