Local finishes 15th at Junior Worlds | AspenTimes.com

Local finishes 15th at Junior Worlds

Snowmass Village local Jordan Karlinski finished 15th in women’s boardercross Wednesday as the FIS Junior World Championships kicked off in Bad Gastein, Austria.Karlinski, a member of U.S. Snowboarding who trains under coaches at the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, was the third-fastest American woman. Brooke Shaw of Bantam, Conn., won the bronze, and newly crowned U.S. champ Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (Girdwood, Alaska), competing with a fractured tailbone she suffered three weeks ago at World Cup Finals, was eighth.In the men’s race, Conor Meyer of Basalt failed to make the final cut, finishing 45th.Norway’s Helene Olafsen won the women’s race, following a gold from the World Cup Finals and a bronze at the senior World Championships in mid-January. The silver went to Bulgarian Alexandra Jekova, a double World Cup podium finisher this season. Stian Sivertzen, also of Norway, won the men’s race, with Austrian Markus Schairer taking the silver and Alex Pullin of Australia winning the bronze. The top U.S. men’s rider was Abe Greenspan of Glenbrook, Nev., in 20th.Action continues today with parallel giant slalom finals and big air qualifiers.

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