1968 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1968 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at Mount Werner ski area near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, at the fifteenth annual NCAA-sanctioned ski tournament to determine the individual and team national champions of men's collegiate alpine, cross country skiing, and ski jumping in the United States.[1]

1968 NCAA Skiing Championships
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Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationColorado Steamboat Springs, Colorado
DatesMarch 21–23, 1968
Venue(s)Mount Werner,
Howelsen Hill (jumping)
Number of
4 (7 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsWyoming (1st title)
1st runners-upDenver
2nd runners-upDartmouth
← 1967
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Wyoming, coached by John Cress, captured their first national championship, edging out seven-time defending champion Denver by less than eight points in the team standings.[1][2] The previous year, Wyoming was runner-up by less than one point.


This year's championships were held March 21–23 in Colorado at Mount Werner ski area in Steamboat Springs. The jumping event was at Howelsen Hill.

These were the fourth championships in Colorado, and the first at Steamboat Springs. Winter Park hosted the state's first two (1956, 1959), followed by Crested Butte in 1966.

Mount Werner was sold in 1969 and rebranded as "Steamboat" in 1970.[3]

Team scoringEdit

Location in the United States
Rank Team Points
  Wyoming 383.9
  Denver 376.2
  Dartmouth 369.5
4 Fort Lewis 369.1
5 Colorado 365.3
6 Western State 360.0
7 Middlebury 348.6
8 Washington 320.4
9 Vermont 306.5
10 Montana State 299.7

Individual eventsEdit

Steamboat Springs
Location in Colorado

Four events were held, which yielded seven individual titles.

  • Thursday: Slalom
  • Friday: Downhill, Cross Country
  • Saturday: Jumping
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine Dennis McCoy Denver 3:14.7
Cross Country Clark Matis Colorado 53:19
Downhill Barney Peet Fort Lewis 1:37.30
Jumping Peter Robes Wyoming 221.2
Nordic Jim Miller Fort Lewis 7:09.4
Skimeister Eric Piene Wyoming 338.8
Slalom Dennis McCoy Denver 1:36.32

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 12, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Wyoming skis to NCAA title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 24, 1968. p. 16.
  3. ^ "LTV Skiing focus on Steamboat". Steamboat Pilot. (Steamboat Springs, Colorado). June 18, 1970. p. 1.

Coordinates: 40°27′32″N 106°48′11″W / 40.459°N 106.803°W / 40.459; -106.803