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Pioneer skiers take three individual titles at NCAA national championships

University of Denver junior Ida Dillingoen of Oslo, Norway, won the individual title in women’s giant slalom and senior Seppi Stiegler of Wilson, Wyo., won the title in men’s giant slalom at the NCAA skiing championships on March 9. 

Also, freshman Sterling Grant of Amery, Wis., completed an undefeated season in women’s slalom with a title in slalom on March 12. 

The University of Denver ski team finished in fifth place at the NCAA championships.

Although she entered the race with no career victories in either slalom or giant slalom, Dillingoen won the giant slalom in dramatic fashion. In 11th place after the first run, she came back and smoked the field by more than a second on her next run to win with a two-run time of 2:05.98. It also marked the first women’s giant slalom individual championship in the history of DU skiing.

Stiegler, who missed all of last season due to injury, won the men’s giant slalom with a time of 2:01.90.

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