JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – The Castleton University women's and men's alpine ski teams capped their seasons on Saturday afternoon, racing in the dual slalom on the final day of competition at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Assocation National Championships at Snow King Mountain Resort.
Both teams reached the podium, as the women's team earned a second-place finish in the event, while the men took home the bronze medal for the Spartans.
After a first-round bye for the women, the Spartans collected a win over Northeastern in the quarterfinals to set up a matchup with west-region powerhouse Rocky Mountain College. Castleton took care of business in the semifinals against RMC, pitting them against the giant slalom and slalom national champions, Sierra Nevada College, in the dual slalom championship. Castleton came up just short in the finals, earning a silver in the event.
On the men's side, Castleton opened the day with a first-round win over the United States Military Academy before dispatching Washington State in the quarterfinals. After falling to Rocky Mountain College in the semifinals, the Spartans knocked off Northeastern University in the third-place competition to earn a spot on the podium.
Final results, including official team standings and total All-America counts from the 2019 USCSA National Championships, will be released on Sunday.