It's champagne for the winners - and for one lucky non-winner, plus goodies for everyone at this year's Michigan Cup Sprints.
One upside to dropping out in the middle of the race: I got to take lots of photos, including the men and women finishers!
Denny Paul and Tracy Hardin won the Hanson Hills Classic senior 12 km race. Brendan Baic and Kaitlyn Patterson each won their second junior race of the weekend.
Grand Rapids Nordic’s Dave Mclean once again soundly thumped the competition by winning the Michigan Cup Marathon 30K in 18:58. In the women’s 15 Km, Amy Wichem won easily in 46:02.
Swix Traverse City Sprint wax recommendation for this Wednesday's sprint race.
Here are the current individual standings through the Garland Races. Although team results have not been posted yet, team designations for individuals are listed based on all rosters.
Here are more photos of the Garland Gripper, especially of junior racers and iced beards
Ross Williams won his first senior men's race of the year at the Garland Glide, while Natalie Dawson picked up her second victory of the weekend, having won the Garland Gripper the day before.
The State of Michigan High School Nordic Championship will take place on February 14-15, 2009 at the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Trails. Registration forms need to be in by Feb 2.
Denny Paull and Natalie Dawson were king and queen of the Garland Gripper Classic Race at Garland Resort on Saturday, January 17, 2009.
Here are the current results for individual Michigan Cup scoring (PDF) as of the Grand Rapids Langlauf 15km at Champion Hill. Team results will be posted on next report.
Video pre-start, start and finish of the 2009 Grand Rapids Langlauf 15 Km at Champion Hill.
Junior NoqueForestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI
Noquemanon Ski MarathonMarquette, MI