Colorado's Dengerud, Utah's Richter Win Freestyle Titles; Utah Leads After Day 1

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

STOWE, Vt.—Utah's Julia Richter and Colorado's Erik Dengerud won the women's 5-km and men's 10-km freestyle titles and Utah leads after day one of the 2019 NCAA Skiing Championships, held in Stowe, Vt.

It is the first individual title for both skiers, who are in their freshman seasons at their respective institutions.

Utah holds a one-point lead over Vermont in the team standings, 142 to 141 points. Colorado is third with 120 points followed by Northern Michigan (117), Denver (92) and Dartmouth (91) in the top six. RMISA schools New Mexico (74), Alaska Anchorage (60) and Montana State (37) are seventh, eighth and ninth with Alaska Fairbanks 11th (32).

The alpine teams compete on Thursday with the giant slalom races beginning with women's first run at 9 a.m. ET (7 a.m. MT).

Men's 10-km Freestyle

  1. Erik Dengerud, Colorado
  2. Kornelius Groev, New Mexico
  3. Ian Torchia, Northern Michigan
  4. Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier, New Mexico
  5. Bill Harmeyer, Vermont
  6. Alvar Alev, Colorado
  7. Zane Fields, Colby College
  8. Maximilian Bie, Utah
  9. Finn O'Connell, Vermont
  10. Zak Ketterson, Northern Michigan
  11. Eivind Kvaale, Denver
  12. Logan Diekmann, Utah
  13. Ola Jordheim, Utah
  14. Sigurd Roenning, Alaska Anchorage
  15. Sondre Bollum, Colorado
  16. Ti Donaldson, Montana State
  17. Borgar Norrud, Denver
  18. Ty Godfrey, Montana State
  19. Seiji Takagi, Alaska Fairbanks
  20. Ole Marius Kirkeng, Denver
  21. Toomas Kollo, Alaska Anchorage
  22. Max Donaldson, Alaska Fairbanks
  23. Eli Jensen, Montana State
  24. James Schoonmaker, Alaska Anchorage
  25. Johan Eirik Meland, New Mexico
Non RMISA skiers in italics.

Team points: Colorado 77, Northern Michigan 70, New Mexico 68, Utah 60, Vermont 60, Denver 31, Middlebury 30, Colby College 25, Dartmouth 23, Alaska Anchorage 18, Montana State 14, Bowdoin 13, Alaska Fairbanks 5, Williams College 5

  • Colorado freshman Erik Dengerud won his second race of the season with an NCAA title in his first national race, along with earning All-America honors. He has three podium finishes this season.
  • New Mexico's Kornelius Groev, who is in his first and what will be his only season at UNM, finished second for his eighth podium finish of the year and All-America honors.
  • New Mexico's Ricardo Izquierdo-Bernier earned his first All-America honor in his second NCAA Championships. He has finished in the top five eight times this year.
  • Colorado's Alvar Alev earned the second All-America honor of his career with a sixth-place finish and his seventh top 10 finish of the season.
  • Utah freshman Maximilian Bie finished in the top 10 for the sixth time this year on his eighth-place finish to earn his first career All-America honor.

Women's 5-km Freestyle

  1. Julia Richter, Utah
  2. Jasmi Joensuu, Denver
  3. Evelina Sutro, Vermont
  4. Katharine Ogden, Dartmouth
  5. Guro Jordheim, Utah
  6. Anna Bizyukova, Vermont
  7. Abigail Jarzin, Northern Michigan
  8. Christina Rolandsen, Colorado
  9. Nichole Schneider, Northern Michigan
  10. Casey Wright, Alaska Anchorage
  11. Hedda Baangman, Colorado
  12. Taeler McCrerey, Denver
  13. Anja Maijala, Alaska Fairbanks
  14. Michaela Keller-Miller, Alaska Anchorage
  15. Karianne Moe, Utah
  16. Kati Roivas, Alaska Fairbanks
  17. Emma Tarbath, Montana State
  18. Kathleen O'Connell, Montana State
  19. Kristine Karsrud, Denver
  20. Anna Darnell, Alaska Anchorage
  21. Julie Spets, New Mexico
  22. Anna Fake, Montana State
  23. Anne Siri Lervik, Colorado
  24. Dariya Kuznetsova, New Mexico
  25. Savanna Fassio, New Mexico

    • Utah's Julia Richter won the third race of her career for her first NCAA Championship, along with earning All-America honors. She has five podium finishes this season.
    • Denver's Jasmi Joensuu is a three-time All-American after her best NCAA finish of second. She has three podium finishes this year.
    • Utah's Guro Jordheim is a five-time All-American after finishing fifth, her eighth top five finish of the season.
    • Colorado's Christina Rolandsen earned All-America honors for the fourth time with an eighth-place finish, her 10th top 10 finish of the season.
    • Alaska Anchorage's Casey Wright earned the first All-America honors of her career with a 10th-place finish, her third top 10 finish of the season.

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