This is the Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Racing Series cream of the crop: the Top 10% of cross country ski racers of each age category. To get in the Michigan Cup Top 10% you have to maximize your points against your competitors.
The lake start/finish of the Black Mountain races makes for an incredible spectator viewing of the skiers. Overall winners Phillip Tosteson and Mariah Frye Colie did not disappoint as they demonstrated beautiful skating technique finishing first.
UPDATED: The biggest battle is between Sarah Goble (Team NordicSkiRacer) and Erin Lipp for the title of top Junior Girl. Both have 992 points. it appears HH/CCSS will need to get a good turnout at the Relays to unseat XCHQ for the Michigan Cup.
The Michigan High School Championships were held on the Vasa Ski Trail in Traverse City, Michigan this past Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15. Friday was the classic sprint, while skiers raced a pursuit on Saturday.
Milan Baic came back from a third place finish in yesterday's brutal North American Vasa 50K Freestyle to win today's 16K Gran Traverse Classic race at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City Michigan. Natalie Dawson was tops in the women's race.