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CU skier Boee honored with USCSCA national Nordic skier of the year

JACKSON, N.H. - March 13, 2021: Colorado's Magnus Boee won the men's 20K freestyle Nordic race at the NCAA Ski Championships at Jackson Nordic Center.
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JACKSON, N.H. – March 13, 2021: Colorado’s Magnus Boee won the men’s 20K freestyle Nordic race at the NCAA Ski Championships at Jackson Nordic Center.

After completing the most dominant season in Colorado program history, Buffaloes skier Magnus Boee was named the national Nordic skier of the year on Monday by the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association.

It’s the latest in a run of accomplishments by the sophomore, after he won 10 of 12 races to match a CU record (Dave Butts, 1960). His win total also surpassed the team’s Nordic record by two, breaking Mads Stroem’s total of eight in 2016.  That season Stroem tied CU records for most freestyle and classic wins in a season with four apiece, and Boee broke both of those records, as well, picking up five wins in each discipline.

Boee had a streak of five straight wins in the regular season and won six of eight regular season races before sweeping both the regional and NCAA individual championships in the postseason.  He became just the fifth skier in CU history to sweep regional and national races, joining Stephan Heinzsch (men’s alpine, 1977), Jana Weinberger (women’s Nordic, 2006), Maria Grevsgaard (women’s Nordic, 2008) and Stroem in 2016.

To date, he has been honored with two RMISA MVP honors, picking up the award for both classic and freestyle, was first-team All-RMISA and the top seed at the NCAA Championships in both disciplines.  He earned RMISA skier of the week honors for the first meet of the season.

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