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Rocky Mountain College will honor its championship ski racing teams at a rally Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Fraley Lounge in the Student Union Building. Pictured is Rocky star Frida Svedberg, who swept the women's individual national crowns this year.

CASEY PAGE, Gazette Staff

Rocky Mountain College will honor its national championship men's and women's ski teams Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Fraley Lounge in the school's Student Union Building.

When the Rocky women were crowned national champions March 11, school history was set as it was the first time RMC's men and women both captured United States Collegiate Ski Association titles in the same year. It was the second time the RMC women won the overall team title. 

The Rocky men repeated as national champions for the first time in school history March 10 in Bend, Oregon. The win marked the the program's fifth national team title. 

Billings native Jerry Wolf has been guiding the RMC ski program for 16 years. 

Both the men's and women's team will be in attendance and the Battlin' Bears trophies will be on display. Rocky's senior sensation, Frida Svedberg, scored a clean sweep individually in winning the slalom, GS and combined championships. Svedberg's remarkable Rocky career featured four GS, three slalom and three combined crowns. The Battlin' Bars' first women's title came in 2014, which was the Swede's freshman year. 

Andraz Reich-Pogladic won the national slalom title and placed second in the GS. The sophomore repeated as the national combined champ. 

The rally Tuesday is free and open to the public. The special guest will be Rocky president Dr. Robert Wilmouth. Refreshments, including championship cake, will be served. A video presentation featuring Rocky highlights from the 39th annual USCSA championships will be shown. 

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