The Seeley Hills SuperTour 2023 was a two-day event on January 14th and 15th, hosted at the Birkie Trails in Cable, WI. This race was a part of the US SuperTour combined and the CCSA college race, which attracted many top professional skiers alongside the CCSA teams.
Men’s: The overall winner of the SuperTour 32k classic on Saturday was Peter Wolter of Sun Valley SEF, who completed the race in 1 hour 25 minutes. The first college skier across the line was John Schwinghamer of CSS, with a time of 1 hour 28 minutes finishing 8th overall. He was followed by Luke Fricker of NMU, who finished 10th overall while 3rd place was secured by Skyler Patten of MTU. Additionally, top finishers from other teams include Noah Erickson of UW-Green Bay in 24th place and Tait Myers of St. Olaf in 46th place.
Women: The overall winner of the women’s 32k classic race on Saturday was Hannah Rudd of BSF Pro Team, who finished in 1 hour 40 minutes. The first college woman was Victoria Dybwad of CSS in 5th, with a time of 1 hour 44 minutes. Following Dybwads impressive 5th place, Katerina Hyncicova of NMU, finished 8th overall, and came in 2nd place in the CCSA, while Mia Case of CSS secured 3rd place. Additionally, top finishers from other teams include Olivia Laven of MTU in 12th place, Grete Engels of UW-Green Bay in 23rd place, and Lily Hubanks of St. Olaf in 19th place.
Men: The overall winner of the men’s race on Sunday was Michael Earnhart of APU Nordic Ski Center. The top college skier was Ivar Dragerengen of CSS followed by John Schwinghamer of CSS, who finished 11th overall, while Joe Lynch was the next college skier at 14th. Additionally, top finishers from other teams include Felix Cottet-Puinel of MTU in 15th, Ryan Thieme of UW-Green Bay in 20th, Cooper Lennox of NMU in 28th, and Tait Myers of St. Olaf in 49th.
Women: The overall winner of the women’s race on Sunday was Hannah Rudd, who repeated her win from the previous day. The college victory went to Katerina Hyncicova of NMU in 9th. Marie Wangen of MTU finished 10th overall, while Lily Brown of NMU finished next in 11th. Additionally, top finishers from other teams include Mia Case of CSS in 12th place, Grete Engels of UW-Green Bay in 23rd place, and Lily Hubanks of St. Olaf in 28th.
This SuperTour and CCSA weekend was a successful event and a great showcase of the talents and skills of the top skiers from around the country, particularly the CCSA college skiers who performed exceptionally well. Next up is the CCSA Invite in Duluth on Feb. 4th and 5th!