RMC skiers dominate Stano Cup

2013-01-21T20:51:00Z 2013-01-21T23:48:04Z RMC skiers dominate Stano Cup The Billings Gazette
January 21, 2013 8:51 pm

RED LODGE -- Rocky Mountain College defended its home course at the Stano Cup ski racing event that concluded at Red Lodge Mountain Monday.

The Battlin' Bear men and women each were the overall Stano Cup team champions. Montana State finished second in both the male and female team results and Montana was third in each.

In giant slalom skiing on Monday, the Battlin' Bears women topped the charts with 305.29, while MSU was second with 340.86 and Montana third with 387.55.

The Rocky men, ranked No. 1 in the nation, also won Monday's GS with 286.39. MSU was second with 308.01 and UM third with 342.21.

Both of the individual winners, Fredrika Hjelm and Nils Hoegbom, hailed from Rocky.

Hjelm won the women's race with a two-run time of 1:41.33. Teammate Eloise Julliand was second with a 1:41.63. Carter Theade of Red Lodge, who skis with the Silver Run Ski Team, was third with 1:41.66.

Mimmi Palovaara tallied a fourth-place finish for RMC with a 1:42.33.

After Hoegbom clocked a winning time of 1:33.33, three more Rocky skiers directly followed him. Arthur Loye, Jonas Olofsson and Harlan Collins placed 2-4 for RMC. Teammate Ian Mott finished sixth.

Both the Bears men and women now lead the Grand Teton Conference standings. On the men's side, RMC is first with 8 points, MSU second with 10 and UM third with 18. For the women, the scores are identical to the men's.



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