Nine days after placing fifth in the Ski Tour Canada, the finale of the World Cup season, Jessie Diggins kept her foot on the gas and tallied a win in the women's 10 k freestyle at SuperTour Finals.
NMU's Fredrik Schwencke skied to victory in Friday's 20 k classic mass start, avoiding a crash in the final meters of the race which took out Colorado's Rune Malo Ødegård and New Mexico's Aku Nikander. In the women's 15 k New Mexico's Emilie Cedervaern double-poled past Utah's Veronika Mayerhofer to her first NCAA victory.
Excitement was high in upstate New York as the 2015 NCAA Skiing Championships kicked off in Lake Placid with the men's 10 kilometer and women's 5 k freestyle interval starts. Dartmouth's Patrick Caldwell claimed his first national title, while the University of Utah's Veronika Mayerhofer led a western sweep in the women's race.
The University of Colorado was crowned champions of the RMISA college racing scene this season after championships were held in low-snow Anchorage, Alaska, on the back of the UAA Invitational. Mads Stroem and Rune Oedegaard of CU and Emilie Cedervaern of the University of New Mexico dominated the proceedings.