Myhrer signs on for three more years
- in HEAD ski
- posted April 12, 2016
After the spectacular end of season, Myhrer commented: “Amazing to finish the season with a win. I ended up 4th in the Slalom standings which is my third best season in Slalom and back in top seven for next year which I´m very happy about.”
Not just an accomplished Slalom skier, Andre Myhrer put in some tremendous performances in Giant Slalom last season. He joined fellow HEAD World Cup Rebels Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal on the podium in Alta Badia as the HEAD World Cup Rebels locked out the podium in the Parallel Duel Slalom in December.
Myhrer posted his intent in Giant Slalom with fourth place in Beaver Creak in early December. Just after the season ended, Myhrer reflected on his Giant Slalom season: “In Giant Slalom I did my best season so far with a 15th place in the standing and looking forward to take another step for next year!”
Andre Myhrer has won six times on the Slalom World Cup in his career and has been on the podium a further sixteen times in Slalom, City Events and Parallel Giant Slalom events. Myhrer is also a past World Cup Champion in Slalom. In Giant Slalom, he has been in the top ten four times, two of those last season. The pedigree across disciplines is there.
CEO of HEAD, Johan Eliasch commented upon the signing “I am delighted Andre is continuing with HEAD. We want to improve our results in Slalom and with Andre’s help I am confident we can achieve this.”
Myhrer added: “Two years ago I joined the World Cup Rebels at HEAD. I was impressed over the professionalism and dedication within this company. The whole team have been working very hard on the Slalom equipment for the last two years and we have improved a lot since the beginning. This season I managed to get back on the top of the podium, my first win in three years and I believe Heads first win in Slalom in 28 years! I am looking forward to continue with Head for the next 3 years and hope to start next season the way I ended this.”
HEAD Racing Director, Rainer Salzgeber, added: “Based on the results from the previous season it was a logical step to extend the contract with André Myhrer. We came very quickly to a common denominator: Our goal is the same as the team of André Myhrer and his serviceman. His results in the second half of the season were very good. With the first slalom victory for HEAD after all this time and his good performances in the giant slalom, we can now be very positive about the future. The slalom project over the past two years has seen a lot of very intensive work and many tests have taken us in the right direction. The successes show that we are on the right track and that it makes sense to pursue this project with high pressure. Therefore I am very pleased that André Myhrer decided to remain with HEAD for another three years” he explained.
With the HEAD Slalom team improving with every race, to secure one of the real stars of last season for another three years, shows the intent and purpose that HEAD have for the forthcoming season and beyond.
Profile André Myhrer
Date of birth: 11. January 1983 in Bergsjö
Ski-Club: Bergsjö Hassela AK
Hobbys: Music, Playing Guitar, Cars, Golf
Discipline: Slalom, Giant Slalom
Achievements: Bronze medal Slalom Olympic Games Vancouver 2010, Slalom Worldcup-Winner 2011/12, six Slalom-Worldcup-Wins (Beaver Creek 2006, Zagreb 2011, Kranjska Gora 2012, Schladming 2012, Levi 2012, St. Moritz 2016)