Until now, we've never had an opinion on whether a competitive skier should wear a cup. But after hearing the tortured cry of this young fellow (at first we thought someone had shot a Yeti), we now come down decidedly in the "yes" camp. And please note that the announcer here rises impressively to the challenge, almost as if this sort of thing happens every day. Yes, "The boys took a beating on that one," indeed.
Somewhere close by in the forest the bears are having a good laugh over this, incidentally.