AJ Ginnis '11 Earns his First World Cup Points

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MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy (Dec. 22, 2016) – Santa came early this Christmas for the young AJ Ginnis (Vouliagmeni, Greece). Under the lights and in front of 16,000 screaming Italian fans at one of the longest-standing, most classic venues on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup circuit, Ginnis snagged his first World Cup points, finishing 26th. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) finished 17th.

For the second consecutive year, Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen and Austria’s Marcel Hirscher went 1-2, with Italy’s own Stefano Gross finishing third, 1.35 seconds out. No worries, Hirscher—no drones in sight this year. Instead, it was Ginnis who stunned the crowd, skiing a clean and solid first run, rocketing him from 58th to 13th.

“I was thinking about just keeping it on my outside ski and down the fall line,” reflected Ginnis after first run. “I’ve had a turbulent month to say the least, so I’m just trying to simplify everything and put a good run together. Madonna was my first World Cup two years ago, so it’s nice to come back here after I was injured last year and be able to perform like that.”

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