Fifty-five teams competed under beautiful sunny skies and a great snow for the 2009 Michigan Cup Relays at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Roscommon.
After I finished the second leg of the relay, I picked up the camera and started taking photos around the transition area - a lot of photos...
Photos taken at the 2009 Junior Olympics of Great Lake District skiers.
The Cross Country Ski Headquarters won the Michigan Cup for the third year in a row - their fourth win since 2004. In a surprise to many, Traverse City Nordic took the Brumbaugh Cup for the most powerful team on the 2009 Michigan Cup circuit.
Here are photos from the first couple of kilometers of the first, classic, leg of the Michigan Cup Relays at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, the last Michigan Cup race (and party) of the season.
Two Great Lake District teams places in the top 15 in the Junior Olympic Relay race.
Christina Mishica was again the best placed Great Lakes District junior during the Junior Olympics, this time in the 5 Km Classic. Mishica finished 27th in the OJ Girls division.
Just as the once great horse handicapper predicted the favorite is leading the race down the backstretch but the race is far from over. Will HH/CCSS have enough in the tank to pull out a victory?
Today was the long race day at Junior Olympics in Truckee, California; a 10K for the OJ and J1 women (we have one of each) and 15K for the OJ and J1 men (the 14 dudes on the team.)
Christina Mishica was the best placed Great Lakes District junior during the Junior Olympics Freestyle on Wednesday, finishing 9th in the 10 Km J1 Girls Freestyle.
The trail for the 15k skate is quite hilly and it seems to be all up hill, but we all know that that can't happen on a loop, but it sure seems like that.
I usually have problems warming up at JOs because of the large number of competitors and lack of space on the warm up loops. However, today I was pretty well set and ready to go.
Nothing in the calendar for the next seven days.