CU Boulder Ski Team Reigns Supreme

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CU Boulder’s ski team wins 20th NCAA ski championship and coaches Rokos and Cranmer awarded National Coach of the Year!

As winter ends, the ski season and the school year follow suit and unfortunately come to an end. This past weekend many ski resorts including Eldora Mountain Resort closed their doors and stopped the lift lines until next season. Many more resorts including Breckenridge Ski Resort only remain open until this upcoming Sunday, April 19th.

If you’re an avid skier this is probably unhappy news for you despite the balmier weather.

The departure of winter is leaving the CU ski team without any snow to practice on, right after their 20th NCAA ski championship. This win is a pretty incredible feat considering that CU Boulder has won 28 NCAA national championships, 20 of which have come from the skiing program.

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Granted skiing is not the easiest spectator sport to watch with events spanning from Eldora Mountain Resort to Anchorage, Alaska, but in my humble Buffalo opinion, this program does not receive enough credit or recognition.

Head Coach Richard Rokos has been responsible for eight of these 20 championships and is aiming for more next ski season. Both Head Coach Richard Rokos and Nordic Coach Bruce Cranmer were both named National Coach of the Year by the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association.

CU Ski Team Coaches Rokos and Cranmer

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If basketball and football are not your go-to sport, you might want to turn to CU’s ski team for a great chance of success in the near future. After all, winning championships is a CU ski team tradition.

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