Anita Kirvesniemi

Anita Kirvesniemi

Player Profile


Simpele, Finland

High School:
Joensuun Yteishkoulun Lukio




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


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


Tough Opening Day of RMISA Championships/Regionals for Lobos

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


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

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


UNM Finishes Fourth at Utah Invitational

Nordic men add 88 points and women tally 86


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.