Middlebury College skiers Andrew Wagner (Traverse City, Mich.) and Simeon Hamilton (Aspen, Colo.) both capped their impressive careers with All-American honors once again this season. The duo accomplished the feat based on their impressive performances at the recent NCAA Championships hosted by Bates College in Maine.
Wagner ends his career as a five-time All-American for the Panthers. He earned the honor in both the slalom and giant slalom events in '09. He placed third in the GS with a time of 2:33.28, while coming in eighth in the slalom (2:39.45). Wagner accomplished the same feat during his sophomore year, placing third in the slalom and fourth in the GS. A year ago, he earned All-American honors once again with a sixth place finish in the slalom. He is believed to be the first five-time Alpine All-American in school history.
Wagner earned 10 podium finishes during his carnival career, capturing three carnival wins. Out of approximately 48 collegiate racers, he only missed the top 10 combined finish 12 times in his career, earning two podiums at NCAA's.
Simeon Hamilton earned All-American status once again on the nordic side, placing ninth overall in the 20K freestyle race with a time of 44:44. He also earned the honor in the 10K freestyle race, coming in seventh place in 24:49. Hamilton ends his career as a three-time All-American after finishing seventh in '07 NCAA's in the 10K freestyle. Hamilton won four of the six carnival races he skied after returning from a USST trip to France for the U23 World Championships. One of the great finishes came as he anchored the freestyle relay at Middlebury Carnival. Hamilton accepted a position with the Sun Valley Olympic Development program