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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., , , , , ,

www.cross-country-ski.com
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.

www.hansonhills.org
A trio of videos from the 2011 Michigan Cup Relays
A trio of videos from the 2011 Michigan Cup Relays

A trio of videos from the 2011 Michigan Cup Relays

3/8/2011 - By Mike Muha

The start, the first leg, down the last hill, the tag zone, and out on the course...lots of video!

Vasa Ski Club gets Michigan / Baic Cup; Headquarters wins Brumbaugh Cup
Vasa Ski Club gets Michigan / Baic Cup; Headquarters wins Brumbaugh Cup

Vasa Ski Club gets Michigan / Baic Cup; Headquarters wins Brumbaugh Cup

3/8/2011 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Club has ended the 4-year dynasty held by the Cross Country Ski Headquarters by winning the Michigan Cup 31,523.8 to 27,674.0 points.

Michigan Cup Relays: Team points
Michigan Cup Relays: Team points

Michigan Cup Relays: Team points

3/8/2011 - By Ernie Burmbaug

Here are the points earned by each team at the Michigan Cup Relays, including the average points per each relay team.

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Michigan Cup Relays has best snow ever

3/7/2011 - By Bob Frye

The Michigan Cup Relays had the best snow conditions ever, with inches of fresh packed powder replacing the traditional spring hard pack.

Michigan Cup Relays - Pre-Start Meeting: It's all about Traverse City
Michigan Cup Relays - Pre-Start Meeting: It's all about Traverse City

Michigan Cup Relays - Pre-Start Meeting: It's all about Traverse City

3/7/2011 - By Mike Muha

This is what all pre-race meetings should be like! Feel the energy of the racers!

Weekend wax recommendations
Weekend wax recommendations

Weekend wax recommendations

3/4/2011 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Wax recommendations from Toko, Fast Wax and Swix (Solda coming soon?) for this weekend's races: REI Frosty Freestyle Finale and the Michigan Cup Relays.

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