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WinterSonnenwende first distance race of Michigan Cup season
WinterSonnenwende first distance race of Michigan Cup season

WinterSonnenwende first distance race of Michigan Cup season

11/18/2011 - By Chris Dandeneau

The event will feature men’s & women’s 17 km Freestyle, which is a Michigan Cup points race. There is also a 7.5 km Classic race open to everyone, and a kids race.

Photos of the Nordic Fest Season Opener
Photos of the Nordic Fest Season Opener

Photos of the Nordic Fest Season Opener

11/14/2011 - By Eric Endress and Mike Muha

Photos of the Nordic Fest Season Opener at Brick Wheels in Traverse City, MI, on Saturday, Oct 22, 2011.

45 skiers tie for first in Michigan Cup series
45 skiers tie for first in Michigan Cup series

45 skiers tie for first in Michigan Cup series

10/24/2011 - By Mike Muha

If you raced in the Nordic Fest Season Opener and are a member of a Michigan Cup team, you are now in first place in the individual standings. The VASA Ski Club leads the team standings.

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Brown and Powell take Nordic Fest Season Opener
Brown and Powell take Nordic Fest Season Opener

Brown and Powell take Nordic Fest Season Opener

10/23/2011 - By Mike Muha

The narrow 100 meter course was tricky. There were tight fast corners, undulations, and, if you weren't centered in the lane, grass just off the edge ready to catch a ski tip. But it was snow, in October!

Nordic Fest schedule announced
Nordic Fest schedule announced

Nordic Fest schedule announced

10/7/2011 - By Eli Brown

The 2nd Annual Vasa Ski Club Nordic Fest & Ski Swap will run from Friday, Oct 21 through Sunday, Oct 23 and include The first ski race of the season in the U.S.A, a ski swap, a rollerski clinic, shopping, movies, and a party

2011-2012 Michigan Cup Schedule
2011-2012 Michigan Cup Schedule

2011-2012 Michigan Cup Schedule

10/4/2011 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: The Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Racing Series features 24 races this year, including the first race of the season in the entire USA.

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USA Nordic Opener in Traverse City
USA Nordic Opener in Traverse City

USA Nordic Opener in Traverse City

9/23/2011 - By Mike Muha

Brick Wheels in Traverse City, Michigan will host the first cross country ski race of the 2011-2012 season in the entire USA on Saturday, October 22. The race will run on a short loop, snow courtesy of Zambonis from local ice rinks.

Missing: 2012 Michigan Cup schedule
Missing: 2012 Michigan Cup schedule

Missing: 2012 Michigan Cup schedule

9/20/2011 - By Mike Muha

So where's the Michigan Cup schedule? Alas, Christmas, New Years, the US Senior National Championships and a host of other issues have caused scheduling conflicts that have kept the Michigan Cup calendar in flux.

US National Masters comes to Michigan in 2012
US National Masters comes to Michigan in 2012

US National Masters comes to Michigan in 2012

6/3/2011 - By NM2012

February 10-12, 2012 skiers of all abilities from throughout North America will enjoy three days of fantastic National Masters ski races, and fun social events as the National Masters visits the lower peninsula of Michigan for the first time.

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XCHQ's Joe Frye throws well at NCAA Championships

5/31/2011 - By Bob Frye

Joe Frye is on sabbatical from Cross Country Ski Headquarters Team and Michigan Cup competition. He been quite busy, however, i the men's hammer throw at NCAA Divison I Championships.

2011 Michigan Cup recap and full results
2011 Michigan Cup recap and full results

2011 Michigan Cup recap and full results

5/11/2011 - By Mike Muha

Official point’s keeper Ken Dawson has released the complete 2011 Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Race Series results (PDF) and season statistics. The results include full individual standings.

The passing of Philip Schaefer

3/28/2011 - By Michael Schaefer

A life-long athlete, he completed over 100 full-length running and skiing marathons, including the American Birkebeiner, which he skied 33 consecutive years.

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