The Ute ski program will have a full 12-member squad competing in the 2013 NCAA Championships.
Feb. 25, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah ski team has qualified a full team for the upcoming NCAA Championships, which will be hosted by Middlebury College on Mar. 6-9 in Middlebury, Vt.
The meet starts on Wed., Mar. 6 with the giant slalom races starting at 9:30 a.m. ET in the Middlebury College Snow Bowl, while the 5/10-km Classical races will be held at the Rikert Nordic Center on Thur., Mar. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
The Alpine competition concludes with the slalom races on Fri., Mar. 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET and the final Nordic event of the meet will be the 15/20-km Freestyle events on Sat., Mar. 9 at 10 a.m. ET.
More detailed information on the 2013 NCAA Championships can be found at middlebury.edu.
Fresh off a third-place finish at last weekend's NCAA West Region/RMISA Championships last weekend, the Utes have qualified a full 12-athlete roster and will have an addition six competitors at the ready as alternates.
10-km Classical Thur., Mar. 7 12 p.m. ET
20-km Freestyle Sat., Mar. 9 12 p.m. ET
No. 1 Overall No. 1 Classical No. 1 Freestyle
Defending NCAA 20-km freestyle champion
Two-time reigning Ski Racing Magazine Men's Nordic Collegiate Skier of the Year
No. 3 Overall No. 3 Classical No. 4 Freestyle
Placed on the podium in nine out of 10 races this season
Finished as the runner-up in the 15-km Classical at the Denver Invite on Jan. 20 and in the 10-km Freestyle at the New Mexico Invite on Feb. 2.
Has placed third in last four races.
No. 7 Overall No. 10 Classical No. 7 Freestyle
Was among the top 10 in seven races this season.
Finished fourth, his best performance of 2013, in the 20-km Freestyle at the RMISA Championships.
Placed sixth in the 15-km Classical at Denver on Jan. 20 and 20-km Freestyle at the Utah Invite on Feb. 9.
No. 1 Alternate No. 8 Classical No. 10 Freestyle
Took a spot among the top 10 in eight out of 10 races this season.
Placed fifth in the 20-km Freestyle and tied for seventh in the 10-km Classical at last weekend's NCAA West Region/RMISA Championships.
Season-best finish was a fourth-place effort in the 5-km Classical at the New Mexico Invite on Feb. 1.
No. 6 Alternate No. 20 Classical No. 19 Freestyle
Has been among the top 20 four times this season.
Season-best finish was an eighth-place effort in the 20-km Freestyle at the Colorado Invite on Jan. 12.
Turned in an 11th-place finish in the 10-km Classical at the CU Invite on Jan. 13.
5-km Classical Thur., Mar. 7 10 a.m. ET
15-km Freestyle Sat., Mar. 9 10 a.m. ET
No. 5 Overall No. 4 Classical No. 5 Freestyle
Utah's top finisher in all 10 races this season.
Placed on the podium three times.
Turned in a trio of third-place finishes: 5-km Freestyle at the Denver Invite on Jan. 19, 10-km Freestyle at the New Mexico Invite on Feb. 2 and in the 5-km Classical on Feb. 8 at the Utah Invite.
No. 11 Overall No. 9 Classical No. 15 Freestyle
Owns six top-20 efforts this year.
Placed sixth in the 5-km Classical on Feb. 8 at the Utah Invite.
Had a pair of eighth-place finishes, including the 5-km Classical on Jan. 13 at the CU Invite and the 10-km Freestyle competition on Feb. 2 at the New Mexico Invite.
No. 17 Overall No. 15 Classical No. 23 Freestyle
Placed in the top 10 twice this season.
Took 10th in the 10-km Classical on Jan. 20 at the Denver Invite and the 5-km Classical at the NCAA West Region/RMISA Championships.
Finished 20th or better in five races.
No. 5 Alternate No. 18 Classical No. 24 Freestyle
Competed for the Utes in the 2012 NCAA Championships.
Finished eighth in the 10-km Classical this season at the Denver Invite on Jan. 20. Has been 10th or better seven times over her career.
No. 10 Alternate No. 30 Classical No. 26 Freestyle
Finished 12 in the 15-km Freestyle at the NCAA Championships in 2011.
Took 18th in the 15-km Freestyle at this season's Colorado Invite on Jan. 12.
Has been among the top 10 six times over her career.
Giant Slalom Wed., Mar. 6 1 p.m. ET
Slalom Fri., Mar. 8 First Run: 10:15 a.m. ET Second Run: 1:15 p.m. ET
No. 4 Overall No. 2 GS seed No. 25 SL seed
Took runner-up honors in the giant slalom at last weekend's NCAA West Region/RMISA Championships.
Has been on the podium four times this season.
Placed 11th in the slalom at the 2011 NCAA Championships.
No. 10 Overall No. 6 GS seed No. 19 SL seed
Posted two top-five finishes during debut season with Utes.
Won the RMISA Slalom Qualifier on Jan. 11 and took fourth in the GS qualifier on Jan. 7.
Has finished 10th or better three times in 2013.
No. 12 Overall No. 10 GS seed No. 21 SL seed
Has been on the podium at the NCAA Championships three times over his career: second in the GS in 2012 and in both 2011 and 2010.
Tied for third in the GS at this season's Utah Invitational.
Placed sixth in the RMISA Slalom Qualifier on Jan. 11.
No. 9 Alternate No. 24 GS seed No. 16 SL seed
Served as a team alternate for the Utes during the 2011 NCAA Championships.
Placed fourth in the second slalom race of the New Mexico Invite on Feb. 10.
Owns three career top-10 finishes.
No. 10 Alternate No. 16 GS seed No. 24 SL seed
Tied for third in the GS at this season's Utah Invite on Feb. 6.
Finished 20th or better five times in 2013.
Owns a pair of 12th-place finishes this year: the RMISA GS Qualifier on Jan. 7 and the slalom at the NCAA West Region/RMISA Championships.
Giant Slalom Wed., Mar. 6 9:30 a.m. ET
Slalom Fri., Mar. 8 First Run: 9:30 a.m. ET Second Run: 12:15 p.m. ET
No. 2 Overall No. 14 GS seed No. 2 SL seed
Has placed in the top five in each of the last five races.
Turned in a runner-up finish during the GS race of the RMISA Championships on Feb. 24.
Also placed second in three other races: the slalom on Jan. 9 at the Colorado Invitational, the slalom of the Utah Invite on Feb. 7 and the second slalom race at the New Mexico Invite on Feb. 10.
No. 5 Overall No. 5 GS seed No. 4 SL seed
Finished second in the giant slalom at the NCAA West Region/RMISA Championships on Feb. 23.
Owns five top-five finishes this season.
Took fourth in three other races.
No. 8 Overall No. 6 GS seed No. 15 SL seed
Tied for seventh in the slalom at the NCAA West Region/RMISA Championships on Feb. 24.
Been among the top 10 in seven races this season.
Placed fifth in the slalom on Jan. 13 at the Denver Invitational.