Freeman, Compton, Valaas. Habitual Super Tour winners....
Caitlin Compton wins again. Nice work Caitlin and CXC!
Andrew Johnson was 4th and the 2nd US skier - good form is coming...he is ready to set in on a hard block of training.
SoHo scene... two Canadian's in the skate race. Great having the Canadians down here racing with us.
Carl Swenson - between Law School finals - takes 6th and 3rd US skier.
Para-Olympic Gold Medalist and local super-star Steve Cook.
The race was held over a short course and the skiers piled up around the loop... great to see all the racers. I believe we have the talent and certainly the numbers... but we need that talent in numbers preparing at a much higher level.
Kris Freeman looked strong the whole way. His hard week of training didn't seem to hold him back this weekend.
Compton on her way to first.
Freeman at the finish.
Wow. Laura Valaas dominated. Laura and Caitlin are both CXC athletes. Check it out at www.cxcskiing.org
Koos motoring toward the finish. Snow fell all day and hard.
Andy Newell knows how.
Kris enjoys winning... but he also enjoys preparing to win. There is a lot of training behind this kid.
Newell, Koos, Freeman in a tough simi-final.
Newell and Freeman battle it out in the final with two Canadians just behind them. Freeman takes it in the final 100m.
No one in the rear view mirror. Valaas was all alone from the start.
Kris Freeman will continue training in Utah until the middle of next week before traveling home. Newell will be in Utah all break. Johnson will be in Utah almost the whole break. Koos travels home tomorrow to Washington where he has good skiing.
Nationals are our next stop.
The Tour De Ski begins soon - it should be fun to watch this year... and plan for next year.
There were large fields of racers over the weekend and some challenging conditions. The Soldier Hollow crew did a great job with the races. Thanks to all the volunteers and organizers as well as the SoHo crew.
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