It's final: The Cross Country Ski Headquarters is the 2020 Brumbaugh Cup Champion! The Headquarters pretty much held the lead the entire season, finishing with 1,127points. Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop did their best to catch up but finished 75 points back with 1,202 points. That was barely enough to stay ahead of third-place finisher Team NordicSkiRacer who was only 11 points back!
Congratulations to the Cross Country Ski Headquarters for turning out the skiers and wining the Brumbaugh Cup! See them collect the Cup at the Michigan Cup awards ceremony immediately after the Michigan Cup Relays this Sunday.
|Team||Lakes of the North||Forbush TT||Frosty FS||Cote Dame Marie||Krazy Klassic||Mike Seaman Memorial Cl||Vasa 17K CL||Forbush Freestyle||Hanson Hills Classic||Boyne Vistas||Black Mountain Classic||Black Mountain FS||YTD Total|
|Cross Country Ski Headquarters||61||49||68||89||62||96||150||106||151||93||132||70||1,127|
|Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop||138||70||191||86||124||61||138||101||95||87||52||59||1,202|
|Team Nordic Ski Racer||166||179||37||84||28||101||107||123||87||84||91||126||1,213|
|Vasa Ski Club||50||133||266||83||124||195||89||98||154||37||70||94||1,393|
|Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team||147||109||173||138||124||81||167||119||134||148||87||89||1,516|
|University of Michigan||462||338||316||400||124||244||118||173||113||174||164||154||2,780|
The Michigan Cup Series has three team awards: The Baic Cup for best junior team, the Brumbaugh Cup for best senior team, and the Michigan Cup for the best overall team.
The Brumbaugh Cup is a team scored competition with each designated race counting each team’s top 5 senior male skiers and top 3 senior female skiers. It is scored like a cross-country running event with first place receiving 1 point; down through the max of 35 male skiers (7 teams x 5 skiers) and 21 female skiers (7 teams x 3 skiers). The lowest point total wins each race and the lowest point total of all designated races wins the Brumbaugh Cup. The designated Brumbaugh races include those races where there is a single Michigan Cup points paying event.
Marathon races are not included in the Brumbaugh Cup scoring.
This year, the Brumbaugh Cup scoring will be done by Team NordicSkiRacer's Kyle Hanson and Jay Woodbeck. They have created an automated spreadsheet that calculates the Brumbaugh points going forward and hope it allows them to turn around the points within the day they receive results.