1975 NCAA Skiing Championships

The 1975 NCAA Skiing Championships were contested at Durango Mountain ski area, north of Durango, Colorado, at the 22nd 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][2][3]

1975 NCAA Skiing Championships
Tournament information
SportCollege skiing
LocationColorado Durango, Colorado
DatesMarch 5–8, 1975
Host(s)Fort Lewis College
Venue(s)Durango Mountain
Number of
4 (6 titles)
Final positions
ChampionsColorado (6th title)
1st runners-upVermont
2nd runners-upWyoming
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Three-time defending champion Colorado, coached by alumnus Bill Marolt, captured their sixth national championship, finishing 68 points ahead of runner-up Vermont, the largest victory margin to date.

Repeat champions were Wyoming's Steiner Hybertsen (cross country), Colorado's Didrik Ellefsen (jumping), and Stig Hallingbye (nordic) of Wyoming; Hybertsen's win was his third consecutive. Denver's Peik Christensen reclaimed his slalom title of two years earlier; he entered the week as the two-time defending champion in alpine.

This was the last time for the downhill event at the NCAA championships; it was replaced by giant slalom in 1976.[1]

Venue edit

This year's championships were held March 5–8 in Colorado at Durango Mountain in the San Juan Mountains of La Plata County, north of Durango. Fort Lewis College in Durango served as host.

These were the first NCAA championships at Durango, and the seventh in Colorado; previous sites were Winter Park (1956, 1959, 1972), Crested Butte (1966), and Steamboat Springs (1968, 1969).

Team scoring edit

Rank Team Points
  Colorado 183
  Vermont 115
  Wyoming 93
4 Northern Michigan 85.5
5 Denver 83
6 Utah 78
7 Western State 68.5
8 Dartmouth 64
9 Middlebury 44
10 Fort Lewis 43
11 Montana State 24
12 Nevada–Reno 18
13 Boise State 15

Individual events edit

Four events were held, which yielded six individual titles.

  • Wednesday: Downhill
  • Thursday: Cross Country
  • Friday: Slalom
  • Saturday: Jumping
Event Champion
Skier Team Time/Score
Alpine Mark Ford Colorado 2:31.45
Cross Country   Steiner Hybertsen (3) Wyoming 53:53.06
Downhill Mark Ford Colorado 1:14.80
Jumping   Didrik Ellefsen (2) Colorado 214.2
Nordic   Stig Hallingbye (2) Wyoming 6:37.0
Slalom   Peik Christensen (2) Denver 1:48.83

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "NCAA Skiing Championships Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ute skiers off to slow start". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). March 6, 1975. p. D3.
  3. ^ a b "Utes await 'strong' events in ski meet". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). Associated Press. March 7, 1975. p. D2.
  4. ^ "NCAA skiing: Slalom results". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). Associated Press. March 8, 1975. p. A7.

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