Pioneers Atop UAA Invite after Alpine Events

Jan. 28, 2017


GIRDWOOD, Alaska – The University of Denver ski team ended on top of the UAA Invitational standings after completing the alpine portion of events earlier on Saturday. The Pioneers totaled 319 points between the men’s and women’s teams, edging out Utah with 318.

Tuva Norbye and Kristine Aasberg paved the way with a brilliant one-two finish as Norbye claimed first place in the giant slalom with a time of 1:36.23 and Aasberg finished second at 1:36.94.

Andrea Komsic rounded out Denver’s day with a time of 1:38.16, putting her 10th behind UNM’s Katherine Irwin at 1:37.80 and giving DU 98 points on the slope. The women’s team currently owns a 21-point cushion with a total of 181 as New Mexico sits second at 160 and Utah third at 158.

Tanner Farrow led the men’s team with a seventh-place finish at 1:34.44, less than a half second out of the sixth spot held by Montana State’s Garret Driller at 1:34.00 with Utah’s Samuel Dupratt taking the top spot at 1:33.20.



The men’s team owns the fourth position after the alpine events with a total of 138, trailing New Mexico’s 147 and Utah’s 160, as Colorado’s men’s team is at the forefront of the standings with a total of 164.

The UAA Invitational will resume with the nordic events on February 11 with the 5/10K Classic at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska, and will wrap up on February 12 with the 15/20K Freestyle.


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