Alpine Takes Second Through First Day of Montana State Invite

Jan. 7, 2018


BOZEMAN, Mont. – The University of Denver’s Alpine ski team kick-started the Montana State Invite on Sunday morning, competing in the Giant Slalom to open the invitational. The Pioneers currently sit in second, 20 point behind New Mexico.

The women’s squad placed second on the day among all women’s teams, earning 80 points. Leading the way once again was Kristine Aasberg, who took third with a time of 2:09.59.

“This was another solid day for our alpine team,” said head coach Andy LeRoy. “It was great to see Aasberg on the podium in third place.”

Coming in sixth was Tuva Norbye, with a combined time of 2:10.06. The Oslo, Norway native beat out New Mexico’s Haley Cutler and Charley Field of Alaska-Anchorage.

Amelia Smart skied for a 12th-place finish, scoring a total of 2:11.54. Finishing a few spots behind in 15th was Andrea Komsic, who earned a time of 2:12.13.

Meanwhile, the men scored 73 points, placing fourth behind New Mexico, Utah and host Montana State.
Tobias Kogler was the highest finisher for the men, scoring 2:08.06 and taking fourth.

“Kogler also moved up nicely in the rankings into fifth place,” said LeRoy. “He is
still returning to form after dislocating his shoulder in a preseason race last month and I think we will only see better results from him as the season progresses.”

Four spots behind Kogler was Jett Seymour, who raced for a combined total of 2:08.22. The freshman scored eighth-place in his first official collegiate invitational.

Rounding out, the DU skiers was Alex Leever, who earned a 12th-place finish. The Vail, Colo. native scored eight spots higher than his finish yesterday and carded a time of 2:08.49.

The Alpine team will finish out the Montana State Invite on Monday with the Slalom. The Nordic team will compete in Montana on Saturday and Sunday.

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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