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Day 3 – Denver’s Quest for #25 Ends at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

For many ski fans, it was an anxious wait today for men’s and women’s freestyle Nordic events to begin at the NCAA Championships. Heading into the final two events, Denver had held their own against the stacked field with eight Top-10 finishes, tied with Vermont and trailing CU (9) and Utah (10). DU basically needed to ‘bunch’ most of their six skiers in the front today, ahead of their rivals, especially Utah, to close the gap further. Unfortunately, it was not Denver’s day at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center. Continue reading Day 3 – Denver’s Quest for #25 Ends at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center

Day 2 – Third-Place Denver Still Chasing Utah Heading Into Final Day of NCAA Championships

Today was a bluebird day at Park City Mountain Resort for the NCAA Ski Championships.  A chilly morning transformed into a sunny day, ten degrees warmer than yesterday, and 30 degrees with no wind. A perfect day for ski racing! Going into men’s and women’s slalom, this had to be ‘moving day’ for third-place Denver to make up ground on second-place Colorado’s (13.0 points) and first-place Utah (37.5 lead). Continue reading Day 2 – Third-Place Denver Still Chasing Utah Heading Into Final Day of NCAA Championships

Day 1 – DU Ski Team Digs out of Deep Hole at NCAA Championships

It was a wild day of racing in Utah today and Denver responded with a solid day to open the 2022 NCAA Championships.

It was 18 degrees and partly sunny at Park City mountain resorts today with 10 to 15 mph winds. Ideal weather, if a bit breezy, for day one. The teams had four events scheduled on the day with men’s and women’s classical as well as giant slalom (GS) events for both the men and women. The home team, Utah, used a dominant women’s 5K classical result to take the overall lead on the day. Continue reading Day 1 – DU Ski Team Digs out of Deep Hole at NCAA Championships

Denver Begins Quest for 25th Title at Park City

I can’t believe it’s here already – the NCAA Skiing Championships in Park City Mountain Resort in Park City and Soldier Hollow Nordic Center in Midway, Utah. The competition begins tomorrow – Giant Slalom was moved from today to tomorrow due to slope conditions – through March 12th and I expect our Denver Pioneers to be in the thick of it – even though they will be in rival Utah’s territory! Continue reading Denver Begins Quest for 25th Title at Park City

DU Athletes Conquer the ‘Ice River’ at Beijing Olympic Games

This week saw the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Denver Pioneers are well represented in multiple sports. The first sport to see a Pioneer in action was Alpine Skiing and the Men’s Super-G on Monday. Denver Alum Trevor Phillip (’15) of Team Canada powered through the challenging course to a top-10 finish. This was Trevor’s 3rd Olympic Games, having competed in Sochi 2014 & PyeongChang 2018 games.  We will see Trevor compete again in Men’s Alpine Combined on Wednesday. Continue reading DU Athletes Conquer the ‘Ice River’ at Beijing Olympic Games

DU Triathlon Head Coach Perkins Q&A

Head Coach Barbara Perkins was named the University of Denver’s first triathlon head coach in program history for the abbreviated 2020 season and recently completed her second full season by guiding DU Triathletes to an exciting fourth-place finish at this season’s NCAA Nationals. We asked Coach Perkins about this past season and her thoughts about the future of DU Triathlon. 

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