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UVM & Dartmouth Carnival Videos and More

The University of Vermont (UVM) and Dartmouth College hosted the last two weekends of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Carnival racing, and India Harvey sent us the following videos and photos recapping the action.

The Williams Carnival kicked off Friday, Feb. 16 and continues Saturday, Feb. 17 at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, Vermont.

 

UVM Carnival Day 1

Video

Results: Women’s 15 k mass start | Men’s 20 k mass start

 

UVM Day 2

Videos

Photos

Results: Women’s 5 k classic | Men’s 10 k classic

 

Dartmouth Carnival Day 1

Video

Photos

Results: Women’s 5 k classic | Men’s 10 k classic

 

Dartmouth Day 2

Video

Photos

Results: Women’s 5 k freestyle | Men’s 10 k freestyle

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UVM Invitational Classic Team Sprints, Mixed Relay

(Press release) The 2018 Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) nordic action continued last weekend, Feb. 3-4, with the UVM Invitational, hosted by the University of Vermont Club Nordic team at Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski, and Bike Center in Huntington, Vermont. The races began Saturday afternoon with a classic team sprint. Conditions were cold and perfect for hard wax with some new snow that had fallen Thursday evening. The women’s race went off first with the Clarkson 1 team of Ana Witkowski, Raili Utiger and Bridget Wrangler taking a commanding win over of over a minute. Castleton 1 (Emily Cromine, Adi Toof and Megan Greene) and UVM 1 (Allie Skahen, Rachel Slimovitch and Sophia Weiss) battled for the next two podium positions with Castleton edging out UVM by six seconds at the line. The men’s classic sprint was second with some very exciting racing at the front of the pack.  The…

Clarkson Invitational Skiathlons at Mt. Van Ho

(Press release) The 2018 Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) nordic action continued last weekend with the Clarkson Invitational, hosted by Clarkson University at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Nordic Center in Lake Placid, NY. The weekend of racing began Saturday afternoon with 15-kilometer skiathlons in tricky conditions. The weather alternated between sunny and warm to cloudy and light snow. The men were first, with Andrew Siegel of the University of Vermont taking the win in a sprint finish over Charlie Maitland of Clarkson University. Devin Perry of Castleton finished in third place also in a sprint finish with Lucas Adamowicz of Vermont. Clarkson then packed three skiers before UVM’s third, narrowly edging them out for the team title, 15 to 16, with Castleton (50), McGill (54), Cornell (64), Sterling (110), and Army (158) following. The women’s race started in a hailstorm, but luckily for all competitors it had stopped by the…

Colby & St. Mike’s Carnival Videos and More

Two weekends of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Carnival weekends are in the bag, and we have videos and photos from India Harvey recapping the action. Colby Carnival Day 2 (Day 1 was canceled): Video Photos Results: Women’s 5 k classic | Men’s 10 k classic   St. Michael’s Carnival Day 1: Video Photos Results: Women’s 5 k classic | Men’s 10 k classic   St. Michael’s Day 2:  Video Photos Results: Women’s 10 k freestyle | Men’s 15 k freestyle   The University of Vermont (UVM) hosts the next Carnival this coming Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3 in Stowe, Vt. *** FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.

2018 ECSC Nordic Season Opens at Castleton Invitational

(Press release) CHITTENDEN, Vt. – The 2018 Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC) Nordic season opened this past weekend with the Castleton Invitational, hosted by Castleton University at the Mountain Top Nordic Center. The competition began Saturday afternoon with the freestyle event, covering nine kilometers. The men were first, with Charlie Maitland of Clarkson taking the individual title with a time of 26:05, 40 seconds ahead of Andrew Siegel of Vermont. Mike Giraldi of Clarkson finished in third place with a time of 28:42, helping the Golden Knights finish first in the team standings with nine points, ahead of Vermont (13), Dartmouth (33), McGill (43), Castleton (46), Cornell (60), and Sterling (71). On the women’s side, Ana Witkowski of Clarkson came out on top of a competitive race with a time of 32:10, just ahead of Cornell’s Isabel Sharp in 32:21 and Bridget Wangler of Clarkson in 32:31. As a team,…

UAA Takes Alaska Nordic Cup Over UAF

Note: FasterSkier is accepting submissions for regional race reports. If you would like to see a particular race circuit covered and have the writer with the will to do it, please have them email info@fasterskier.com. Be sure to include a link to results, and preferably a few original race photos with proper credits. *  *  * The cup is coming back to Anchorage. The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves (UAA) used two days of balanced performances to top the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks (UAF) in the 14th annual Alaska Nordic Cup, an early season contest between Alaska’s two NCAA ski teams. UAA now regains possession of the Alaska Nordic Cup — literally an historic ski that bears scant resemblance to a drinking vessel — for the next year. The weekend’s racing began on a sunny Saturday morning at Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass, a stunning setting at 3,500′ in…

Dusser New Assistant Coach for UAA Nordic Ski Team

(Press release) ANCHORAGE – University of Alaska Anchorage head ski coach Sparky Anderson announced that former All-American Marine Dusser has joined the team as an assistant coach for Nordic. “It’s fantastic to bring back one of our own,” said Sparky Anderson. “Marine is a three-time NCAA All-American for the Seawolves and knows our program from the inside out. She understands what it takes to compete at the elite level and I’m excited about what she brings to the table. Having Marine back in green and gold is a big win for our program.” Dusser was a student-athlete for the Seawolves for two seasons (2012-14). She finished third in both the classical and freestyle races at the NCAA Championships to earn a pair of All-American honors in her first season of competition for UAA. Dusser earned the third All-American honor of her career with a ninth place finish in the freestyle…

Clarkson, Wyoming Top USCSA Nationals in Bend

The Clarkson University  nordic ski team took top women’s honors at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships in Bend, Oregon, helping propel Clarkson to an overall women’s President’s Award win combining alpine, nordic, and freestyle events. And the University of Wyoming dominated men’s nordic, but couldn’t stop Clarkson from also taking the men’s President’s Award overall title. 104 cross-country skiers toed the line over the course of the National Championships, the biggest field ever for the USCSA. In the 7.5 k classic individual-start, Vincent Mason of Wyoming picked up the first win of the week for the Cowboys. Wyoming and Western State College dominated the field: Western’s Nate Maddox finished second, Wyoming’s Trevor Willoughby and William Timmons third and fourth, Western’s Kevin Geisen fifth, and Wyoming’s Samuel Wiswell sixth. In the women’s 7.5 k classic, the top ten was more diverse. Ana Witkowski of Clarkson won a national…

Bates Carnival Highlight Videos

Bates College hosted NCAA Regional Championships, the final weekend of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races, last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford, Maine. Friday held 5- and 10-kilometer classic races, followed by 15/20 k freestyle mass starts on Saturday. St. Lawrence’s India Harvey filmed and edited the following race-highlights videos. Check them out below, and for results, click here. Friday’s 5/10 k classic: Saturday’s 15/20 k freestyle: *** FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.

Middlebury Carnival Highlight Videos

Middlebury College hosted the fourth weekend of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races this past Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vt. Freestyle mass start races (15 k for the women/20 k for men) took place Friday, and Saturday held classic team sprints. St. Lawrence’s India Harvey filmed and edited the following race-highlights videos. Check them out below, and for results, click here. Friday’s 15/20 k freestyle mass starts: Saturday’s classic team sprints: *** FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.