Jimmy Cochran wins national skiing title

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Skier Jimmy Cochran of Keene, New Hampshire has won his first national title. Cochran won the slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships at in Alaska on Sunday.

The Cochrans are one of the pre-eminent skiing families in the country. Jimmy’s grandfather, Mickie Cochran, coached the U.S. alpine team in the early 1970s and had four children start for the U.S. team. Jimmy’s father, Bob, is a former Olympian and World Cup racer along with sisters Barbara, Marilyn and Lindy. Barbara won the 1972 Olympic slalom gold, and Marilyn was the 1969 World Cup GS champion.

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