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Another race, another top-10 finish for the Harvard skiing team, which placed ninth out of 16 teams with 284 points.
This weekend, the Harvard skiing team kicked off its 2015 campaign at the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association’s Bates College Winter Carnival.
Multi-sport sophomores Rachel Hampton and Ian Meyer are always in season.
He opened the door to reveal a tiny room cluttered with ski waxing benches, oversized duffels, rainbow clusters of racing skis, and scattered posters of Olympic skiers peeling off the stark white walls. I could tell right away that this wasn’t the latest in ski technology: this was a home.
For the Harvard skiing team, winter break is spent in a cabin in Vermont, with each skier training hard to prepare for the season against the top competition in the nation.
Seniors Becca Nadler, Jen Rolfes, and Chris Stock, along with junior Akeo Maifeld-Carucci, competed in Park City, Utah and combined to help the Crimson secure 14th place out of 23 teams overall.
In warm conditions, the Harvard Alpine ski team competed in the two-day Middlebury Carnival this weekend. The competition was the East Regional qualifier for nationals.
The Harvard men and women combined for 349 points to finish eighth out of 16 teams in New Hampshire. Seniors Rebecca Nadler and Ian Anderson were among top finishers for the Crimson.
The Harvard men’s Nordic team placed fourth and third on Friday and Saturday, respectively, in its 10K classic and 15K freestyle races. The women’s team placed fifth and 11th in its 5K classic and 10K freestyle competitions.
Senior Rebecca Nadler posted a second-place finish in the women's giant slalom, just .80 seconds behind the winner.
Senior Rebecca Nadler led the way with a second-place finish in the giant slalom, but Harvard managed only a 12th-place finish out of 13 teams on the first day of competition at the Vermont Carnival. The second day was postponed due to inclement weather.
If you visited the Weston Ski Track on any given Monday afternoon this February, you would have been greeted by the inspiring sight of disabled veterans learning to ski. Their teachers aren’t just any ordinary ski instructors, though. Instead, they are members of the Harvard Nordic ski team who volunteer as part of the New England Nordic Ski Association’s Adaptive Ski program.