RMISA Schools Travel To Nordic Portion Of Utah Invitational

Monday, January 15, 2018 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont.—The RMISA will head to West Yellowstone, Mont., for the second-straight week for the Nordic races of the Utah Invitational. The womenís and menís 15- and 20-km freestyle races compete on Thursday, Jan. 18, with the 5- and 10-km classic races on Friday, Jan. 19, at Rendezvous Ski Trails.

The races were originally scheduled in Utah but were moved to Montana due to local ski conditions.

Live results will be available at www.sportstats.us.

Denver leads the Utah Invitational following the alpine events with 329 points, followed by Montana State (293.5), Colorado (273), New Mexico (258) and Utah.

Colorado won the first full meet of the season with 658 points at the Montana State Invitational. Utah finished second (581.5) followed by Denver (561), Montana State (534) and Alaska Anchorage (419) for the top five teams.

The alpine teams return to action with the New Mexico Invitational, Feb. 3-4.

Menís Nordic Notes

  • Utahís Martin Bergstroem has won three of four races this season.
  • Denverís Dag Trolleboe has been on the podium in every race and also has a win.
  • Bergstroem and Trolleboe are the only two skiers who have been in the top five in every race.
  • Bergstroem, Trolleboe, Denverís Eivind Kvaale, Utahís Haakon Hjelstuen and Denverís Petter Reistad are the five skiers who have been in the top 10 in every race. Each has at least one top five finish.
  • Other skiers with top five finishes include Montana Stateís Erik Axelsson, Coloradoís Alvar Johannes Alev, Coloradoís Sondre Bollum and Montana Stateís Karsten Hokanson.
  • Utahís has been the top-scoring menís Nordic team in both scored races this season.

Womenís Nordic Notes

  • A different skier has won all four races this year: Coloradoís Petra Hyncicova, Coloradoís Hedda Baangman, Utahís Guro Jordheim and Denverís Jasmi Joensuu.
  • Hyncicova has been on the podium in every race.
  • Alaska Anchorageís Hailey Swirbul and Hyncicova have placed in the top five in every race. Swirbul is second in the league with three podium finishes.
  • Coloradoís Christina Rolandsen has been in the top 10 in every race along with Hyncicova, Swirbul and Baangman.
  • Other skiers with at least one top five finish are Montana Stateís Emma Tarbath, Montana Stateís Johanna Taliharm, Coloradoís Anne Siri Lervik and Alaska Anchorageís Casey Wright.
  • 20 different skiers have earned a top-10 finish this year.
  • Coloradoís has been the top-scoring womenís Nordic team in both scored races this season.

RMISA Skiers of the Week (Jan. 15)
Montana State Invitational
Womenís Nordic: Utahís Guro Jordheim (1st FS, 3rd CL)
Menís Nordic: Utahís Martin Bergstroem (1st FS, 1st CL)

Utah Invitational
Womenís alpine: Denverís Andrea Komsic (3rd SL, T4th GS)
Menís alpine: New Mexicoís Vegard Busengdal (1st SL, 4th GS)

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