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2011-2012 Michigan Cup Schedule
2011-2012 Michigan Cup Schedule

2011-2012 Michigan Cup Schedule

10/4/2011 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: The Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Racing Series features 24 races this year, including the first race of the season in the entire USA.

USA Nordic Opener in Traverse City
USA Nordic Opener in Traverse City

USA Nordic Opener in Traverse City

9/23/2011 - By Mike Muha

Brick Wheels in Traverse City, Michigan will host the first cross country ski race of the 2011-2012 season in the entire USA on Saturday, October 22. The race will run on a short loop, snow courtesy of Zambonis from local ice rinks.

Missing: 2012 Michigan Cup schedule
Missing: 2012 Michigan Cup schedule

Missing: 2012 Michigan Cup schedule

9/20/2011 - By Mike Muha

So where's the Michigan Cup schedule? Alas, Christmas, New Years, the US Senior National Championships and a host of other issues have caused scheduling conflicts that have kept the Michigan Cup calendar in flux.

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US National Masters comes to Michigan in 2012
US National Masters comes to Michigan in 2012

US National Masters comes to Michigan in 2012

6/3/2011 - By NM2012

February 10-12, 2012 skiers of all abilities from throughout North America will enjoy three days of fantastic National Masters ski races, and fun social events as the National Masters visits the lower peninsula of Michigan for the first time.

XCHQ's Joe Frye throws well at NCAA Championships

5/31/2011 - By Bob Frye

Joe Frye is on sabbatical from Cross Country Ski Headquarters Team and Michigan Cup competition. He been quite busy, however, i the men's hammer throw at NCAA Divison I Championships.

2011 Michigan Cup recap and full results
2011 Michigan Cup recap and full results

2011 Michigan Cup recap and full results

5/11/2011 - By Mike Muha

Official point’s keeper Ken Dawson has released the complete 2011 Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Race Series results (PDF) and season statistics. The results include full individual standings.

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The passing of Philip Schaefer

3/28/2011 - By Michael Schaefer

A life-long athlete, he completed over 100 full-length running and skiing marathons, including the American Birkebeiner, which he skied 33 consecutive years.

Michigan Cup race in October 2011?
Michigan Cup race in October 2011?

Michigan Cup race in October 2011?

3/17/2011 - By Mike Muha

Eli Brown has proposed a Michigan Cup race in October using Zamboni snow to make a short 15-20 second course in Traverse City. Eli wants to get a confirmation early so he could use that in promoting the event to sponsors, nationally, etc.

Ski wax chemicals can build up in blood
Ski wax chemicals can build up in blood

Ski wax chemicals can build up in blood

3/16/2011 - By huubqscxmm

The extra speed provided by ski wax comes at a cost - perfluorochemicals., , , , , ,

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Michigan Cuppers at the Great Bear Chase
Michigan Cuppers at the Great Bear Chase

Michigan Cuppers at the Great Bear Chase

3/16/2011 - By Amy Powell

I thought I would share a photo of a few Michigan Cup skiers that showed up and did well at the Great Bear Chase.

2011 Michigan Cup Relay pictures
2011 Michigan Cup Relay pictures

2011 Michigan Cup Relay pictures

3/15/2011 - By Brian Hancock

Here are a few pics from the relays!

World Masters - The Ultimate Venue

3/12/2011 - By Ken Dawson

There is something for everyone at the World Masters but the one common-thread is the friendly atmosphere of all the competitors and spectators who take part in this special event. It is like our Michigan Cup family on steroids.

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