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So you want to be a sponsored racer?
April 4, 2003 - By Andrew Gerlach

Fischer and  Salomon are looking for skiers to sponsor for the 2003-2004 season. The link goes to the Fischer-Salomon Athlete Force application, PDF format (a Microsoft Word format is here). Applications are due from any athlete or coach wishing to be considered for new or continued sponsorship for next season by April 30, 2003.

International Spring Series Moved to Houghton
March 24, 2003 - By Joe Haggenmiller & Mike Abbott
Poor snow conditions in Ironwood and Marquette force the International Spring Series to move to Houghton.

Junior Olympics, Fairbanks, Alaska
Ronsse Edges Out Coulter for Gold
March 16, 2003 - By Matias Saari for the News-Miner
"The home-state hero and an upstart from the Great Lakes skied an epic Junior 1 final relay leg decided by an all-out 100-meter dash on Saturday at Birch Hill."
 - Coverage of the relay race by the Anchorage paper, News-Miner.

Junior Olympics, Fairbanks, Alaska
Edwards & Coulters Winners at National Junior Olympic

March 15, 2003 - By Sara Cockrell
Glen Lake's Cassidy Edwards won the Junior Olympics Cross Country Skiing 2003 National Championships classic race on Wednesday, as part of the event being held March 10-15 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Traverse City's Coulter twin sisters placed second and third in the 10km race, and the girls relay was a heartbreaker...

Traveling Michiganders
The 2003 Finlandia Hiihto, a Travel Friendly Race
March 12, 2003 - By Mark Madorski
After over 4 hours of hitting it hard in the 60K classic race in Finland, my quads (and much of the rest of me for that matter) began to seriously rebel. And watch those anchovies...

Racing Stories
JP's Vasa and Grand Travers Adventure!
February 15, 2003- By Jeff Potter
Due to events beyond my control, I got to the race very late. We hit the parking lot and I had gotten totally prepped in the car. As soon as the car was parked I said "Good race, ya'll!" and jumped out and clipped skis on and jammed toward the start. I heard a cannon go off and a cheer...

Racing Stories
JP's 1st Skate Race in Decade Report: 
White Pine 20k!!

February 12, 2003- By Jeff Potter
Well, I did my White Pine Stampede 20km skate race.  It was my first skate race in a decade! First where I tried using clinic ideas from JD Downing. First to use fluoro as a top coat! And first with heart rate monitor!

Tuesday Night Sprints in Traverse City
December 27, 2002

The Tuesday Night XC Ski Sprints, hosted by TCAPS/St. Francis, are scheduled for 8 weeks this season, alternating between Timber Ridge and Hickory Hills, both classic and freestyle technique. The races are open to the public. Adult and high school skiers will race 6 km while junior high skiers will race 2 km. Registration will take place from 5:45-6:05 PM. Junior sprints will start at 6:15, with adults & high school following at 6:30 PM. See the Race Calendar for more information.

2007 Senior Nationals in the Midwest? With or Without Lower Peninsula Racers?
September 9, 2002 - By Mike Muha
Sten Fjeldheim sends an e-mail challenging USSA skiers to make a Central Division Senior Nationals possible, and throws down the gauntlet to racers in the lower peninsula.