Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Bryce Bennett Post Great Times In Men’s Downhill Training Session
Feb 2, 2022, 10:10 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College alums Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Bryce Bennett posted great times in the first training session of the men’s downhill event.
After the first 20 racers, both Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Bryce Bennett were in the top 10. Cochran-Siegle was in eighth place at +0.96 behind the leader, who was Christof Innerhofer of Italy, posting a time of 1:44.26. Bennett was right in front of Cochran-Siegle at +0.75 behind the leader, in seventh place.
This is Cochran-Siegle’s second Winter Olympic Games after competing in the 2018 Games. He is from Burlington, Vermont but resides in Park City, Utah. Bennett is also appearing in his second Winter Olympic Games after participating in the 2018 Olympics. He is from Truckee, California and currently resides in Squaw Valley, California.
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