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.

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