Wednesday, January 16, 2019 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA
BOZEMAN, Mont.—Utah's Addison Dvoracek and Colorado's Mikaela Tommy won the giant slalom races on the opening day at the Montana State Invitational.
Colorado leads the overall team scoring with 158.5 points after the first two races followed by New Mexico (151), Montana State (139), Alaska Anchorage (119) and Denver (117).
The teams break tomorrow from the MSU Invitational for an RMISA giant slalom qualifier, which 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.
Men's Giant Slalom
- Addison Dvoracek, Utah
- Louis Muhlen-Schulte, Montana State
- Sky Kelsey, Alaska-Anchorage
- Vegard Busengdal, New Mexico
- Teddy Takki, Colorado
- Max Luukko, Colorado
- Olav Sanderberg, New Mexico
- Morten Bakke, Montana State
- Ty Sprock, Utah
- Didrik Nilsen, Alaska-Anchorage
Women's Giant Slalom
Team scores: New Mexico 76, Colorado 73.5, Montana State 73, Alaska Anchorage 72, Westminster 52.5, Utah 52, Colorado Mountain 19, Denver 15
- Utah's Addison Dvoracek has won two of three races this season.
- Two freshmen earned their first career podiums, MSU's Louis Muhlen-Schlute and UAA's Sky Kelsey.
- New Mexico's Vegard Busengdal earned his first top five finish of the season while Colorado freshman Teddy Takki picked up his first top five of the year.
- Mikaela Tommy, Colorado
- Amelia Smart, Denver
- Katie Hensien, Denver
- Andrea Komsic, Denver
- Sona Moravcikova, New Mexico
- Stephanie Gartner, Montana State
- Tuva Norbye, Denver
- Rebecca Fiegl, New Mexico
- Stephanie Fleckenstein, Colorado
- Andrea Arnold, Colorado
- Team scores: Denver 102, Colorado 85, New Mexico 75, Montana State 66, Alaska Anchorage 47, Utah 30, Westminster 28.
- Colorado's Mikaela Tommy, who is 31st in the GS in the latest FIS points, earned her first collegiate victory in her second collegiate race.
- Denver had four skiers in the top 10 and three in the top four. Amelia Smart finished on the podium for the second time this season while Katie Hensien earned her first career podium. Andrea Komsic finished in the top five for the second time this season.
- New Mexico's Sona Moravcikova earned her first collegiate top five finish.