Denver Takes Over Lead Following Slalom Races

Friday, March 9, 2018 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.—A solid day in the slalom lifted Denver to the team lead after day three of the 2018 NCAA Ski Championships.

Including a title from Amelia Smart, her second of the championships, DU led the team points in both men’s and women’s slalom on Friday evening to take a 26-point lead in the team standings, 437 to 411 over Colorado.

Dartmouth is second with 330.5 points with Utah in fourth with 290.5 points and Vermont fifth (279) Also in the top 10 from the RMISA are New Mexico in sixth (239), Montana State seventh (219) and Alaska Anchorage ninth (131). 

Women’s Slalom
1. Amelia Smart, Denver
2. Paula Moltzan, Vermont
3. Francesca English, Vermont
4. Andrea Komsic, Denver
5. Stephanie Gartner, Montana State
6. Genevieve Frigon, New Hampshire
7. Tonje Trulsrud, Colorado
8. Rebecca Fiegl, New Mexico
9. Nora Christensen, Colorado
10. Alexa Dlouhy, Dartmouth
11. Tuva Norbye, Denver
12. Isabella Fidjeland, Colorado
14. Ann-Kathrin Breuning, Utah
16. Julie Mohagen, Utah
17. Georgia Burgess, Alaska Anchorage
18. Kari Hole, Montana State
21. Haley Cutler, New Mexico
23. Katharine Irwin, New Mexico
29. Charley Field, Alaska Anchorage
Benedicte Lyche, Montana State
Alix Wells, Alaska Anchorage
Italics: Non-RMISA skier.

  • Denver led the race points with 91 followed by Vermont (78) and Colorado (66).
  • Denver’s Amelia Smart won her second NCAA title of this championships, sweeping both the giant slalom and slalom races. She had three total wins and five podium finishes this year, her first with the Pioneers.
  • Also earning first-team All-America honors was Denver’s Andrea Komsic and Montana State’s Stephanie Gartner.
  • Komsic earned her third career All-America honor and had six top five finishes this year.
  • Gartner, Smart and Colorado’s Tonje Trulsrud all earned All-America honors in both disciplines.
  • Gartner has two career All-America honors and three top five finishes this year.
  • In addition to Trulsrud, New Mexico’s Rebecca Fiegl and Colorado’s Nora Christensen all earned second-team All-America honors.
  • Trulsrud is a two-time All-American for CU. She tied for the league lead with 12 top 10 finishes this year.
  • Fiegl had 11 top 10 finishes this year and earned her first career All-America honor.
  • Christensen is a three-time slalom All-American for Colorado. She has eight top 10 finishes this year.

Men’s Slalom
1. Tanguy Nef, Dartmouth
2. Sandy Vietze, Vermont
3. Tobias Kogler, Denver
4. Erik Arvidsson, Middlebury
5. Vegard Busengdal, New Mexico
6. David Ketterer, Colorado
7. Ola Johansen, Colorado
8. Alex Leever, Denver
9. Jett Seymour, Denver
10. Rob Greig, New Mexico
11. Garret Driller, Montana State
14. Max Luukko, Colorado
17. Morten Bakke, Montana State
18. Sam Dupratt, Utah
19. Anthony Naciuk, Alaska Anchorage
T21. Huston Philp
23. Tyler Theis, New Mexico
27. Dominic Unterberger, Alaska Anchorage
30. Linus Walch, Utah
32. Erik Cruz, Alaska Anchorage
Addison Dvoracek, Montana State
Italics: Non-RMISA skier.

  • Denver led the race points with 79 followed by Dartmouth (74) and Colorado (69).
  • Denver’s Tobias Kogler and New Mexico’s Vegard Busengdal both earned first-team All-America honors.
  • Kogler, in his first season at Denver, earned his fourth podium of the season for his first career All-America honor.
  • Busengdal had his ninth top-five finish of the year for his first All-America honor.
  • Colorado’s David Ketterer and Ola Johansen, Denver’s Alex Leever and Jett Seymour and New Mexico’s Rob Greig all earned second-team All-America honors.
  • Ketterer and Johnasen are the only Western men’s alpine skiers to earn All-America honors in both giant slalom and slalom this championships. Ketterer finished sixth for his sixth top 10 finish on the year while Johnasen was seventh for his league-leading 12th top 10 finish of the year. Ketterer is a four-time All-American while Johnasen is a three-time All-American.
  • Leever earns his first career All-America honor and has eight top 10 finishes this year.
  • Seymour has seven top 10 finishes and his first career All-America honor in his first season at Denver.
  • Greig earned his first All-America honor since 2016 (second career) with his fifth top 10 finish of the year.

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