Alpine ‘Birds Dominate Slopes In Oregon

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Luke Terhart

The UBC Varsity Alpine Ski Team continued their podium domination in the US Collegiate Skiing Association qualifying races held this past weekend at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon. Competing against colleges from around the Pacific Northwest, UBC clearly demonstrated the depth of their team, claiming 8 of a possible 12 medals, and maintaining their top spot of the team standings.

On the men’s side, Mike Bisnaire made it look easy and finished the weekend with two gold medals. With a combined time of 1:18:90 on Saturday, he placed ahead of teammates Ben Middleton (1:21:51/2nd), Luke Terhart (1:22:01/4th) and Austin Taylor (1:24:52/5th), while on Sunday they swapped results with Terhart taking silver and Middleton just missing the podium, finishing in 4th.

UBC’s Ella Both skied to a silver medal finish on Saturday, behind rival Morgan Duffy from the University of Washington. Teammate Samantha Bisnaire took the bronze, only two-tenths behind Both after two runs. Fellow Thunderbird skiers Christina Donnelly finished 6th, Kayla Johnston 11th, and Rachel Warner was 20th. In Sunday’s race, Bisnaire matched her brother’s performance topping the podium with a combined time of 1:24:87, while Both again claimed silver (1:25:03), narrowly edging out UW’s Duffy this time (by seven hundredths!) who finished in third.

See results on theUSCSC website.

2013 NWCSC Team Points after 4 of 8 races


WOMEN
Total Best
RACE 1 2 3 4 Points 6
UBC 25 25 25 25 100 50
College of Idaho 11 20 20 20 71 40
Whitman College 20 15 12 15 62 35
Washington St. University 12 12 15 11 50 27
University of Washington 15 11 11 12 49 27
University of Oregon 8 10 10 10 38 20
University of Idaho 10 9 9 9 37 19
University of Puget Sound 9 8 8 8 33 17
MEN
Total Best
RACE 1 2 3 4 Points 6
UBC 25 12 25 25 87 50
College of Idaho 15 11 20 20 66 40
University of Oregon 20 10 15 15 60 35
University of Washington 12 25 11 11 59 37
Washington St. University 11 20 12 10 53 32
University of Idaho 10 15 8 9 42 25
Whitman College 8 9 8 12 38 21
University of Puget Sound 8 8 10 8 35 19
Oregon State University-Cascade 7 7 7 7 28 14

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