While students at UVM are full immersed in finals and Club Sports are certainly slowing down, things are not quite done yet. This past weekend there were some big events for our teams with National and Regional Competitions dominating the landscape.
Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee both made it to Sunday in their regional competitions. After strong showings in Sectionals getting to Sunday was a continuation of their strong springs, particularly impressive considering spring just barely started last week in Vermont and the teams were forced to practice in non-conventional settings for the vast majority of the semester. Unfortunately for Team Chill and Team Ruckus Sunday was as far as they got and they will have to wait until next year for another crack at Nationals.
Crew competed in the New England Championships in neighboring Massachusets this weekend. While neither Men’s nor Women’s podiumed quite a few boats advanced to the Grand Final meaning top 6 finishes were in abundance across several disciplines including 4s and 8s. The women performed consistently strong in so many events they finished 7th overall in a field of 28 - especially strong considering they are one a few club teams in a regatta of varsity teams.
Finishing off this update was a tremendous individual accomplishment from Madison Mckay, President of the Equestrian Team. The Graduating Senior did so well at IHSA Nationals this weekend that she finished 6th in the nation - a tremendous end to an illustrious career at UVM as a rider, leader, and of course student.
UVM Freeskiing Team sent 9 riders to Copper Mountain, Colorado from April 4-April 9 for USASA Nationals, and represented UVM in both Halfpipe and Slopestyle.
Men’s 19 + Halfpipe—1st Place Christian Alexis
Men’s 19 + Slopestyle—1st Place Dave DiMarco, 2nd Place Justin Goldberg, 3rd Place Christian Alexis
Jared Necamp says regarding nationals, “Fun event. Very good for training on bigger, better formed jumps and rails. We need bigger and better jumps on the east coast.”
In the Men’s Open Divisions, US Freeskiing Team members and other highly trained individuals competed in the Men’s Open divisions, making the field very stacked for Men’s Open Slopestyle competitors Jared Necamp and Max Ebenstein.
This past Sunday, UVM and Middlebury met for the Vermont Cup, an annual competition between the state’s two collegiate rowing programs. This year, the regatta was hosted by Middlebury, with races being rowed on their home course on Lake Dunmore. Each race was a 2000m sprint, with three 8’s events and a 4’s event for the men’s and women’s crews. Racing was competitive in all boats, with the women’s novice 8, women’s novice 4, and men’s novice 4 pulling out solid wins for UVM. While the overall results were not quite what we’d hoped for, we have our sights set on our upcoming rematches with Middlebury and plan to even out the score!
Congratulations to all rowers and coxswains in the Women’s Novice 8 (W3V8), Women’s Novice 4, and Men’s Novice 4 on their wins!All crews are looking forward to our rematches with Middlebury in Lewiston, ME and at the New England Rowing Championships in Worcester, MA.
M3V8: Midd 7:18.8 - UVM 7:27.7
W3V8: UVM 7:55.6 - Midd 8:03.7
This past weekend, UVM Cycling went to West Point, NY for the Army Spring Classic Race. Close to 20 members participated in a road race, uphill time trial, and criterium.
UVM cycling raced 3 races, 2 of which were on the beautiful West Point campus. The team did well at this ECCC event, with 3 wins, and a handful more podium finishes in all categories.
Libby White- womens B road race win
Andrew Cornelia- Mens B time trial win
Marisa Rorabaugh- Womens B time trial win
Go cats GO!
The Women’s Club Lacrosse Team went 4-0 this weekend defeating WPI 15-1, Dartmouth (score recorded by them), Coast Guard 11-6 and UMASS Lowell 12-6.
From March 30-April 4, UVMST went to Nationals at Copper Mountain in Colorado
The Snowboard Team did very well and represented the East Coast, and more specifically UVM, by sending 14 riders out to compete.
Here are there results:
Men’s halfpipe: Connor Winton 2nd place, John Welch 5th place, Mike Kent 6th, Rafael Rodriguez 9th
Women’s halfpipe: KC Cooper 2nd place, Sandy Roundy-Lane 4th place, Stephanie Nelb 5th place, Brianna Vay 8th place
Men’s slopestyle: Andrew Mcisaac 15th place, Kendall Williams 16th place, Dave king 24th place
Open class men: Kiah Ellis 39th place
Connor Winton (aka Louie Vito) gets 2nd place in Men’s Halfpipe
KC Cooper, 2nd Women’s Halfpipe
Checkout their edit that recaps the trip by Connor Winton: https://vimeo.com/63929607
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UVMST group- Photo from Brianna Vay
UVM Freeskiing Team is at USASA Nationals! send them good vibes to do well! GO Cats GO
This weekend UVM Club Field Hockey went to Harvard’s 3rd annual spring tournament, where they played in 4 games! The scores were as follows:
Game 1: Brandeis 3- UVM 2
Game 2: SNHU 0- UVM 3
Game 3: UMASS 1-UVM 1
Game 4: Harvard 2- UVM 2
Here’s what Lauren Laserte from Field Hockey had to say “It was an all around fun day!! We did very well considering we had no subs, an injured player, and left at 5am!! Fun way to end our spring season!”