Alpine wins USCSA regional championships, qualifies for nationals

Sports Information
February 19, 2012

MARQUETTE, Mich. - The alpine ski team won the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) Regional Championships and qualified for the USCSA National Championships.

The Oles lived up to their national ranking this past weekend in Marquette, Mich. at the Regional Championships, winning both the Slalom and Giant Slalom events. The third ranked Oles dominated the top five spots in each event. St. Olaf took five of the top six spots in Slalom and six of the top seven spots in Giant Slalom. In the Slalom, Nick Stang won the race and he was followed by Haakon Schonheyder (2nd), Paal Proitz (3rd), Nate Hansen (4th), Florian Weil (6th) and Jack Stang (9th).

In the Giant Slalom, Haakon Schonheyder dominated both runs for the win. He was followed by Paal Proitz (2nd), Florian Weil (3rd), Max Lund (4th), Nate Hansen (5th) and Nick Stang (7th).

The Oles travel this weekend to LaCrosse, Wis. to participate in the Dan Nagy memorial race. Dan was a captain of the St. Olaf Alpine Ski Team in 1996-97 and 1997-98. He passed away in a plane crash in 2006.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at (507) 786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.