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NCAA Skiing: Buffs New National Champs!!!

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  1. cmgoods

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    For the fifth time in school history, Middlebury College will be the host site for the NCAA Skiing Championships. The Panthers will host the events at the nearby Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center from March 6-9, 2013. Middlebury previously hosted the event in 1961, 1973, 1988 and 2001.

    Action begins on Wednesday, March 6th with the men's and women giant slalom events at 8:30 a.m. Nordic racing begins on Thursday with the women's 5K classic at 10:00 a.m., followed by the men's 10K classic at noon. Action returns to the Snow Bowl on Friday with the men's and women's slalom races beginning at 9:30 a.m. The final day of the championship will feature the women's 15K freestyle mass start race at Rikert (10:00 a.m.), with the men's 20K to follow at noon.

    March 6, 2013Giant SlalomResultsRecap
    March 7, 20135/10K ClassicResultsRecap
    March 8, 2013SlalomResultsRecap
    March 9, 201315/20K FreestyleResultsRecap

    Live Video:
    Video
    Live Stats: Live stats
    Website: championship website here


    Preview:
    Elite racers ready for Middlebury
    Four skiers to keep an eye on at the NCAA Championships
    C.J. Feehan, NCAA.com

    The 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships begin March 6 in Middlebury, Vt. and a select number of the country’s top alpine and Nordic student-athletes pose a serious threat in both contested events for their specific disciplines. While the intense levels of competition make it nearly impossible for a national champion to sweep both victories, here are four skiers who all have a legitimate shot at claiming two individual national championship titles when the racing gets under way in Vermont.
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    [​IMG] Kristine Haugen
    Denver / Freshman
    Don’t be fooled by this rookie who has won every single giant slalom race in the Western league this year and three out of six slalom victories. In head-to-head competition against Eastern skiers, she currently stands atop the NorAm overall leaderboard and takes top ranks in giant slalom and slalom for collegiate skiers. Last year’s slalom champion and giant slalom runner-up, Kate Ryley of Vermont, identified Haugen as her greatest competition heading into this year’s championships. If the Eastern snow at Middlebury is anything like Norway, Haugen stands a solid chance of packing heavy hardware for the flight back to school.
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    [​IMG]David Donaldson
    Middlebury / Senior
    The oldest athlete to compete in this year’s alpine events, Donaldson brings 27 years of life experience into the final collegiate races of his career, notably hosted at his home mountain. The only giant slalom race he lost all season was, surprisingly enough, at Middlebury. But fans can expect to see ‘Donnie’ going all-out in his final campaign as a college skier. His seven wins in EISA races this season all point toward success at the big show for this composed and mature athlete who often helps his teammates with video review and line selection.


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    [​IMG]Joanne Reid
    Colorado / Senior
    Ski racing champions don’t frequently emerge from Palo Alta, Calif., but Reid spent quality time during her formative years nearly four hours away in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. Prior to this winter, she had two career victories. But in 2013, she blew the doors off the RMISA circuit to win eight races in total. The two she didn’t win? Yeah, she came in second. Reid has the support of teammate Eliska Hajkova who was runner-up in the Western standings this year as well as her boyfriend who buys her a cheesecake every time she sweeps a meet. Bakers in Middlebury be warned.
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    [​IMG]Scott Patterson
    Vermont / Junior
    Just because you’re down, that doesn’t mean you’re out. Scott Patterson failed to make the UVM team for championships last year, but this year, he is the top qualifier out of the East, having won a total of seven races. He swept the entire men’s freestyle season and showed he can exchange double-poles with 2011 NCAA champion Sam Tarling, even in classic. Patterson hasn’t won by a hair either; he frequently takes multi-second leads out of his competition and allows others to gain on him before crossing the finish line with a win.
     
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    Buffs in 3rd
     
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    Day 1 Results

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    CU in 2nd
     
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    Giant Slalom on Day 1 was supposed to be our weakest day by far, so coming into today in 3rd was solid positioning.

    Glad we moved up to second today, but I hope that Vermont didn't extend its points lead on us.
     
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    We're 20.5 points behind Vermont
     
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    we were 40+ behind after day one. cut that lead in half. good stuff.
     
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    From my eyes it looks like we're half way thru the competition
     
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    Awesome! Congrats Oedegaard!
     
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    The Buffs will probably need to improve on their second runs to have a chance at winning
     
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    The women finished the day 16-18-27 while the men finished 8-13-16. They haven't updated the standings yet but when they do I'll post it here.
     
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    I quickly did the standings myself so there could be a chance that it's not completely accurate but here it is:
    Vermont-564
    Buffs-510
    Denver-484
    Utah-481

    I think these are probably the only teams that have a chance at winning. Looks like the Buffs will need to have a great Saturday to win this.
     
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    The final day of competition begins at 10am ET today.
     
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    It looks like the women are done and the Buffs are doing really well right now and are in 1st, 2nd, and 12th. They need to keep this up to make up the points that they trail Vermont.
     
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    Live video feed just said that CU is at 639 and Vermont at 619 heading into the Men's Freestyle. The announcer said that Vermont would need a performance like our women had in order to come back, but that CU is LOADED.
     
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    Details (bored and snowed in)- Going into today, the Buffs were 54 points down (564 to 510). Assuming the unofficial results (official not posted yet) hold, the women earned 125 points, while Vermont's women finished 20th (20 points), 21th (19) and 24th (16), totalling 55 points. So, the Buffs may have run the race by 70 points, giving them a 21 point lead going into the last race, the men's 20K freestyle race. Congrats to the Women!
    If you want to possibly catch the next Buff championships, livefree streaming of the men's race started at 9:45 (MT), accessable through http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule. Race itself looks to be starting at 10:00.
    GO BUFFS!

     
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    Looks like we are in good position, as far as I can tell
     
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    Way to go ladies! Let's get a title today!
     
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    We're in 1st, 9th, and 17th while Vermont is in 7th, 15th, and 29th.
     
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    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Sweep!
     
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    Haha - Suck it Utah!
     

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