JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.—The Babson College men's alpine ski team had just two competitors complete two runs on the way to finishing 16th in the giant slalom at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships at Snow King Mountain.
Three-time defending champion Rocky Mountain finished just over three seconds ahead of Sierra Nevada, which officially finished second last season after the two west-coast powers finished in a four-way tie with the Beavers and Castleton. Connecticut, the top MacConnell Division finisher in the GS, came in third, while league rivals Castleton and Clarkson rounded out the top five.
Junior Eli Wolfson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) was Babson's top finisher coming in 34th overall with a two-run time of 2:02.19. Classmate Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) placed 41st just under a second behind Wolfson.
Junior MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah), who is one of just two six-time All-Americans in school history, was in fifth place following his initial trip down the mountain, but was unable to complete his second run. Classmate Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.), who collected three All-America accolades at last winter's national championships, fell during his first run of the day.
The Beavers return to competition on Friday when they take part in the slalom beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.