UAA ski teams sweep podiums in season debut

Men's ski team celebrates sweeping the podium. Photo courtesy of

The Seawolves alpine ski teams swept the men's and women's podiums in the giant slalom at the Yukon Federation of International Skiing races on Nov. 18 in Whitehorse, Canada. Their sweep signified the beginning of a hopeful season. 

Jan Ronner took the top spot on the men's podium, finishing with the fastest first run. Ronner's two-run time run was 1:57.85. 

Caeden Carruthers finished second with a time of 1:58.09. He finished second in both his first and second runs. Hunter Eid finished third with a time of 1:58.16, and Moro Bamber finished fourth with a time of 2:00.43. 

The UAA women were equally impressive, taking the top six spots. Ashleigh Alexander took the top podium with a two-run time of 2:04.79. 

Ainsley Proffit finished second with a time of 2:05.11 and Ella Bromee was third with a time of 2:05.33. Alyssa Hill finished fourth, Carmen Nielssen was fifth and Olivia Carrier finished in sixth. 

"Great day for Ash and Jan," said UAA coach Sparky Anderson. "Can't ask for a better start to the season. Training has been productive and we still have a lot of work in front of us." 

The ski team plans to have a home competition at Kincaid Park on Jan. 3. Head out there to support our Ski-wolves.