Wednesday, April 2, 2008

MSU Bobcats claw their way to Holding Cup

Biggest ever field of teams for Baldy ski race

The fourth annual Holding Cup handicap ski races at the Sun Valley Resort welcomed its biggest field of teams, 12, last weekend. And it crowned a new champion on Baldy.

Montana State University with Matt Murphy, Wes Powell, Katherine Latham and Brett Jacobson came out on top in the Holding Cup this weekend and won $1,500 for the current Montana State ski team.

University of Nevada-Reno (Wally Rothgeb, Lane Monroe, Chris Mazzola and Bob Hamilton) took second place, winning $1,000 for its ski team.

The University of Utah (Karoline Droege, Maria Maricich, Nick Maricich and Dan Kurdy) won $500 for the Salt Lake City college with a third-place finish.

For the second year in a row Washington State University won the Carol's Consistency Cup, with a prize of $500 for its ski team.

Other places:

4—Denver University with Sean Higgins, Ashley Wells, Mark Masur and Griffin Post. 5—Southern Oregon University with Jim Nystrom, Charlie Baser, Becky Reitinger and Mark Reitinger.

6—Univ. of California-Irvine with Andrew Quong, Kristen Chan, Michael Chan and John Summers. 7—Prescott College with Kat Darling, Scott Douglas, Joe St. Ong and Chris Pilaro. 8—University of Oregon with Brian Goodwin, Craig Bates, Michael Moreland and Pat Stearns.

Rounding out the Carol's Consistency places behind WSU:

2—University of Calgary with Peggy Weddell, Lyle Ford, Sharon Forester and Stephen Anderson.

3—University of Virginia with Marisa Nelson, Drew Sanderford, Gillian Hatch and Christopher Herby. 4—Harvard University with Austen Gray, Pamela Van Reesema, Lucy Chubb and Priscilla Woods.

Participants celebrated after the race on Saturday at Apple's where Montana State celebrated its Holding Cup victory by filling the silver cup with beer and passing it around.

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