Mammoth Mt. was Lit
UC San Diego truly set the bar high in the first race of the season at Mammoth Mt. over Winter Break! Long time racer and mountain-lover Joseph Breuer killed the competition with 1st in Giant Slalom (GS) and Simone Klein, the team’s favorite med student, flew in with 2nd in GS, 3rd in Slalom and 4th in park – Holla! “Phenomenal form all the time, these two.” mentioned Team Captain Hakan Erol. The other captain KT Owens showed the rest how it’s done on a board with 2nd in park and 5th in GS in her first competition ever. The guys boarding know what’s up with keeping the pressure on the other schools and proved it when serial team member Nareg Ghazikhanian tore it up with 5th in GS and 8th in park, along with Jeff Lampert who slid in there with 6th in GS, and President Sparkles Hakan with 7th in GS. The team is lit to have had such a kickass race and expect more great times and even better snow with this “Century El Nino”.
Shredding the Fresh Pow
This season is turning out to be awesome so far for the Ski and Snowboard Team at UC San Diego! With 4-5 feet of fresh pow to shred and find in them trees, Race 2 of 5 turned out well for the team and especially for one of the best skiers on the team Joseph Breuer! He once again has slammed the rest with FIRST PLACE for the second race in a row in Giant Slalom (GS). Not going to lie, he’ll probably keep it up too. Second season team member, who recently returned from studying abroad in Chile, Kirstin Barnhart didn’t miss a beat, obviously, when she got 3rd in GS and Slalom. This was quite a monumental race for the league because for the first time in three years they brought back SKIER/BOARDER CROSS, sort of like motocross, and man was it a blast! Weaving their way through the brackets Hakan Erol placed 7th and Jeff Lampert in 8th out of 37 dudes. A solid finish for the weekend of festivities, and looking forward to racking up even more points and days on ze mountain.
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