NCAA Ski Teams Announced

FasterSkierMarch 9, 2009


Rossie Brennan won both EISA women's races this past weekend (Photo: Ruff Patterson)
Rossie Brennan will lead the eastern women at the NCAA Championships (Photo: Ruff Patterson)


The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Skiing Committee announced  the 74 men and 74 women selected to participate in the 2009 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships, to be held March 11-14 at Sunday River and Black Mountain in Bethel and Rumford, Maine. The championships will be hosted by Bates College.

Participants are selected on a regional basis from two designated regions for Alpine skiing (East and West Regions) and three designated regions for Nordic skiing (Central, East and West Regions). Bids are awarded to regions using a formula determined by the skiing committee. A maximum of 12 student-athletes (three per gender per discipline) may participate from an institution.

Alpine events will run March 11 and 13 at Sunday River. The men’s and women’s giant slaloms will be held March 11, with the men’s and women’s slaloms conducted March 13.

Nordic events will be held March 12 and 14 at Black Mountain. The men’s 10-kilometer and women’s five-kilometer classical cross-country races will be conducted March 12. The women’s 15-kilometer and men’s 20-kilometer freestyle races will be held March 14.


Natalie Ruppertberger will represent host Bates at the NCAA Championships (Photo: Lincoln Benedict)
Natalie Ruppertberger will represent host Bates at the NCAA Championships (Photo: Lincoln Benedict)


Highlights of the skiing championships will be shown on CBS at 1 p.m. Eastern time, Saturday, May 2. CBS Sports Presents Championships of the NCAA will feature highlights of 17 different NCAA championships, each taking place during the winter season.

PARTICIPANTS BY DISCIPLINE AND REGION (listed alphabetically by name):

Central Region – Men

Central Region – Women

Martin Banerud, Northern Michigan

Kelly Chaudoin, Gustavus Adolphus

Tyler Kjorstad, St. Scholastica

Anna Coulter, Alaska Fairbanks

Jesse Lang, Michigan Tech

Laura DeWitt, Northern Michigan

Oskar Lund, Michigan Tech

Ingrid Fjeldheim, Northern Michigan

Santiago Ocariz, Green Bay

Carolyn Freeman, Green Bay

Justin Singleton, Northern Michigan

Jenna Klein, Michigan Tech

Petter Sjulstad, Michigan Tech

Julia Pierson, Alaska Fairbanks

Phillip Violett, Northern Michigan

Elizabeth Quinley, Michigan Tech

Oyvind Watterdal, Alaska Fairbanks

Theresia Schnurr, Alaska Fairbanks


Marie-Helen Soderman, Northern Michigan


Jill Smith, Michigan Tech

East Region – Men

East Region – Women

Franz Bernstein, Vermont

Robyn Anderson, Middlebury

Sylvan Ellefson, Bates

Kristen Bednar, St. Lawrence

Sam Evans-Brown, Bates

Jennie Bender, Vermont

Simeon Hamilton, Middlebury

Rose Brennan, Dartmouth

Patrick Johnson, Middlebury

Sophie Caldwell, Dartmouth

Nils Koons, Dartmouth

Hannah Dreissigacker, Dartmouth

Dimitri Luthi, Williams

Lucy Garrec, Colby

Patrick O’Brien, Dartmouth

Kathleen Maynard, Colby

Glenn Randall, Dartmouth

Elise Moody-Roberts, Middlebury

Juergen Uhl, Vermont

Caitlin Patterson, Vermont


Natalie Ruppertsberger, Bates


Sarah Wright, New Hampshire




































West Region – Men

West Region – Women

Daniel Clark, Denver

Annelise Bailly, Denver

Ben Fick, Utah

Sadie Bjornsen, Alaska Anchorage

Anders Folleraas, Montana State

Jaime Bronga, Alaska Anchorage

Matt Gelso, Colorado

Annelies Cook, Utah

Tor-Hakon Hellebostad, New Mexico

Kate Dolan, Denver

Mike Hinckley, Denver

Polina Ermoshina, New Mexico

Martin Kaas, New Mexico

Maria Grevsgård, Colorado

Vegard Kjoelhamar, Colorado

Chelsea Holmes, Nevada

Harald Lovenskiold, Denver

Kaelin Kiesel, Montana State

Jesper Ostensen, Colorado

Antje Maempel, Denver

Jonathan Pluvinet, Nevada

Claire Rennie, Montana State

Lutz Preussler, Nevada

Laura Rombach, Alaska Anchorage

Simon Reissmann, New Mexico

Kristin Ronnestrand, Nevada

Bernhard Roenning, Montana State

Zoe Roy, Utah

Ryan Scott, Montana State

Sara Schweiger, Utah

Even Sletten, Utah

Alexa Turzian, Colorado

Didrik Smith, Utah


Lex Treinen, Alaska Anchorage


Max Treinen, Alaska Anchorage


Raphael Wunderle, Alaska Anchorage


The University of Denver will enter the 2009 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships as the defending champion after claiming its record 19th title at last year’s championships in Montana. The Pioneers earned 649.5 team points, overcoming a 17.5-point deficit on the final day of competition to push past the second-place finishers from the University of Colorado. The University of Utah finished third.

Denver’s John Buchar claimed individual titles in both of the men’s Alpine events while Lucie Zikova of Colorado topped the field in both of the women’s Alpine events. Maria Grevsgaard, also of Colorado, claimed the individual titles in both of the women’s Nordic races. The men’s Nordic titles were split between Dartmouth College’s Glenn Randall, who won the 10-kilometer freestyle race, and Marius Korthauer of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks who claimed the 20-kilometer classical title.


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