Ken Dawson, Michigan Cup's esteemed points keeper, has released this year's individual winners!
William Haapala wins the overall Junior Men's title with a perfect score of 1,000 points. Haapala won 6 of the 7 races he entered (he placed second in the High School Championships Sprint event). Ryan Miller and Josh Kerr are second and third. All three are members of the Vasa Ski Club.
Arielle Jean won all six events she entered to win the Junior Women's title. Annie Paulson and Jorja Jenema are second and third. All are Vasa Ski Club skiers.
A junior's best 5 races counted toward scoring.
In the senior division, only the best 4 races counted. Rebecca Davis (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop) takes the Women's title with 785 points, winning one of the four races she entered. Cross Country Ski Headquarters skiers Mariah Frye Colie and Wendy Anderson take second and third.
Jorden Wakeley (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop) is the Men's champion with a perfect score off 800 points. He won five of the six races he entered. The race he lost? He crashed and broke a pole - twice - in the Cote Dame Marie - his home course! Teammate Michael Davis takes second, with Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team's Steve Smigiel Junior in third.
2021 Michigan Cup Individual Podiums
|1||William Haapala||VASA Ski Club||1000|
|2||Ryan Miller||VASA Ski Club||976|
|3||Josh Kerr||VASA Ski Club||952|
|1||Arielle Jean||VASA Ski Club||1000|
|2||Annie Paulson||VASA Ski Club||951|
|3||Jorja Jenema||VASA Ski Club||818|
|1||Rebecca Davis||Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop||785|
|2||Mariah Frye Colie||Cross Country Ski Headquarters||782|
|3||Wendy Anderson||Cross Country Ski Headquarters||767|
|1||Jorden Wakeley||Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop||800|
|2||Michael Davis||Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop||796|
|3||Steve Smigiel Jr.||Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team||789|
The Michigan Top 10% consists of the top 10% in each age class. This is the cream of the crop! Each of these skiers receives a pin in recognition of their achievement. Pins are presented at the Michigan Cup Relays awards ceremony...or get yours from your team captain.
This is bragging rights: how many points can I get across ALL the races I do. High scorers in this category do every Michigan Cup race. They are dedicated!
2021 Michigan Cup Overall Point Winners
|1||Stevenson, Gwen||Cross Country Ski Headquarters||1,193|
|2||Compton, Heather||Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop||946|
|3||Weeks, Linda||Cross Country Ski Headquarters||880|
|1||DuFour, Yvon||Team NordicSkiRacer||1,340|
|2||Cornell, Doug||Team NordicSkiRacer||1,267|
|3||Temkin, Mike||Cross Country Ski Headquarters||1,259|