Feb. 25, 2017


and Minturn, Colo. - The University of Denver Alpine ski team wrapped up competition at the RMISA Championships Saturday while the Nordic teams began with the Classic; both teams collected a combined score of 464.5 points at the end of the day.

The Alpine team collected 301.5 total team points over the two days of competition at Bear Trap run in Beaver Creek.

"We skied well this weekend and put the finishing touches on our seeds for the NCAA Championships", said head coach Andy Leroy. "Most of our team has earned the right to start in the first group and I know they have what it takes to bring home another title.  I want to thank Beaver Creek Resort for helping us host such a wonderful event.  I also want to thank all the friends, family and supporters who came out to cheer us on."   

The Alpine women placed three athletes in the top 10 of competition in the Slalom races today with Tuva Norbye leading the way with a fourth place finish with a time of 2:03.45.



Andrea Komsic came in right behind Norbye at fifth with a time of 2:03.46.

Kristine Aasberg had another strong day on the slopes, placing ninth at 2:04.30.

On the men's side, Erik Read came in at a time of 1:50.87 placing sixth on the day with teammate Alex Leever coming in right behind him in seventh with a time of 1:51.16.

For the Nordic races, Moritz Madlener dominated his fellow competitors once again, claiming first place on the day with a time of 28:23.5.

"First, I have to say that Ski and Snowboard Club Vail put on an incredible race for us today at Maloit Park", said head coach Dave Stewart. "From the course preparation, to event management and volunteers nobody does it better than they do." 

Lars Hannah and Eivind Kvaale placed sixth and seventh, respectively on the day with times of 29:53.2 and 29:55.2.

"We had a positive day in terms of results, with Moritz earning another win and leading the guys to a team win on the day and several athletes recording their best results of the season.  Lars and Eivind each had solid days in 6th and 7th, so they are both continuing to show a consistently high level this season", said Stewart. 

On the women's side of competition, Linn Eriksen earned her best finish of the 2017 season in fourth with a time of 17:02.3.

"For the ladies, Linn had her best race this season, just missing the podium by a couple tenth's of a second.  Taeler had another strong result in 11th and Sylvia was just behind her in 13th for her best results this season.  Jasmi, Aja and Selma all were in the mix today and contributed to a positive team performance overall." 

Taeler McCrerey finished just outside of the top 10 at 11th, coming in at a time of 17:37.8. 

The RMISA Championships will conclude Sunday morning with the Freestyle in Minturn. 

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