It’s been an exciting couple of week’s for Mammoth local John Teller. On Jan. 7 he made history by becoming the first American to win a World Cup Ski Cross event. Most recently, on Jan. 16, he finished 21st in the World Cup race in Les Contamines, France, according to the American Ski Cross Association.
Teller flies back home Monday, Jan. 17 to train for the X Games and to enjoy some local love. On Tuesday, a celebratory event for Johnny is scheduled for the Clocktower Cellar beginning at 6 p.m.
Teller’s Facebook post on Sunday after the Les Contamines race claimed, “Today didn’t go as planned. I had Patrick Kholler and Andreas Matt in the first round. Beat them out of the gate but after the first wu-tang jump they got in front of me. I was all over Matt the whole way down until I almost put it on my hip, then I lost a lot of speed. Didn’t have too much room to pass anywhere. Oh we…ll. Can’t wait to come home and train for X Games.”
Chris Del Bosco, racing for Canada, walked away with the first place win in Sunday’s race.