Congratulations to all members of the Ski and Snowboard teams for all of their accomplishments during the National Championships.Overall champions in Alpine Skiing and Men’s Snowboarding.
An update on the Ski and Snowboard team at Nationals.
The season is flying by. Before you know it the snow will be gone and the beach’s will be calling your name. For the SNC ski and snowboard teams Sun Valley Idaho is calling their names, because next week the College Nationals will be held there. On Wednesday a short pep rally was held to send the teams off with good spirits.
The Alpine Ski Team dominates not only the slopes, but the classroom as well. This semester, athletes continue to demonstrate and share the characteristics of an Eagle, Sierra Nevada’s school mascot. Their constant dedication impresses President Lynn Gillette and Head Ski Coach Branko Zagar.
As it is for me and most other college skiers, the biggest change is the fact that now everyone is competing as a team rather than an individual as most people are used to. I would say that skiing nationals this year was a big revenge from last year because this year the whole team, including me, stood up for the pressure. The nationals week turned from being a race where we all were in a good position so that we all were able to ski relaxed.
Some may call the success of the Sierra Nevada College Winter Athletic Programs teams intimidating, while others may see this success as just another year in the books. March 11 marked the end of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association national championships in Sunday River, Maine, sending the SNC ski and snowboard teams roughly 3,017 miles back out west with another championship season under their belts.
At 6 p.m. on March 22, the SNC ski and snowboard teams met for dinner at their annual awards ceremony at the Tahoe Biltmore Casino in Crystal Bay.