Stephanie Jallen had two great days of racing at the U.S. Nationals at Winter Park, Colorado from January 1-3. The 16-year old Wyoming Area student from Harding had a break-through event in the Super G with two Silver Medals while grabbing two Gold Medals, one in the Giant Slalom and one in Slalom.
Prior to the U.S. Nationals, Stephanie was ranked 11th in the World in Slalom and 2nd in the U.S.; 17th in the World in Giant Slalom and 3rd in the U.S.; 15th in the Would in Super Combined and 3rd in the U.S.; 18th in the World in Super G and 3rd in the U.S.; and 13th overall in the World in Women's Downhill and 3rd in the U.S.
With the great showing at Winter Park, Stephanie should gain valuable point in Nationals and possibly improve on her World rankings. Jallen has qualified for one event out of five for the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014, but she has a long way to go before she can actually go to Russia. She said she probably needs to qualify for at least three of the five disciplines.
Stephanie is scheduled to participate in the IPC Alpine Skiing NORAM Cup at Kimberly, Canada on January 28-31.