The Mountain Bike team competes today and tomorrow at Snowmass. Bike fast and take risks! Best of luck to all the riders!
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
How are you playing outside today? Don’t forget registration is open for this years mountain sports seasons. Link in Bio! • • Repost: Dirt bikes are awesome 🤙🕉🔥!!! . . Come and ride at the @aspendirtbikeschool !!! . . . 📸: @sumostunterjosh . . #thankgodfordirtbikes #gobig #smallwhips #nasa #tigerwoods
This weeks #FeatureFriday goes to the Male Trail Runner of the year, Jeshurun Small @smalljeshurun Jeshurun is a great runner and overall a great person to be around. He keeps things light and Is always the first to be cracking jokes. He’s also a fantastic runner, training hard and preforming very well consistently. Way to go, Jesh! #WesternProud • #trailrunning #ultrarunning #mountainsports #WesternUp #HereToCreate #HoneyStinger #stingorbeestung
The time has come to register for Mountain Sports for the 2019/2020 season! Link in bio- get that filled out! Can’t wait to see you all back on campus and out on the Gunnison Trails!
Last weekend @ohmaijosh finished his first 100 mile race. Way to crush it Josh!! • • Repost: 100 Miles in the beautiful Idaho/Wyoming wilderness. Thankful for a great crew and @linea_caroline_ to help me limp through the last 10 miles.