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  Anita Kirvesniemi

Anita Kirvesniemi

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Simpele, Finland

High School:
Joensuun Yteishkoulun Lukio

Event:
Nordic

Experience:
2VL/TR

04/11/2013

Lobo Skiing 2012-13 Season Review

The 2012-13 campaign was one of ups and downs for Landstedt and the Lobos, capped by a sixth-place finish at the NCAAs

02/23/2013

Acosta Wins GS; Lobos Move to Fifth Place at RMISA Championships/NCAA Regionals

For the second year in a row, Chris Acosta is an RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regionals champ

02/22/2013

Tough Opening Day of RMISA Championships/Regionals for Lobos

The Lobos are in sixth place after Friday's 5/10K Classic race

02/21/2013

New Mexico Travels to Bozeman for RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regionals

The Lobos are looking for all individuals to step up in postseason competition

02/09/2013

UNM Finishes Fourth at Utah Invitational

Nordic men add 88 points and women tally 86

01/12/2013

Nordic Women at CU/Spencer Nelson Memorial Invite (15K FS)

The Nordic women were paced by Linn Håvelsrud Klaesson at the CU/Spencer Nelson Memorial Invite on Jan. 12.

Junior (2013): Placed a season-best 21st in the 15K freestyle and 22nd in the 5K classical at the CU Invite, Jan. 12-13...finished 25th and 26th in the 5K freestyle and the 10K classical at the DU Invite, Jan. 19-20.

Sophomore (2012): Earned academic distinction as a Lobo Scholar-Athlete...recorded two top-20 finishes...claimed 18th place in the 5K freestyle and 13th in the 15K classical at the Seawolf Invitational Feb. 9 and 10...finished 22nd in both the 5K women's classical and 10K freestyle at the Alaska Anchorage Invitational Feb. 4 and 6...took 22nd in the 5K freestyle and 21st in the 15K classic at RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regional.

Prior to UNM: Graduated from Joensuun Yteiskoulun Lukio (high school) in 2010...Competed in the Finnish Youth Championships during all four years of high school and her first year of college (attended Itä-Suomen yliopisto/University of Eastern Finland for one year) finishing in the top-10 eleven times.

Personal: Born in Rautjärvi, Finland...daughter of Harri and Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi...both of her parents were professional skiers, Marja-Liisa was an Olympic Champion in 1984 and Harri was a World Champion in 1989...has one sister, Elisa, who is a track and field athlete...hobbies include cooking, movies, friends, music, spectator sport and writing...favorite athletes are Emil Jönsson, Eldar Roenning, Carolina Kluft, Sanya Richards and Tanja Poutiainen...favorite food is homemade pizza...favorite movie is The Holiday.

Tuesday, January 06
TBA - 
Skiing
at Women's Giant Slalom
Wednesday, January 07
TBA - 
Skiing
at Men's Giant Slalom
Friday, January 09
TBA - 
Skiing
at Women's Giant Slalom
Saturday, January 10
TBA - 
Skiing
at Men's Giant Slalom
Sunday, January 11
TBA - 
Skiing
vs. Slalom
TBA - 
Skiing
vs. Freestyle (5/10K-Individual Start)
Monday, January 12
TBA - 
Skiing
at Classicial (10/15K-TBA)
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