Another member of the famous 'Skiing Cochran's' lineage, Robby Kelley may have the family legacy behind him, but this young upstart has the results to back it up and to keep writing history. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom/Alexis Boichard)
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Robby Kelley became the latest "Skiing Cochran" to claim a national title as he closed the sun soaked Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships with giant slalom gold.
Robby Kelley wins his second straight NorAm Cup giant slalom in Panorama.
Robby Kelley won a NorAm giant slalom in Panorama, BC with Brennan Rubie in third.
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Another member of the famous 'Skiing Cochran's’ lineage, Robby Kelley is the son of Steve and Lindy Kelley. Lindy was a 1976 Olympian and eight-year member of the U.S. Ski Team in the 70's. Older siblings Tim and Jessica have also been members of the U.S. Ski Team and have roots at the University of Vermont. Cousin Jimmy Cochran is also an alumnus, while his other cousin Ryan Cochran-Siegle is also on the U.S. Ski Team.
Kelley may have the family legacy behind him, but this young upstart has the results to back it up and to keep writing history. His first World Cup points happened at one of the most challenging and legendary giant slalom tracks in ski racing lore: Adelboden. To put it in perspective, Ted Ligety had not won at Adelboden until 2013 and Kelley knocked out a 23rd in his first start on the historic slope.
Stateside, he fell short of defending his GS U.S. Championship title from teammate Tim Jitloff. But a silver medal isn't too shabby, and it provides just the right amount of motivation for summer training.
Getting ready for next year’s World Cup is my main focus. I need to really get established on the World Cup and shoot for the Olympics. I made the World Championships this year, which is the same qualifications as the Olympics, so if I have a similar year then I’ll make it.
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