The University of Alaska Anchorage Nordic ski team will compete at the RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regional Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Feb. 23-25.
Alaska Anchorage will look for its first RMISA Championship in school history this weekend. The Seawolves highest finish came in 2010 when they placed second. UAA posted the most points among women in 2009 and in 2012 the Seawolf women earned the most points in Nordic.
Alaska Anchorage has two skiers tied for 11th in the RMISA MVP standings. Hailey Swirbul is ranked 11th in women’s Nordic, and Georgia Burgess is ranked 11th in women’s alpine. Toomas Kollo is the top-ranked male Nordic skier in 16th, and Dominic Unterberger is 24th in men’s alpine.
The Seawolves have enjoyed four podium finishes. Charley Field won the season-opening giant slalom race. Hailey Swirbul has finished third in three of the four RMISA races she has competed in. Swirbul has not raced a RMISA race since Jan. 12 because she was competing at the World Junior Championships where she earned a silver and bronze medal.
Seawolf in Pyeongchang
Casey Wright competed in two races for Australia at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. The Mebourne, Australia, native placed 63rd in the classic sprint and 81st in the 10-kilometer freestyle.
Both the Nordic and alpine ski teams will compete at the NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, March 7-10.