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Biesemeyer tops NorAm standings

March 22, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

WHISTLER, British Columbia - Keene native Thomas Biesemeyer finished first in the NorAm men's overall standings after placing first in the super combined and second in the super-G races last weekend as the series came to a close.

Biesemeyer, who missed much of last season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, racked up 1,009 points this season to capture the top spot over teammate Colby Granstrom.

Biesemeyer, 22, grew up skiing at Whiteface Mountain, participating in the New York Ski Educational Foundation from the age of 3. He attended Keene schools until 10th grade, then transferred to National Sports Academy. Now he is pursuing his dream of skiing for the United States.

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Thomas Biesemeyer of Keene battled back from an ACL injury to take first place in the men’s overall NorAm standings this season.
(U.S. Ski Team photo — Tom Kelly)

On Sunday, Biesemeyer raced to second place in the super-G race with a time of 1:03.78, just behind Ryan Cochran Siegle with a 1:03.61. Biesemeyer was first in the overall super combined rankings with 134 points.

The ladies overall title went to Kiley Staples, who accumulated 1,242 points to beat out U.S. teammate Julia Ford with 1,115 points.

Next up for the American skiers is the U.S. National Alpine Championships, starting Thursday, March. 31 in Winter Park, Colo.

- Ski Racing Magazine contributed to this report



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