‘Mixed bag’ as Terwiel wins first Nor-Am slalom final

 | April 12, 2013

elli There was some good and not so good news for Elli Terwiel after the Nor-Am Cup finals in Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl, Calif. from March 14 to 18.

A strong first run in the first slalom saw Terwiel lead from start to finish. She maintained her lead in the second run to win in a two-run combined time of one minute 23.62 seconds.

Terwiel said that trying circumstances — jetlag and fatigue — made the win very “exciting.”

“I was really happy with the first day . . . it was my first (Nor-Am) win for the season,” Terwiel said.

However, Terwiel didn’t finish the second slalom race. She said she was undone by a fall away gate, adding, “I had a little bit of bad luck . . . it’s part of slalom.”

Despite describing the finals as a “mixed bag” Terwiel finished in third place overall in the Nor-Am Cup slalom standings, behind fellow Canadians Britanny Phelan (second) and Anna Goodman (first).

SPIN will provide a full wrap-up of Terwiel’s season in our next issue.