UAA senior Michael Soetaert goes out on top by winning his final ski race

UAA’s Michael Soetaert skied the final FIS event of his racing career Thursday at Alyeska Resort, and he made it a memorable one.

Soetaert, a senior from Edmonton, wrapped up four seasons with the Seawolves by making the podium twice in his final two races.

He finished second to teammate Moro Bamber in the day’s first slalom race and then capped his career by winning the second slalom. Bamber, a UAA freshman, finished second in the second race.

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UAA senior Michael Soetaert clears a gate on his way to victory in the final race of his FIS racing career on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at snowy Alyeska Ski Resort. Soetaert won the second of two slalom races at the Western Region FIS Tech Series. (Photo by Bob Eastaugh)