RMISA Teams Qualify For NCAA Championships

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Four RMISA teams have qualified full teams for the 2019 NCAA Skiing Championships as selections were announced today for the national meet, held March 6-9 at the Trapp Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont, hosted by the University of Vermont.

Colorado, Denver, New Mexico and Utah all qualified 12 skiers. Alaska Anchorage will send 10 skiers to the championships while Montana State will send nine. Nordic school Alaska Fairbanks will send four and alpine school Westminster College makes its first appearance at the NCAA Championships after moving from NAIA to the NCAA. The Griffins will send five skiers.

Eastern schools that qualified full teams are Dartmouth and Middlebury while Vermont qualified 11.

Utah has been the RMISA's strongest team this season, winning four of the five meets held and finishing second by five points to Colorado at the Montana State Invite. Denver and Colorado both have second-place finishes behind the Utes this season.

RMISA schools have won 57 of the 66 NCAA skiing championships held. Denver won the 2018 title.

Returning individual NCAA champions include Denver's Amelia Smart, who won both the slalom and giant slalom titles in 2018, while Utah's Mark Engel won the 2014 giant slalom national championship.

Alaska Anchorage
Men's Alpine: Liam Wallace, Sky Kelsey
Women's Alpine: Georgia Burgess, Li Djurstaal
Men's Nordic: Siguard Roenning, Toomas Kollo, James Schoonmaker
Women's Nordic: Anna Darnell, Michaela Keller-Miller, Casey Wright

Alaska Fairbanks
Men's Nordic: Seiji Takagi, Max Donaldson
Women's Nordic: Kati Roivas, Anja Maijala

Colorado
Men's Alpine: Filip Forejtek, Joey Young, Max Luukko
Women's Alpine: Mikaela Tommy, Nora Grieg Christensen, Stephanie Fleckenstein
Men's Nordic: Erik Dengerud, Alvar Alev, Sondre Bollum
Women's Nordic: Hedda Baangman, Anne Siri Lervik, Christina Rolandsen

Denver
Men's Alpine: Simon Fournier, Tobias Kogler, Jett Seymour

Women's Alpine: Tuva Norbye, Amelia Smart, Andrea Komsic

Men's Nordic: Eivind Kvaale, Borgar Norrud, Ole Kirkeng

Women's Nordic: Taeler McCrerey, Jasmi Joensuu, Kristine Karsrud

Montana State
Men's Alpine: Louis Muhlen-Schulte, Ňge Solheim
Women's Alpine: Jocelyn McCarthy, Stephanie Gartner*
Men's Nordic: Ti Donaldson, Eli Jensen, Ty Godfrey
Women's Nordic: Emma Tarbath, Kathleen O'Connell, Anna Fake
* Will not compete due to injury.

New Mexico
Men's Alpine: Vegard Busengdal, Alex Barounos, Olav Englehart-Sanderberg
Women's Alpine: Rebecca Fiegl, Sona MoravcikovŠ, Antonia Wearmouth
Men's Nordic: Kornelius GrÝv, Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier, Johan Meland
Women's Nordic: Julie Spets, Savaana Fassio, Dariya Kuznetsova

Utah
Men's Alpine: Addison Dvoracek, Joachim Bakken Lien, Mark Engle
Women's Alpine: Eirin Engeset, Roni Remme, Kristine Fausa Aasberg
Men's Nordic: Logan Diekmann, Ola Jordheim, Maximilian Bie
Women's Nordic: Guro Jordheim, Julia Richter, Karianne Moe

Westminster College
Men's Alpine: Martin Arene, Mikkel Wahl
Women's Alpine: Giulia Lorini, Anika Angriman, Anne-Solene Bregou

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