Polar Bears Round Out Season at EISA ChampionshipMIDDLEBURY, Vt. - The Bowdoin College nordic ski team placed 10th of 13 teams at the Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association Championship at Middlebury College this weekend. Spencer Eusden led the way for Bowdoin with a 13th-place finish in Sunday's 20K race. Eusden, who finished the 20k mass start in 1:01:57.9, posted the sixth-best finish in Bowdoin men's nordic skiing history.
Nordic Skiing Tenth at Williams CarnivalPROSPECT MOUNTAIN, Vt. - The Bowdoin College nordic ski team finished 10th of 12 nordic teams at the Williams College Carnival this weekend. Spencer Eusden led the squad with a 20th-place finish in Saturday's men's 10K freestyle. Eusden posted a time of 27:29.6, just over a minute off the winning pace.
Nordic Skiing Competes at Dartmouth CarnivalSTOWE, Vt. - The Bowdoin College nordic ski team finished 10th of 13 teams at the Dartmouth Carnival this weekend hosted by the Trapp Family Lodge. The top performance of the weekend came from the men's 3x5k freestyle relay team who finished 11th overall.
Dartmouth Nordic Ski Races Moved to VermontHANOVER, NH -- Poor snow conditions at the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center in Hanover have forced the relocation of cross country races for this weekend's Dartmouth Winter Carnival. Cross country competition Friday and Saturday will be held at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
Eusden Leads Polar Bear Skiers at Vermont CarnivalSTOWE, Vt. - The Bowdoin College nordic ski team finished 11th of 13 teams at the University of Vermont Carnival last weekend at the Trapp Family Lodge. The Polar Bears were led by Spencer Eusden, whose 17th-place finish in the men's 10K free is the eighth-best finish ever by a Bowdoin men's skier in an EISA event.
Nordic Skiing Finishes Third at State ChampionshipRUMFORD, Maine - The Bowdoin College cross-country team finished third of six teams at the Chummy Broomhall Cup, the Maine State Nordic Ski Championship, on Sunday at Black Mountain. Hannah Wright led the Polar Bear finishers to earn First-Team All-State honors.
Nordic Ski Team Finishes 10th at Saint Michael'sHUNTINGTON, Vt. - The Bowdoin College nordic ski team finished 10th of 12 nordic teams at the Saint Michael's College Carnival last weekend at Sleepy Hollow Cross-Country Center. Scott Longwell posted the top individual finish for the Polar Bears over the weekend, capturing 29th place in the men's 15K freestyle race to set a personal best.
Nordic Skiing Opens Season at St. Lawrence CarnivalLAKE PLACID, N.Y. - The Bowdoin College nordic ski team placed 12th overall - 11th among nordic teams - at the season-opening St. Lawrence Carnival last weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg. First-year Hannah Wright stole the show for the Polar Bears, posting the best performance by a Polar Bear woman in nearly four years by placing 23rd in the women's 15K freestyle.
Walt Shepard '10 Shoots for Olympic BiathlonBRUNSWICK, Maine - With his sights set on the 2010 Winter Olympics Games in Vancouver, Walt Shepard has taken the year off to focus on qualifying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic biathlon team. Shepard, of Yarmouth, Maine, has been skiing since he was a toddler, and says it has been a dream of his to compete in the Olympics. The biathlon a combination of cross-country skiing and riflery is an event he's trained for since high school.