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Contact: Jay Moyer
UNITED STATES COLLEGIATE SKI AND SNOWBOARD ASSOCIATION HOSTS 41st ANNUAL U.S. COLLEGIATE SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSTM
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming. March 2nd 2019 - The U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) will host its 5-day long annual Collegiate National ChampionshipsTM from March 12-16th, 2019 at Snow King Mountain in Jackson Hole, Wyoming presented by the Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board. Over 500 competitors will compete for National collegiate titles in alpine, nordic, snowboard and freeski events overlooking the town of Jackson Hole and the beautiful Teton Mountain Range. Snow King Resort, the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club and Snow King Mountain are partnering to host the event.
Additional event partners include Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Patagonia, Outdoor Master, Stillwest Brewery & Grill, Reliable Racing and National Promotions & Fulfillment.
USCSA is the only ski and snowboard league where colleges and universities compete and qualify for post-season competition as a team. This emphasis on team performance is a departure from the typical individual or world cup scoring format often found in skiing. Allowing entire teams to qualify for the USCSA Collegiate National ChampionshipsTM also allows for a greater number of competitors to attend the event, with over 200 alpine athletes, 200 freeski and snowboard athletes, and 100 nordic athletes competing this week at Snow King Mountain, WY.
“I am looking forward to my first National Championships as the new Executive Director,” said Alec Tandara-Khuns, Executive Director of USCSA. “This event is a major part of the draw for our organization, bringing together the very best teams from across the country. I feel lucky working with such a dedicated team of individuals to produce such a high calibre event.”
Teams began their quest to qualify for the U.S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboarding National ChampionshipsTM in their local conference competitions, held across 11 conferences spanning the nation, this December. Top teams from each conference attend one of 6 regional championships, which decide who ultimately qualifies to participate in events at the Collegiate National Championship. Results from all events can be found at www.uscsa.com.
Teams representing over 70 universities are expected to attend the 2019 USCSA Collegiate National ChampionshipsTM. This includes 42 alpine teams which qualified through their regional championships, as well as perennial snowboard, freeski, and nordic powerhouses such as Westminster College (Snowboard), the University of Wyoming (Nordic), Sierra Nevada College (Alpine, Snowboard, Freeski), St. Olaf College (Alpine, Nordic), and the University of Virginia (Snowboard). A full list of qualified alpine institutions is attached.
“We are excited to host this event to show our own athletes how many opportunities there are to ski or snowboard in college, but also to promote and support USCSA and this high-level collegiate competition. We feel this event is a real boost for Jackson as a whole," said Brian Krill, Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club Executive Director.
Beginning March 12th, the USCSA Broadcast Network will bring audiences over 70 hours of LIVE, multi-camera HD video coverage from all three competition venues at its web portal: http://www.uscsa.com/broadcast. Scott "Boss" Hogg returns to lead the USCSA Broadcast Team at alpine, joined by legendary snowboard announcer Brad Jay (Olympics, X-Games, DEW Tour) and Mark Oliver “The Beav” at snowboard/freestyle, as well as Bob Underwood “The Coach” and Jared Newell at nordic. Visit http://www.uscsa.com/broadcast for more information, including live-timing, daily schedules, and on-demand archived broadcasts.
The USCSA is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. The USCSA believes that student-athletes of all levels and abilities should have access to quality and exciting venues of competition. USCSA athletes agree that our team orientation fosters a collaborative approach across their collegiate athletic and academic careers, and often this mentality proves indispensable in their adult lives and careers. The organization includes 150 colleges from coast to coast, fielding 5,000 male and female, alpine, freestyle, cross-country, snowboarding and nordic ski jumping athletes in over 300 events annually.
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Qualified Alpine Institutions