Men's Alpine Earns Second-Place Finish in Slalom at USCSA National Championships

Men's Alpine Earns Second-Place Finish in Slalom at USCSA National Championships

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – The Castleton University men's alpine ski team earned a second-place finish in the slalom at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships on Friday afternoon at Snow King Mountain Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Castleton had three All-America honorees en route to their second-place spot on the podium, combining for a team time of 4:57.87. Sierra Nevada College claimed the top spot on the podium and the nation championship with a 4:54.01 time as a team, while Rocky Mountain College slotted in at third place with a time of 4:58.06. Castleton also finished third overall in the combined standings, tying their program-best finish from 2018, 2017 and 2014.

Paul Rechberger, the 2018 national champion in the slalom, earned his second podium finish in as many years with a two-run time of 1:37.28 to finish in third place individually. Logan Mackie followed Rechberger with a time of 1:39.60, good for eighth place, earning combined All-America honors for his performance in both Friday's slalom and Wednesday's giant slalom. Anton Smith rounded out Castleton's finishers with an All-American-worthy time of 1:40.99, sitting him in 15th place overall to secure Castleton's place on the team podium.

Mackie was the only competitor for the Spartans to earn slalom, giant slalom and combined All-America honors this season, however the Spartans totaled six All-America accolades as Rechberger and Smith earned them in the slalom and Cameron Heald joined Mackie with GS All-America honors.

Sierra Nevada College's Adrian Rhomberg finished atop the leaderboard with a combined time of 1:36.17, followed by Rocky Mountain College's Esten Falksete with a time of 1:36.83.

The Spartans conclude the season on Saturday with an exhibition competition in the dual slalom.