Rothrock 3rd in Europa Cup SL

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Wildschoeneau, Austria, Feb. 21, 2001--Tom Rothrock (Cashmere, WA), who had a victory and asecond-place finish earlier this month, solidified his standing as the No. 2 slalom skier on theEuropa Cup circuit this season Tuesday, finishing third in another Europa Cup slalom.

Mitja Dragsic of Slovenia won the race with a time of 1:29.85, just .07 ahad of Norway's Truls OveKarlsen runnerup in 1:29.92.

Rothrock finished in 1:30.05. Chip Knight (New Canaan, CT), who was 10th last week in a GS inRavascletto, Italy, was 10th in Wildschoenau with a time of 1:31.09.

As the season heads into its final stages, Manfred Praenger of Austria leads the slalom standingswith 505 points and Rothrock is second at 366. Karlsen is third with 250.

EUROPA CUP
Wildschoenau, AUT - Feb. 20

Men's Slalom
1. Mitja Dragsic, Slovenia, 1:29.85
2. Truls Ove Karlsen, Norway, 1:29.92
3. Tom Rothrock, Cashmere, WA, 1:30.05
4. Mika Marila, Finland, 1:30.31
5. Hannes Paul Schmid, Italy, 1:30.49
10. Chip Knight, New Canaan, Conn., 1:31.09