The Super G was super emotional for Bode Miller. It's been heavily tweeted, facebooked and shared that Bode broke down after the Sochi Super G race, as NBC’s Christin Cooper asked him repeatedly about his younger brother Chilly, who died last year from a seizure.
But let's get back to the real Bode Miller headliner - he is an amazing American ski racer. Miller is now the oldest man to win a medal in Alpine Olympic history. He's arguably America's best-ever men's alpine ski racer. Bode Miller, a New Hampshire native, has to his name 33 World Cup wins, 6 World Cup titles, 2 Overall World Cup Championships, and now 6 Olympic medals. He's entitled to have his emotions, pride and tears. Let's let his alpine accomplishments be the headliner though.
And let's also give some attention to Andrew Weibrecht who earned Silver in the Sochi Super G. From Lake Placid, NY, Weibrecht had won a Bronze in Super G at Vancouver 2010 when Bode got Silver in that event and Bronze in Downhill. Congrats to Andrew and Bode, super skiers in Super G.
More ski and snowboard medal potential for the US ski and snowboard team is still to come in Sochi's snowboard and ski cross, ski halfpipe and aerials, alpine GS and Slalom, and snowboard GS and Slalom. Fog and soft snow have delayed events at Rosa Khutor, so stay tuned. Go Team USA.
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.