LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Andraz Reich Pogladic of Rocky Mountain College added a national giant slalom title to his resume on Wednesday at the U.S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboarding National Championships.
Pogladic is the defending national slalom champion.
He easily won the giant slalom with the top times for both runs. He opened with a 1:07.08 on his first run and followed with a time of 1:05.09. His total time of 2:12.17 was almost two seconds better than the runner-up.
Pogladic suffered a torn ACL last April and returned to collegiate skiing at the regional meet.
Teammate Sean McCormick was 10th in 2:17.79.
The Rocky men were third in the giant slalom team standings behind Clarkson University and Sierra Nevada College. Clarkson, with two skiers in the top seven, edged Sierra Nevada by eight-hundredths of a second.
Rocky's Susan Beks was second in the Ladies freeski, while Linnea Baysinger was fifth.
The Battlin' Bears men's and women's ski teams are the defending national champions.