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 illness earlier in the season hampered his campaign at US Nationals. Soderman skied a strong race in the men’s 15 kilometer freestyle mass start race in Telemark, finishing second, and in the 10 kilometer classic race he took third. Soderman’s performance in the freestyle race indicated that he will be challenging his teammate Kyle Bratrud for the top of the podium in the CCSA this season.
NCAA qualifying continues on January 24th and 25th at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota.