Archive for the ‘Skiing’ Category

Photo courtesy of Sam Wasson / UAA Athletics

Meet the Seawolf: Lukas Ebner

Lukas Ebner is one of the top Nordic men skiers at UAA. I was honored to have the chance to interview him this past week about the season, Germany, and painted nails.

Senior Alex Parker has led the pack during her four year tenure at UAA. This will be Parker’s fourth appearance at the NCAA Championships. Photo courtesy of Curran Photography

Seawolves ready for hard competition at NCAAs

The UAA ski team posted a record-breaking regular season and is now headed to the NCAA Championships March 7-10. For the second time in program history the ski team qualified a whole team for the NCAA Championships.

Ski team hosts pair of meets, continues to impress

  The UAA Ski Team was able to claim a fourth place team finish at the UAA Invitational, taking place at both Kincaid Park (Nordic) and Alyeska Resort (Alpine) from Feb. 4-10. The University of Utah was able claim the team title convincingly with 898 points, a good bulk of which came from the men […]

UAA senior Steggi Hiemer comes out of the tunnel during her ninth place finish at the 5K Classical race in the UAA invitational at Kincaid Park. Photo by Ashley Smith/TNL

Seawolf Nordic Ski Team races up in standings

For the first time since 2009, the Seawolf Ski Team hosted the first of two Nordic races Feb. 4 at Kincaid Park in the Alaska Anchorage Invitational. The day kicked off a week’s worth of events being hosted by the Ski program including the rest of the UAA Invitational and start of the Seawolf Invitational.

Sparky Anderson takes the reigns from Trond Flagstad as the new UAA head ski coach.

Anderson receives top coaching job

A coach is the ultimate leader of the pack.

They are role models and teachers to their athletes. They are responsible for teaching more than just the rules of a game, but the rules of life as well. This position is one that cannot be filled by just anybody; it takes a special kind of person. After five years as the head alpine coach at UAA, Sparky Anderson will lead the UAA ski team as the ‘Wolves new head coach of the program.

Turnagain Arm run earns $4,000 for UAA ski team

200 local runners lined up on May 25th to race for your UAA Seawolf ski team. No more than 200 people were allowed to race, a rule set by the State Park. Running veterans Matias Saari and Najeeby Quinn won the 8-mile battle for the 13th annual Turnagain Arm Trailhead race.

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Two of UAA’s top ski coaches set to resign this year

After seven years head ski coach Trond Flagstad is throwing in the towel and resigning. He isn’t the only memorable ski coach at UAA resigning however. Assistant ski coach, Mandy Kaempf will also be leaving after five seasons with the team.

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Andreas Adde raises the bar for UAA alpine skiing

Without question, the face of UAA Alpine Skiing belongs to sophomore Andreas Adde. Adde, from Osteras, Norway, made quite an impact his freshman year, and is continuing to lift the bar for alpine skiers at UAA. This ‘Wolf was the 2010 NCAA and RMISA (Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association) champion in Slalom, as well as […]

Seawolf ski team able to take down fifth in Utah

The Utah Invitational came to an end Jan 22 with the University of Alaska Anchorage seawolves in fifth place, and a score of 658.5 points total combined from eight events. “The season is going better and better,” said head coach Trond Flagstad. “We are just getting started with the regular season meets and everyone is […]

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Ski team uses Alaska Nordic Cup as training for next season

Our UAA ski team will kick off their official season in Park City Utah on January 8, 2011 to start off the new year. On Nov. 19 through Nov. 21 the UAA men and women skiers competed in Fairbanks in the Alaska Nordic Cup. History however, repeated itself after the ‘Wolves lost to the Nanooks […]

West High Ski Swap supports UAA ski team

Need to get rid of your old skis or snowboards and make some money? Are you looking for a good deal on the latest ski equipment? Do you like helping support local groups and the community? Get it all done by attending the 2010 West High Ski Swap Oct. 30-31 and start off your ski […]

Injuries and sickness have made for a rough start to ski season

The UAA ski team has gotten off to a fairly rough start this year, but the outlook is still bright in qualifying a number of athletes for the NCAA Championships. “We have definitely been struggling and had a pretty rough start to the season,” Head Coach Trond Flagstad said. “We are not where we think […]

Skiers head to New Mexico at midway point of season

With a season-best second place and numerous fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-place finishes, the Seawolves are still on the prowl for a top-three finish outside of their home state. In the Montana Invite, UAA posted a total of 329 points between the Nordic and alpine teams. Their total was enough to earn sixth place, but was […]

Seawolf skiers kick off their season with an in state rivalry meet

It is the beginning and they have a clean slate. On December 5 and 6, the UAA Ski Team has their first meet, a home meet, against the in-state rival UAF Nanooks. “The meet is important because we race our state rivals UAF and you never want to loose against your neighbor,” said Head Coach […]

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