Members of the trail running team have been putting in the work to prepare for the 2019 Mountain Running Championships, taking place on Saturday. Go crush it out there!
Fall is in the air and the mountain sports teams are taking advantage of those cool, crisp days to play on the trails! Photo Credit: @blisterreview
The mountain bike team did spectacularly in all of their disciplines this weekend @skipowderhorn Make sure to give them congratulatory high fives when you see them around campus this week!
This weeks #FeatureFriday goes to @blanca.feb, the female Cyclist of the Year. Blanca works hard both in school and biking. She always shows up with a smile, but also knows when to put on her game face and crush! We can’t wait to watch you crush the bike season this year. #WesternProud • • #mountainbiking #downhill #mountainsports #WesternUp #thisiswestern
Mountain Sports launched the Rock Climbing Team this fall. In line with all the program’s teams, the climbing team aims to build a community focused on improvement and life in the mountains. Coach Chris Lindner will be guiding athletes to improve their technical skills and increase their fitness with a combination of indoor and outdoor training and climbing. The team was a natural addition to the Mountain Sports Program due to the long history of climbing in the Gunnison Valley. What an exciting opportunity! #WesternUp • • • • • 📷 @captainkirksnipples.13 #rockclimbing #mountainsports #newprogram #outside #explore #GunnisonValley #WesternProud
This weeks #FeatureFriday goes to Gordon Gianniny who received the 2019 Leadership Award. Gordon recently completed his last year at Western but during his time around Gunnison, he was highly involved in Mountain Sports. Gordon is a superb athlete, both in Nordic Skiing and Ultra running. He is also one of the smartest people we know! Way to Crush it Gordon! #WesternProud • • • #trailrunning #nordicskiing #uscsa #wintersports #WesternUp #WesternAlumn
This week’s #FeatureFriday goes to Female Trail Runner of the Year, Maddie Hart @justmaddiehart Maddie has been putting the miles in over the past few years. Maddie was awarded Trail Runner of the Year for her consistency in her own running and for being an advocate for all her teammates. She has gone on to have an outstanding summer; racing in the @infinitetrailswch thanks to @adidasterrex and then turned around and won the Tahoe Rim 100 three weeks later. We’re looking forward to your senior year. #WesternProud • • • • • #trailrunning #heretocreate #adidasterrex #mountainsports #westernup #ultrarunning
With school only one short week away, make sure you are registered for the upcoming Mountains Sports season! College is way more fun when you’re part of something bigger than yourself, like one of the 8 mountain sports teams we have to offer. Registration link is in the bio, or at https://wcumountainsports.com/mountain-sports-registration/ #WesternUp #WesternProud #MountainSports #biking #trailrunning #skiing #climbing
This weeks #FeatureFriday goes to Alex Sturde @alexxsturds . Alex is a fantastic skier who has no fear of getting major air. I’m sure he’s as stoked for this upcoming season as we are! Can’t wait to see what you put together! #WesternProud • • • #ThisIsFreeride #IFSA #ski #MountainSports #WesternUp #SendIt
This weeks #FeatureFriday goes to the Women’s Freeride Athlete of the year, Addy @addy_jacobsend. This girl gets sendy and is fearless on the mountain. She brings a high level of stoke to everything she does! She’s a great teammate, friend, and athlete. Congrats Addy!! #WesternProud #WesternUp • • • #IFSA #ThisIsFreeride #Skiing #CrestedButte #Sendit #shejumps