Utah: Four-year competitor at the U.
2005: Qualified as an alternate at the NCAA National Championships ... finished 22nd in the 10-km classical and 24th in the 20-km freestyle at the RMISA Regional Championships ... named to the Academic All-American team ... earned an all-conference ranking by the West Regional standings ... raced to eighth in the 10-km CL and 16th in the 10-km FS at the New Mexico Invite ... notched 14th in the 10-km CL at the Denver Invite ... posted a 15th-place finish in both the 10-km FS and 10-km CL at the Utah Invite ... honor roll student.
2004: Missed half the season due to a heart injury ... received Academic All-America honors ... skied 12th in the 10-km CL and 20th in the 20-km FS at the Nevada Invite ... placed 21st in the 15-km FS and 28th in the 10-km CL at the Utah Invite ... ranked 25th in the FS and 27th in the CL at the Western Regional standings ... Scholar-Athlete honoree.
2003: Competed on the NCAA National Championship team as a freshman ... placed 14th in the 10-km CL and 33rd in the 20-km FS at the NCAAs ... ranked third in the 10-km CL and sixth overall in the Western Regional rankings ... placed fourth in the 10-km CL and 14th in the 20-km FS at the RMISA Regional Championships ... nabbed a second-place finish in the 15-km CL and 13th in the 10-km FS at the Alaska-Utah Winter Games Invite ... finished eighth in the 10-km FS and 13th in the 20-km CL at the Montana Invite ... gave a sixth-place effort in the 10-km CL and grabbed 27th in the 10-km FS at the Colorado Invite ... finished 13th in the 15-km FS at the Western State Invite ... made the Dean's List.
Outside Utah: Placed 21st in the 10-km CL and 31st in the 10-km FS at the 2003 U.S. Nationals ... finished 28th at the 2003 U.S. Nationals in the 30-km CL ... eight-time high school All-American ... competed on the Scandinavian Cup team in 1999 ... notched three top-three finishes at the Junior Olympics, including a National Championship in high school ... had eight top-ten finishes at the Junior Olympics, while in high school.
Personal: Son of Rob and Alison Kiesel ... major is environmental studies ... born Dec. 18, 1982.