Fuller has strong start to ski season

By: Staff Report
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Jordan Fuller completed the first semester of his junior year at Folsom High on Dec. 17 and is back in action, racing the best men in the country in this, his second season under the Federation of International Skiing. Fuller was fortunate enough to renew his sponsorships with Briko race helmets and goggles and Dalbello race boots and was recognized by Far West Masters again this year with a cash sponsorship. With early season races at Boreal and Mammoth canceled because of poor snow conditions and training rough and limited at best with the marginal man-made snow available in Tahoe, Fuller is trying to catch up to the other elite racers, who have been training and racing in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming since Thanksgiving. Fuller hit the road Jan. 2 for the 16-hour drive to northern Idaho for two-race series at Schweitzer Ski Resort. The first series was the Northwest Cup a Grand Prix event featuring two Super Gs and two Giant Slaloms. The second series was the USSA/FIS J2 Nationals Qualifiers with two downhills and two Super G events. Fuller posted strong results in both series coming home with a 10th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 28th in the 82-man field. The final Super G race was cancelled because there was too much snow. Fuller will compete in this weekend’s Sierra Cup Grand Prix Tech Series with races Saturday, Sunday and Monday.