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Smart, Brudevoll Named RMISA Skiers of the Meet

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 • by Curtis Snyder, RMISA

BOULDER—Denver senior Amelia Smart and Utah freshman Bjorn Brudevoll were each named the RMISA Skier of the Meet for the RMISA Invitational at Westminster and SoHo after each sweeping slalom races Monday and Tuesday at Snowbird Ski Resort.

Smart, skiing in college races for the first time this season, won both races to extend her win streak to six straight slalom wins in college races that she's participated in dating back to the start of last season. The 2018 double individual NCAA Champion and five-time All-American, she has now won 10 races in her career with 14 total podium appearances.

Brudevoll got his freshman season off on a bang, winning both slalom races and giving him three slalom wins in four races this season. He also won the first slalom at the CU Invitational on Jan. 13. He's twice had the fastest run in a slalom race, doing so in the second run of the first slalom race at the CU meet and then in the first run of the second slalom race on Tuesday.

Skiers can only win RMISA Skier of the Meet once each season. The winner is determined by whichever skier accumulates the most NCAA Qualification points in a given meet, and ties are broken by adding the two times in the races together.

Previous winners in women's alpine were Westminster's Julia Toiviainen in the DU Invitational and Utah's Madison Hoffman in the CU Invitational. On the men's side, Brudevoll joins teammate Gustav Vollo, who won for the DU Invitational and Westminster's Francesco Gori, who won for the CU Invitational.

On the Nordic side, winners were CU's Magnus Boee (RMUU), Utah's Samuel Hendry (DU) and Utah's Bjorn Riksaasen (CU) on the men's side and Utah's Novie McCabe (RMUU), Alaska Anchroage's Astrid Stav (DU) and Utah's Julia Richter (CU).

Action continues Thursday with the alpine teams in action at Park City in giant slalom races to close out the RMISA Invitational at Utah. The women will race in a pair of GS races Thursday followed by the men on Friday.

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