Blanchard Earns All-America Honors with Fourth-Place Showing in Slalom
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.—Junior Jack Blanchard (Dover, Mass.) finished fourth to earn All-America honors as the Babson College men's alpine ski team placed fifth in the slalom on the final day of competition at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships on Friday at Snow King Mountain.
The Beavers, who came in 16th in Wednesday's giant slalom, placed 10th overall in the combined standings. Sierra Nevada finished first in the slalom and edged three-time defending champions Rocky Mountain by a point to capture its first USCSA national title since 2015. Castleton, which came in second in the slalom, came in third overall.
Blanchard, who now owns four career All-America awards, posted a two-run time of 1:38.05 to finish just under two seconds off the pace of Sierra Nevada's Adrian Rhomberg. Junior MacIntyre Henderson (Park City, Utah) posted a time of 1:47.27 to finish 17th in the slalom, while classmate Sean Robinson (Reno, Nev.) was just over a second behind him in 20th position.
Fellow junior Eli Wolfson (Woodland Hills, Calif.) came in 51st with a time of 1:57.96, and was the team's second highest finisher in the combined standings coming in 33rd. Robinson was 21st, while Blanchard and Henderson placed 46th and 48th, respectively, for the Beavers.