Friday, January 15, 2021

Campaign to save UAA ski team reaches cash goal, pledges still needed

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A fundraising campaign to support the threatened University of Alaska Anchorage ski team reached a significant milestone this week securing all needed cash donations...

Racing under the radar

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As ski races get canceled and postponed, states tighten restrictions on schools and sports, and the racing calendar becomes more like a Magic 8...

With strong results at nationals, Middlebury’s Erik Arvidsson prepares for speed comeback

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Middlebury skier Erik Arvidsson is ready to shift gears from college racing and get back into speed. Finishing fourth and sixth in the super...

USCSA announces cancellation of 2021 National Championships

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The U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) has canceled the 2021 US Collegiate Ski & Snowboard National Championships. Citing concerns from its membership...

Fall Line: What a discussion it has been!

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Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever chimes in on the college ski racing discussion, officially concluding our series on this issue. As Dan says, we have been inspired by broad engagement from the community demonstrated by hundreds of thousands of visitors to SkiRacing.com, hundreds of comments and letters to the editor. Thank you to all who participated.

Otto Tschudi: Looking back and ideas for the future

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Having been involved in the World Cup, the NCAA, and the World Pro Ski Tour, the Norwegian star knows one thing is for certain, the current conflict between skiing institutions in North America will take the sport nowhere.

Letter: NCAA skiing as a pipeline – a single experience

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Articles that have come out surrounding this issue all have one thing in common: they have some serious truths. However, I think many points...

Letter: US Ski & Snowboard is responsible to all

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The outpouring of emotion and passion from the heart of young athletes is awesome. I encourage more young athletes to speak out about their experiences.

Charles Christianson: Finding success on and off the snow

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Charles Christianson's life experience is a story of persistence, adaptation, and improbable achievement. A four-time All American and retired World Cup athlete, he is currently chief of staff at Alterra Mountain Company and a member of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation's Board of Trustees.

Letter: Why the U.S. Ski Team is not the dream team

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The day I joined the National Training Group was the day I began to question my love for ski racing. My entire life leading...

Letter: A wake up call to NCAA athletes, coaches, parents

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This in no way represents the US Ski Team's position, this is my opinion and my personal experience from years of competing in this...

Rokos: The problem with the US Ski Team and college

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College programs operate with solid financial resources and typically excellent facilities, staff and support systems, thanks to the presence of collegiate funding. For the NGB, this is an opportunity to broaden the developmental base.

Thoughts from frantic college skiers

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In response to Ski Racing Media's story on the NCAA, 12 women who are currently competing or have competed on the NCAA circuit gathered to respond.

Paula Moltzan: collegiate unique

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"I had new reasons to be excited," said Moltzan. "After five years of paying to be a member of the U.S. Ski Team, I had become a scholarship athlete, and in addition to having someone paying for my ski racing, they would pay for my education."

Video: Behind the scenes featuring Leif Nestvold-Haugen

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FIS Alpine takes a behind the scenes looks at Haugen's come-up on the World Cup circuit.

Mangan: On or off the team, ideas for the future

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Strengthening and supporting our college programs benefit the development of our national teams. Or so one would think.

Leif Nestvold-Haugen: From DU to World Cup success

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As a boy growing up in Lommedalen, Norway, Leif Nestvold-Haugen started skiing on cross-country skis as soon as he could walk. It's an activity...

Letter: My perspective on USST, NCAA

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The United States Ski Team and their view on college skiing has been a very controversial topic for years. From my perspective it is...

Letter: Choices are always difficult

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I am writing to express my opinion on the recent articles about the development differences between the USST and NCAA. I am a three-time...

Letter: Collegiate skiing and the U.S. Ski Team

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Collegiate skiing has a long and storied history in the United States, from the Dartmouth Outing Club hosting the country’s first ski race on the slopes of Mt. Moosilauke in 1927 to Bob Beattie moving from CU to coach the National Team in 1961, and then starting the World Cup in 1967.

Fall Line: USST never gave college skiers a chance

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In his Fall Line column, Ski Racing Media Chairman Dan Leever addresses lack of coordination between U.S. Ski & Snowboard and collegiate programs as evidenced by dialog in the Alpine Collegiate Working Group. Leever takes a deep dive into the issue, discussing some of the history, challenges and ideas for how to make the system better.

Can the USST Utilize Collegiate Ski Programs to Achieve Goals?

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This article first appeared in Ski Racing Magazine on May 7th, 1999.

Letter: US Ski Team myopia

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Thank you for this opportunity to speak to the USST for its lack of cooperation with the collegiate system. For years, when Pat Miller and...

Letter: USST’s failure to American athletes

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The article “USST, NCAA butt heads over NorAm schedule” is nothing new to me, but the arrogance surrounding Tiger Shaw is appalling. As a...
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