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Student Teams from Chico State University and University of Nevada, Reno Dominate Alpine Meadows Ski Resort for Wild Sledding Competition 

On Saturday, March 13, students from some of Northern California’s best known universities showed off their creativity, ingenuity and stellar team spirit at the Red Bull Schlittentag event. Red Bull Schlittentag, German for “sledding day,” allowed students to debut unique homemade sleds and race them down the slopes of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Sixteen student teams raced their crafts in front of spectators and judges in hopes of capturing first place. Criteria for judging included artistic merit, innovation, team spirit and speed. Judges for the event  included Jamaican Ski Team member and Alpine Meadows ambassador, Errol Kerr as well as TV’s “Deadliest Catch” star and Tahoe local, Monte Colburn. 
 
Team “Freebird” from Chico State University started the day as an instant favorite due to their Americana theme and later wowed the crowd with a gnarly crash, which sent three pilots head-over-feet down the hill. The University of Nevada, Reno’s team “Schlitten Frat” stole the spotlight when they became the early leader in the race. “Crash Cabs” of Chico State University soon trumped team “Schlitten Frat” by winning over the judges with their creativity and scoring major points as the fastest craft of the day at 13.23 seconds, sending “Shlitten Frat” into second place. “Trucker Deluxe” of Chico State University came in behind “Schlitten Frat” at a cool third, scoring high in marks for both creativity and speed of their Jamaican bobsled-themed sled.
Overall results are as follows:
 
Place
Team Name
University
1
Crash Cab
Chico State University
2
Schlitten Frat
University of Nevada, Reno
3
Trucker Deluxe
Chico State University
4
Pieces of Sclitt
Sierra Nevada College
5
Keystone Light Unsmooth
Chico State University
6
Pool Party
Stanford University
7
Swamp Donkeys
University of Oregon
8
Wetter is Better
University of California, Berkeley
9
VIIIctory
Cal Alumni
10
Hella Nor Cal
Valley Christian High School, Dublin
11
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No collegiate affiliation
12
Sink or Swim
Chico State University
13
Slippery When Wet
University of California, Berkeley
14
Totas Del Batcave
University of Nevada, Reno
15
Panda Attack
Santa Clara University
16
Freebird
Chico State University
 
CONTACT:  For more information on the event, please contact Alastair Dickson at 650-245-9378 or alastair.dickson@us.redbull.com.

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