Updated: Nov 7
UniSport Australia Media Release
For release: Thursday 7 September 2023
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are leaving Thredbo sprinkled in gold following an action-packed four days of competition at the 2023 UniSport Nationals Snow Championships. This afternoon, defending champions, UTS were again crowned the Overall University Champion, winning the Ampol Inter-Varsity Combined Teams Trophy.
Over 130 students from 18 universities across Australia competed at Thredbo Alpine Resort, New South Wales from 3-7 September 2023.
UniSport Australia (UniSport) Acting General Manager – National Sport Program, Christine Voge extended her congratulations to UTS and their student-athletes after their victory and praised all participants for their efforts during the week and hoped they enjoyed their experience.
UTS had a remarkable week, not only winning the Overall University Champion title, but also defending the titles as the Overall Men’s Champion (The Uebergang Cup) and the Overall Women’s Champion (The Sports Craft Cup) titles.
Special congratulations to UNSW student-athlete Jack Adams who reclaimed the title of Men’s Alpine Champion in 2023, a title he first won in 2019.
“After some challenges with the conditions at all alpine resorts in Australia right now, we are thrilled that the 2023 event has been conducted this year. Nationals Snow is an important competition opportunity for student-athletes who may not otherwise have had the opportunity to represent their university in a national competition” Voge said.
Congratulations also to the UTS team who were awarded the Spirit of the Mountain trophy after displaying some exemplary behaviour and team spirit during the week. The Spirit of the Mountain is a cumulation of points through the four days of competitions as voted by all participating universities.
The Australian National University (ANU) won The Bob Lawton Trophy, the university with the most gold medals across all Cross-Country Skiing events.
University pennants were awarded at the closing presentation today. Pennants are awarded to the universities with the highest ranked places across all events in their respective disciplines.
The winners are:
Alpine Skiing Champion University - Men - UTS
Alpine Skiing Champion University – Women - University of New South Wales Sydney
Freestyle Skiing Champion University – Men - UTS
Freestyle Skiing Champion University – Women – UTS
Snowboard Champion University – Men - UTS
Snowboard Champion University – Women – University of Canberra (UC)
Cross-Country Skiing Champion University – Men - The University of Sydney
Cross-Country Skiing Champion University – Women - ANU
Individual champions were also awarded at the conclusion of the event. Congratulations to the following student-athletes:
Overall Alpine Champion – Men – Jack Adams (UNSW)
Overall Alpine Champion – Women - Kyra Wheatley (UTS)
Overall Freestyle Champion – Men – Oliver Logan (UTS)
Overall Freestyle Champion – Women – Kyra Wheatley (UTS)
Overall Snowboard Champion – Men – Max Watkins (UTS)
Overall Snowboard Champion – Women – Paige Jones (UC)
Finally, UniSport would like to thank Thredbo Race Department for their continued support of Nationals Snow Championships this year.
For more information on Nationals Snow and list of the full results click here.
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