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Contact: Jay Moyer
UNITED STATES COLLEGIATE SKI AND SNOWBOARD ASSOCIATION HOSTS 40th ANNUAL U.S. COLLEGIATE SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSTM
LAKE PLACID, New York. March 1st 2018 - The U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) will host its 5-day long annual Collegiate National ChampionshipsTM from March 6-10th, 2018 in Lake Placid, NY. Over 500 competitors will compete for National collegiate titles in alpine, nordic, snowboard and freeski events in the beautiful Adirondack mountains.
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 Lake Placid.
“This year’s national championship is going to be exciting. We have some very high caliber athletes coming this year, we keep on learning from our membership on what they value in the event and our partnership with ORDA & Whiteface keeps getting stronger. A large thank you to all of our sponsors and vendors this year such as National Promotions and Fulfilment, Monster Energy, and Reliable Racing,” said Adam Stark, President of USCSA. “We are going to be back at the newly renovated Olympic Jumping Complex for a fun opening ceremonies event, make sure you come check it out. Also we have learned that free stuff at awards was a huge hit, so get excited because Love Your Melon is back along with more great prizes from other companies. The Marketing team has really stepped up with great prizes, but only if you follow us on social media. I can’t wait to get to Lake Placid and be part of the 40th Annual Collegiate National Championships.”
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 January. 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.
Beginning March 6th, 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 announcers Josiah Babcock and Evan Olmstead 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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