Austrians finish 1-2 in US Grand Prix; Holland 4th



PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Austria’s Markus Schairer and teammate Alexander Haemmerle finished 1-2 in the U.S. Grand Prix snowboardcross championship Sunday, and Canada’s Dominque Maltais edged American Faye Gulini for the women’s title.

The 19-year-old Gulini of Salt Lake City claimed the U.S. national title as the top American finisher at Park City’s Canyons Resort.

Nate Holland, who got tangled up with young Australian Jarryd Hughes in the finals, finished fourth but still claimed the U.S. national championship as the top American man.

The event also served as a farewell for two-time Olympian Graham Watanabe, who said he was retiring after winning the consolation finals and taking fifth on his home mountain.

Austria’s Maria Ramberger took third overall for the women, while Bulgaria’s Alexandra Jekova was fourth.