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Michigan Tech’s Irwin, NMU’s Bratrud win Telemark classic

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Deedra Irwin of Michigan Tech and Kyle Bratrud of Northern Michigan University led the CCSA in Saturday’s interval start classic race in Telemark, Wisconsin. It was a competitive race: Michigan Tech, St. Scholastica, Northern Michigan, and Alaska Fairbanks each had at least two skiers in the top ten of both the men’s and women’s races. “The region is definitely getting stronger,” said NMU Head Coach Sten Fjeldheim. Deedra Irwin won the women's 5 kilometer race with a time of 18:41.7, an outstanding performance for the Michigan Tech senior. Taking second was Nicole Bathe of Alaska Fairbanks, finishing just under 15 seconds behind Irwin. Rounding out the top three was NMU’s Felicia Gesior. Ulrika Axelsson of Michigan Tech finished just behind Gesior, ...

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Bratrud reaches podium at US Nationals, Kirvesniemi 17th

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Kyle Bratrud of Northern Michigan University continued his excellent form on Thursday, taking third in the men’s 30 kilometer classic mass start race while St. Scholastica’s Anita Kirvesniemi took the top honors for the CCSA women by skiing to 17th overall in the 20 kilometer race. In the men’s race, Bratrud led early on, with his teammates Fredrick Schwencke, Adam Martin, and Erik Soderman all skiing not far behind him in the lead pack. Northern Michigan Head Coach Sten Fjeldheim said the plan for Bratrud was for him to “go with the flow, and not lead to much.” Once in the race though, Bratrud found himself in a position to lead, and continued to through the first 20 kilometers, ...

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Hanneman 7th, Irwin 10th in US Nationals Classic Sprint

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The second day of the US Cross Country Championships proved to be another good showing for CCSA skiers with Logan Hanneman of The University of Alaska Fairbanks winning the B Final, Michigan Tech’s Haakon Hjelstuen third overall, and teammate Deedra Irwin skiing to tenth for the women. “It’s an exciting day for the program,” said Michigan Tech Head Coach Joe Haggenmiller. “We haven’t had anyone in the sprint finals for a few years, so to have some people make the finals is pretty exciting.” An incredible 7 inches of snow reportedly fell over the morning of the race, making a trying sprint course all the more slow and difficult. First overall in qualifying was Michigan Tech student ...

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Bratrud wins Men’s National Title, Ross 16th for CCSA women at US Nationals

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Northern Michigan University displayed a dominating performance on the opening day of US Nationals and NCAA qualifying in Houghton, Michigan. Cold and gusty winds made for difficult conditions but easy waxing in what would be an excellent showing for the CCSA. Kyle Bratrud led the way, crushing the men’s 15 kilometer freestyle field with a time of 42:01.6, an incredible 50 seconds faster than second place Kris Freeman. The victory marks the first national title for the Minnesota native, and a key step toward securing a place on the U-23 National Team to compete at World Juniors in Almaty, Kazakhstan. NMU coach Sten Fjeldheim didn’t expect Bratrud to win, but he said, “I knew it was a ...

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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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