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UW Men Continue Dominance at Nordic Ski Championships

March 10, 2017

The University of Wyoming men’s Nordic ski team Friday continued its march toward a third straight United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) national championship.

And one of the team members, Will Timmons, a senior from Anchorage, Alaska, clinched his second individual overall national championship by taking second in the 15km skate race at the USCSA championships at Mount Bachelor, Ore.

With four Cowboys finishing in the top 10 of Friday’s race, “They are basically uncatchable for the national championship, barring a major disaster,” co-head coach Christi Boggs says. “They hope to finish the week with an exclamation point in the team sprint relay tomorrow (Saturday).”

Finishing right behind Timmons to take third in the 15km skate was Sam Wiswell, a Jackson senior. Mason Vincent, a Laramie junior, finished fifth, and Trevor Willoughby, a Casper sophomore, was 13th.

The UW men hold a 33-point lead over the runner-up club in the team standings. The Cowboys have 34 overall team points, while regional rival Western State College University (Gunnison, Colo.) is second with 67 points. St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) is a distant third with 93 points.

Timmons’ overall title made him only the second UW men’s skier to ever win two individual national championships. The only other Cowboy to do so, Kyle Bochanski, is helping coach this year’s team.

Vincent finished fourth in the overall standings, Wiswell sixth and Willoughby ninth to achieve first-team All-America status.

Meanwhile, Friday was the best day of the week for the UW women. Senior Meghan Kent, of Laramie, took fourth in the 15km skate; Yara Thomas, a Jackson senior, took eighth; Ella DeWolf, a Laramie freshman, finished 12th; and Leann Bentley, a Laramie sophomore, was 14th.

The Cowgirls finished third in the race, just five points behind St. Olaf College and four points behind Clarkson University. That leaves UW third in the team standings behind Clarkson College (Potsdam, N.Y.) and St. Olaf College. The Cowgirls have placed second at the USCSA championships the past two seasons.

Thomas achieved first-team All-America recognition with a fifth-place finish in the overall individual standings, with Kent seventh, Bentley 16th and DeWolf 19th.

The national championships, taking place in the Cascade Mountains, have more than 500 collegiate athletes competing in alpine, Nordic, snowboard and free ski events. The team sprint classic Saturday wraps up the week for the Nordic competition.

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