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NCAA announces selections for Championships

Wed, Mar  11, 2009 - By NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS---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.

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.

(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  


Thomas Zumbrunn, Utah

East Region – Men East Region – Women
James Andersen, St. Lawrence Veronique Archambault-Leger, New Hampshire
Michael Cremeno, New Hampshire Emily Colin, Colby
David Donaldson, Vermont Lindsay Cone, St. Lawrence
Robert Dyroff, Williams Nicole Dvorak, Middlebury
William Ford, New Hampshire Aileen Farrell, New Hampshire
Erik Gilbert, Vermont Mattie Ford, Middlebury
Marsh Gooding, Vermont Courtney Hammond, Dartmouth
Braden Harden, St. Michael’s Micaela Holland, Bates
Rusty Heise, Dartmouth Lyndee Janowiak, Vermont
Joshua Kernan, Colby Jilyne McDonald, Vermont
Vincent Lebrun-Fortin, Colby Emily Porter, Williams
Luke McLaughry, Dartmouth Christine Roberts, Dartmouth
Eric Mann, Williams Kelsey Roddick, Dartmouth
Sean McNamara, New Hampshire Megan Ryley, Vermont
Robert Poehling, Middlebury Cynthia Tessier, New Hampshire
Ace Tarberry, Dartmouth Elizabeth Thompson, Bates
Andrew Wagner, Middlebury Natasha Woodworth, Middlebury
West Region – Men West Region – Women
Gregory Berger-Sabbatel, Nevada Claire Abbe, Denver
Petter Brenna, New Mexico Stefanie Demetz, New Mexico
John Buchar, Denver Ida Dillingoeen, Denver
Nick Cohee, Utah Mikaela Grassl, Utah
Shane Collins, Nevada Amy Harris, Nevada
Halfdan Falkum-Hansen, Alaska Anchorage Katie Hartman, Colorado
Nikolai Herlofson Finne, New Mexico Malin Hemmingsson, New Mexico
Martin Harris, Nevada Eva Huckova, Utah
Leif Kristian Haugen, Denver Katie Lyons, Nevada
Stefan Hughes, Colorado Sandra MacDonald, Alaska Anchorage
Jonathan Hverven, Alaska Anchorage Carolina Nordh, Colorado
Egil Ismar, Alaska Anchorage Chirine Njeim, Utah
Ian Lochhead, Denver Taryn O’Flynn, Nevada
Gabriel Rivas, Colorado Alexandra Parker, Alaska Anchorage
Drew Roberts, Colorado Estelle Pecherand-Charmet, New Mexico
Thomas Schwab, New Mexico Lisa Perricone, Colorado
Scott Veenis, Utah Molly Ryan, Denver
  Lacy Saugstad, Alaska Anchorage








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Alaska Fairbanks

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Green Bay

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Gustavus Adolphus

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Michigan Tech

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Montana State

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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.