All posts by Monica Hübner

Smart, Nef Crowned NCAA Slalom Champions

This is my first article about this year’s NCCA skiing championships; published by skiracing.com.

After three of four race days at the NCAA National Championships, University of Denver (DU) took the lead in the team standings with 437 points, besting host school University of Colorado (CU) by 26 points. Dartmouth sits in third with 330.5 points. The Pioneers can attribute part of their lead to Amelia Smart, who took home her second individual title in the women’s slalom after winning Wednesday’s giant slalom. Dartmouth’s Tanguy Nef won the men’s slalom title after finishing second in the giant slalom.

“Amelia (Smart) was impressive winning both events; but…

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University of Vermont Leads After Day One of NCAAs

This is my first article about this year’s NCCA skiing championships; published by skiracing.com.

The 2018 NCAA National Championships hosted by the University of Colorado in Steamboat Springs kicked off with the men’s and women’s giant slalom races on Wednesday. The University of Vermont (UVM) currently holds the lead with 134 points in front of the University of Colorado (CU) with 130 points in second and the University of Denver (DU) in third with a 129 points.

The day started with both runs of the men’s race. After the decision to not groom the race slope on Tuesday night, conditions on Wednesday were perfect for a national championship.

Dartmouth College skiers…

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Switzerland Beats Austria for Gold in the Team Event

This is the last artilce I wrote about the alpine competitons of the PyengChang Winter Olympics, published by skiracing.com.

The last alpine medals of the 2018 winter Olympics have been decided. The inaugural Olympic alpine team event took place on Saturday as one of the last events of the 2018 PyeongChang Games, treating fans to blue skies, hard snow, and fast action.

Gold went to Switzerland, Austria took the silver, and Norway eked out France for the bronze.

Even though the alpine events of the Games were marred by weather delay after weather delay, the alpine races ended as scheduled with Saturday’s team event.

16 nations started in the team event. …

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Denver Wins RMISA Regionals in Steamboat Springs

This is my newest article about NCAA skiing, published by skiracing.com.

This past weekend the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Aassociation (RMISA) met in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to compete for their regional championships. In addition to the regional slalom and giant slalom competitions, an extra NCAA qualifying GS race, which did not count towards the team score for the invite, was also held.

After the weekend’s racing, the University of Denver took the team win with 710.5 points, the University of Colorado (CU) came in second with 618 points followed by Montana State University (MSU) with 558 points total.

“It feels good to be on the better side of these 100 points,”…

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Mayer Claims Super-G Gold in PyeongChang, Cochran-Siegle Fastest American

This is my article about the Olympic men’s super-G race, which was published this week with skiracing.com.

Friday was another perfect day for ski racing at the Jeongseon Alpine Center. No wind and good snow once again set the stage for an epic day of speed racing as the men went to battle for the Olympic super-G title.

Austria’s Matthias Mayer rebounded from a disappointing downhill performance to claim his second career Olympic gold medal, taking the super-G ahead of silver medalist Beat Feuz of Switzerland and bronze medalist Kjetil Jansrud of Norway. Mayer also won downhill gold in Sochi 2014.

“Today is an amazing day!” Mayer shared after the race …

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Marcel Hirscher Claims First Olympic Gold Medal in Alpine Combined

Here is my first article about the 2018 Winter Olympics, about the men’s alpine combined, of course published with skiracing.com.

The alpine competitions of PyeongChang 2018 finally got underway on Tuesday with the men’s alpine combined. After the first two scheduled competitions, the men’s downhill and the women’s giant slalom, had to be pushed to Thursday due to high winds, racers were eager to get racing after the delays.

After a blustery day of racing, Austria’s Marcel Hirscher finally achieved the only thing that had eluded him in his illustrious career: Olympic gold.

The wind that had plagued the previous two days of racing had not disappeared completely, however, …

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Q&A: First-Time Olympian Alice Merryweather

My first Q&A is published with skiracing.com; I am talking to Alice Merryweather who is going for her first Olympic Winter Games.

If you had asked 21-year-old Alice Merryweather at the beginning of this season if she’d be going to the Olympics, she would have responded with cautious optimism about her upcoming first full season on the World Cup.  Now, the Massachusetts native and Stratton Mountain School grad is set to make her first Olympic appearance after being named to the Team USA roster last week.

“I definitely dreamed of it but I didn’t expect it at all,” she said at the Garmisch World Cups earlier this month. “I had kind of planned on trying my best and whatever happens, happens, so I was totally set with my plan for the next month but I’m pretty happy with this change.”

Ski Racing Media was able to catch up with Merryweather as she prepares for the Games to get he thoughts on heading to Korea, her World Junior title, and what else she plans on getting up to over the next few weeks.

SRM: What does it mean to you personally to go to the Olympics?
AM: Going to the Olympics…

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