EVENT UPDATE! With unseasonable weather again today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that Birkie Week Friday events have moved, and three race scenarios are under consideration.
Led by Mitchell Delong's win in the Classic, Pursuit and Sprint, with strong supporting finishes by Anabel Needham, Kora Johnson, Matthew Chard, Nikolai Huotari, Joseph Wood and others, the Ski Tigers racked up 566.5 points for the victory.
Traverse City Central's Mary Lyon and Mitchell Delong of the Copper Country Ski Tigers made it a perfect weekend by winning the Michigan HS XC Ski Championship sprint in addition for taking the Pursuit Championships.
The course is set, the organizers and racers are ready and the Michigan championships are about to begin on a forecasted warm weekend. The field looks strong with all of last years individual champions returning to defend their titles.