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Birkie Trailhead Recap: NMU’s Martin and Hett lead classic events; MTU’s Cuenot and NMU’s Schneider win freestyle events

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The weekend of racing at the Birkie Trailhead near Cable, WI brought yet another challenging competition upon the skiers as well as coaches from CCSA and Midwest high schools. Day one started with the men’s classic 10k individual start. With temperatures around 36 degrees and raining, the course quickly deteriorated despite the best efforts of the organizers. Adam Martin, representing Northern Michigan University, dominated the field with a winning time of 30:24.5 and a comfortable margin of 28 seconds on his teammate, Fredrik Schwencke, placing second. Another Wildcat placing within the top five was freshman, Zak Katterson (4th). The Saint Scholastica and Michigan Tech men were led by Ryan St. Clair (9th) and Gaspard Cuenot, rounding ...

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2017 U.S. Cross Country National Championships Recap

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Between January 7 and January 12, universities of the CCSA competed at the 2017 Cross Country Championships in Soldier Hollow, Utah. The same site which hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics will also provide courses for the Junior and U23 World Championships starting by the end of January. The first day of racing kicked off with the women’s individual 10k freestyle on January 7. Nicole Schneider, NMU’s top finisher, took 34th place overall with a time of 29:27.4, followed by her teammate Sophie Schimpl just 0.5 seconds back and Vivian Hett placing 48th. Kelsey Dickinson from the College of St. Scholastica finished 61st and her teammate Nicole Gilman took the 226th spot. Michigan Tech’s women were led ...

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Torchia and Bathe Lead CCSA Skiers on Final Day of NCAA Championships

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The final day of racing at the 2016 NCAA Championships started today with the men’s 20k classic mass start. At the start of the race the tracks were icy and fast, but it didn’t last long as the temperature began to rise causing the conditions to soften and deteriorate. The men's race was won by the University of Colorado's Mads Stroem with a time of 49.41.9. The CCSA men had a strong showing today and were led once again by Northern Michigan's Ian Torchia in fourth place with a time of 50:22. Torchia was followed by teammate Adam Martin in fifth 17 seconds later. The next CCSA skier was Michael Fehrenbach of the University of ...

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UAF Women and NMU Men lead the way for the Central Region on Day 1 of NCAA Championships

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The first cross country ski races of the 2016 NCAA championships in Steamboat, Colorado kicked off today. The morning was led off with the women’s 5k individual start at 9am and followed by the men’s 10k individual start at 10:30. The weather for the women’s race was hard and fast, with the sun shining and temperatures right around 30 degrees. Today’s CCSA women were led by UAF’s Anne-Tine Markset who placed 14th, 21 seconds off the pace. Markset led the UAF women to top the CCSA women’s teams today with a sixth place in the team scores. Markset was followed by her teammates Sarissa Lammers 18th and Nichole Bathe 23rd. The women of NMU trailed ...

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CCSA All-Conference Team Named

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The CCSA named their All-Conference team this past weekend. These athletes are the ten top ranked men’s and women’s racers from the conference for 2016. Northern Michigan University took 12 of the available 20 spots by placing six women and six men on each of the All-conference teams. The women of Northern Michigan had three of their six named to the first All-Conference team with, Felicia Gesior, Vivian Hett and Sophie Schimpl, while Nicole Schneider, Caroline Brisbois and Sophie McDonald took three of the five available spots on the second team. The University of Alaska Fairbanks put two women on the All-Conference team with Anne-Tine Markset (first team) and Nicole Bathe (second team). The last two spots ...

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Andrea Lee and Jake Brown Named CCSA Athletes of the Week

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Andrea Lee raced hard both days taking home a third place finish in Saturday's 5k freestyle race, where she finished 20 seconds from the lead. It was in Sunday's 15k Classic mass start that she impressed the most by winning by 15 seconds. Lee sat in the lead pack for the majority of the race just waiting for her moment to attack. As the leaders hit the half way point on the last lap, Lee upped the tempo on the second climb of that lap to open a gap. From there, there was no looking back as the gap grew over each kilometer. With this impressive effort Andrea Lee is the CCSA Female Athlete of ...

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Fehrenbach and Lee Claim Titles on Day 2 of the CCSA/NCAA Regionals

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Day two of the CCSA/NCAA Regionals was host to another day of hard fast racing. After the warm temperatures of Saturday, the weather took a turn and produced colder temperatures overnight. This caused the courses to freeze solid, making it difficult to set a solid track around the 5k course at Al Quaal Recreation Park in Ishpeming, MI. The grooming crew did a great job with what they were given and the races went off without a hitch. The men and women of the University of Alaska Fairbanks were out to make a statement today, and did just that by winning the team events for the day. The men led it off with the 20k ...

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Brown and Schimpl Claim NCAA Regional Titles in Day 1 of Racing

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The CCSA/NCAA regional championships kicked off today at Al Quaal recreation park in Ishpeming, MI. The 5 and 10 kilometer individual start skate races saw abnormally warm temperatures, causing the snow to soften and deteriorate as the day went on. The day began at 10am with the women’s 5k skate race. As temperatures held steady well above freezing, Northern Michigan’s Sophie Schimpl stormed her way to first place and her first Regional title with a time of 13:50.7. Ten seconds back from Schimpl, was Saint Scholastica’s Kelsey Dickinson in second place. Dickinson’s second place finish is also the best placing by a Saints women at a Regional championship according to Saints coach Chad Salmela. “This is the ...

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Northern Michigan takes CCSA Conference team titles, Markset and Torchia nab Sunday wins

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Beneath the Minneapolis skyline at Theodore Wirth Park, Northern Michigan University men and women continued their winning ways in the CCSA, each taking home the CCSA Championship team title. Following Saturday’s 15 km classical races, the Wildcat men won the 10-kilometer freestyle race, led by top finisher Ian Torchia. Both for Sunday’s race and the overall, Michigan Tech took second followed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In the women’s 5 km freestyle, Northern Michigan outdueled UAF and race winner Anne-Tine Markset by a mere three points for the team victory on Sunday, enough to clinch the overall title. UAF finished as runner-up in the conference, while Michigan Tech earned the final spot on the ...

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Martin and Hett Take Wins on Day 1 of the CCSA Championships

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After a weekend off, the CCSA racing continued at Theodore Wirth Park with men’s 15k and women’s 10k classic mass starts. These races also kicked off the weekend of the CCSA conference Championships. Both men’s and women’s fields were faced with very cold conditions, that caused the race start to be pushed back an hour in order to reach legal racing temperatures. The track at Wirth Park was hard and fast, creating exciting and fast paced racing all day. With the men’s racing leading off on the 3.3k loop, there was a large group until the half way point when the lead pack was whittled down to only six racers. By the end of the race ...

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