Ian Torchia
Ian Torchia
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rochester, Minn.
High School: Lourdes

2017-18: Became the seventh NCAA Champion in program history after taking the crown in the 20K freestyle race at the NCAA Championships with a time of 54:21.00. Also earned All-America honors in the 10K classic with a fifth-place finish. Torchia was also the top NCAA finisher in the 20K freestyle race at the Central Region Championships with a time of 50:11.60. At the CCSA championships, Torchia won the 10K classic race crossing the finish line in 27:28.90. His efforts during the season earned Torchia a trip to the U-23 World Championships in Switzerland and USCSCA Nordic Skier of the Year honors.

2016-17: Did not compete.

2015-16: Won four events, including two in the junior division at the U.S. Skiing Championships, and placed in the top three in four more over the course of the season. Represented the U.S. at the World Junior Championships, where he was the top U.S. finisher in the 15K freestyle, posting a time of 32:43.3 to take 15th. Named to the all-CCSA first team. Earned first team All-American accolades in the 10K freestyle (2nd, 22:17.4) and 20K classic (4th, 50:22.1). Named team's co-MVP.

2014-15: In classic races, had four top-10 finishes, including a victory in the junior 10K at the U.S. National Championships after clocking in at 30:46.6. Added five top-10 finishes in freestyle events, including a third-place finish at the U.P. Invite (26:41.1) and a pair of fourth-place finishes at the Telemark Chase and NMU Open. Named team's Newcomer of the Year.

Before NMU: Competed for the Loppet Nordic Racing club team. Was a junior national champion in the 10K freestyle in 2013. In 2014, was the Korlelopet Champion and led Loppet to a junior national championship.

Personal: Son of Mike and Patricia Torchia. Exercise science major. Born on March 8, 1996.