Posted: Jan 17, 2013 9:08 AM by Mark Freeman
Updated: Jan 17, 2013 9:09 AM
BOZEMAN - If you love to ski, you know that Montana is the place to experience some of the best slopes in the country. If you're a competitive skier, you know that Montana State University has one of the premiere programs in the country. That's exactly why Michael Radford came to Bozeman, to ski for the Bobcats and compete in the NCAA Championship at Bridger Bowl last year.
"I mean, there's no better skiing in the world really. It's the best snow, the best mountains, it's beautiful," Radford said.
Just a sophomore, Radford is already on a climb to compete as one of the best alpine skiers in the country after winning the men's giant slalom title at the Denver Invitational last week.
"There's just new things to prepare for every day - different weather, different snow conditions, different pitches, different courses and everything is just a little different. So you gotta be ready and be on your toes," he said.
"He's always been hailed as one of the U.S.'s top talents. With an athlete like this, you kind of let him go," Coach Luke Patterson said.
If you didn't get a chance to see Radford compete last year at the NCAA's even though they were at home, don't worry you're still in luck. The Bobcats will be hosting the NCAA Regionals in 2013 in February over at Bridger Bowl and Bohart Ranch.