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Espen  Lysdahl
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Espen Lysdahl

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Asker, Norway

High School:
Dønski Vidergående Skole/Idret

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
Alpine

Experience:
High School

Club/Major:
Asker Skiklubb/Finance


2015:

  • Named to the All-American Team.
  • Member of National Collegiate All-Academic Team.
  • Took 3rd in the slalom at the NCAA Championships.
  • Won giant slalom at RMISA Championships.
  • Won slalom and grabbed 3rd in the giant slalom at the Seawolf Invitational.
  • Won slalom #1 and finished 2nd in slalom #2 at the New Mexico Invitational.

2014:
  • Helped Denver win its 22nd NCAA Championship.
  • Won slalom at the NCAA Championships, earning First Team All-America honors.
  • Plced eighth in giant slalom at the NCAA Championships, earning Second Team All-America honors.
  • Competed in 10 races, reaching the podium five times.
  • Earned a season best first-place finish in slalom at the NCAA Championships, Montana State Invitational and Colorado Invitational.
  • Placed third in slalom at RMISA Championships.
2013:
  • Competed in 14 races, including the NCAA Championships.
  • Finished ninth in the giant slalom at the NCAA Championships, earning Second Team All-America honors.
  • Named RMISA Men's Alpine Skier of the Year.
  • Finished first and second in two slalom races at the New Mexico Invitational.
  • Placed first in the slalom and third in the giant slalom at the RMISA Championships.
  • Took first in the slalom at the Utah Invitational.
  • Finished second in the slalom and fifth in the giant slalom at the Denver Invitational.
2012:
  • Competed in 14 races for the Pioneers, including the NCAA Championships.
  • Won the 2012 NCAA slalom national championship, earning first team All-American honors.
  • Named University of Denver Male Co-Athlete of the Year.
  • Named DU's Most Valuable Player.
  • Recorded two slalom wins.
  • Had two second-place finishes in the giant slalom at the Alaska Anchorage Invite and the RMISA qualifier.
  • Recorded nine top-10 finishes.
Before Denver:
  • Skied for the Asker Skiklubb.
  • Member of the Norway National Alpine team.
  • Placed fifth in a super combined Europa Cup in 2011.
  • Placed second in the Super-G and third in the giant slalom at the World Juniors in 2010.
  • Has seven World Cup starts.
  • Won four out of five junior national titles in 2010.
  • Won the Australian-New Zealand Cup overall title in 2010.
Personal:
  • Born April 18, 1990 in Asker, Norway.
  • Son of Erling and Marianne.
  • Has one older brother, Andreas, and one younger sister, Kristin.
  • Chose Denver because of the business program, the proximity of the Rocky Mountains and the successes of the ski team.
  • Enjoys golf, water-sports, soccer, cycling, and fast sports cars.
  • Hopes to one day be one of the best World Cup skiers in the world and win a team NCAA Championship.
  • Finance major.

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