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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

North American Vasa Results
North American Vasa Results

North American Vasa Results

2/9/2013 - By Mike Muha

Quick links to the 2013 North American Vasa results.

Brown and Palomaki win 50K Vasa in very cold conditions
Brown and Palomaki win 50K Vasa in very cold conditions

Brown and Palomaki win 50K Vasa in very cold conditions

2/9/2013 - By Mike Muha

Eli Brown finished more the three minutes ahead of second place finisher Alex Vanais, and Angela Palomaki ran away with the women's finish.

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Michigan Cup Sprints: O'Flynn, Lipp, Dotterer and Williams on top
Michigan Cup Sprints: O'Flynn, Lipp, Dotterer and Williams on top

Michigan Cup Sprints: O'Flynn, Lipp, Dotterer and Williams on top

2/4/2013 - By Mike Muha

Ross Williams and Erin Lipp were the fastest Junior racers at the Michigan Cup Sprints on Sunday. The top prize for the seniors went to Ross Williams and Erice O'Hearn.

Vanais and Powell win White Pine Stampede 40K Freestyle
Vanais and Powell win White Pine Stampede 40K Freestyle

Vanais and Powell win White Pine Stampede 40K Freestyle

2/2/2013 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Cross Country Ski Headquarters' Alex Vanias and Vasa Ski Club's Amy Powell took top honors in today's White Pine Stampede 40K Freestyle..

18+ inches of snow for White Pine Stampede
18+ inches of snow for White Pine Stampede

18+ inches of snow for White Pine Stampede

2/1/2013 - By Jack McCaig

You can once again revise the snowfall total - to 18+ inches, this time. The trail will be groomed and tracked during the night and early morning hours.

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