2016 Alpine Skiing News

  • Middlebury Mourns the Passing of Murphy Roberts '17
    August 19, 2016
    Middlebury College mourns the loss of a current undergraduate student, Murphy Roberts ’17, who died on Sunday, August 14, while hiking in Southern Utah. Murphy experienced a seizure related to his Type 1 diabetes, which caused a fall that resulted in a series of complications. He was never in pain and passed with his parents and siblings by his side. The rising senior and political science major was 22 years old.
  • Alpine Teams Compete in Friday Night Action at NCAAs
    March 12, 2016
    Middlebury finished 11th among 21 teams competing at the 2016 NCAA Skiing Championships hosted by the University of Colorado. The Panthers finished with 133 points, while Denver captured its 23rd title with 567 points. Colorado (491), Utah (485) and Montana State (406) rounded out the top teams, with Vermont (310) leading all east squads.
  • Ski Team Headed to NCAAs
    March 09, 2016
    Middlebury will travel to Colorado for the 2016 NCAA Skiing Championships from March 9-12 at Mt. Werner and Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. The championships will be hosted by the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Alpine Actions Kicks Off NCAA Championships
    March 09, 2016
    Athletes from the Middlebury alpine team opened competition at the 2016 NCAA Skiing Championships hosted by the University of Colorado. The giant slalom event was contested on Wednesday, with races taking place at the Steamboat Ski Resort. The Panthers sit in 10th place after day one of racing with 48 points, as Montana State holds down the top spot (148), followed by Denver (138). Nordic action begins on Thursday with the women's 5K and men's 10K freestyle events.
  • Cone & Hayes Named All-East
    March 03, 2016
    Four members of the Middlebury College Ski Team were honored when the All-East awards were announced by the Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association (EISA). Seniors Kelsey Phinney (Boulder, Colo.) and Annie Pokorny (Spokane, Wash.) both earned first-team honors on the nordic side, while junior Rob Cone (Killington, Vt.) was a first-team selection and classmate Colin Hayes (Evergreen, Colo.) earned a spot on the second team on the alpine slopes. The four will be a part of Middlebury’s NCAA Team that will travel to Colorado for the 2016 NCAA Skiing Championships from March 9-12 at Mt. Werner and Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs.
  • Pokorny Wins, Cone Second to Highlight Day Two of Middlebury Carnival
    February 27, 2016
    Middlebury wrapped up the carnival season with a fourth-place finish at its own event on Sunday. The races also doubled as the EISA Championship as well as an NCAA Regional. The University of Vermont captured the title with 989 points, followed by Dartmouth (826), the University of New Hampshire (749) and the Panthers (710). Middlebury is now off until the NCAA Championships held from March 9-12 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
  • Cone Wins Slalom to Open Middlebury Carnival
    February 26, 2016
    After five top-five finishes this season, Rob Cone broke through with a win on his home course in the slalom on day one of the 93rd annual Middlebury Winter Carnival. The event also doubles as the EISA Championship as well as an NCAA Regional. Action resumes on Saturday at the Snow Bowl with the giant slalom at 9:30 a.m. Nordic action gets underway at the Rikert Nordic Center with the men’s 10K free at 10:00 a.m. and the women’s 5K free at noon.
  • Ski Teams Set to Host Winter Carnival - Nordic Races Moved to Saturday/Sunday
    February 23, 2016
    Middlebury College will host its 93rd annual winter carnival on Friday-Sunday, February 26-28. The event also doubles as the EISA Championships and an NCAA Regional. Nordic events originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been moved to Saturday/Sunday due to heavy rains anticipated in the area on Thursday. The nordic races will be contested at the Rikert Nordic Center, while the alpine events will be held at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.
  • Hayes & Pokorny Win on Day Two at Williams Carnival
    February 20, 2016
    Colin Hayes paced the alpine side with a win in the slalom, while Annie Pokorny was victorious for the women's nordic squad in the 5K pursuit at the Williams Carnival. The University of Vermont won the competition with 992 points, followed by Dartmouth (919), UNH (720) and the Panthers (638). Alpine races were contested at Jiminy Peak in Hancock, Massachusetts, while the nordic races were held at the Ski Jump Venue at Lake Placid, New York. Middlebury returns to action next weekend when it hosts its own carnival which doubles as the EISA Championships.
  • Cone & Pokorny Pace Skiers on Opening Day at Williams
    February 19, 2016
    The Middlebury ski teams returned to action on Friday, taking part in the Williams Carnival. The Panthers were led by a second-place finish in the giant slalom from Rob Cone and a third-place effort on the nordic side from Annie Pokorny. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday with the slalom event as well as the men’s and women’s pursuit races on the nordic side.
  • Phinney's Win Paces Panther Ski Team at Dartmouth
    February 13, 2016
    Kelsey Phinney’s win in the 15K classic sparked Middlebury as the Panthers finished fourth overall at Dartmouth Carnival. The University of Vermont captured the overall title with 888 points, followed by Dartmouth (858), UNH (826) and Middlebury (645). Alpine races took place at the Dartmouth Skiway, while the nordic race was held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont, due to the lack of snow at Oak Hill. The Panthers return to action next weekend at the Williams Carnival.
