Fuller captures four top-10 finishes

By: Staff Report
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Jordan Fuller continued his string of strong results at the Sugar Bowl Grand Prix in the two races held January 22 and another two top-10s at Mammoth's Robbie Smith Memorial FIS Super G Qualifier series. In race one early Sunday, Fuller moved up to 12th place after the first run and had a solid second run to finish tenth overall and fifth among J2s. In race two Sunday afternoon, Fuller hooked a ski tip in a rut and almost fell early in the first run but was able hang on, recover and make the next gate without too much lost time. He completed the remaining gates of run one solidly, finishing 14th overall. Run two was delayed for major course repair and then finally started in a blizzard with strong blinding winds that made the course treacherous and very difficult to see. Again the soft snow and poor visibility took its toll with numerous DNF's. Fuller handled the soft snow and poor visibility well and finished the day with probably his best slalom run of the season, climbing back into the top-10 with another tenth-place overall finish and again fifth among more than 80 J2's. Last weekend at Mammoth, Fuller was able to overcome a significant size disadvantage on a flat and slow course by tucking almost the entire course, running a very tight and straight line, and finished eighth (fifth among J2's) in Saturday’s race and ninth in Sunday’s race (fourth among J2's) among almost 100 racers.