Alpine Opens Season at RMISA Giant Slalom Qualifier

Jan. 6, 2018


BOZEMAN, Mont. – The University of Denver’s Alpine ski team opened the season on Saturday, competing in the RMISA Giant Slalom Qualifier in Bozeman, Mont. The Pioneers scored multiple top-10 finishes on both the men’s and women’s side.

“This was a good opening day for our alpine team at the MSU invitational,” said head Alpine coach Andy LeRoy. “We will continue to work off the rust from the holiday break as this series goes on, but I am very encouraged with where we are at right now.”

Leading the way for DU’s women was Kristine Aasberg, who took home a fifth-place finish with a total time of 2:15.59.

Not too far behind Aasberg, were Tuva Norbye and Amelia Smart, who scored eighth and ninth respectively. Norbye carded a time of 2:16.48, while Smart raced for a time of 2:16.48.

Rounding out the women’s skiers was Andrea Komsic, who scored a time of 2:17.55, good enough for 11th-place.

On the men’s side, Nick Santaniello placed the highest for Denver, taking 6th with a combined score of 2:13.48.

Finishing back-to-back-to-back in 10th, 11th and 12th were Tanner Farrow and the freshman duo of Jett Seymour and Tobias Kogler. Forrow recorded a time of 2:14.29, while Seymour and Kogler earned times of 2:14.43 and 2:14.45.

Finally, Alex Leever etched a time of 2:15.86. The Vail, Colo. native’s time was good enough for a 20th-place finish.

The Alpine team returns to the slopes on Sunday, for the Montana State Open.

Don’t forget to register for Denver’s annual Ski with the Team Day at Winter Park on January 27. Participants are encouraged to ride the Ski Train to the slopes, where they can then choose to snowshoe, snowcat or ski. The train ride, activity of choice, and food are all included in the $275 fee.




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