Erik Fisher

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Erik Fisher
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Super G
Club Bogus Basin Ski
Education Foundation
Born (1985-03-21) March 21, 1985 (age 32)
Ontario, Oregon, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
World Cup debut November 26, 2005
(age 20)
Website erikfisherusa.com
Olympics
Teams 1 - (2010, injured)[2]
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 1 - (2009)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 4th - (2009-12)
Podiums 0
Overall titles 0
Discipline titles 0 - (29th in DH, 2009)

Erik Fisher (born March 21, 1985) is a World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. From Middleton, Idaho, he primarily competes in the speed events of Downhill and Super G.

Born in Ontario, Oregon, Fisher learned to ski and race at Bogus Basin near Boise, Idaho, beginning at age 3. While growing up, his family moved to different locations in the western U.S.; he also raced in northern Arizona and Utah before returning to Idaho as a teenager. Following graduation from Eagle High School in 2003, Fisher spent a post-graduate year at the Rowmark ski academy in Salt Lake City, and was named to the national developmental team in 2004. He was the bronze medalist in the downhill at the 2005 Junior World Championships in Bardonecchia, Italy.

Fisher made his World Cup debut in November 2005 in a downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, and finished 44th. An ACL injury in November 2007 kept him out of the rest of the 2008 season.[1] He returned the following season in 2009 and had his best results with a seventh at Val Gardena, Italy, and an 11th at the famed Hahnenkamm downhill race in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Fisher qualified for the U.S. team for the 2010 Winter Olympics in late 2009, but did not race in February due to a broken hand.[2][3]

World Cup top twenty finishes[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2009 19 Dec 2008 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Super G 20th
20 Dec 2008 Downhill 7th
24 Jan 2009 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 11th
2010 18 Dec 2009 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 19th
23 Jan 2010 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill 18th
2012 3 Feb 2012 France Chamonix, France Downhill 12th
4 Feb 2012 Downhill 12th
2014 21 Dec 2013 Italy Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 13th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Ski Team - profile - Erik Fisher - accessed 2011-12-25
  2. ^ a b "Overcoming trials part of journey to Olympics", Church News, 2010-Feb-13.
  3. ^ Ski Racing.com - Olympics: men's downhill racers set, Nyman gets spot - 2010-02-12

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