Congratulations go out to the East Carolina University Ski and Snowboard Club Sports team for taking on the best in the country at the USCSA National Championships held March 1-6, 2010 in the mountains of Maine.
The ECU team did a solid job at the biggest competition the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) has ever hosted. This year, more than 700 competitors rolled into the mountains of Maine and Sunday River Resort, to compete for National collegiate titles in alpine, cross-country, and snowboard events.
Everyone loved us,” said Dino Maglić, ECU Ski and Snowboard Team President. “They could not believe that someone from the Carolinas would send a team.”
They competed against several major schools in the nation in events such as halfpipe, slopestyle, boarder cross, and giant slalom. ECU’s Corey Monaghan, who won first place overall in the Southeastern Regionals in combining slopestyle and giant slalom, placed 16th nationally in giant slalom.
As for the snowboard competition, this year was the biggest in the USCSA national championship history as far as the field size. And even though East Carolina University isn’t considered a ski and snowboard powerhouse, the support from others was strong.
“The field was very competitive on the slopes, but the participants couldn’t have been more supportive of us,” said Maglić. “We don’t have the same luxury as many other schools up north that get to practice as a team, but we are very proud of how well we represented ourselves.”
There are 28 members on the ECU Ski and Snowboard Team and if anyone is interested in more information or joining the team, please contact Dino Maglic (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, for more information about the USCSA National Championship, please visit http://www.uscsa.com.