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