Smith, a first year senior, also won the first IBU Cup Trials race on Saturday the 14th. On Saturday, Smith reported that it was "Tough shooting, 3,1. About 3f so cold, but not terrible." Saturday's win was close - less than 2 seconds separated first and second place.
IBU Trials races are at Mt Itasca, MN.
He also said that his Madshus skis that tested best were with the XC02 grind, just a tad better than the RDG grind.