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Utah Qualifies Full 12-Skier Team for NCAA Championships

Utah's qualifiers for the NCAA Championships were announced on Monday.

Utah's qualifiers for the NCAA Championships were announced on Monday.

Feb. 27, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY - Fifteen University of Utah skiers were announced as participants for the 2012 NCAA Championships in Bozeman, Mont., the NCAA announced Monday.

Senior Nick Cohee is the top men's giant slalom qualifier, while Torjus Krogdahl and Ryan Wilson will compete in both events as well. Freshman Tim Hribar will serve as the alternate.

Tii-Maria Romar is the top giant slalom seed and ranks fourth in the slalom. Sophomore Julie Bordeau follows as the third seed and is second in the slalom and third in the GS. Junior Anna Kocken is seeded fourth, third in the slalom and seventh in the GS. The alternate for the event will be sophomore Jaime Dupratt.

Senior Maria Graefnings earned the top seed in the freestyle race and is the second qualifier in the Nordic event. Rose Kemp will be rated sixth in the classical and seventh in the freestyle, while Parker Tyler is slotted eighth in the classic and 15th in the freestyle.

Junior Miles Havlick enters the freestyle race rated No. 2 and was third in the classic race. Didrik Smith is fourth in both disciplines, while Tom Smith is listed eighth in the freestyle event and 13th in the classical. Senior Rolf Figi will be the alternate.



Each school can qualify a maximum of three student-athletes for each discipline.

The NCAA Championships will be held Mar. 7-10 in Bozeman, Mont. The Nordic events start Mar. 7 with the 5/10km freestyle at Bohart Ranch, while the 15/20km classical races will be held Mar. 9. In the Alpine events, the giant slalom will be ran Mar. 8 in Bridger Bowl and the slalom closes the weekend on Mar. 10.

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