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Bruning, Lipp, Hardin and Brown win Michigan Cup titles
Bruning, Lipp, Hardin and Brown win Michigan Cup titles

Bruning, Lipp, Hardin and Brown win Michigan Cup titles

3/8/2012 - By Mike Muha

Andrew Bruning and Erin Lipp take the Junior titles, and Tracy Hardin and Eli Brown are the top senior skiers in the 2012 Michigan Cup cross country ski race series.

Two Black Mountain Classic Rookies’ adventure from the snomageddon
Two Black Mountain Classic Rookies’ adventure from the snomageddon

Two Black Mountain Classic Rookies’ adventure from the snomageddon

3/6/2012 - By Blair Zordell

We got back on the road by 6:15, and by then the road north was a different animal! Single lane traffic, 3 slide-offs between Grayling and Indian River.

Yankus and Wagar take snowy Boyne Highlands Freestyle
Yankus and Wagar take snowy Boyne Highlands Freestyle

Yankus and Wagar take snowy Boyne Highlands Freestyle

3/6/2012 - By Mike Muha

Daniel Yankus skied away from the field to win the last Michigan Cup individual race of the season. Ann Wagar was the top women.

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A few photos from the Black Mountain Classic
A few photos from the Black Mountain Classic

A few photos from the Black Mountain Classic

3/5/2012 - By Jim Meyer, Sr.

Five photos with captions from Jim Meyer, Sr.

Brown and Harden win Black Mountain Classic
Brown and Harden win Black Mountain Classic

Brown and Harden win Black Mountain Classic

3/5/2012 - By Mike Muha

Eli Brown and Tracy Hardin pulled away from their rivals to easily win the Black Mountain 31K Classic.

2012 A Race Odyssey: Black Mountain Classic survives Snowmageddon

3/4/2012 - By Denny Paull

It started with a 6:00 AM phone call from Jim Meyer, who with his partner Nick Johnson, had started at 1:00 AM and had just then completed one full loop of the race course...without pulling a grooming device!

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Black Mountain Classic start postponed to NOON

3/3/2012 - By Tracy Hardin

Due to huge amounts of snow and wind, the Black Mtn classic is delayed until noon.

Black Mountain Classic says GAME ON!

3/2/2012 - By Denny Paull

There will be a race! As a contingency plan, if it is snowing hard at the start, we will hold off the start 30-60 minutes to give Jim Meyer a head start so we do not run him down and he will be grooming in front on the lead pack.

Wax recomendations for this weekend's races

3/2/2012 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE #2: Wax recommendations from the major wax companies for the weekend's cross country ski races.

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10 inches of new snow for Black Mountain Classic

3/1/2012 - By Denny Paull

Mother Nature has thrown everything in her arsenal at the groomers in the final two days of preparation. Approximately 10 inches of heavy snow were noted this morning on the course. More snow is forecast!

VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup
VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup

VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup

3/1/2012 - By Ken Dawson

It looks like the overall Team Title belongs to VASA but it could be a different story with the Brumbaugh Cup. But Eli Brown has already captured the Men's Title.

Boyne Grinder: the numbers
Boyne Grinder: the numbers

Boyne Grinder: the numbers

2/28/2012 - By Mike Muha

Thanks to Glenn Goodman for this detailed information about the Boyne Grinder Freestyle.

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