Joel Adams wins Super-G at Whistler Cup |

Joel Adams wins Super-G at Whistler Cup

— Joel Adams of Steamboat Springs won the super-G at the Whistler Cup on Friday to become the first local athlete ever to win a gold medal at the Whistler Cup.

Adams is one of four members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club who are competing at the Whistler Cup. The others are Lisa Perricone, Drew Roberts and Dmitry Chase.

The athletes, all 15 years old, will compete today in the slalom event and on Sunday in the Giant Slalom.

The four Steamboat skiers are among six who qualified from the 12-state Rocky Central Region.

The previous medal winner from Steamboat at Whistler was David Lamb who won a silver in the slalom four years ago.

The international races are open to skiers between 13 and 15 years of age.

Coach Werner Schnydrig said Adams’ win was “a very tremendous success for the U.S. ski team, for Adams and for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.”

“Based on this result, Adams will mostly likely be extended an invitation to participate in national development team projects next year.”

Adams won gold in the giant slalom at the J-3 Junior Olympics which were held in Steamboat last month.

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