Denver Remains in Second Through Alpine Events at MSU Invite

Jan. 8, 2018


BOZEMAN, Mont. – The University of Denver’s Alpine ski team wrapped up its portion of the Montana State Invitational on Monday. Through the Giant Slalom and Slalom, the Pioneers have earned 294 points for second place.

“We fought hard today were able to put some pretty good results down on paper,” said head coach Andy LeRoy. “These early season scores will allow our team to take a few more risks as the season progresses.  I am proud of the work the team did here in Montana and am looking forward to the next meet in Snowbasin later this week.”

Leading all teams with 306 points is Colorado. CU chalked up 94 points from the women and 83 from the men during day two’s Slalom.

On the day, the women kept second place thanks to 71 points, finishing only behind the Buffaloes. Freshman Amelia Smart had a breakout performance, taking third with a time of 1:44.58.

Earning seventh was Andrea Komsic, who skied for a combined time of 1:44.88.

Rounding out the women’s finishers for the Crimson and Gold was Tuva Norbye, who raced for a score of 1:55.30.

The men finished third on the day and moved to third on the men’s side with 70 points on Monday.

DU’s top men’s finisher was Nick Santaniello who carded seventh. The sophomore earned a combined time of 1:40.82.

One spot behind was Alex Leever, who scored a 1:40.84. The Vail, Colo. native finished ahead of teammate Jett Seymour who took ninth. Seymour skied for a time of 1:41.00.

Meanwhile, Denver’s Tanner Farrow rounded out the Pioneer skiers with a score of 1:41.67. The sophomore earned 16th place, one spot ahead of Alaska-Anchorage’s Dominic Unterberger,

The Nordic team is set to compete in the Montana State Invite on Saturday and Sunday, while the Alpine team takes to the Utah Invitational on Thursday.  



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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