Nolan Kasper

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Nolan Kasper
— Alpine skier —
DisciplinesSlalom, Giant Slalom,
Super Combined
ClubBurke Mountain Academy
Born (1989-03-27) March 27, 1989 (age 29)
Morristown, New Jersey,
United States
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
World Cup debutNovember 15, 2009
(age 20)
WebsiteNolan Kasper blog
Olympics
Teams1 – (2010)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams1 – (2011)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons3rd – (201012)
Wins0
Podiums1 – (1 SL)
Overall titles0 – (48th in 2011)
Discipline titles0 – (17th in SL, 2011)

Nolan Kasper (born March 27, 1989) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. He competes in the technical events and specializes in the slalom.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Kasper began skiing at age three at Hidden Valley ski area in northern New Jersey, where his father was a ski instructor. Kasper is a graduate of the Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont and attends Dartmouth College in the off-season.[1]

Kasper made his World Cup debut in November 2009 and was named for the 2010 U.S. Olympic team shortly after; he placed 24th in the Olympic slalom at Whistler. The following year, Kasper finished 15th in the slalom at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch, Germany.

Kasper's best result to date is his first World Cup podium, a tie for second in the slalom at Kranjska Gora in March 2011. He finished in 17th place in the World Cup slalom standings for the 2011 season. After hip surgery in September 2011, Kasper was off the snow until November. Despite the lack of training time, he just missed a podium with a fourth place in the slalom in early December at Beaver Creek, Colorado.[2]

World Cup top-ten finishes[edit]

  • 1 podium – (1 SL)
Season Date Location Race Place
2011 Feb 27, 2011 Bansko, Bulgaria Slalom 10th
Mar 6, 2011 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 2nd
2012 Dec 8, 2011 Beaver Creek, USA Slalom 4th
Jan 8, 2012 Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom 9th
Feb 19, 2012 Bansko, Bulgaria Slalom 6th

Video[edit]

  • Universal Sports.com – Nolan Kasper – Adelboden, Switzerland – slalom: runs 1 & 2 – 2012-01-08

References[edit]

  1. ^ * US Ski Team.com – bio – Nolan Kasper – accessed March 6, 2011
  2. ^ The Ski Channel.com – Olympian Nolan Kasper overcomes injury and illness to achieve 4th place in Birds of Prey – December 8, 2011

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