Skiing Finishes Third in Giant Slalom and Third Overall at USCSA Nationals

Skiing Finishes Third in Giant Slalom and Third Overall at USCSA Nationals

Slalom Team Results | Slalom Individual Results
Giant Slalom Team Results | Giant Slalom Individual Results
Combined Results

BEND, Ore. – The Brown skiing team finished third in the giant slalom with a time of 7:01.74 at the USCSA National Championships held at Mount Bachelor on Saturday and also concluded the championship in third place overall, the top placing team from the east. The championship marks the 13th consecutive year that Brown has made it to the USCSA Nationals.

Sierra Nevada College won the giant slalom with a team time of 6:45.45 while Rocky Mountain College was in second with a 6:46.24 mark.

Senior Natalie Pearl (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) led the Bears in the giant slalom with a ninth place finish with a time of 2:18.51, earning her second First Team All-American honor. Senior Ali Gunesch (Sandy, Ore.) also had a strong finish, shortly behind Pearl in 11th (2:19.33), and earning a Second Team All-American selection. Senior Sylvie Bertrand (Hanover, N.H.) came in 23rd (2:23.90) while senior Sarah Bell (Pittsburgh, Pa.) also finished (2:32.84, 45th).

Earlier in the week on Tuesday, the Bears finished third overall in the slalom with a team time of 6:45.97. Pearl turned in Brown's top finish, with a fifth place showing and time of 2:12.99. Gunesch followed in 11th place (2:15.21), placing third in her second run, while Bertrand (2:17.77 - 22nd) and Bell (2:31.65 - 51st) rounded out the team's finishes. For her finish, Pearl was named First Team All-American while Gunesch earned Second Team accolades.

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