Tax Day skiing! (John Kostrzewa)
With the end of the 2018-2019 season comes the final team standings. Although announced at the Michigan Cup Relays, we hadn't yet posted the actual points: they are now listed inside!
UPDATED: Jay Woodbeck - the only skier in the lead pack to kick - pulls away from the doublepolers by striding the first hill, then doublepoles away as the following racers recover from their doublepole climb.
The Michigan Cup Relays were as fun as ever this year, with some of the best ski conditions in recent memory.
Congratulations to all the age group winners, the competitors who chased them all season, and the racers who finished in the top 10% of their age category!
Wax recommendations for the this weekend's races: the Great Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays
XC Fundamentals Workshop, Instructor Training Workshop, and Cross Country Level Certification 1, 2 are ready to cap your season on March 16 and 17 at Crystal Mountain Resort
Team NordicSkiRacer has won the 2019 Brumbaugh Cup competition as the most powerful Michigan Cup team, with a mere 18 points lead over the perennial winners, Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop.
Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean beat the rest of the field to win the senior and junior Michigan Cup Championships!
Team NordicSkiRacer's Kyle Hanson came and conquered, winning both the classic and freestyle races. Rebecca Davis and Jordyn Ross each won one.
Traditionally a pursuit race, this year's Muffin Race was changed to a 4.5 km team sprint relay inspired by the Gold Medal victory by Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall in the 2018 Olympics.
TOKO is shipping a line of spray-on High Performance Liquid Paraffins that look to greatly reduce the time it takes to wax race skis, reducing the mess, and still give you fast skis.
Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead the Brumbaugh Cup competition as the most powerful team, with a 46 points lead over Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop.
Team NordicSkiRacer Road Ride: King of the HillsEast Boat Launch Parking, Kensington Metropark, Mildford, MI