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Men's nordic second at USCSA Championships

Mike Ludwig
March 13, 2011

SUN VALLEY, Idaho - Brandon Pechowski was second overall and Tom Jorgenson seventh as the St. Olaf men's nordic ski team was second at the United States Collegiate Skiing and Snowboarding Association (USCSA) Championships over the weekend.

Pechowski was second in the classic and freestyle events and third in the sprint. Jorgenson was fourth in the classic, sixth in the sprint and 13th in the free.

The Oles' Anders Nienstaedt finished 11th overall.

St. Olaf won Tuesday's 1.5K sprint and was second in each of the last three events - the 8.5K classic, the 15K free and the relay.

St. Olaf held off Clarkson and the club teams from Whitman College for the President's Cup, which combines men's and women's alpine and nordic. St. Olaf was fourth in men's alpine, fourth in women's alpine, second in men's nordic and first in women's nordic. Clarkson was ninth, 15th, third and second while the club teams from Whitman were 10th, fifth, eighth and third.

Men's Nordic Team Standings
1 - Western State College (Club)
2 - St. Olaf
3 - Clarkson University
4 - University of Wyoming (Club)
5 - Army (Club)
6 - Colorado Mountain College (Club)
7 - Central Oregon Community College (Club)
8 - Whitman College (Club)
9 - Mesa State College (Club)
10 - Air Force (Club)

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