Saturday was a big day for Idaho's elite winter athletes.
Erik Fisher, who came oh-so-close to skiing in the 2010 Winter Olympics (he didn't race due to a broken hand), seems well on his way to making the U.S. team for the 2014 winter games. The Middleton native and graduate of Eagle High finished 12th Saturday in a World Cup downhill event in Chamonix, France. Fisher was the second fastest American for the second straight day, behind Bode Miler.
Meanwhile Olympian Sara Studebaker, a graduate of Boise High School, finished 25th in the E.ON IBU World Cup in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday. It was her second top-25 finish in Oslo in the past week.
"I like the courses here and feel like things are finally coming together for me with my skiing, which is perfect timing," said Studebaker in a release from the U.S. biathlon team.