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SNC Tahoe dominates national championships

The Sierra Nevada College ski and snowboard teams earned gold or silver medals in all six divisions in the USCSA Collegiate National Championships in Lake Placid last week.
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At the close of the 2016 U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Collegiate National Championships in Lake Placid this weekend, SNC Tahoe’s men and women had captured either the gold or silver overall team titles in all three of their divisions — snowboarding, freeskiing and alpine skiing.

The men’s teams captured the gold in snowboarding and the silver overall in both freeskiing and alpine skiing, while the women’s teams brought home two golds overall in alpine and freeskiing plus a silver in snowboarding.

SNC president Dr. Alan Walker was interviewed by USCSA about the legacy the ski and snowboard teams have built that motivates other athletes at the school to build winning teams.



“Once you’ve set the bar the way our winter-related sports teams have done, everyone else wants to come up to that bar,” he said. “It’s a great way to build an athletics program at a school that is on the way up.”

An avid Alpine racer himself, Dr. Walker traveled with the teams to Lake Placid to watch them perform; he will compete in his own races at the NASTAR national finals in Steamboat, Colo., later this month.



SNC Tahoe national team results

Men’s Freeski Rail Jam — Gold

Men’s Snowboard Rail Jam — Gold

Men’s Freeski Slopestyle — Gold

Women’s Freeski Rail Jam — Gold

Women’s Freeski Slopestyle — Gold

Women’s Alpine Slalom — Gold

Men’s Alpine Giant Slalom — Silver

Women’s Snowboard Rail Jam — Silver

Women’s Alpine Giant Slalom — Silver

Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle — Gold

Men’s Alpine Slalom — Silver

Women’s Snowboard Boardercross — Silver

Women’s Freeski Skiercross —Silver

Men’s Snowboard Boardercross — Gold

Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle — Gold

Men’s Snowboard Giant Slalom — Gold

Women’s Snowboard Giant Slalom — Silver

Women’s Dual Slalom — Bronze

SNC Tahoe national individual results

Allison Perotti — Gold Women’s Freeski Rail Jam; Gold Women’s Freeski Slopestyle

Francesca Curtolo — Gold Women’s Alpine Slalom

Ivo Ricou — Gold Men’s Alpine Giant Slalom

Austin Smith — Gold Men’s Snowboard Rail Jam; Bronze Men’s Snowboard Boardercross

Raleigh White — Gold Men’s Freeski Slopestyle; Silver Men’s Freeski Rail Jam

Connor Clayton — Silver Men’s Freeski Slopestyle; Bronze Men’s Freeski Rail Jam

Emilie Amundsen — Silver Women’s Freeski Slopestyle

Frederick McCarthy — Bronze Men’s Snowboard Rail Jam; Gold Men’s Snowboard Boardercross; Gold Men’s Snowboard Giant Slalom

Mihaela Kosi — Silver Women’s Alpine Slalom; Bronze Women’s Alpine Giant Slalom

Marco Gooding — Silver Men’s Snowboard Boardercross; Silver Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Jack Pretasky — Bronze Men’s Snowboard Boardercross

Colleen Healey — Gold Women’s Snowboard Boardercross; Bronze Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle; Silver Women’s Snowboard Giant Slalom

Megan McClintock — Silver Women’s Freeski Skiercross

Austin Leal — Silver Men’s Snowboard Giant Slalom


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