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 the honors of being the CCSA male athlete of the week. After a hard fought 15k classic race that saw him finish second by only four seconds behind race winner and teammate Adam Martin, Torchia came back on Sunday to decimate the men’s CCSA field and win the 10k individual start skate race by 28 seconds. Both Martin and Torchia will miss out on Regional Championships as they travel to Romania to represent the USA at the Junior and U23 World Championships later this month.