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. The two teams were neck to neck in the Brumbaugh Cup competition for best senior team, with the Headquarters actually taking the Brumbaugh Cup by a narrow 115 points.
The Vasa Club's strong junior team overwhelmed all other junior efforts, taking the Baic Cup with 14,658. Second place finisher Straits Strider was second with 1,814 points.
The Vasa Ski Club celebrates their victory in the 2011 Michigan Cup cross country ski race series (Photo by Mike Muha)
Here are the individual team rankings for the 2010-2011 season:
|Baic Cup Standings|
|Vasa Ski Club||14,658|
|Cross Country Ski Headquarters||1,294|
|Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team||848|
|Team Nordic Ski Racer||526|
|Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop||0|
|Brumbaugh Cup Standings|
|Cross Country Ski Headquarters||28,734|
|Vasa Ski Club||28,619|
|Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop||24,517|
|Team Nordic Ski Racer||20,236|
|Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team||16,514|
|Vasa Ski Club||31,523.8|
|Cross Country Ski Headquarters||27,674.0|
|Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop||22,305.6|
|Team Nordic Ski Racer||18,173.0|
|Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team||14,135.8|
The Cross Country Ski Headquarters celebrates their Brumbaugh Cup win in the 2011 Michigan Cup (Photo from Gwenn Stevenson)
Michigan Cup Overall Team rankings are determined as follows:
All points earned by an individual from all races completed go toward their team's Michigan Cup Points. If a racer completes 10 races, the points earned from all 10 races go toward Team Points.
In addition, all points earned by the team in the Michigan Cup Relay Race and Team Time Trial are added to the total team points.
The sum of all points earned by all SENIOR racers on a team determine the team's total Brumbaugh Cup points.
The sum of all points earned by all JUNIOR racers on a team determine the team's total Baic Cup points.
For the Overall Michigan Cup, a teams total points will be the sum of the it's (Junior points x the percentage of Junior racers) plus it's (Senior points x the percentage of Senior racers) plus Team Time Trial Points. This year, the formula worked out to be (0.20 x juniors points) + (0.80 x senior points).