RMISA Announces Final 2011 Awards, 2012 Schedule

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – by Curtis Snyder, RMISASkiing.com

Results Available On Schedule/Results Page

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah –

The Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association released its 2012 schedule Wednesday and announced the winners of both the skiers of the year and coaches of the year, coming off its annual spring meetings last week.

 

Voted on by the leagueís coaches, the RMISA Coach of the Year honors were awarded to Coloradoís Richard Rokos for alpine and Utahís Abi Holt on the Nordic. Given to one male and female, the RMISA Skiers of the Year are Utahís Maria Graefnings and Denverís Seppi Stiegler.

 

Rokos led the Buffaloes to the 2011 NCAA Championship and in all, CU won five of six meets on the season, including the RMISA Championship, as well. For Rokos, it is the sixth NCAA Championship at the helm of the Buffaloes and it marked his 11th RMISA Championship.

 

Holt guided Utahís Nordic squads to a dominating season led by the top qualifiers for Nordic on both the menís and womenís side. Miles Havlick emerged on the menís Nordic side to have a dominating season in which he won four of 10 races he entered on the season.

 

On the womenís side, Holt mentored Graefnings to wins in the first six races of the season and eight overall, including the individual NCAA Championship in the 5K womenís freestyle race. Graefnings also finished second at the NCAA Championships in the 15K classical race, earning two first-team All-America and two podium appearances.

 

Stiegler won two alpine races this season, giant slalom races at the Denver Invitational and in one of the RMISA Qualifiers. He also hit the podium in GS races in two of the other four races and also took one podium in slalom action with a second place at Montana State and he had one other top five slalom finish in four total races. He missed two slalom races while competing for the United States at World University Games, he earned a silver medal for overall performances in the eight races that took place in Turkey. He helped the U.S. to its best performance on foreign soil at any level in history.

 

Looking ahead to 2012, the schedule is split nicely into thirds, with the first third of the season over two weekends in Colorado, the middle third back-to-back meets in Alaska while Montana State will host both post season events.

 

The season will get underway January 6-8 with the University of Coloradoís Laura Sharpe Flood Memorial Invitationalís alpine events at the Eldora Ski Resort. Included is an RMISA Qualifier race to open the season on Jan. 6. The Nordic portion of CUís meet will take place in Steamboat Springs the following week on January 13-14.

 

Meanwhile in Winter Park, the alpine squads will take part in the Denver Invitational on January 14-15 and the DU meet will conclude the following week at Devilís Thumb Ranch on January 20-21.

 

RMISA squads will converge on Alaska for two back-to-back meets in early February. Both the Alaska Anchorage Invitational and Seawolf Invitational will take place February 4-11.

 

The second RMISA Alpine Qualifier race will take place ahead of the RMISA Championships on Feb. 23 in Montana and then the postseason will commence as Montana State will host both the RMISA Championships from February 24-25 and then the NCAA Championships March 7-10.

 


 

2012 RMISA Schedule

 

Date Event Location Venue Host

 

RMISA Alpine Qualifier

Jan. 6 Giant Slalom Eldora, Colo. Eldora Mountain Resort Colorado

 

University of Colorado Laura Sharpe Flood Memorial Invitational

Jan. 7 Giant Slalom Eldora, Colo. Eldora Mountain Resort Colorado

Jan. 8 Slalom Eldora, Colo. Eldora Mountain Resort Colorado

Jan. 13 Freestyle (5/10K interval start) Steamboat Springs, Colo. Howelsen Hill Ski Area Colorado

Jan. 14 Classical (15/20K mass start) Steamboat Springs, Colo. Howelsen Hill Ski Area Colorado

 

University of Denver Invitational

Jan. 14 Giant Slalom Winter Park, Colo. Winter Park Resort Denver

Jan. 15 Slalom Winter Park, Colo. Winter Park Resort Denver

Jan. 20 Classical (5/10K interval start) Granby, Colo. Devilís Thumb Ranch Denver

Jan. 21 Freestyle (10/15K mass start) Granby, Colo. Devilís Thumb Ranch Denver

 

University of Alaska Anchorage Invitational

Feb. 4 Classical (5/5K, interval start) Anchorage, Alaska Kincaid Park Alaska Anchorage

Feb. 6 Freestyle (10/10K, interval start) Anchorage, Alaska Kincaid Park Alaska Anchorage

Feb. 8 Giant Slalom Anchorage, Alaska Alyeska Resort Alaska Anchorage

Feb. 10 Slalom Anchorage, Alaska Alyeska Resort Alaska Anchorage

 

Seawolf Invitational

Feb. 9 Freestyle (5/10K, interval start) Anchorage, Alaska Kincaid Park Alaska Anchorage

Feb. 9 Giant Slalom Anchorage, Alaska Alyeska Resort Alaska Anchorage

Feb. 10 Classical (15/20K, mass start) Anchorage, Alaska Kincaid Park Alaska Anchorage

Feb. 11 Slalom Anchorage, Alaska Alyeska Resort Alaska Anchorage

 

RMISA Alpine Qualifier

Feb. 23 Slalom Big Sky, Mont. Big Sky Resort Montana State

 

RMISA Championships / NCAA Western Regional

Feb. 24 Freestyle (5/10K, interval start) Bozeman, Mont. Bohart Ranch Montana State

Feb. 24 Slalom Big Sky, Mont. Big Sky Resort Montana State

Feb. 25 Classical (15/20K, mass start) Bozeman, Mont. Bohart Ranch Montana State

Feb. 25 Giant Slalom Big Sky, Mont. Big Sky Resort Montana State

 

NCAA Championships

March 7 Freestyle (5/10K, interval) Bozeman, Mont. Bohart Ranch Montana State

March 8 Giant Slalom Big Sky, Mont. Big Sky Resort Montana State

March 9 Classical (15/20K, mass start) Bozeman, Mont. Bohart Ranch Montana State

March 10 Slalom Big Sky, Mont. Big Sky Resort Montana State

 

 

 

 

 


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