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Banerud and Hett named CCSA Athletes of the Week

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The male skier of the week for this past weekend is Northern Michigan University's Kjetil Banerud, who confirmed his classic form the past two weekends and fell only to Tom Bye in the skate mass start at the Birkie Trailhead. Banerud is a freshman from Oslo, Norway, following the footsteps of his older brother Martin, an NCAA All-American who also raced for Northern. The female skier of the week is Vivian Hett, also from Northern Michigan. Hett has led the collegiate skiers the past two weekends and blew away the competition in the classic 10k in Rhinelander. Hett is a senior from Burnsville, MN. Hett claimed All-American honors last year at the NCAA Championships in ...

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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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Markset and Torchia named CCSA Athletes of the Week

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After a weekend of hard cold racing in the Twin Cities the Nanooks claimed their first of the year, female CCSA Athlete of the week with Anne-Tine Markset. Markset fought hard in Saturdays 10k classic mass start to finish fifth in the CCSA field and just 43 seconds from the win. What earned her the Athlete of the week is how she dominated Sundays 5k skate race and brought the winning streak of the Northern Michigan women to an end. Markset and her teammates will look to capitalize on their momentum next weekend when racing travels to Marquette, MI for the NCAA Regional Championships. For the second race weekend in a row Ian Torchia takes home ...

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CCSA Athletes of the Week

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This week’s CCSA Female Athlete of the week is Vivian Hett of Northern Michigan University. Vivian raced hard this weekend with a second place finish in Saturday’s 5 kilometer Freestyle race. Hett followed up her second place finish with a win by a resounding 48 seconds in the 15 kilometer classic mass start. Hett will be representing her country later this year in Romania at the World Junior Championships. This week’s CCSA Male Athlete of the week is Ian Torchia. Torchia was in top form this weekend taking wins in both races. Torchia skied to a 28 second win in Saturday’s 10 kilometer skate race, and a 40 second win over the field in Sunday's 20 ...

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Northern Michigan’s Martin and Gesior named Athletes of the Week

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Adam Martin of Northern Michigan University had two impressive showings this weekend winning both the 10k classic and 15k mass start skate races at Telemark in Cable, WI. Martin continues to show top form after finishing on the American podium in both distance races at US Nationals in Houghton, MI earlier this month. Martin was also the top U23 qualifier for U23 World Championships that will be hosted in Rasnov, Romania in late February. Felicia Gesior of Northern Michigan showed notable form by placing first and third for the CCSA this weekend in Telemark. Gesior won by two seconds in Saturdays 5k and was only eight seconds off the pace in Sundays 10k skate mass start. ...

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Alaska’s Hanneman, Michigan Tech’s Flanders named CCSA Skiers of the Week

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Logan Hanneman of Alaska Fairbanks and Michigan Tech’s Alice Flanders have been selected Skiers of the Week for their performances at the NCAA Central Regionals held on February 28th and March 1st at Al Quaal Park in Ishpeming, Michigan. Logan Hanneman skied to an impressive set of second place finishes at Central Regionals, and narrowly missed taking the top honors in the men’s 20 kilometer classic mass start race, finishing second behind NMU’s Schwencke by 5.3 seconds. Hanneman was the top CCSA skier in the sprint races at US Nationals, taking 7th in the classic sprint and 8th in the freestyle. Hanneman competed for the United States in early February at the U-23 World Championships  in Almaty, Kazahkstan, taking 23rd in the ...

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Northern Michigan’s Schwencke, Gesior named CCSA Skiers of the Week

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Northern Michigan University’s Felicia Gesior and Fredrik Schwencke have been selected CCSA Skiers of the Week for their performances at the CCSA Distance Championships held at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis on February 14th and 15th. Fredrik Schwencke, a sophomore Wildcat from Oslo, Norway, skied an impressive set of races at the CCSA Distance Championships at Wirth Park, winning the men’s 20 kilometer classic mass start race, and taking second in the 10 kilometer freestyle race. In the classic race Schwencke outpaced his teammates Adam Martin and Erik Soderman in the final lap to win the day, 5.2 seconds ahead of Martin. Schwencke took second place in the freestyle race, just 2.3 seconds behind the time of ...

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St. Scholastica’s Schommer and Michigan Tech’s Axelsson named CCSA Skiers of the Week

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St. Scholastica’s Paul Schommer and Michigan Tech’s Ulrika Axelsson have been selected as the CCSA Skiers of the Week for their performances at the CCSA Championships on February 7th and 8th at Spirit Mountain Nordic Center in Duluth, Minnesota. Schommer led the Saints to victory in the men's relay, skiing a decisive second leg for St. Scholastica. When Schommer began his 10 kilometer relay leg, he was in third place behind Michigan Tech and St. Scholastica’s second team. By the time Schommer tagged off to teammate Joe Dubay for the final leg, the Saints enjoyed a 1:27 advantage over Michigan Tech, and they went on to win the day. In the CCSA Sprint Championships Schommer was the second fastest CCSA ...

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St. Scholastica’s Kirvesniemi, Michigan Tech’s Hjelstuen named CCSA Skiers of the Week

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St. Scholastica’s Anita Kirvesniemi and Michigan Tech’s Haakon Hjelstuen have been named the CCSA skiers of the week for their performances at the Twin Cities Championships on January 24th and 25th at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Anita Kirvesniemi of St. Scholastica skied to a dramatic victory in the women's 10 kilometer classic mass start race, chasing down Northern Michigan's Felicia Gesior in the final kilometers of the race. Gesior broke away early, enjoying a nearly 30 second advantage over Kirvesniemi and the chasing pack with 3 kilometers left in the race. Kirvesniemi attacked and caught Gesior one kilometer from the finish line and went on to win the race by 10.5 seconds. It was Kirvesniemi’s second victory in the CCSA this ...

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NMU’s Ross, Soderman named CCSA skiers of the week

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Northern Michigan University’s Jordyn Ross and Erik Soderman have been named the CCSA skiers of the week for their accomplishments at the Telemark Chase held on January 17th and 18th. Jordyn Ross skied to victory in the women’s 10 kilometer freestyle mass start race in Telemark, Wisconsin, with a time of 34:11.9, and finished fifth in the 5 kilometer classic race. Ross, a senior at NMU, has been one of the regions fastest racers this season. At US Nationals she led the CCSA women in the 10 kilometer freestyle race, finishing 16th overall, and took third for the CCSA in the 20 kilometer event. Erik Soderman, a senior Wildcat from Njurunda, Sweden, proved that he is back in top form after ...

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