Colorado's Chodounsky win US slalom championship

March 22, 2014

SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. (AP) David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, Colo., won his second U.S. Alpine Championships slalom title Saturday.

Chodounsky, who also won the slalom at nationals in 2009, finished with a two-run time of 1 minute, 35.82 seconds. He was in third place after the opening leg, but made up his deficit in the second leg.

''I was on the limit at a couple spots, but it worked out,'' said Chodounsky, who failed to finish the slalom at the Sochi Olympics and finished 19th in the World Cup discipline standings.

First-run leader Tim Kelley of Starksboro, Vt., was next in 1:36.24. Will Brandenburg of Spokane, Wash., was third.


''This national title keeps eluding me, and I'm not happy about it,'' Brandenburg said.

The women's slalom was scheduled for later Saturday.