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After fighting a bone bruise in 2008 and a torn ACL 2009, Staples worked her way back into the game during the latter half of the 2010 season then got things cooking in 2011. Need proof? She took the NorAm overall title by racking up an impressive 1241 points.
The overall crown earns Staples an automatic star in every World Cup she'd like to enter next season. Just ask 2010 NorAm overall champ Laurenne Ross how well that can pay off.
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2011: NorAm overall champion