Quest for #23
Sasha Kandrach, a contributor to LetsGoDU, did an excellent article on the prospects for DU's ski team this season. They look to be formidable and the coaches are confident. Follow the link below to Sasha's article in the Clarion.
This could be the year they get #31 if everything goes right. As always, a very strong CU will be their main competitor for the national crown. The ongoing excellence of our ski team has led to 22 national championships for DU. The 22 ski titles are the fourth most NCAA Division 1 titles among any team in any single sport. Oklahoma State wrestling holds the most national titles with 34, followed by Southern Cal men's outdoor track and field (26), and Iowa State wrestling (23).
Skiing has an extremely short season. They begin in early January and the National Championship in Steamboat Springs concludes by mid-March. So, training and conditioning which is going on now and training for peak performances in March is the priority. Best of luck to Head Coach Andy LeRoy and David Stewart (Nordic) and the DU team.