The 2012-13 campaign was one of ups and downs for Landstedt and the Lobos, capped by a sixth-place finish at the NCAAs
Rasanen becomes the 26th individual national champion in UNM's history (all sports)
Chris Acosta leads UNM with a fourth-place finish in the giant slalom and earns his fifth All-America honor
Acosta and Robnik earn Skiers of the Week while six Lobos earn All-RMISA accolades
Coach Fredrik Landstedt said the underdog role should take some pressure off the UNM skiers
Joonas Rasanen won the men's slalom on Friday at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships. Photo credits go to Cory Ransom
The 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships (Middlebury, Vt.) opened on March 6 with the Giant Slalom Event. Photos courtesy of Cory Ransom
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
Freshman (2012) Earned academic distinction as a Lobo Scholar-Athlete...had four top-10 finishes in his freshman season...named UNM Ski team's Men's Freshman of the Year...finished seventh in the slalom and claimed fourth place in the giant slalom at the NCAA Qualifier on Feb. 22 and 23...at the RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regional (Feb. 24-25), finished fifth in the slalom and 10th in the giant slalom.
Prior to UNM: Graduated from Crater High School in Central Point, Ore., in 2008.
Personal: Born in Brunswick, Maine...son of Michael and Jenece Bansmer...has three siblings, Aleesa, Courtney and David...lettered in football in high school...hobbies include classic cars, mountain biking, and outdoor activities...favorite food is Thai food...favorite movie is Super Troopers...studying sports medicine.