SUN VALLEY, Idaho — Olympian Ryan Cochran-Siegle defended his super-G title at the U.S. Alpine championships.

The first racer on the course, Cochran-Siegle finished in a time of 1 minute, 6.61 seconds on Friday. He beat Jack Gower of Britain by 0.34 seconds.

Cochran-Siegle won the national event a year ago when it was held at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine.

It’s already been quite a week at Sun Valley for Cochran-Siegle, who also won the Alpine combined on Wednesday.

In the women’s super-G race, Nina O’Brien held off teenager AJ Hurt by .11 seconds. O’Brien is coming off a season in which she finished second in the super-G standings on the NorAm circuit. Hurt captured the women’s Alpine combined title two days ago.

Next up is a slalom race on Saturday.

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