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Brown and Hardin win Black Mountain Classic
Brown and Hardin win Black Mountain Classic

Brown and Hardin win Black Mountain Classic

3/4/2013 - By Mike Muha

Ken Dawson said it best: "The Black Mountain 30k Classic course had the best conditions in 9 years. With ample snow and cool temperatures, the race was the perfect setting for Tracy Hardin and Eli Brown to put another win under their belts.

Men's race up for grabs in Michigan Cup
Men's race up for grabs in Michigan Cup

Men's race up for grabs in Michigan Cup

3/1/2013 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Eventually where there is a tie, head to head competition will apply. Lots of close results so grab as many points this last weekend as possible.

Lipp and Bruning win Muffin Race

2/25/2013 - By Mike Muha

Erin Lipp took another win this weekend, finishing first in the Cross Country Ski Headquarter's Muffin Pursuit Race. In the boys race, Andrew Bruning had the fastest legs of the day to finish in 25:04.

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The O'Hearns makes it a family win at the Boyne Grinder
The O'Hearns makes it a family win at the Boyne Grinder

The O'Hearns makes it a family win at the Boyne Grinder

2/25/2013 - By Mike Muha

It was a family celebration as Erica and John O'Hearn crossed the finish line as the top women and man at the Boyne Mountain Grinder cross country ski race.

Vasa Ski Club leads Michigan Cup Series
Vasa Ski Club leads Michigan Cup Series

Vasa Ski Club leads Michigan Cup Series

2/21/2013 - By Mike Muha

Official points keeper Ken Dawson has released the latest standings for the 2013 Michigan Cup Series. Vasa leads! Eivnd Kragebakk and Erin Lipp lead they junior standings, with Amy Powell and Ryan Harris (barely) on top of the senior standings.

March Into Madness Race Weekend
March Into Madness Race Weekend

March Into Madness Race Weekend

2/20/2013 - By Denny Paull

Preparations are continuing for the 9th annual Black Mountain Nordic Classic 30 km Classic race on Saturday March 2nd and the 1st annual March into Madness 10 km freestyle on Sunday March 3rd.

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Harris and Frye win Forbush Corner Freestyle in tight finishes

2/19/2013 - By Mike Muha

With competitors breathing down their backs Ryan Harris and Mariah Frye crossed the finish line first to win the Forbush Corner Freeestyle.

Paull and Harding take Hanson Hills Classic
Paull and Harding take Hanson Hills Classic

Paull and Harding take Hanson Hills Classic

2/18/2013 - By Mike Muha

It was a sweep for the Staits Striders, with Denny Paull and Tracy Hardin each taking first place in the Hanson Hills Classic.

Hat-cam video! Forbush Corner Freestyle
Hat-cam video! Forbush Corner Freestyle

Hat-cam video! Forbush Corner Freestyle

2/17/2013 - By Doub Cornell

Enjoy a head-cam view of highlights of the Feb. 16, 2013 Forbush Corners Freestyle XC Race held near Frederic, Michigan.

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Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races
Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

2/15/2013 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE 2: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan races. Fast Wax, Solda, Swix, Toko... Check for additions and updates later.

Brown and Crocker win Gran Travers 16k Classic
Brown and Crocker win Gran Travers 16k Classic

Brown and Crocker win Gran Travers 16k Classic

2/10/2013 - By Mike Muha

Vasa Ski Club's Eli Brown made it a double weekend, winning both the Vasa 50K and the Gran Travers 16K Classic. Alison Crocker took her second vicotry of the season to win the women's title.

Powell and Nadler take the Vasa 27K
Powell and Nadler take the Vasa 27K

Powell and Nadler take the Vasa 27K

2/10/2013 - By Mike Muha

It was déjà vu for Chicago's Andrew Nadler, winning the 27K Vasa for the second time in three years. Last year's 50k women's winner, Amy Powell, was the top women, winning in 1:35:09.

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