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NMU Sweeps Again

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The second day of racing at the Michigan Tech Invitational saw a lot of hard racing in both fields. Each team was faced by tricky conditions with temperatures hovering around 32 degrees. The morning started off with the women’s 15 kilometer classic mass start. With the warm conditions it seemed that each team had a different approach to making the skis kick, some using hardwax while others opted for klister or klister covered by hardwax. Once the race was off the women of NMU asserted their dominance by getting to the front and controlling the pace. By doing so they were able to take the top three spots led by Vivian Hett with a time of ...

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NMU Sweep Men’s and Women’s Podiums

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The Michigan Tech Invitational was kicked off today under clear skies and above average temperatures. The day started off with the men’s individual start 10k skate. Temperatures were gradually rising above freezing just before the start, causing each team to look for the best wax and structure possible to fight off the increasing moisture in the snow. Ian Torchia of NMU took top honors in the men's race finishing in a time of 25:50. He was followed 28 seconds later by two of his teammates, Adam Martin and Jake Brown. With these three places NMU took an early lead in the team scores with 51 points. Gaspard Cuenot led his Michigan Tech team to second place ...

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Martin Wins Again While Lee shines for the Huskies

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The second day of the Telemark Chase saw another great day of racing. After yesterday’s classic races the men and women of the CCSA were faced with 10 and 15k mass start skate races. With conditions continuing to be solid and temperatures hovering in the mid-twenties, it made for some very fast conditions all day. The day started off at 10am with the start of the women's 10k. Right out of the start the Northern Michigan Wildcats flexed their muscle by having seven of their skiers in the top 10 throughout the first lap. It was on the second lap that the race heated up with NMU Redshirt skier Kristen Bourne attacking on the final big ...

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Martin and Gesior Take Wins on Day One of the Telemark Chase

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Day one of the Telemark Chase saw hard fast racing by over 500 competitors, both collegiate and junior athletes alike. The weekend started off with a 5 and 10 kilometer classic individual start. With solid tracks and mild temperatures the course was primed for some great racing. Leading off with the men’s race the Northern Michigan Wildcats jumped out to an early lead in the team scoring by taking the top three slots on the result sheet. The Wildcats were led by Adam Martin who completed the 10 kilometer course in 26:14.7. Martin was followed closely by his two teammates Ian Torchia (26:16.7) and Fredrik Schwenke (26:50.2). With three of his skiers taking the ...

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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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