  • Cone Places Second in GS on Day One at the Dartmouth Carnival
    February 12, 2016
    The Middlebury alpine ski team returned to action on Friday, taking part in the Dartmouth Carnival at the Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, New Hampshire. The Panthers sit in fourth place with 178 points, as Vermont (251), New Hampshire (211) and Dartmouth (205) sit just ahead of Middlebury. Rob Cone took home second-place honors in the giant slalom to pace the Panther men. Action resumes on Saturday with the slalom event beginning at 9:00 a.m. Nordic action begins on Saturday at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont due to the lack of snow at Oak Hill. The men's 20K classical mass start race begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the women in a 15K classical race at 10:45 a.m.
  • Panther Profile - Linley Shaw
    February 03, 2016
    South Burlington, Vermont native Linley Shaw comes from a long line of Panther athletes. Her grandfather, Gale H. Shaw Jr. ’53 and aunt Danielle Shaw Virtue ’82 were both All-Americans as well as captains of their respective skiing teams. Additionally, Shaw’s cousin, Kara, graduated in 2015 and was a key member of last winter’s carnival team.
  • Life is a Carnival: EISA Racing
    February 03, 2016
    There's nothing like ski racing in college: the competition, the camaraderie and the carnivals that knit together schools from state to state. In the Northeast, the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) circuit sees racers spending their January and February weekends gathering at historic hills — Stowe, the Dartmouth Skiway, and Middlebury Snow Bowl ...
  • Ski Team in Fourth Place After Alpine Portion of UVM Carnival
    January 30, 2016
    The University of Vermont Carnival is complete with Middlebury earning a fourth-place finish overall. Dartmouth won the carnival with 972 points, followed by Vermont (912), New Hampshire (723) and the Panthers (669). The slalom races were contested at the Main Street Race Course at the Stowe Mountain Resort.
  • Alpine Ski Team Competes at UVM Carnival
    January 29, 2016
    The alpine ski teams were first to kick off the University of Vermont Carnival on Friday afternoon at the Main Street Race Course at the Stowe Mountain Resort. The giant slalom races took place on Friday with the slalom events to follow on Saturday. The nordic portion of the carnival will take place on February 5-6. The Panthers sit in fourth place overall after two events.
  • Phinney Wins, Cone Second on Day Two at Colby Carnival
    January 23, 2016
    Middlebury sits in fourth place after two days of racing at the Colby Carnival. On Saturday, Rob Cone paced the alpine men, finishing second in the slalom with a time of 1:29.50. Kelsey Phinney picked up another win on the nordic side, taking home the title in the 15K classic race with a time of 49:46. After the conclusion of Sunday's nordic races, Dartmouth won the carnival with 921 points, followed by UVM (917), UNH (912) and the Panthers (746).
  • Alpine Action Opens Colby Carnival
    January 22, 2016
    The Middlebury alpine teams returned to action on Friday, competing at Sugarloaf in the Colby Carnival. The Panther men and women both placed fourth in the giant slalom event, sitting in third place overall after day one. Action resumes on Saturday with the slalom events, as well as the men’s and women’s 15K classical races at the Quarry Road Recreational Area in Waterville.
  • Ski Team Finishes Fourth at Bates Carnival
    January 16, 2016
    The Middlebury ski teams finished fourth among 17 scoring schools in the opening carnival of the season hosted by Bates. Kelsey Phinney picked up a win on day two, covering the 5K nordic free course in 12:13 to win by seven seconds. Alpine events took place at Sunday River, while the nordic teams competed at the Quarry Road Recreational Area in Waterville.
  • Phinney Places Second, Men's Alpine With Four in Top 12 on Day One at Bates Carnival
    January 15, 2016
    The Middlebury ski team opened up its 2016 season at the Bates Carnival. Alpine events took place at Sunday River, while the nordic teams competed at the Quarry Road Recreational Area in Waterville. The Panthers sit in fourth place after four events, as action resumes on Saturday with the women's 5K and men's 10K freestyle races as well as the slalom events.
  • 2016 Alpine Skiing Preview
    January 07, 2016
    The Middlebury alpine ski team soared to new heights on the men’s side a year ago, with some great finishes from the women as well. The men’s squad will be a bit larger this season, with all three NCAA Qualifiers returning from a year ago. The women’s team saw key losses to graduation, but hopes to reload with a small but solid group in 2016. As a program, the Panthers finished eighth overall at the 2015 NCAA Championships.
  • Alpine Ski Team Helps Keep Bristol Rivers Clean
    October 02, 2015
    Members of Middlebury's alpine skiing team recently partnered up with The New Haven River Anglers Association, The Bristol Conservation Committee and the Bristol Boy Scout Troop 543 in an community awareness project in the Town of Bristol. The group of volunteers painted stencils in front of over 60 storm drain grates on the streets of Bristol in an effort to remind and encourage residents to keep the storm drains free from toxic substances such as motor oil, antifreeze, grass clippings and other debris.