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Rookie Lutz Klausmann and the UAA Nordic teams helped the Seawolves to a 3rd-place team finish at the Denver Invite.
Courtesy: Rick Boots

UAA hosts RMISA schools for two meets

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 01/30/2012
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THIS WEEK: For the first time since 2009, the Alaska Anchorage ski team will host Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association members at the Alaska Anchorage Invitational (Feb. 4-10) and the Seawolf Invitational (Feb. 9-11) at Kincaid Park and Alyeska Ski Resort.

MEET DETAILS

WHO: Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association members
WHAT: Alaska Anchorage Invitational and Seawolf Invitational
WHEN: Feb. 4-10 – UAA Invite; Feb. 9-11 – Seawolf Invite. See full schedule here.
WHERE:
Kincaid Park, Anchorage (Nordic), Alyeska Ski Resort, Girdwood (Alpine)
MEDIA: Live results will be available for the Alpine events at Live-timing.com ... no live results for the Nordic races ... results, photos and videos can be found on GoSeawolves.com, while updates can be followed on UAA’s Facebook and Twitter sites ... if the temperature reaches -4 degrees Fahrenheit, the races could be postponed and rescheduled ... in addition to GoSeawolves.com, results, start lists and course maps can be found here ... awards will be handed out on the last day of each meet at respective locations.

SEAWOLF SHUTTLE:
The University will be offering a shuttle to two (2) ski races for UAA students, faculty and staff ... the shuttle will be first-come, first-serve and will seat approximately 30 individuals ... the shuttle will depart the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, Friday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. to Kincaid Park and return at 2 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. to Alyeska Ski Resort and return at 4:30 p.m.

UP NEXT:
The Seawolves will wrap up the final third of the season in Montana with the RMISA Alpine Qualifier (Feb. 23) and the  RMISA/NCAA West Regional Championship (Feb. 24-25), while qualified individuals will compete at the NCAA Championship on March 7-10.

SEAWOLF BITES: For the first time since the 2009 season, the Seawolves will host races in Alaska ... the last time UAA hosted, it posted a program-best 1st-place team finish at the Seawolf Invite and third place at the Alaska Anchorage Invite ... to date, the Seawolves are on track for one of their best seasons ever ... after claiming the Alaska Nordic Cup for the first time since 2006, UAA has posted third-place team finishes at the Colorado Invite and Denver Invite, respectively ... in between 2009 and this season, UAA had only one other 3rd-place team finish, recorded at the New Mexico Invite in 2011.

SKIER NOTES:
  Individually, the trio of Jaime Bronga, Laura Rombach and Steffi Hiemer are producing a stellar senior campaign on the cross country courses ... Bronga, from Anchorage, has posted two individual RMISA wins and hasn’t finished lower than fourth all season ... Rombach and Hiemer have each registered two top-five finishes, helping the Seawolves to rallies in the team standings ... on the men’s side, sophomore Lasse Molegaard-Nielsen leads the UAA Nordic team with a 4th-place finish in the 10K classical at the Denver Invite ... on the slopes, the Seawolves have been led by veteran All-American Alex Parker ... a local of Calgary, Alberta, Parker has finished in the top 15 in all four RMISA races ... the 2010 NCAA Slalom Champion, Andreas Adde, leads the men, finishing in the top seven in three races.

DENVER INVITE RECAP:
Led by a dominating performance from its women’s Nordic squad, the UAA ski team roared back to finish third place in the team standings on the fourth and final day of the Denver Invite (Jan. 21) ... senior Jaime Bronga continued her impressive early season performance by winning the women’s 10K freestyle race in 36:59.5 ... fellow senior Laura Romback was third and senior Steffi Hiemer finished fifth, giving the UAA women their second straight day with all three scorers in the top six ... the UAA Alpine team competed its portion of the Denver Invitational on Jan. 14-15 ... the Seawolves posted successful marks in the giant slalom with junior Andreas Adde leading the men and senior Alex Parker leading the women – each finished sixth in their respective races ... Parker led both the men and women in the slalom, finishing with a team-high 13th place ... rookies Anais Urbain and Niko Harmanen also registered top-10 finishes in the GS.
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