CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — No family has produced more competitive skiers than the Cochrans of Vermont.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle contributed to his family's legend with two wins in U. S. National Championship races at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine last week.
Cochran-Siegle was an Olympic competitor at PyeongChang and the top American finisher in the giant slalom and combined races.
At Sugarloaf, he won the Downhill and the Super G.
Ryan's mother, Barbara, was an Olympic Gold Medalist in the slalom in 1972. She also won two national championships. His Aunt Lindy won two, Aunt Marilyn won three, and Uncle Bob won two.
Cousin Jimmy has won four, Ryan is up to three,and cousin Robbie has won one, bringing the family total to 17. But Ryan said he doesn't feel any pressure being a Cochran.
"I think my mom and her siblings and a few of my cousins all enjoy each other's successes," he told NEWS CENTER Maine.
Sam Morse of Sugarloaf had a successful homecoming, finishing fifth in the Downhill.
Nina O'Brien won titles in the Giant Slalom and Alpine Combined. She went on to win a third title in the slalom at Waterville Valley over the weekend.