PSU Mens Skiers take third at nationals in slalom
NEWRY, Maine - The Plymouth State University men's ski team had two All-Americans and finished in third place out of 21 schools in the team slalom standings Saturday at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships at Sunday River Resort.
Junior Peter Ostroski (Intervale, N.H./Kennett) and freshman Chris Beadon (Ridgefield, Conn.) earned Second Team All-American recognition by finishing in 10th and 11th place, respectively, out of 120 racers. Ostroski (near right) was in third place after one run and posted the 15th fastest time in the second run to finish 10th, and Beadon (far right) was 14th after one run and moved up to 11th with the eighth-best time on the second attempt. Ostroski is now a career nine-time All-America in alpine, and Beadon is a three-time All-America selection. They shared the Eastern Regional combined alpine title last month.
Freshman Parker Spear (Sodus Point, N.Y.) was PSU's third finisher, placing 16th, one spot off the All-America Team. He was also the team's third finisher on Thursday in the giant slalom when he came in 26th place. Also posting strong races for PSU were senior Chris Carlucci (Mahopac, N.Y.) in 27th place and junior Travis Nevins (Henniker, N.H./John Stark) in 36th.
Westminster College (Utah) captured the team championship, with perennial power Sierra Nevada College finishing runner-up and Plymouth State the top eastern school in third place. Rocky Mountain College was fourth and Colby-Sawyer College fifth.
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