Joonas Rasanen

Joonas Rasanen

Player Profile


Helsinki, Finland

High School:
Nilsian Lukio




Lobo Flashback: Joonas Rasanen Skis To National Title

At his first NCAA meet, Rasanen skis from out of the No. 3 spot to the national title


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


Lobos Finish Sixth at NCAAs

Resaland earned his second All-America honor as he finished sixth in the 20K freestyle race on Saturday


Joonas Rasanen is Slalom National Champion; Lobos Still in Fifth

Rasanen becomes the 26th individual national champion in UNM's history (all sports)


Acosta Finishes Fourth in GS; Lobos in Sixth After First Day at NCAAs

Chris Acosta leads UNM with a fourth-place finish in the giant slalom and earns his fifth All-America honor


2013 NCAA Skiing Championships - Slalom

Joonas Rasanen won the men's slalom on Friday at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships. Photo credits go to Cory Ransom


UNM Ski at Red River Ski Area

The Lobos welcomed schools to their home turf in Red River, N.M. The meet was the only home event of the season for UNM

Sophomore (2013): Won the 2013 Men's Slalom National Title and finished 17th in the giant slalom in his first trip to the NCAAs...earned First Team All-America honors for the slalom win...had four victories and five top-5 finishes in 2013...won the slalom at the CU Spencer Nelson Invite, the DU Invite and UNM Invite...ranks first in UNM history for most men's slalom victories in a single season and is tied for second for most men's alpine wins in a single season.

Freshman (2012): Was a consistent competitor for UNM, recording one top-20 finish and six top-10 finishes...placed 12th in the giant slalom and eighth in the slalom at the CU Invitational/Spencer Nelson Memorial on Jan. 7 and Jan. 11...finished 10th in the slalom at the University of Denver Invitational on Feb. 15...took seventh in the slalom at the Alaska Anchorage Invitational on Feb. 10...led UNM with a third-place finish in the slalom at the Seawolf Invitational on Feb. 11...placed fourth in the slalom and 21st in the giant slalom at the NCAA Qualifier on Feb. 22 and 23...placed seventh in the slalom at the RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regional on Feb. 24.

Prior to UNM: Graduated from Nilsian Lukio (Nilsian High School) in 2009.

Personal: Born in Kauniainen, Finland....son of Jaana and Markku Rasanen...has two siblings, Jeppe and Pia...lists Kenny Powers as his favorite athlete and Old School as his favorite movie...hobbies include tennis, golf and chillaxin'.