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Denver Edges Utah In Dramatic RMISA Championship Finish

Saturday, February 29, 2020 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

BOZEMAN, Mont.—Denver won three of four races on the final day of the RMISA Championship/NCAA West Regional to edge Utah by 10 points in the team standings.

In one of the more dramatic finishes in RMISA Championship history, Denver swept the podium on the final race of the day, women's slalom, to turn a 20-point deficit against the Utes into a 10-point win.

Team
  1. Denver, 688
  2. Utah, 678 (-10)
  3. Colorado, 643.5 (-44.5)
  4. Montana State, 449 (-239)
  5. Alaska Anchorage, 427 (-261)
  6. Westminster College, 268.5 (-419.5)
  7. Alaska Fairbanks, 182 (-506)
  8. Colorado Mountain, 110 (-578)
Men's 20-km Classic
  1. Ola Jordheim, UU
  2. Ryan Jackson, CU
  3. Bjorn Riksaasen, UU
  4. Maximilian Bie, UU
  5. Magnus Boee, CU
  6. Sondre Bollum, CU
  7. Sigurd Roenning, UAA
  8. Espen Persen, UAA
  9. Bernhard Flaschberger, DU
  10. Tristan Sayre, UAF
  • Utah won the race with 105 points.
  • Ola Jordheim earned his first career victory and second podium of the season. He has four career podium finishes.
  • Colorado's Ryan Jackson earned his first career podium finish.
  • Utah's Bjorn Riksaasen earned his first career podium finish.
  • Utah's Maximilian Bie finished in the top five for the fifth time this season.
  • Colorado's Magnus Boee finished in the top five for the seventh time this season, which leads the league.
Women's 15-km Classic
  1. Eveliina Piippo, DU
  2. Vera Norli, DU
  3. Hedda Baangman, CU
  4. Leah Lange, UU
  5. Anna-Maria Dietze, CU
  6. Mariah Bredal, UU
  7. Karianne Moe, UU
  8. Anne-Siri Lervik, CU
  9. Natalie Hynes, UAA
  10. Guro Jordheim, UU
  • Denver won the race with 96 points.
  • Denver's Eveliina Piippo won her fourth race of the season. Her five podium finishes ranks second in the league.
  • Denver's Vera Norli finished second for her first career podium finish.
  • Colorado's Hedda Baangman finished third for her first podium of the year, her 12th career podium.
  • Utah's Leah Lange finished in the top five for the seventh time this year, which ranks second in the league.
  • Colorado's Anna-Maria Dietze finished in the top five for the fourth time this season.
Men's Slalom
  1. Tobias Kogler, DU
  2. Filip Forejtek, CU
  3. Simon Fournier, DU
  4. Gustav Voello, UU
  5. Joachim Lien, UU
  6. Joachim Mjelde, WMC
  7. Mikkel Solbakken, WMC
  8. Cole Puckett, DU
  9. Louis Muhlen-Schulte, MSU
  10. Aage Solheim, MSU
  • Denver won the men's race with 97 points.
  • Tobias Kogler won his third race of the year, which ranks second in the league, his first slalom win.
  • Colorado's Filip Forejtek earned his fourth podium finish of the season, tied for third in the league.
  • Denver's Simon Fournier finished on the podium for the first time this season.
  • Utah's Gustav Voello finished in the top five for the second time this year.
  • Utah's Joachim Lien finished in the top five for the ninth time this year, which leads the league.
Women's Slalom
  1. Amelia Smart, DU
  2. Storm Klomhaus, DU
  3. Katie Hensien, DU
  4. Stefanie Fleckenstein, CU
  5. Andrea Komsic, DU
  6. Katie Parker, UU
  7. Eleri Smart, DU
  8. Katie Vesterstein, UU
  9. Sona Moravcikova, UU
  10. Tegan Wold, MSU
  • Denver is the sixth team to earn a podium sweep in an event since 2014, scoring all 111 points.
  • Denver's Amelia Smart has won four of six slalom races this year.
  • Denver's Storm Klomhaus is third in the league with five podium finishes this year.
  • Denver's Katie Hensien earned her first podium finish of the season.
  • Colorado's Stef Fleckenstein earned her 10th top-five finish of the year, which leads the league.
  • Denver's Andrea Komsic earned her fifth top-five finish of the year.

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