The Western Nordic Team is spread all over the world currently. Half the group is in Russia at the World University Games (races begin this weekend) and the other half of the team is training hard in anticipation for the USCSA National Championships in Jackson, WY.
Over 20 of our Freeride skiers and snowboarders competed in this past weekend's Freeride World Qualifier competitions. The team competed in great snow conditions, and bitter cold temperatures through four days of competition. On the ladies' side @addy_jacobsend finished 2nd in the 4*, and @katarinaseibert won the 2* competition. On the men's side, @thornjamin_bennycroft placed 4th in the snowboard 4* , and @jared.e.farley was on the podium in 3rd place for the men's ski 2*. Western represented in full force, and had a slew of team members in the top 20 in each category behind their teammates on the podium. #westernup #westernmountainsports #skicrestedbutte #ifsafreeriders
The Alpine team had a successful weekend in Telluride. Athletes spent two days racing GS in addition to exploring the mountain's amazing terrain. We are excited to travel to Powderhorn next weekend for another GS race. 📸 @eligh__
Day one of racing the Alley Loop. Thank you @cbnordic - Tomorrow will be a classic race and sure to be challenging. Strong finishes from @maddox_nate and @alberthesse98 Proud of all the racers and thanks to the rest of the @uscsa teams. Photos: @riley907moser
Yesterday was the first time many members of the Freeride team had been in Spellbound or Phoenix Bowl. They were awestruck, puckered, perplexed, and excited all at once! Thanks CB Ski Patrol! #westernup #westernmountainsports #skicrestedbutte #thankapatroller
When the alpine team is scheduled to train 8 out of the next 13 days in slalom gates, we choose to go a little rogue mid-week. Happy Wednesday!
What a weekend for the alpine team! And at own stomping ground, @skicrestedbutte. There were multiple podiums and personal goals crushed! Thanks to everyone who made it out and cheered the team on and to @eligh__ for capturing these images. . Unofficial results are: @abbyblakedavidson 8th Sat. and 4th Sun. @_andrew_bristow_ 3rd Sat. and 2nd Sun. Angellina Inman 33rd Sat. and 36th Sun. Beck Heidomous 24th Sat. and 19th Sun. @ella.engelhard 2nd fastest second run Sun. @kyralong98 3rd Sat and 7th Sun. @lindsey.herman777 21st Sat. and 31st Sun. @maeve_1331 18th Sat. and Sun. @trevortheskier 9th Sat. And 11th Sun.
@kalebvierra and @dylanwoodski teeing off classic @skicrestedbutte hits at this weekend's practice.
What a weekend for the alpine team! The nine athletes headed to Winter Park for a slalom race in Saturday and a GS race on Sunday. The ladies took away an individual 1st, 2nd and 4th Sunday putting them in the lead for the overall conference title. The team's next race will be this coming weekend at Crested Butte. Come out and cheer us on! Races begin at 10am on Buckley. . . . #alpineskiracing #skiracing #mountainsports
@noahsmattress greasing a line through the Steep Gullies at A-Basin. The Freeride Team switched things up and rode summit county over the long weekend. Crested Butte FWQ is just a few weeks away! #ifsafreeriders
On powder days the alpine team prefers a change of scenery!
Skimo and trail running athlete @smalljeshurun on a streak of one run/one ski per day. School is back in session today after winter break. Looking forward to a semester of training, competing, and traveling through the mountains with good company. #westerncoloradouniversity @westerncoloradouniversity #travelcrestedbutte @haganskis
Skiing into finals week...
The Nordic team is in action this week in Frisco, CO. Top results in today's classic sprint race were Anna Johnson in 7th and Rya Berrigan in 10th for the women and Kevin Geisen in 17th and Nate Maddox 18th for the men. The team races again tomorrow in a 5km skate race. #GoWestern ... pc: @ohmaijosh
The Nordic team is aiming for a strong start to their race season this upcoming weekend in Summit County, CO at the Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) Races. A classic sprint on Saturday and 5km skate on Sunday. #GoWestern