Alpine men finish third at USCSA Championships, combine with nordic team to win President's Cup
March 11, 2012
SUNDAY RIVER, Maine - The St. Olaf men's alpine ski team was second in the giant slalom and third in the slalom to finish third overall as a team in the United States Skiing and Snowboarding National Championships, which finished on Saturday.
The event featured numerous Olympic, national champion and junior national champion athletes.
The Oles were paced by first year Hakon Schonheyder, who finished second overall by taking third in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom. St. Olaf senior Max Lund was eighth overall and was the top American finisher in the event, earning an invitation to the US National Championships in Winter Park, Colo. Teammate Nick Stang also qualified for the event earlier this season in a non-collegiate race.
The St. Olaf men also earned the event's President's Cup, for winning the combined nordic and alpine titles, topping five other institutions that sent both.
Men's Giant Slalom - Freshman Hakon Schonheyder paced the Oles in the Giant Slalom finishing 3rd. He was followed by Nick Stang (12th), Max Lund (15th) and Florian Weil (36th). The men finished the Giant Slalom in second place.
Men's Slalom - Schonheyder again paced the Oles finishing 5th. He was followed by Max Lund (9th), Nate Hansen (12th) and Paal Proitz (13th). The Oles finished 3rd in the Slalom.
USCSA 1st Team All-America
Hakon Schonheyder 3x (Slalom 5th, Giant Slalom 3rd and overall 2nd)
USCSA 2nd Team All-American
Max Lund 3x (Slalom 9th, Giant Slalom 15th and overall 8th) Nick Stang (Giant Slalom 12th) Nate Hansen (Slalom 12th) Paal Proitz (Slalom 13th)
USCSA Honorable Mention All-Academic