Bumped. GO BRUINS.-N
The 2008 UCLA Ski and Snowboard Club Team took 1st place overall in the Southern California Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Conference, beating out Cal Poly Pomona, CSULB, SDSU, UCSB, UCSD and USC. The UCLA Ski Team took 2nd place and the Snowboard Team took 1st. The competition was comprised of four events: giant slalom, slalom, Boarder/Skiier-Cross, and Slopestyle, taking place over number of weekends from December to March. Full results can be seen here.
Certain outstanding Bruins must be congratulated.
Sophomore ski sensation Julie Fair won 1st place overall in a field of 40 female skiers. Sophia Berry and Britt Lindstrom were awarded 3rd and 5th place, respectively.
Freshman phenom skier, and former Squaw Valley Ski Team member, Charles Graves took 1st place in Giant Slalom and Slalom, earning him 2nd place overall in a field of 65.
Among 40 female snowboarders, senior and team vice president Melissa Yee placed 3rd overall. Sophomore snowboard team captain Bre Wright placed 4th overall and also took home 1st place in women's slopestyle (she's better than most guys).
The man of the hour was junior and team president Justin Globerson. Among 90 male snowboard competitors, Globerson took 4th place in Slopestyle, 2nd place in Giant Slalom, and 1st place in Boarder-cross, earning him 1st place overall. In addition to his athletic achievements, the UCLA Team President was honored with the "Team Officer of the Year" award for his exemplary display of leadership.
On a personal note, I must add that in my 7 years at UCLA (undergrad and graduate school), I have never met a group of individuals as genuine, sincere, and determined as these young men and women are. Once again, they prove on and off the "field" that UCLA produces the greatest student athletes. I am proud to be part of their team and they make me proud to be a Bruin.
Congratulations to the UCLA Ski and Snowboard Team for an amazing year of excellence.