Julia Ford Claims National Downhill Titles In Aspen Colorado

29 Feb

After a seven-day series of NorAm races is Aspen, Colorado Julia Ford an American alpine skier claimed the National Downhill Title.

Julia Ford

About Julia Ford:

Julia was born on February 30, 1990 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. She started skiing when she was three years old at Okemo Mountain Resort. When she was in middle school she went to Okemo Mountain School in Ludlow, Vermont, and for high school she went to Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire. In 2008 Julia landed a spot on the U.S. Development Team. Julia was on the “D” Team for three years until she made it on the U.S. “C” Team. Julia is sponsored by Atomic, Leki, POC, Okemo Resort, and T2 Foundation.

This was Julia’s second straight U.S. downhill championship podium. On February 15, 2012 Julia had her 4th consecutive win in the NorAm’s. She had two wins in Super G and two in downhill. Julia’s friend Abby Ghent was racing in the NorAms with her, they were about .24 tenths of a second from each other in the races.

“It’s overwelming. Each race I knew I had to ski my best to throw one in there,” said Ford, “Aspen offers a little of everything…it just seems to suit the way I ski. If you win once, you want to win again.”

Julia Ford

The NorAm also had a mens race, and Ryan Cochran-Seigle came in 4th. Ryan was three hundredths of a second from the  podium, Ryan is also from the United States.

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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Uncategorized


9 responses to “Julia Ford Claims National Downhill Titles In Aspen Colorado

  1. benso12

    March 2, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Awesome post Sam! Did you know that they have NorAm races for nordic also? I was at one last weekend but it was in canada not the U.S! It is cool that Julia Ford is from New England, did you know that 80% of the United States nordic team is from New England? How many of the alpiners are from New England?
    Great job!!

    • samc6

      March 2, 2012 at 9:07 am

      Thanks Ben!
      I don’t know how many ALpine U.S. skiers are from New England Most of them are from Colorado and other places out west. I did not know that Nordic skiers also had NorAm races! I think it is really cool that you are only 11 and you raced in a NorAm!

  2. Mr. H

    March 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Good post. I’ve heard of this athlete before, but didn’t know much about her. It’s kind of cool that she’s kind of local.

    Does Lindsay Vonn compete in this event?

    Mr. H

    • samc6

      March 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Lindsey Vonn does not compete in these NorAms because she is to old and she all ready races with athletes from all around the world.

  3. graceab4

    March 16, 2012 at 8:38 am

    I can’t believe that she is only 22, and she is already doing very well! In nordic skiing, people are their best in their 20’s. Is that the same for alpine skiing? I like how you mentioned that she went from the D team to the C team, because it showed that she improved. Great post!

    • samc6

      March 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Grace!
      Most alpine skiers are their best in their 30’s because they are stronger and have more muscle.

  4. meganq26

    March 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Great post Sam! I think that its really cool that Julia Ford’s home mountain is so close, and you used to ski there.
    Great work, keep it up!

  5. graceab4

    March 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Check out this video Sam:

    • samc6

      March 25, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Wow that is awesome!!!!!! I wonder if those skis have edges because it look very hard to turn!


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