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Dynasty on Ice

Dartmouth's figure skating team triumphed in April at the U.S. National Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Championships for the fifth consecutive year. Thirteen Dartmouth skaters made the trip to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the national championship competition.

The Dartmouth figure skating team
The Dartmouth figure skating team with the 2008 U.S. National Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team Championship trophy. Coach Loren McGean '92 is at the far right.

"The Dartmouth skaters were amazing," says coach Loren McGean '92. "We are thrilled with this win." Dartmouth tallied 91 points in capturing their first-place finish, outskating second- and third-place teams from Indiana University and the University of Delaware, who finished just two points apart, with 75 and 73 points respectively.

Contributing to the Big Green's numbers were top-three finishes for nine of Dartmouth's skaters, including event wins for Tenley Brownwright '10, Hallie Damon '08, co-captain Daniel Dittrick '08, Rory Grant '11, Alexandra Mahler-Haug '11, and co-captain Nicole Newman '08. Brownwright's national championship victory in the Junior Long Program brings with it the honor of induction into Dartmouth's Wearers of the Green. Grant was the team's individual high point scorer for nationals, earning a total of 18 points. Each one of Dartmouth's skaters contributed to the team's point total, including Natalie Falsgraf '10, who flew from her spring-term studies in Italy to join the team in Ann Arbor for the competition.

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Last Updated: 5/30/08