Crystal globe for Muffy!
2001 disabled skiing queen
Twelve years after breaking her back in a ski accident on
Baldy, Sun Valley’s Muffy Davis is now the best disabled mono-skier in
Davis, an extremely determined 28-year-old in her fourth
season on the national disabled alpine team, has won the coveted crystal
globe for taking the overall World Cup disabled title in women’s
mono-skiing for the 2000-01 season.
She received the globe Monday night at the conclusion of
the World Cup finals at Kimberley, B.C., Canada. Not only did she carry
away the biggest prize, she won smaller globes for earning season titles
in giant slalom and slalom.
"It’s pretty amazing," said an exuberant Davis
Tuesday, on the phone from Canada. "In my training and conditioning,
I was committed to winning the overall World Cup.
"Ironically I’m a speed skier turning into a
Muffy won Saturday’s World Cup finals downhill by nearly
four seconds then placed second in GS and SL to nail down the title—a
goal of hers since returning to international racing after her 1995
graduation from Stanford University.
Coach Ewald Zirbisegger said, "Muffy had another
strong showing. She’s been very consistent, and that’s why she’s a
World Cup champion."
Her previous-best overall finish on the tour was second in
1999, the year she won the World Cup SG title, then Muffy won the world
championship GS in Switzerland in 2000.
Now a Park City resident, Muffy will return home this week
for a rest and then travel to Big Sky, Mt. for the Chevy Truck U.S.
Disabled Nationals starting Monday March 19.
Then she’ll bring her treasured crystal globe to Sun
Valley for the Bill Janss Memorial Pro-Am Classic March 29-31.