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2018 SSCV/Denver Invitational

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HOSTS:

University of Denver and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail

LOCATION:

Maloit Park, Minturn, CO

DATES:

February 10-11, 2018

EVENTS:

  • February 10 – Freestyle, Interval Start – 10:00am
  • U18/20/college men – 10km
  • U16/18/20 college women – 5km
  • U16 men – 5km
  • U14 men and women – 2.5km
  • U12 men and women – 2.5km
  • U10/8 men and women – 1.5km
  • February 11 – Classical, Mass Start – 10:00am
  • U18/20/college men – 10km
  • U18/20/college women – 5km
  • U16 men – 5km
  • U16 women – 5km
  • U14 men and women – 2.5km
  • U12 men and women – 2.5km
  • U8/10 men and women – 1.5km

TRAINING:

Maloit Park trails are open to the public with required SSCV waiver http://www.skiclubvail.org/forms-resources

ENTRIES:

Entry form is attached. Entries are due by Tuesday, February 6 by 7:00 PM. Email to Mike Elliott at
teamelliott@frontier.net .

ENTRY FEES:

  • U16/18/20 – $35.00
  • U12/14 – $25.00
  • U8/10 – $10.00

Make check payable to: SSCV

SEEDING:

Seeding will be by FIS/USSA points

TRAINING:

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Friday, February 9
T.C. MEETING:

6:00 PM, Friday, February 9. Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy 2 nd floor Conference Room, Maloit Park

VENUE CONTACT:

Dan Weiland, Nordic Program Director – Ski and Snowboard Club Vail
dweiland@skiclubvail.org
(970) 790-5129

RACE ORGANIZER:

David Stewart – University of Denver Ski Team
David.Stewart@du.edu
(541) 556-3877

OFFICIALS:

Chief of Race: Christian Kloser
Assistant Chief of Race: Eric Pepper
Chief of Stadium: Grant Herzog
Chief of Course: Dan Weiland
Chief of Timing: Mike Elliott
Volunteer Coordinator: Shelly Shanley
Race Secretary: Carmen Weiland
Technical Delegate: Al Pokorny, TDA: Quincee Cotton

AWARDS:

Awards will be held 30 minutes following each race. The awards will take place in the stadium.
JN’S TEAM NAMING: JN team naming and processing will take place following Sunday’s last race in the VSSA Gymnasium

FCT entry Form DU NCAA West Regional Feb 2018

Second Medal for Hailey Swirbul At World Jr Championships

By Tom Kelly

February, 1 2018

Hailey Swirbul skis to her second medal of the week at Junior Worlds in Switzerland.

Hailey Swirbul (Carbondale, Colorado./Univ. of Alaska-Anchorage) skied to her second medal in three days at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in Goms, Switzerland. Swirbul won bronze in the skiathlon.

The medal is the third of her career, including last year’s bronze in the team event at the Junior World Championship at Soldier Hollow, Utah. Swirbul has now won more Junior Worlds medal than any other American skier.

Swirbul, who came out of the Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, is a 2016 graduate of Basalt High School near Aspen, and is an alumnus of Rocky Mountain Nordic. She is now a freshman skiing for the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

The skiathlon is a combination of classic and freestyle skiing with a pit stop midway to change skis. It will be the opening event in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

Swirbul opened the Junior Worlds winning silver in the 5k classic. In the skiathlon she was only seven-tenths of a second away from silver.

The race was very challenging, but the courses played to my strengths,” said Swirbul, who battled snow conditions that made things even more challenging. “I knew that finishing speed would not be my strength, so I tried to secure my spot on the podium well before the finish straight. The classic leg did not spread out as much as I had predicted, so it was challenging to conserve energy while striding in a frantic group.”

While Swirbul is the conduit for the accolades, she is quick to put it into perspective for the U.S. program.

“I feel honored that I’ve been given this chance to show how competitive the US is in cross country skiing beyond our amazing World Cup team,” said a humble Swirbul. “I’ve been part of Scandinavia Cup trips where a top 30 performance was a notable success. Now, four top 20s in the World Junior skiathlon is on track to become a regular thing for our nation.

“I’ve seen first hand how the level of competition in skiing had risen for us over the past five years. Earning these two medals has proven to the rest of the world that we are a force to be reckoned with at all levels of this sport. I’m very grateful that things aligned for me on the days it really mattered here at World Juniors.”