Day 3 at the US Open here in Vernon New Jersey just got wrapped up, and wow what a day it was! Downhill qualifying went down without a flaw, and Giant Slalom was put under wraps.
Check inside for photos from day 3 at the US Open...
Day 3 wrapped up the Giant Slalom event for the US Open, Brendan Fairclough and Jill Kintner will be taking home the first place title for this year. On the other side of the spectrum 'sick' Mick Hannah took first place for qualifying on the DH course, and Mellisa Buhl qualified first on the girls side. Both posted awesome times so its going to be an exciting day of racing tomorrow!
Here is a number of shots from today documenting the festivities. Enjoy!
Sick Mick qualified first for DH, and was looking super fast today
Jill Kintner doing her first GS run in the rain
Canadian shredder Steve Smith qualified 4th for DH...
and Brendan Fairclough qualified in 5th place
This shot gives you a good idea of how rocky it is here...
and how dialed riders lines have to be
Mith Ropelato looking pinned
Trek's setups look so pro - Needles killing it
Brian Lopes looking fast on course
American Mitch Ropelato was looking so fast today, until his unfortunate crash in the Giant Slalom finals. He still finished second though!
The announcers kept the PA fresh and music playing all day
Troy Brosnan looked fast as well today. He managed to beat Sam Hills time on the Giant Slalom course, so that's bragging rights I'm sure!
Bryn Atkinson looking PINNED
Your 2010 US Open Giant Slalom mens winner!
Tomorrow is Downhill finals so keep it locked for an update as soon as the times are in! As well its awards ceremonies tomorrow so information on the winnings and podium placements will be up at that time. Cheers for now!More pics from Fraser Britton here
.More pics from Ian Hylands Here