Dom Garand’s ‘10 victory in the Bates Carnival giant slalom and Jack Hegman’s ‘12 gold in the Nordic men’s 10K last Saturday kicked off the NCAA season in the East. Burkies filled the field at Sunday River. Impressively, 9 of the 24 members of the 2016 Dartmouth alpine roster (including both captains) attended Burke. Looking back to last year’s NCAA championship, Burkies Rob Cone ‘10 (Middlebury) and Garand (UVM) won the men’s races. Mardi Haskell ‘12 (Colby), Lizzie Kistler ‘11 (Dartmouth) and Chris McKenna ‘12 (Middlebury) and Hegman (UVM) all earned All-American honors.