PJ's Perspective: Lamberty nominated for McDonald's game, Wiencke shooting for Olympics
Newport’s Mimi Wiencke is currently in Europe for her final three Olympic qualifying races. Wiencke is the top-ranked women’s alpine snowboard racer in the country and an Olympic hopeful in two events —the parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom. She was in Jauerling, Austria, on Jan. 10 and Bad Gastein, Austria on Jan. 12. Her final qualifying event will be on Jan. 18 in Rogla, Slovenia. The Sochi Olympics open on Feb. 6.