Cohee goes two for two, Utah leads again


The alpine events of the University of Denver Invitational began today (Jan. 14) with giant slalom racing at the Winter Park Resort. Utah sprang to an early lead over Colorado, and the University of Alaska Anchorage has settled into third.

Utah’s Nick Cohee was comfortable in the leader’s bib and made it two for two with his second giant slalom victory of the season. Adam Zika of Colorado finished a half second back and New Mexico’s Armin Triendl completed the podium.

Cohee’s assault was flanked by teammate Tii-Maria Romar who bested her second place result in the CU Invite with a convincing win this weekend. Colorado newcomer Shane McLean asserted her place in the RMISA in second while Utah’s Jaime DuPratt provided another slice of bread to the complete the victory sandwich.

Slalom action continues tomorrow (Jan. 15) at Winter Park.

Team scores after giant slalom of University of Denver Invitational:
University of Utah – 240
University of Colorado – 219
University of Alaska Anchorage – 192
University of Denver – 184
University of New Mexico – 153
Westminster College – 153
Montana State University – 142
Colorado Mountain College – 35

Photo of Utah’s Nick Cohee (race winner) by Guenther Birgmann

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