Denver’s Aasberg Wins Women’s Giant Slalom at Utah Invitational

Thursday, January 11, 2018 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

HUNTSVILLE, Utah—Denver’s Kristine Aasberg won the women’s giant slalom to open the Utah Invitational on Thursday, Jan. 11, held at Snowbasin.

Denver placed three skiers in the top five to come away with a race-high 107 points to put the Pioneers in the lead after day one.

The Utah Invitational continues on Friday, Jan. 12, with the men’s giant slalom, and continues with the men’s and women’s slalom races on Saturday, Jan. 13. Live results can be found at www.ussalivetiming.com.

Women’s Giant Slalom Leaders
1. Kristine Aasberg, Denver
2. Tuva Norbye, Denver
3. Tonje Trulsrud, Colorado
T4. Andrea Komsic, Denver
T4. Ann-Kathrin Breuning, Utah
6. Juliette Gauthier, Westminster
7. Rebecca Fiegl, New Mexico
T8. Benedicte Lyche, Montana State
T8. Julie Mohagen, Utah
10. Anne-Solene Bregou, Westminster

Race Notes

  • Team Scores: Denver 107, Utah 64.5, Westminster 59, Montana State 56.5, New Mexico 55, Alaska-Anchorage 54, Colorado 48, Colorado Mountain College 10
  • Denver’s Kristine Aasberg earned her first collegiate victory. A different skier has won each of the first four women’s alpine races on the RMISA circuit.
  • Denver’s Tuva Norbye earned her first podium of the season with a second-place finish.
  • Colorado’s Tonje Trulsrud has a league-high three podium finishes this season.
  • Utah’s Ann-Kathrin Breuning is the only skier who has been in the top five in all four races.
  • Denver’s Andrea Komsic earned her best finish of the season in tying for fourth.

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