2016 Nordic Skiing News

  • Ross Transitions Into New Role at Middlebury
    April 26, 2016
    Long-time Middlebury College Assistant Nordic Coach Patty Ross will transition into a new role in the fall of 2016. Ross recently completed her 29th and final season as an assistant coach for the Middlebury Nordic skiing program. The veteran coach will continue to assist the track & field teams, while taking on some administrative duties in her new role.
  • Ski Team Finishes 11th Overall at NCAA Championships
    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 in seventh. Nordic action completed the championships on Saturday with the women's 15K and men's 20K classical events, with the final day's races taking place at Howelsen Hill.
  • Nordic Action Begins at NCAAs
    March 10, 2016
    The Middlebury ski team sits in 10th place after two days of racing at the 2016 NCAA Skiing Championships hosted by the University of Colorado. The nordic competitors saw their first day of competition at Howelsen Hill with the women's 5K freestyle and the men's 10K freestyle races. Montana State leads the event with 282 points, followed by Utah (264) and Denver (263). The alpine teams take center stage on Friday night with the women's slalom beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the men's at 7:15 p.m. mountain time.
  • 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.
  • Phinney & Pokorny Earn All-East Honors
    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.
  • Ski Teams Finish Fourth at EISA Championships
    February 28, 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.
  • Pokorny Wins, Cone Second to Highlight Day Two of Middlebury Carnival
    February 27, 2016
    Annie Pokorny won the 5K freestyle and Rob Cone placed second in the giant slalom to highlight day two of the 93rd annual Middlebury Winter Carnival. The event also doubles as the EISA Championship as well as an NCAA Regional. The University of Vermont leads after three events with 715 points, followed by Dartmouth (617) the University of New Hampshire (552) and the Panthers (550). Action concludes on Sunday at the Rikert Nordic Center with the men's 20K free at 10:00 a.m. and the women's 15K free at 11:30 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Pokorny & Phinney Finish in Top 5 as Vermont Carnival Concludes
    February 07, 2016
    The University of Vermont Carnival is complete with Middlebury earning a fourth-place finish overall as nordic competition concluded the event on Sunday. Annie Pokorny and Kelsey Phinney paced the Panther women in the 10K classic race, placing second and fourth respectively.
  • Nordic Racers Compete on Day One at UVM Carnival
    February 06, 2016
    The nordic ski team returned to action, taking part in the University of Vermont Carnival at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, due to a lack of snow at Trapp Family Lodge. Action resumes on Sunday with the conclusion of the carnival, featuring the men’s and women’s 10K classic races.
  • Nordic Action Concludes Colby Carnival, Panthers Finish Fourth
    January 24, 2016
    Middlebury finished fourth overall at the Colby Carnival, as action concluded on Sunday with a pair of nordic races at the Quarry Road Recreational Area in Waterville. Dartmouth won the carnival with 921 points, followed by Vermont (917), New Hampshire (912) and the Panthers (746).
  • 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, Kelsey Phinney picked up another win, taking home the title in the 15K classic race with a time of 49:46. Rob Cone paced the alpine men, finishing second in the slalom with a time of 1:29.50. The carnival concludes on Sunday with the men’s and women’s team sprints at the Quarry Road Recreational Area in Waterville. Alpine races were contested at Sugarloaf.
  • Phinney Named EISA Nordic Skier of the Week
    January 21, 2016
    Middlebury College nordic skier Kelsey Phinney (Boulder, Colo.) has been named the EISA Nordic Skier of the Week. Last weekend in the opening carnival of the season hosted by Bates, Phinney finished second in the classic sprint races. Her qualifying time beat the entire field by nearly five seconds. On Saturday, she took home the title in the 5K freestyle event, covering the course with a time of 12:13. She and her teammates return to action this Saturday and Sunday at the Colby Carnival.
  • Phinney Wins 5K as Panthers Place 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.
  • Phinney Earns Spot on U23 US World Championship Team
    January 14, 2016
    Middlebury College nordic skier Kelsey Phinney has qualified for the U-23 world championships. Phinney is one of 10 athletes who were named to the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) U23 World Ski Championships Team. The U23 team and Junior Worlds team will represent the United States in Rasnov, Romania from February 22-28. Recent Middlebury graduate and All-American Heather Mooney ’15 will be one of Phinney’s teammates in the event.
  • 2016 Nordic Skiing Preview
    January 11, 2016
    Featuring a roster of seasoned returnees in addition to some talented youth, the Middlebury nordic skiing team has set its sights on lofty goals this season. Last winter, the team combined with the alpine skiers to finish eighth at the NCAA Championships in March. The nordic team lost multiple skiers on the women’s side due to graduation, but the depth developed in previous years will keep that upward momentum rolling for both the men and women.