Utah's Dvoracek, Denver's Norbye Win RMISA Giant Slalom Qualifiers

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

NEDERLAND, Colo.—Utah’s Addison Dvoracek and Denver’s Tuva Norbye won the RMISA alpine qualifier giant slalom races on Wednesday at Eldora Mountain Resort to open the 2019 season.

The RMISA giant slalom qualifier does not count towards any team scoring and is used as an extra opportunity for skiers to earn qualification points for the NCAA Championships at the end of the season.

The team competition begins on Thursday, Jan. 10, with the giant slalom of the Colorado Invitational.

Men’s Giant Slalom

  1. Addison Dvoracek, Utah
  2. Tobias Kogler, Denver
  3. Mark Engel, Utah
  4. Aage Solheim, Montana State
  5. Tyler Theis, New Mexico
  6. Jett Seymour, Denver
  7. Max Luukko, Colorado
  8. Vegard Busengdal, New Mexico
  9. Huston Philp, Utah
  10. Joachim Bakken Lien, Utah
  11. Joey Young, Colorado
  • Utah led the way with four skiers in the top 10.
  • Utah’s Addison Dvoracek, wearing new colors after transferring from Montana State, earned his third career victory.
  • Denver’s Tobias Kogler earned his fifth career podium finish.
  • Utah’s Mark Engel returns to the Utes in style after spending the last four years with the U.S. Ski Team with his fifth career podium finish.
  • Aage Solheim made his RMISA debut for MSU with his first career top five finish. Utah’s Joachim Bakken Lien is the only other collegiate newcomer in the top 10.
  • New Mexico’s Tyler Theis had his third career top five finish.

Women’s Giant Slalom

  1. Tuva Norbye, Denver
  2. Eirin Engeset, Utah
  3. Stephanie Gartner, Montana State
  4. Rebecca Fiegl, New Mexico
  5. Antonia Wearmouth, New Mexico
  6. Sona Moravcikova, New Mexico
  7. Li Djurestaal, Alaska-Anchorage
  8. Jocelyn McCarthy, Montana State
  9. Amelia Smart, Denver
  10. Haley Cutler, New Mexico
  • New Mexico led the way with four skiers in the top 10.
  • Denver’s Tuva Norbye earned her fourth career victory with the win.
  • Utah’s Eirin Engeset led three collegiate newcomers in the top 10 with a second-place finish while New Mexico’s Antonia Wearmouth (fifth) and Sona Moravcikova (tied for sixth) were also making their collegiate debuts.
  • Montana State’s Stephanie Gartner has four career podium finishes.
  • New Mexico’s Rebecca Fiegl has five career top-five finishes.

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