There were big changes in the Brumbaugh Cup competition following the Mike Seaman Memorial Classic Race at Forbush Corner. Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop took over the lead with 297 points. Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team moved into second place with 312 points, and Team NordicSkiRacer dropped from first to third with 324 points.
Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop had 3 of the top 5 men and 3 of the top five women at Forbush, including the two overall winners. Grand Rapids had three men in the top 7 plus two women who finished well overall. Team NordicSkiRacer had no women at the race - a big penalty -and only had one male in the top 10.
|Team||Frosty FS||Krazy Klassic||Cote Dame Marie FS||Mike Seaman Memorial CL||YTD Total|
|Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop||86||84||83||44||297|
|Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team||95||93||55||69||312|
|Cross Country Ski Headquarters||61||65||105||121||352|
|Vasa Ski Club||133||103||82||94||412|
|University of Michigan||131||116||176||173||596|
Full details of how the races were scored can be found here (PDF).
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. More information on scoring the Brumbaugh Cup are on the scoring details page.