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Four More Medals For Buffs At World University Games

LAKE PLACID, N.Y.—More days gone by, more medals for the Colorado Buffaloes Ski Team.  Already having more medals than any CU contingent ever at World University Games, the Buffs doubled their medal count to eight thanks to the men’s Norwegian relay team and Jacob Dilling.  

The Buffs now have more medals in these games than all other World University Games combined, with the all-time total now up to 14 medals from 11 skiers.  Boee is the first double medalist on the Nordic side and joins Adam Zika and Erika Ghent as the only Buffs with multiple medals and only Ghent got two medals at one games.  

Friday’s action included the Men’s 4×7.5 Mixed Relay and the Norwegian team featured three Buffs as Fredrik Nilsen, Magnus Boee and Oyvind Haugan were joined by Andreas Kirkeng from the University of Denver.  The quartet finished in second place.  Nilsen had the team in the lead after the first leg and Boee and Haugan both had the second-fastest legs.  

Alexander Maurer was the other CU men’s Nordic skier in action, he had the fourth leg of the United States team, which finished fifth.  

In the Women’s 3x5K Relay race, Anna-Maria Dietze anchored the German team to a sixth place finish.  Weronika Kaleta was scheduled for the lead leg with the Poland team but that team did not start the race.  

In alpine action Friday, the women’s slalom took place and the Buffs were led by Elena Exenberger in 17th place.  Kaitlyn Harsch finished 27th and Emma Hammergaard didn’t finish the second run.  

Saturday saw the Buffs get yet another medal as Jacob Dilling picked up a bronze medal in the men’s slalom race.  Dilling had the fastest first run in the field and was just nine-hundredths of a second out of a gold medal as the podium was that close but then there was almost a second difference behind Dilling in fourth place. 

Louis Fausa had a solid race in eighth place with Alex Birkner taking 24th, and Jack Reich didn’t finish the first run. 

The final day of World University Games happen Sunday with the women’s 15K and men’s 30K freestyle races.  For CU, Boee will start second, Maurer 19th and Haugan 30th out of the 60 racers in the men’s race and Dietze will start 12th in the women’s race.  

World University Game Medals For CU Skiers

  1. Erika Hogan, Giant Slalom, 2003, Bronze
  2. Adam Zika, Giant Slalom, 2011, Silver
  3. Katie Hartman, Super-G, 2013, Gold
  4. Erika Ghent, Overall Alpine, 2013, Gold
  5. Erika Ghent, Alpine Combined, 2013, Silver
  6. Adam Zika, Team Parallel, 2017, Gold
  7. Anna-Maria Dietze, Women’s Freestyle Sprints, 2023, Bronze
  8. Emma Hammergaard, Women’s Giant Slalom, 2023, Bronze
  9. Magnus Boee, Men’s 10K Classic, 2023, Silver
  10. Weronika Kaleta, Nordic Combined Mixed Relay, 2023, Silver
  11. Magnus Boee, Men’s 4×7.5K Relay, 2023, Silver
  12. Oyvind Haugan, Men’s 4×7.5K Relay, 2023, Silver
  13. Fredrik Nilsen, Men’s 4×7.5K Relay, 2023, Silver
  14. Jacob Dilling, Men’s Slalam, 2023, Bronze


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