Team USA wins eight medals in second IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup

By Traci Hendrix | Jan. 16, 2013, 11 a.m. (ET)

The U.S. Paralympic Alpine Skiing Team finished up the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Cup today in St. Moritz, Switzerland, with a gold medal from Allison Jones. Team USA finished with eight medals.

Laurie Stephens (Wenham, Mass.), who competes in the women’s sit skit events, closed the first giant slalom race wearing a silver medal for her time of 2:13.74. Stephens took another silver medal for the second giant slalom vent with Alana Nichols (Farmington, N.M.) behind her in third place.

Stephens also took bronze in slalom.

In women’s standing, the U.S. team saw Allison Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.) take third place in the first slalom.   Jones stepped up to the first place podium on the final day of competition, winning the gold medal for the second slalom race.

On the men’s side, Tyler Walker (Franconia, N.H.) took home two bronze medals for the first races of the giant slalom and slalom sit ski competitions . 

Eight podium appearances in Switzerland for the U.S. Paralympic Alpine Team is a prideful way to end the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup, bringing their season total to 18 medals.

The U.S. Paralympic Alpine National Team has showcased their talent all over Europe with the opening IPC Alpine World Cup in Sestriere, Italy, and the second in St. Moritz. The next World Cup is in Rogla, Slovenia, with the final slated for Sochi, Russia, the site of the next Paralympic Winter Games.

Team USA now heads back to Italy, the Town of Tarvisio, Jan. 21-25, for European Cup.

For more information on the alpine season, visit the IPC Alpine Skiing website