Thursday, January 10, 2019 • by Brooke Frederickson, RMISA
NEDERLAND, Colo.—Denver swept the giant slalom races on the first day of the Colorado Invitational with Tuva Norbye winning her second-straight women's race and Tobias Kogler taking the men's race.
Denver holds a 10-point lead over Utah in the team standings, 169 to 159. Montana State is third (130) with New Mexico fourth (126), Colorado fifth (119) and Alaska Anchorage sixth (117).
The Colorado Invitational continues on Friday with the slalom races in the morning and and a new event, the dual slalom, held as an exhibition in the evening.
Women's Giant Slalom
- Tuva Norbye, Denver
- Eirin Engeset, Utah
- Roni Remme, Utah
- Rebecca Fiegl, New Mexico
- Georgia Burgess, Alaska Anchorage
- Sona Moravcikova, New Mexico
- Jocelyn McCarthy, Montana State
- Stephanie Gartner, Montana State
- Stefanie Fleckenstein, Colorado
- Amelia Smart, Denver
- Team scores: Denver 80, New Mexico 74, Utah 71, Montana State 65, Alaska Anchorage, Colorado 51, Westminster College 44, Colorado Mountain College 10
- Denver's Tuva Norbye has won both races this season so far. She has five career wins.
- Utah's Eirin Engeset also earned her second-straight second-place finish.
- Utah's Roni Remme competes in her first race of the season after coming off the World Cup circuit, earning third for her seventh career podium finish.
- New Mexico's Rebecca Fiegl finishes fourth for the second-straight race and has six career top-five finishes.
- UAA's Georgia Burgess earned her second career top five finish.
Men's Giant Slalom
- Tobias Kogler, Denver
- Mark Engel, Utah
- Aage Solheim, Montana State
- Jett Seymour, Denver
- Joachim Lein, Utah
- Sky Kelsey, Alaska Anchorage
- Joey Young, Colorado
- Teddy Takki, Colorado
- Huston Philp, Utah
- Tyler Theis, New Mexico
- Team scores: Denver 89, Utah 88, Colorado 68, Montana State 65, Alaska Anchorage 58, New Mexico 52, Westminster College 33, Colorado Mountain College 18.
- Denver's Tobias Kogler earned his second career victory and his first giant slalom win.
- Kogler and Utah's Mark Engel have finished on the podium in both races this year with Engel placing second.
- Montana State's Aage Solheim finished third for his first career podium finish. In addition to Kogler and Engel, Solheim has also finished in the top five in both races this year.
- Denver's Jett Seymour finished fourth four his second career top-five finish.
- In addition to Solheim, Utah's Joachim Lein was also competing in his second career race with his first top five. It is Lein's first career top-five finish.