PSU Skier to compete for National Championship

PSU Skier to compete for National Championship

Kuus to represent Panthers at Stowe Mountain Resort

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – For the sixth straight year a member of the Plymouth State University alpine ski team will compete for a national championship.

            Junior Karl Kuus (Toronto, Ont.) will make his third straight appearance on collegiate sports' biggest stage as he represents the East Region at the 2019 National Collegiate Skiing Championships at Stowe Mountain Resort from Mar. 6 – 9 in Stowe, Vermont.

            A total of 34 men and 34 women were selected to participate in the alpine events, with 16 men and women from the East Region and 18 men and women representing the West Region. Participants were selected on a regional basis with bids awarded to regions using a formula determined by the skiing committee.

            Kuus will compete in the giant slalom on Thursday, Mar. 7, with the slalom to be held Saturday, Mar. 9.

            PSU has had at least one skier at every championship dating back to the 2014 season.

            Kuus has been the Panthers' top finisher in all but one of his Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) carnival races this year. He posted four top-ten finishes and was in the top 20 in eight of his 11 races. He wrapped up the carnival season with some of his best racing of the year, placing fifth in the slalom at the NCAA New England Regionals at Sunday River last weekend while also finishing eighth in the giant slalom. His best finish of the year came on Feb. 15 when he took third in the slalom at the Middlebury Carnival.

            As a freshman in 2017, Kuus set a new standard for PSU skiing at the national collegiate championships earning an 11th place finish in the slalom. He added a 30th place finish in the giant slalom. At last year's championships he finished 17th in the GS and 28th in the slalom.

            Kuus will be competing against the top collegiate ski racers in the country, including Division I scholarship student-athletes and skiers with World Cup and Olympic experience. The group from the East includes skiers from Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, St. Michael's College, the University of Vermont, the University of New Hampshire and St. Lawrence University.

            This year's championships will be webcast live on NCAA.com. Visit http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule to catch all the action.

           

 

 

 

 

 

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