Bordeau, Brenna double down, Utah keeps firing
Utah's Julie Bordeau undoubtedly got the memo from teammate Nick Cohee and doubled down for her second slalom win of the season today (Jan. 15) as RMISA alpine competition in the Denver Invitational came to an end at the Winter Park Resort. Utah extended its lead over Colorado by 27 points, but the big mover of the day was Denver, now repositioned in third.
Erika Ghent of Colorado and New Mexico's Stefanie Demetz landed on the women's slalom podium in second and third, respectively. Denver's slalom ace, Sterling Grant, fell in the first run; despite laying down the third fastest time in the second run, she could not manage to find the top 20.
Westminster's Petter Brenna completed the trifecta of repeat winners this weekend by once again edging out Denver's newcomer Trevor Philp. New Mexico's Armin Triendl matched his giant slalom third place result with a podium finish in the slalom as well.
The Denver Invitational wraps up next weekend with the Nordic events while RMISA alpine athletes return to action in Alaska in early February. Beginning on Friday (Jan. 20), EISA alpine and Nordic athletes kick off their NCAA competition at the Bates College Carnival.
Team scores at the completion of alpine events in the University of Denver Invitational:
University of Utah - 456
University of Colorado - 429
University of Denver - 374
University of New Mexico - 361
University of Alaska Anchorage - 347
Westminster College - 340
Montana State University - 286
Colorado Mountain College - 286
Photo of Denver's Trevor Philp by Seth Pringle