RESULTS & Interviews: #MTBNats Pro Downhill Qualifying 2

Luca Shaw and Jill Kintner go fastest in slippery, sloppy qualifying conditions at Snowshoe Mountain during the 2017 U.S. National Championships.

RESULTS & Interviews: #MTBNats Pro Downhill Qualifying

The rain continued to make things interesting at Snowshoe, West Virginia, as the 2017 U.S. National Championship Downhill qualifying (or seeding since no one was eliminated) round took place. Santa Cruz Syndicate rider and East Coast local, Luca Shaw, took a two-second victory over Aaron Gwin of the YT Mob. Pro GRT regular, Demetri Triantafillou, ignored his dester, dry Utah heritage and tackled the slime, posting up over some World Cup talent with a strong 3rd place result in the tricky conditions. Jill Kintner was nearly a minute faster than second place Caroline Washam in the Pro Women's class, but from 2nd on down, the times were close all the way through 7th place. Nik Nestoroff put a big margin into the Junior X class (Cat 1 15-18) and would have been 4th in Pro Men's category. Finally, Samantha Soriano posted a first-place time in Junior Women's that would have netted a 2nd place in Pro Women's.

Neko Mulally drops some post-run audio from the racers. #USDH

 Eliot too embarrassed to be seen next to the 29er? We kid, we kid!

Luca Shaw (1st place) and Eliot Jackson (5th) in audio

 Gwin's signature pose.

Aaron Gwin (2nd) in audio

 The man with hair as long as his name posted up a kick-ass 3rd place today. Demetri Triantafillou.

Demetri Triantafillou (3rd) in audio

 Charlie Harrison and Shane Leslie post-slip-n-slide.

Charlie Harrison (4th) in audio

Shane Leslie (7th) in audio

 Dakotah Norton has been on a tear lately and he's on it at Snowshoe again too. Also, how 'bout Eliot's lip cover?!

Dakotah Norton (16th) in audio

Dig in to the results from today

Pro Men's U.S. National Champs Downhill Qualifying Results

Pro Women's U.S. National Champs Downhill Qualifying Results

Cat 1 15-18 Men's U.S. National Champs Downhill Qualifying Results

Cat 1 15-18 Women's U.S. National Champs Downhill Qualifying Results


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