HANOVER, N.H. — Barely a month since Dartmouth All-American Foreste Peterson made her FIS World Cup debut in Austria, another Big Green All-American will do the same at Beaver Creek, Colorado. Senior Brian McLaughlin, a native of Topsfield, Massachusetts, will compete in the giant slalom on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Beaver Creek, Colorado, for Team USA.
A first-team All-American in the giant slalom at last year’s NCAA Championship by placing third, McLaughlin has kept busy since the last carnival season concluded. In March, he skied in the Nor-Am Cup in Quebec and finished ninth in the giant slalom. One week later, McLaughlin claimed fourth in the event at the U.S. National Championships, then won an FIS GS race at Stoneham, Quebec.
At the end of August, McLaughlin headed around the globe to compete at the Australian New Zealand Cup where he finished as high as ninth in the giant slalom. Just before Thanksgiving, he skied in the GS at the Nor-Am Cup at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado, taking fifth on the first day and 10th the next.
The first run of the giant slalom will begin at 9:45 a.m. (local time) with results available on the FIS website.