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Olex, Frankowski both place second, six CCSA skiers earn All-American status at NCAA Championships skate race

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Second-place finishes for both Alaska's Max Olex and Northern Michigan's Rosie Frankowski in the mass start freestyle races wrapped up a banner week for the CCSA at the NCAA Championships at Soldier Hollow Resort in Utah. In addition to the pair of silver medals, the region's skiers also collected six more All-American places to bring its total to 11 for the championships. Olex, NMU's Fredrik Schwencke (sixth) and St. Scholastica's Paul Schommer (eighth) all cracked the top 10 on the men's side while Frankowski, St. Olaf's Paige Schember (seventh) and Michigan Tech's Alice Flanders (10th) earned All-American status for the women. Olex and Frankowski's performances were especially poignant. Both seniors, the two skiers were ...

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Bathe, Bratrud lead CCSA as region collects five All-American spots at NCAAs

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The CCSA skiers opened up the NCAA Championships in style, as the region's athletes earned five All-American finishes in the interval start classic races at Soldier Hollow Resort in Midway, Utah. Alaska's Nichole Bathe turned in a region-best fourth-place finish to collect first-team All-American honors, while Northern Michigan skiers landed a pair of second-team All-American spots in both the men's 10K (Kyle Bratrud and Fredrik Schwencke) and the women's 5K (Rosie Frankowski and Mary Kate Cirelli) events. All told, CCSA skiers accounted for eight top-15 finishes and 10 top-20 spots in the two events — an important performance as the region looks to reclaim additional qualifying spots for its student-athletes in the future. "It was ...

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Northern Michigan sweep regional titles as Cartwright, Frankowski win freestyle events

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It was a green and gold final day of the CCSA season, as Northern Michigan not only saw two of their skiers — George Cartwright and Rosie Frankowski — top the podium in both the men's 15K and women's 10K mass start freestyle events, but the Wildcats also swept the men's, women's and overall team titles at the NCAA Central Region Championships in Houghton, Mich. Northern Michigan, Alaska and St. Scholastica teams on the podium (click to enlarge) "It was a great team effort," Northern Michigan head coach Sten Fjeldheim said. "We've got everyone healthy, had good skis, so everything worked out. I think it says a lot about our team depth on both sides: everyone ...

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Bathe, Bratrud crowned champs at NCAA Central Region Championships classic meet

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Alaska's Nichole Bathe and Northern Michigan's Kyle Bratrud captured the Central Region crowns in the women's 5K and men's 10K individual start classic events, respectively, to kick off the regional championships in Houghton, Mich. In near perfect skiing conditions, the Nanooks and Wildcats combined to occupy all six podium spots (three apiece) on the afternoon, meaning that Alaska heads into final day of the NCAA Central Region Championships with a three-point lead on the men's side, while the Northern Michigan women hold an eight-point edge heading into Sunday. Having missed the CCSA Championships in order to represent the U.S. Ski Team at the World Junior Championships last month, Bathe showed her experience in Italy paid dividends, ...

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Northern Michigan sweeps team titles as Frankowski, Alaska’s Hanneman top podium at CCSA Championships

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An impressive display of depth saw hosts Northern Michigan capture the men's, women's and overall team titles at the CCSA Championships in Ishpeming, Mich. The Wildcats' Rosie Frankowski and Mary Kate Cirelli teamed up to pull away from the rest of the field to capture the top two spots in the women's 15K mass start skate race, while Kyle Bratrud and Fredrik Schwencke took silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 20K event. Alaska's Logan Hanneman captured his second individual title of the weekend, edging Bratrud in the men's race to boost the Nanooks to second in the men's and overall team standings. "Our team really came together today and showed our depth, and that's ...

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Northern Michigan take classic team titles as Hanneman and Cirelli open CCSA Championships with win

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Hosts Northern Michigan heads into the final day of the CCSA championships with the team lead on both the men's and women's side following the first day of action at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming, Mich. Alaska's Logan Hanneman dominated the men's 10K interval start classic, but NMU took the next three spots to open up a four-point advantage over the Nanooks. The Wildcats then went 1-2 in the women's 5K event, with Mary Kate Cirelli and Hannah Boyer posting the top two times, to give them a comfortable 16-point advantage on the women's side. With cold (single-digit) but steady temperatures, sunshine and no wind, the weather played little role in determining ...

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Flanders, Schommer post big wins at Mt. Itasca freestyle events

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Impressive individual performances from Michigan Tech's Alice Flanders and St. Scholastica's Paul Schommer saw the two juniors top the podium in the women's 5K freestyle and the men's 10K freestyle, respectively, in bitterly cold conditions at Mt. Itasca in Coleraine, Minn. Flanders has now taken the top spot in the last two CCSA skate races - both by substantial margins as well - while Schommer earned the Saints' second win of the weekend, following teammate Sarah Allen's victory Friday. After winning the freestyle event at the Telemark Chase last weekend by more than 37 seconds, Flanders fared even better on Saturday despite racing at sub-zero (-2 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures, crossing the line a full 42 ...

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St. Scholastica’s Allen, NMU’s Bratrud top podium at Mt. Itasca classic races

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St. Scholastica senior Sarah Allen claimed a landmark win for her program in the women's 5K classic, and Kyle Bratrud earned his second straight CCSA victory in the men's 10K classic at Mt. Itasca to kick off the region's third NCAA qualifier. Amazingly, Bratrud becomes just the first two-time winner for the CCSA this season, while Allen's win was the first victory in Saints history in an event whose field included traditional powerhouses Northern Michigan or Alaska. "[Former St. Scholastica skier] Jeremy [Hecker] won one before," Saints head coach Chad Salmela said, "but neither UAF or Northern Michigan were in the field that day, so that gets an asterisk." A consistent and reliable skier for the ...

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Fehrenbach, Cirelli lead region at Telemark classic event

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Alaska's Michael Fehrenbach and Northern Michigan's Mary Kate Cirelli became the seventh and eighth different skiers to top the CCSA podium this season, each bringing home the region's top spot in the men's and women's classic events at the Telemark Chase in Cable, Wisc. on Sunday. Fehrenbach sailed through his 10K at the Telemark Lodge in 27:12.7 to edge Saturday winner Kyle Bratrud, while Cirelli finished her 5K with a three-second edge over her nearest CCSA competitor. Slightly warmer than expected temperatures led to some mushiness on the tracks in some places, making for a somewhat tricky wax selection for coaches and skiers, but Fehrenbach showed no ill effects from the conditions nor a recent ...

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Flanders, Bratrud top podium at Telemark Chase skate events

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Michigan Tech's Alice Flanders and Northern Michigan's Kyle Bratrud earned the top spots in the women's 10K and men's 15K freestyle races, respectively, at the Telemark Chase in Cable, Wisc. on Saturday. The first win of the season for each skier, the CCSA has now seen six different student-athletes top the podium in its six events so far in 2014. Flanders, part of a deep group of Michigan Tech women's skiers, produced a dominant performance on her way to the top of the podium. Her time of 30:19.8 put her a full 15 seconds ahead of her closest competitor (Jordyn Ross, who is redshirting this season for Northern Michigan) and a good 37 seconds ahead of ...

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