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GLD Skiers heading to J2 Champs / Junior Nationals

Tue, Feb  12, 2013 - By Mike Muha

Many skiers in the Great Lakes Division of CXC Skiing are getting ready to head off to either the TD Bank J2 Championships at the Holdernes School in Plymouth, NH on March 8-10, 2013, or to the 2013 USSA Marriott Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska, presented by ConocoPhillips on March 11-16, 2013.

In Nordic racing, junior age categories are referred to as J6-OJ. Each category involves 2 years, so you can be a first or second year J6, J5, J4, J3, J2, J1 or an OJ. A junior's group is dependent on their age after January 1st. Therefore J3s are 12 and 13, J2s are 14 and 15, J1s are 16 and 17 and OJs (Older Junior) are 18 to 19.

J2 skiers may qualify for both the J2 Championships and for Junior Nationals, but can only attend one of the events. In the Great Lakes Division, all qualifying skiers for both the Championships and Junior Nationals, except one, have chosen to attend the J2 Championships rather than Nationals. The TD Bank J2 Championships is designed as a regional event and shorter in duration and less expensive than Junior Nationals.

Only 4 girls and 4 boys from each division are allowed to attend the J2 Championships; skiers who qualified but had higher (worse) points than the top 4 are alternatives.

For the older OJ and J1 categories, Junior Nationals is it. Qualifying skiers all get to go to Nationals, either as part of the Great Lakes Division Team or some other team (e.g., some of the college athletes may be skiing for their home town club rather than their school, or could be skipping Junior Nationals because they qualified for World Nationals).

The top two classic and top two freestyle races are used to determine a skier's qualifying points. In the Great Lakes Division, thirteen qualifying races were held. Skiers could also qualify by racing in Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) races.

The Great Lakes Division Points List (PDF) shows points for all GLD skiers. The table below is the subset of those who have qualified for the J2 Championships and/or Junior Nationals.

 Key:

* Met criteria for the J2 Championships.
** Met criteria based on points from racing in CCSA races.
***Will be traveling to the J2 Championships, Junior Nationals or other event, but not as part of the GLD Team.

Female J2 (must have less than 450 points)
Club Last First Class 1CL 2CL 1FS 2FS Avg Met
Criteria
Team
TCC Lipp Erin J2 285 286 296 299 291 *J2/JN 1. J2
LM Goble Sarah J2 300 434 345 353 358 *J2/JN 2. J2
SSC Wright Bethany J2 372 459 288 322 360 *J2/JN 3. J2
CC Bulleit Carly J2 504 527 307 381 430 *J2/JN 4. J2
Vasa Schwab Heidi J2 456 486 413 448 451 *J2/JN Alt. J2
CC Lyle Rebecca J2 496 545 374 430 461 *J2 Alt. J2
GRNST Todd Katie J2 503 595 390 517 501 *J2 Alt. J2
Vasa Schwab Emma J2 540 548 484 526 525 *J2 Alt. J2

Female J1
(must have less than 350 points) / OJ (must have less than 250 points)
Club Last First Class 1CL 2CL 1FS 2FS Avg Met
Criteria
Team
NMU Geisor Felicia OJ 148 - 109 177 145 **JN 1. JN
NMU Boyer Hannah OJ - - 141 192 166 **JN ***
NMU Edic Megan OJ - - 227 - 227 **JN 2. JN
CC Oppliger Ruth OJ 181 264 231 251 232 JN 3. JN
CC Lyle Sarah J1 266 307 258 277 277 JN 4. JN
CC Sharp Isabel J1 316 406 261 337 330 JN 5. JN
CC Delong Evelyn J1 254 325 254 268 275 JN 6. JN

Male J2 (must have less than 450 points)
Club Last First Class 1CL 2CL 1FS 2FS Avg Met
Criteria
Team
CC Stone Isaac J2 218 272 289 295 269 *J2/JN 1. JN
SSC Wright Ben J2 349 410 257 291 327 *J2/JN 1. J2
Vasa Durand Ian J2 315 385 318 322 335 *J2/JN 2. J2
SSC Zueger Logan J2 383 CD 292 345 340 *J2 3. J2
TCC Darling Clay J2 318 325 364 399 351 *J2/JN 4. J2
CC Jaszcak David J2 369 422 332 364 372 *J2/JN Alt. J2
Vasa Scheiern Evan J2 404 527 319 370 405 *J2 Alt. J2
CC Chard Matt J2 423 557 340 449 442 *J2/JN Alt. J2
CC Stone Tim J2 452 663 408 453 494 *J2 Alt. J2
CC Wood Ben J2 520 547 444 482 498 *J2 Alt. J2
LM Goble Reid J2 437 505 509 547 499 *J2 Alt. J2
GRNST Todd Spencer J2 883 1137 758 869 912 *J2 Alt. J2

Male
J1 (must have less than 350 points) / OJ (must have less than 250 points)
Club Last First Class 1CL 2CL 1FS 2FS Avg Met
Criteria
Team
NMU Bratrud Kyle OJ - - 85 - 85 **JN ***
MTU Hanson Kyle OJ - - 127 159 143 **JN 1. JN
NMU Elfstrom Sam OJ 201 - 132 157 163 **JN ***
NMU Lammers Isaac OJ - - 164 - 164 **JN ***
MTU Kendrick Tom OJ - - 173 - 173 **JN 2. JN
MTU Holmes Sam OJ 186 - 167 220 191 **JN 3. JN
TCC Bruning Andrew J1 211 217 243 295 241 JN 4. JN
CC Haataja Hendrick OJ 217 253 249 250 242 JN 5. JN
SSC Murray Blake J1 220 253 242 270 246 JN ***
CC Wood Dan J1 258 345 214 324 285 JN ***