Alpine Ski at Pat's Peak/Ragged Mountain
Saturday, January 20 | Pat's Peak | Henniker, N.H.
Sunday, January 21 | Ragged Mountain | Danbury, N.H.
After having the second day of last weekend's carnival at Okemo postponed because of poor conditions, the Babson College alpine ski teams head to New Hampshire for a pair of races this weekend. The Beavers will take on their MacConnell Division rivals in the first slalom race of the season at Pat's Peak on Saturday before shifting to Ragged Mountain for the giant slalom on Sunday.
LAST TIME AT PAT'S PEAK
The Green and White returns to Pat's Peak for the first time since 2016 on Saturday. Senior Michelle Martin came in second, fifth and sixth in three slalom races, while senior Tatum Alkier and junior Teagan Mosenthal combined for a trio of top-10 finishes as the Babson women's team recorded three top-three results during the weekend of February 19-20, 2016. Senior John Boland is the lone men's skier that has raced at Pat's Peak, where he placed 11th, 12th and 14th in three slalom races two years ago.
LAST TIME AT RAGGED MOUNTAIN
The Beavers will compete at Ragged Mountain for the first time in at least two decades on Sunday.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
The Babson women opened the season by placing four skiers in the top eight on the way to finishing first in the giant slalom at Okemo back on January 11. Sophomore Elizabeth Baer came in third, Mosenthal was fifth, Martin finished sixth and Alkier placed eigth for the Beavers, who finished more than two seconds ahead of second-place Castleton…the Babson men got a third-place finish from sophomore Jack Blanchard and a fourth-placing showing from classmate Douglas DeLuca on the way to placing third in the GS at Okemo nine days ago. Fellow sophomore Sean Robinson came in 16th, while Boland and sophomore Eli Wolfson finished 21st and 22nd, respectively, for the Green and White.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Babson's last MacConnell Division regular season victory prior to last week at Okemo came in the first of three slalom races on February 19, 2016, at Pat's Peak…six-time defending men's champion Clarkson opened the season with a first-place finish in the GS at Okemo and has now placed in the top two in 10 of the last 11 MacConnell Division races.