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Whistler Mountain Ski Club alum earns first NorAm Cup win

Asher Jordan tops the field at Copper Mountain

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Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC) alumnus Asher Jordan found himself atop the heap at the first NorAm Cup alpine action of the season at Colorado's Copper Mountain on Friday.

The slalom win, his first ever on the circuit, was an early birthday present for Jordan, who turns 20 on Nov. 23.

Jordan topped German Stefan Luitz by 0.88 seconds and American Sandy Vietze by 0.92 seconds to claim the victory. Jordan was the lone racer to crack 52 seconds on the first run, descending in 51.94 to take the early lead and then held on with the sixth-fastest second attempt.

Jordan started the week with a fifth-place finish in the slalom on Nov. 21, finishing 1.91 seconds back of winner AJ Ginnis of the United States and just 0.08 seconds off the podium. He was also the top Canadian.

In women's action, fellow WMSC grad Stefanie Fleckenstein posted a 10th-place finish in the slalom on Nov. 19, finishing 2.96 seconds back of champion Lila Lapanja of the United States.

The next day, Fleckenstein skied to a 12th-place showing in the second slalom, finishing 3.20 seconds off the pace as Lapanja picked up a second straight victory.

Fleckenstein finished as the top Canadian both days.

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