Fuller earns pair of top-20 finishes

By: Special to the Telegraph
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Jordan Fuller of Folsom shook off a mild concussion suffered in training the day before to notch two solid top-20 finishes at the USSA Far West Giant Slalom at Mammoth Mountain Resort over the weekend. Fuller suffered a mild concussion Friday afternoon while training and he was unsure if he could race Saturday or Sunday. Despite nausea, dizziness and lethargy, Fuller decided lowering his points was too important to miss both days of competition and gave it a go. Surprisingly, even starting at the back of 131 boys and men (the start order is determined by lowest points goes first), Fuller was able lay down two solid runs and take 20th of the J3s and 12th of the first year J3s. On Sunday Fuller was feeling a little better and with one race under his belt and more confidence, he was able to race more aggressively to take 18th in the J3s and a 10th among the first year J3s. Fuller races at Boreal at a night slalom December 29 before traveling to Northstar at Tahoe January 13-16 for two downhills and again at Northstar January 24-26 for three giant slalom races.