Career Highlights: Finished 17th at the 2009 World Ski Championships in Japan after winning gold at that competition in ‘07. … Participated in
four other Worlds. His best performance during that span was a silver medal in ’01. … Placed second at a World Cup event at
Sweden on Feb. 13. … Suffered a neck injury that forced him out of competition in ’02, but came back to earn his first World
Cup win on Jan. 11, 2003.