Beavers place 10th in GS at USCSA Nationals

Beavers place 10th in GS at USCSA Nationals

NEWRY, Maine -- The University of Maine at Farmington men's Alpine skiing team finished 10th in the giant slalom at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships today at Sunday River Ski Resort.

Sierra Nevada College placed five skiers in the top six to win the team title with a combined time of 424.03 followed by St. Olaf College (433.39) and Rocky Mountain College (436.11). UMF, which had two skiers not finish due to spills, was 10th out of 19 teams at 472.37.

Sam Ricker (Turner, Maine) led the Beavers with a two-run total of 2:29.83 to finish in 33rd place. Josh Cooley (Vassalboro, Maine) in 44th at 2:32.46 and Sebastien Dumont (Skowhegan, Maine) in 67th at 2:50.08 rounded out UMF's scoring.

The UMF men's Alpine ski team is slated to return to competition Saturday with slalom racing. The first runs are tabbed for a 9:30 a.m. start

Coming off Tuesday's national title win in the giant slalom, Katie Keough (Cumberland, Maine) did not fare well in the women's snowboarding boardercross. Keough was 23rd in the time trials, finishing outside of the 16 best times. The bracketed semifinals and finals feature the top 16 competitors.

Keough returns to action on Friday in the slopestyle competition. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m.