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College Alpine ski team hits rough spot in Idaho

— College Alpine ski team hits rough spot in IdahoThe Colorado Mountain College men’s Alpine ski team struggled at the 2011 U.S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboarding Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho, over the weekend.

“If it wasn’t for bad luck, it would have been no luck,” CMC coach Terry Leonard said. “We didn’t do very well. Everything that could go wrong did. The guys just had a bad weekend.”

Jake Davis led in the giant slalom with a 51st-place finish. Mike Holt was 53rd, and Eric Hicks was 56th.

Brendan Rozell led the giant slalom after the first split, but could not finish his first run.

In the slalom, Davis was the only CMC skier to finish.

“As far as it all coming together, it didn’t,” Leonard said. “Had everyone done as well as they could, we should have been in top 10. But it didn’t play that way. That’s racing.”

It wasn’t all bad news, however.

Holt and Davis each earned second-team academic All-American honors, and Rozell was named honorable mention.

“We didn’t do well athletically, but for traveling all over the country, they were able to maintain their academic standing,” Leonard said.

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