Ligety Named Paul Robbins Outstanding Competitor by NASJA

Members of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) selected Ted Ligety as the Paul Robbins Outstanding Competitor Award winner for 2013 during the NASJAs 50th Anniversary meeting at Mammoth Mountain in Central California in April.

As one of the most outspoken opponents of FIS’s new giant slalom ski dimension rule, 2006 Olympic gold Medalist Ligety came into the 2012/13 season knowing his skiing had to speak for itself. And it did. En route to winning his fourth overall World Cup giant slalom title, Ligety, 28, joined Ingemar Stenmark as the only two men to win six World Cup giant slalom races in one season. Stenmark wasn’t the only ski legend with whom Ligety was compared this season. At the 2013 World Alpine Ski Championships, he won three gold medals and became the first man since Jean-Claude Killy to win three or more gold medals at a single World Championship. (Killy won four golds in 1968) Ligety capped the season with the national slalom title.

Named in memory of the legendary Paul Robbins who spent 30 years as the primary journalist for the U.S. Ski Team, the award goes to the North American snowsports participants who have distinguished themselves in the amateur or professional competition during the current season.

Ted Ligety is NASJA’s Paul Robbins Outstanding Competitor
Award winner for 2013.

 

 


© NASJA 2013