With Silver Medal, Ryan Cochran-Siegle Continues Family's Impressive Legacy

With Silver Medal, Ryan Cochran-Siegle Continues Family's Impressive Legacy

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With Silver Medal, Ryan Cochran-Siegle Continues Family's Impressive Legacy

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After suffering a neck fracture last year, Ryan Cochran-Siegle has mounted the ultimate comeback. His silver medal at Super-G makes him the second American male to medal in a downhill skiing event since the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The twenty-nine-year-old skier was only .04 seconds slower than Austrian Matthias Mayer, who took home the gold. You can watch Ryan’s run here

His family runs Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond, Vermont, a small ski area with a significant legacy. The ski area was opened in 1961 by Virginia and Gordon Cochran as a way to teach the local kids the Cochran Way. Ryan’s mother, Barbara Cochran, won gold in the 1972 games in Sapporo. Many more members of the family have been professional skiers, including Robby, Tim, Jimmy, Lindy, Robert, and Marilyn.

A full documentary of the Cochrans from NBC News is below…

Image Credits: Cochran’s Ski Area, NBC News

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