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Photos from the 2009 Michigan Cup Relays: Transition area
Photos from the 2009 Michigan Cup Relays: Transition area

Photos from the 2009 Michigan Cup Relays: Transition area

3/18/2009 - By Mike Muha

After I finished the second leg of the relay, I picked up the camera and started taking photos around the transition area - a lot of photos...

XCHQ wins Michigan Cup; Brumabugh Cup goes to Travserse City

3/16/2009 - By Mike Muha

The Cross Country Ski Headquarters won the Michigan Cup for the third year in a row - their fourth win since 2004. In a surprise to many, Traverse City Nordic took the Brumbaugh Cup for the most powerful team on the 2009 Michigan Cup circuit.

Photos from the 2009 Michigan Cup Relays: First leg
Photos from the 2009 Michigan Cup Relays: First leg

Photos from the 2009 Michigan Cup Relays: First leg

3/16/2009 - By Mike Muha

Here are photos from the first couple of kilometers of the first, classic, leg of the Michigan Cup Relays at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, the last Michigan Cup race (and party) of the season.

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Fight to the finish!

3/13/2009 - By Ken Dawson

Just as the once great horse handicapper predicted the favorite is leading the race down the backstretch but the race is far from over.  Will HH/CCSS have enough in the tank to pull out a victory?  

Wax recommendations for this weekend's races

3/13/2009 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix and Toko for the weekend's Michigan Cup (and other) races. Check back for updates!

New Team Scoring Method Thoughts

3/12/2009 - By Ed Anderson

The new team scoring strategy was trialed this year with the idea of adding race performance to team participation to establish team winners. Feedback forms available at the relays will provide you a chance to provide your assessment.

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Natalie Dawson named 2009 U.S. Masters XC Ski Team

3/11/2009 - By J.D. Downing

The 2009 U.S. Masters XC Ski Team was named by the AXCS. Natalie Dawson of Team NordicSkiRacer.com was named to the women's team.

Surprise TEAM Winner at the Boyne Races

3/10/2009 - By Ed Anderson

Cross Country Ski Headquarters posted their first team win of the season at the Boyne Classic by winning the men >= 50, and the womens' divisions, and placing third for the men < 50 division. HH/CCSS wins overall title.

Paull and Prevolt win Boyne Highlands 10 Km Classic
Paull and Prevolt win Boyne Highlands 10 Km Classic

Paull and Prevolt win Boyne Highlands 10 Km Classic

3/10/2009 - By trvwynhuog

Saturday's Boyne Highland's 5 Km and 10 Km classic race had a semi-soft track that made it relatively easy to negotiate the many downhills on the course., , , , , ,

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Goble and Vigland win Boyne Highlands 15 Km Freestyle

3/10/2009 - By Mike Muha

Temperatures stayed at or below freezing for Sunday's Boyne Highlands 5 Km / 15 Km Freestyle race. The course was tilled several times to provide an non-icy surface. The course was extremely fast but "edgeable."

Michigan Cup standings very close

3/6/2009 - By Ken Dawson

UPDATED: The Michigan Cup Team Standings remain very close, with three teams having a chance to win the Michigan Cup this year.

Bjorn Daehlie and the 36th North American Birkebeiner

3/6/2009 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

The 36th edition of the North American Birkebeiner was a Classic in many ways. After several years of marginal weather conditions the last two Birkie’s have been cold powder versions, easy to wax for and easy to prepare the course.

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