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RED LODGE -- Ski teams from Rocky Mountain College won the overall men's and women's titles at the three-day Stano Cup competition on Red Lodge Mountain.

Overall, the RMC men were first, Montana State second and the University of Montana third. The women's overall results were identical.

For Sunday's slalom competition, the Rocky men had 381.65, MSU 431.09 and Montana 470.40. For the women, the Battlin' Bears topped the charts with 330.70, MSU tallied 444.44 and Montana 548.39.

The Stano Cup Traveling Trophy went to two Rocky athletes in AJ Oliver and Isa Floden. Rocky coach Jerry Wolf said their names will be engraved on a plaque displayed in the trophy case in the main lodge at Red Lodge Mountain Resort.

In the slalom Sunday, Oliver led a 1-2-3 Rocky finish with a two-run time of 1:41.39. Harald Carlsson and Ian Mott followed.

Olle Friberg, who won the giant slalom the first two days, skied out  in the first run said Wolf, adding the same thing happened to Anton Larsson on the steep, aggressive and tough hill.

Floden won Sunday's women's slalom, also leading a 1-2-3 Bears' finish. Mimmi Palovaara was second and Megan Thees third.

"The women skied like troopers," Wolf said. "Actually, Mimmi beat Isa the first run (53.59-54.16). Mimmi has been chasing her for three years. She has been the No. 1 girl in the slalom and Mimmi caught her the first run but Isa ended up prevailing in the second run."

Rocky's next meet is not collegiate-sanctioned. Instead, it is part of the Western Region Tech Elite Series governed by the Federation of International Skiers. There are qualifying standards for the meet, which have been met by a group of RMC skiers.

The ski races are in Park City, Utah, and Snowbird, Utah, and run Thursday through Sunday. Wolf is excited for the competition because Sierra Nevada, one of RMC's rivals, also has skiers entered.

"This might be the only time we ski with them before nationals," he said.

 

 

 

 

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