You have probably seen them roll by. Dressed in tights, helmets, and orange safety vests, there they go again. It’s the Middlebury College cross-country ski team on roller skis.
Often in groups of 10 or 12, the men and women skiers take to the paved roads around the College for demanding workouts starting in September and continuing until, well, until there’s enough snow on the ground for actual skiing.
Former Middlebury College skier Simi Hamilton '09 has been named to the U.S. Ski Team. The 2010 Olympian earned All-American honors three times at Middlebury, including top 10 finishes in the 10K and 20K races in 2009. During his senior year, he won four of the six carnival races he skied in after returning from a U.S. Ski Team trip to France for the U23 World Championships.
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Middlebury College has been named the host school for the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships. The Panthers are one of just two ski programs in the country that own and manage its own skiing facilities. Alpine events will take place at the Snow Bowl, while the Rikert Ski Touring Center will host the nordic races.
The Middlebury ski team remains in ninth place after three days of action at the 2010 NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Colorado. The Panthers remain the leader among Division III schools with 233.5 points, while Denver (589.5), New Mexico (535) and Colorado (504) comprise the Utah (472) top three teams. Action wraps-up on Saturday with the the men's 20K free and the women's 15K free nordic races.
The Middlebury ski team ended its season with a 10th place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Colorado. Denver won the national title with 714 points, followed by Colorado (714), New Mexico (677), Utah (595) and Dartmouth (523). The Panthers finished with 270.5 points, fourth among eastern schools.
Middlebury sits in 10th place after two days of competition at the 2010 NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Colorado. The Panthers have 137.5 points, while Denver leads with 420, followed by Colorado (351) and New Mexico (319).
The Middlebury ski team sits in ninth place among 16 scoring teams at the 2010 NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Colorado. The Panthers are the top Division III school with 99.5 points, while Denver (239), Utah (196.5) and UVM (178.5) made up the top three teams. Action continues on Howelsen Hill Thursday, with the women's 5K and men's 10K Classical races.
The University of Colorado will be the host school for the 57th Annual NCAA Men's and Women's Skiing Championships from March 10-13, 2010. Alpine events will take place at Mt. Werner & Howelsen Hill, while the Nordic events will be held at Howelsen Hill. Middlebury will send five alpine racers and a pair of nordic competitors to the event.
Several skiers were honored when the 2010 All-East honors were announced following the Middlebury Carnival. Alpine skier Brian Shpall (Englewood, Colo.) was named the men's rookie of the year, while nordic racer Corinne Prevot (East Burke, Vt.) earned women's rookie of the year honors. Shpall, junior Bobby Poehling (LaCrosse, Wis.) and junior Nicole Dvorak (Essex Junction, Vt.) earned second-team All-East honors on the alpine side, while junior Patrick Johnson (Anchorage, Alaska) was a first-team selection on the nordic side.
The 87th Middlebury College winter carnival is complete, with Middlebury finishing in third place overall with 741.5 points. Dartmouth won the event (846), followed by UVM (806) and UNH in fourth (734). The Panthers will return to action on March 10th-13th at the NCAA Championships in Colorado.
Due to poor condition at both the alpine and nordic venues, the 87th annual Middlebury Carnival Winter Carnival has been moved to Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th. The alpine races will be held at the Snow Bowl, while the nordic races will take place at the Rikert Ski Touring Center.
Former Middlebury College athlete Hedda Berntsen '99 has earned a silver medal in the women's ski cross freestyle skiing event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. The Norwegian battled her way through four rounds to advance to the finals, where she finished behind only gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor of Canada. Berntsen was a member of the alpine ski team while at Middlebury, also competing in women's soccer and track.
The Panther ski teams wrapped up action at the 94th annual Williams winter carnival with a fifth place finish overall. Dartmouth (892) won the event, edging UVM (890), UNH (705) and Williams (685.5). The men's slalom team paced Middlebury racers, finishing second overall.
Former Middlebury College All-Americans Garrott Kuzzy '06 and Simeon Hamilton '09 represented the United States Olympic team during the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. In their first event, Monday's (2/15/10) 15K freestyle race, the pair were two of just four Americans competing in the Nordic race, with 96 qualifiers from around the world starting the event.
Middlebury earned a season-best third place finish at the Dartmouth Carnival on February 12th and 13th. The host school won the event with 929 points, followed by UVM (877), Middlebury (743) and UNH (680).
The Middlebury College ski teams returned to action after a weekend off from carnival racing, taking part in the University of Vermont Carnival. Dartmouth (892) edged the host school (882), followed by UNH (745) and Middlebury (683). The Middlebury men's nordic team won both the 10K classic and the 15K free races over the weekend, as Patrick Johnson captured the 15K race.
A second Middlebury College alumnus has claimed the final spot on the 2010 Olympic Cross Country Ski Team. The selection of Simi Hamilton of Aspen, Colo., a former All-American at Middlebury, was announced Thursday after the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) received an 11th and final quota spot. Hamilton, who graduated from Middlebury last spring with a degree in Geology, joins former teammate Garrott Kuzzy '06 as members of the U.S. Team.
Former Middlebury College nordic skier Garrott Kuzzy '06 of Minneapolis, Minn. has been named to the U.S. Olympic Team, officials from the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced today. He joins former Panthers Andrew Johnson ('02-Salt Lake, '06-Torino), Dorcas Denhartog '87 ('88-Calgary, '92-Albertbille, '94-Lillehammer) and Sue Long '82 ('84-Sarajevo) as nordic skiing Olympians.
The Middlebury College ski teams were in action on week two of the carnival circuit, competing at the St. Michael's Carnival. The Panthers earned a fourth place finish with 742 points, as Dartmouth (855) won the event, followed by Vermont (784) and UNH (754).
The Middlebury College ski teams opened up their 2010 season with a trip to New York for the St. Lawrence Carnival. Dartmouth won the event with 957 points, followed by UVM (849), UNH (828) and Middlebury (685). The men's GS squad and the women's 5K classical group both finished in second place in their respective events.
After four years in college, Simi Hamilton isn't supposed to know how to sprint. Try telling that to Mike Hinckley. With 500 meters to go in the freestyle sprint at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Hinckley made a huge move on the field, passing Hamilton on the outside of the last significant hill on the course. After finishing second last year, it looked like Hinckley had this one in the bag. CLICK HERE to be redirected to the entire article.