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RMISA Teams Head To Bozeman For NCAA Championships

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA

BOZEMAN, Mont.—The RMISA travels to Bozeman, Mont., for the NCAA Championships this week.

Action begins on Wednesday, March 11 with the alpine giant slalom races at Bridger Bowl. Women's first run goes off at 9:00 a.m. with the men's first run at 10:15 a.m. Second runs are scheduled to being at 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Nordic 5-km and 10-km freestyle races at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center are on Thursday, returning to alpine on Friday with the slalom races. The championships conclude on Saturday, March 14, with the 15-km and 20-km classic races.

Utah, Colorado and Denver are the only three teams with a full contingent of 12 skiers (three per gender per discipline). Montana State has 11.

Utah has had a strong regular season, winning three of the four meets held for the RMISA regular-season championship. Utah has scored over 700 points in the three meets it won, including setting an RMISA record under the current scoring rubric (implemented in 2014) with 745 points in the Colorado Invitational while the Utes 743 points scored at the Utah Invite ranks second in league history. Denver bested the Utes by 10 points to win the RMISA Championship meet.

Utah (2017, 2019) and Denver (2016, 2018) have split the last four titles with Coloradoís last title coming in 2015. RMISA schools have won 58 of the 67 NCAA skiing championships held, including nine of the last 10 and 23 of the last 25.

NCAA Qualifiers

Utah
Menís Alpine: Joachim Lien, Addison Dvoracek, Gustav Voello
Womenís Alpine: Eirin Engeset, Katie Parker, Sona Moravcikova
Menís Nordic: Maximilian Bie, Sam Hendry, Ola Jordheim
Womenís Nordic: Guro Jordheim, Leah Lange, Mariah Bredal

Denver
Menís Alpine: Tobias Kogler, Simon Fournier, Jett Seymour
Womenís Alpine: Amelia Smart, Storm Klomhaus, Andrea Komsic
Menís Nordic: Bernhard Flaschberger, Olemarius Kirkeng, Borgar Norrud
Womenís Nordic: Eveliina Piippo, Vera Norli, Emma Larsson

Colorado
Menís Alpine: Filip Forejtek, Joey Young, Teddy Takki
Womenís Alpine: Mikaela Tommy, Stef Fleckenstein, Emma Hammergaard
Menís Nordic: Magnus Boee, Sondre Bollum, Ryan Jackson
Womenís Nordic: Anne Siri Lervik, Anna-Maria Dietze, Hedda Baangman

Montana State
Menís Alpine: Aage Solheim, Riley Seger, Louis Muhlen-Schulte
Womenís Alpine: Nellie Talbot, Haley Cutler, Tegan Wold
Menís Nordic: Zanden McMullen, Eli Jensen
Womenís Nordic: Emma Tarbath, Anna Fake, Aubrey Leclair

Alaska Anchorage
Menís Alpine: Didrik Nilsen, Michael Soetaert
Womenís Alpine: Rebecca Fiegl, Georgia Burgess
Menís Nordic: Sigurd Roenning, Espen Persen, JC Schoonmaker
Womenís Nordic: Natalie Hynes, Anna Darnell, Hannah Rudd

Westminster College
Menís Alpine: Mikkel Solbakken, Joachim Mjelde, Mikkel Wahl
Womenís Alpine: Julia Toiviainen, Lana Zbasnik, Henrietta Resen

Alaska Fairbanks
Menís Nordic: Tristan Sayre, Mike Ophoff, Logan Mowry
Womenís Nordic: Mariel Pulles, Anja Maijala

At a Glance

Womenís Alpine

  • Denverís Amelia Smart won the 2018 titles in both the slalom and giant slalom and is a five-time All-American. She is second in the league with four race wins this season, all in the slalom.
  • Denverís Andrea Komsic is a five-time All-American. She has two podium and five top-five finishes this season.
  • Denverís Storm Klomhaus, who has missed most of the last two seasons with injury, has two wins this year and is second in the league with five podium finishes.
  • Utahís Eirin Engeset was an All-American in the giant slalom last season. She is tied for third in the league with four podiums this year.
  • Coloradoís Mikaela Tommy is a two-time All-American. She leads the league with five races wins this season, all in the giant slalom, and also leads the RMISA with nine podiums.
  • Coloradoís Stef Fleckenstein earned All-America honors in the slalom last season. She has a slalom win and is second in the league with six podium finishes this year.
  • Alaska Anchorageís Rebecca Fiegl is a transfer from New Mexico and earned All-America honors in the slalom in 2018.
Menís Alpine
  • Utahís Joachim Lien leads the league with six victories (four slalom, two giant slalom), seven podiums and nine top-five finishes on the year.
  • Utahís Addison Dvoracek earned All-America honors in the giant slalom in 2017. He has a giant slalom win and is third in the league with four podium finishes.
  • Denverís Simon Fournier finished second at NCAAís last year in the giant slalom. He has one podium and two top-five finishes.
  • Denverís Jett Seymour won the 2019 NCAA slalom title.
  • Denverís Tobias Kogler is a two-time All-American in the slalom. He is second in the league with three victories and five podium finishes this year.
  • Montana Stateís Louis Muhlen-Schulte earned All-America honors in the slalom last season. He has one podium and two top-five finishes on the year.
  • Montana Stateís Aage Solheim was an All-American in slalom last season. He is tied for third in the league with four podium finishes.
  • Coloradoís Joey Young has a slalom win and two podiums this season.
  • Coloradoís Filip Forejtek is tied for third in the league with four podiums and has six top-five finishes.
  • Westminsterís Mikkel Solbakken has a giant slalom win, two podium finishes and five top-five finishes this season.
Womenís Nordic
  • Six-time Utah All-American Guro Jordheim leads the league with five wins and eight podium finishes.
  • Utahís Mariah Bredal earned All-America honors in 2018 in classic. She is one of just two skiers in the league to finish every race in the top 10.
  • Utahís Leah Lange has a win, four podiums and is second in the league with seven top-five finishes.
  • Denverís Eveliina Piippo is second in the league with four wins and five podium finishes.
  • Coloradoís Anne Siri Lervik is also a returning All-American (2018, classic) and has three podium finishes this season.
  • Colorado's Hedda Baangman has three career race wins and earned All-America honors in the classic last season. She has one podium and four top-five finishes this season.
  • Montana State's Emma Tarbath earned All-America honors in 2018.
Menís Nordic
  • Six different skiers have won races in the RMISA this season.
  • Coloradoís Magnus Boee has three wins and is tied for the league lead with five podium finishes.
  • Colorado's Sondre Bollum is a two-time All-American who recently earned a career-best second-place finish in the freestyle at the RMISA Championship.
  • Alaska Anchorageís Sigurd Roenning was the national runner-up in classic last year, he has a win and is tied for the league lead with five podium finishes.
  • Utahís Samuel Hendry has won two of the four races he has competed this season with three podium finishes.
  • Utahís Maximilian Bie was an All-American in classic last season and has a win and three podiums on the year.
  • Utahís Ola Jordheim recently earned his first career win in the classic at the RMISA Championships. He was an All-American in the discipline last year.
  • Denverís Bernhard Flaschberger has two wins and three podium finishes on the season.

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