The University of Denver won the 2014 NCAA Championships for the 22nd time this past weekend in Park City, Utah. Check out photos of the event taken by Bert Boyer, so you can relive the exciting collegiate action!
One-hundred and forty-eight. That’s the number of skiers who have descended upon the ski town of Park City, Utah to participate in the 2014 NCAA Championships. The four day event, which consists of two alpine and two nordic races, begins Wednesday and continues through Saturday. Check out our preview, so you know who to watch and what to look for as the event gets underway tomorrow.
The UVM Carnival/Eastern Cup was held this weekend. One of the biggest events in the East, this year’s event was marked by the loss of Dartmouth’s Torin Tucker on Saturday. Despite the loss, the Nordic community rallied to support each other and carry on. Collegiate races were swept by Linda Danvind-Malm and Jorgen Grav, both of UVM.
EISA action continued today in the second day of the Colby College Carnival. In the women’s 10 k freestyle race the University of Vermont’s Linda Danvind-Malm posted the fastest time in 28:16.8, while in the men’s race it was UVM’s Scott Patterson who blazed around the 15 k course in 35:26.1, gapping the field by over a minute.
In the men’s A-final this Sunday at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships, there were several up-and-coming competitors who had some interesting stories about how they got to Soldier Hollow, and where they drew the inspiration for their success from. FasterSkier caught up with three of them to hear their stories.
This winter, Sterling College will field a ski team for the first time, thanks to a collaboration with the nearby Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Sterling, a small school with an environmental focus, hopes that the team will help build a community within and beyond the college campus – and that learning how to train for a sport will help students live intentional lives long after they graduate.
Joanne Reid won eight RMISA races prior to the 2013 NCAA Championships last March, but it wasn’t until she became the 15 k champion that she finally believed her entire season wasn’t some big fluke. Now, Reid faces a choice she didn’t expect to: whether to dedicate herself to skiing or continue down an academic path.
After a one-year hiatus, our Skier of the Year awards are back. We start with the collegiate category, where for the first time in FasterSkier’s history of giving such prizes Americans took both of the top honors: NCAA freestyle champions Miles Havlick (University of Utah) and Joanne Reid (University of Colorado).
We know, we know: it’s FAHL-IN. But still. The World Cup wrapped up with spectacular races and plenty of sun in Stockholm and Falun, with Justyna Kowalczyk and Petter Northug winning the season-long titles and Kikkan Randall taking home not only the Sprint Cup but also third place in the overall. Plus, racing on this side of the pond at Whistler and Craftsbury.