Samuel Shaheen and Jamie Chapman owned this weekend's North American Vasa, winning both Saturday's 27k Freestyle and Sunday's 15k Classic.
Shaheen, a newcomer to Michigan racing, was on the Bowdoin Colleges Nordic Ski Team from 2014-2018 and was captain of the team from 2017-2018. He was also the Head Summer Coach for the Berkshire Nordic Ski Club in 2018. He's now a grad student at Penn State University.
Chapman is a native of Traverse City and won the Lakes of North Freestyle and was both the top Michigan and Michigan Cup woman in the 50k Classic at the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Chapman races for the VASA Ski Club.
Queen and King of the North American Vasa, Jamie Chapman and Samuel Shaheen
Shaheen took first in 1:28:51 in the 27k Freestyle. Brad White and Alexander Dennis finished 2n and 3rd in 1:30:51 and 1:32:06.
Chapman won the race easily in 1:40:16. Sarah Duclos took second in 1:46:42, followed by Rebecca Davis in 1:49:42.
Samuel Fay (University of Michigan Nordic) won the 15k Freestyle in 56:10. Jason Zimmerman (1:01:38) and Hayden Murray (1:01:47) were second and third.
Former Traverse City high school phenom Arielle Jean won the women's division in 1:03:29. Mariah Frye Colie (Cross Country Ski Headquarters) was a little over a minute behind in 1:04:48, with Bridget Thuente third in 1:10:26.
The competition is fierce! (Photo: Doug Cornell)
Samuel Shaheen followed up from his Saturday's 27k win to take victory in Sunday's 15k in 44:20. Michael Davis (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop) was second in 46:09, followed by Joe Thuente in 46:44.
Ditto for Jamie Chapman (VASA Ski Club) with her second win of the weekend. Her time of 53:07 was 48 seconds faster than Rebecca Davis (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop - 53:55). Arielle Jean took third in 58:53.
Tony Percha in his third-ever classic race! (Photo: Doug Cornell)
There was also a junior 6k freestyle. Carter Dean won in 21:43, followed by Nick Thuente in 22:17 and Carter Debruyn in 22:24. All three race for the Vasa Ski Club.
Ella Debruyn (VASA Ski Club) was the top junior girl in 28:44. Beatrice Plum (VASA Ski Club) finished second in 30:27 Betsy, followed by Betsy Skendzel in 32:52.
You can find your time (or your friend's) on the 2022 North American VASA full results page.
|1||Jamie Chapman (VASA Ski Club)||1:40:16|
|2||Sarah Duclos (UofM Nordic)||1:46:42|
|3||Rebecca Davis (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop)||1:49:42|
|1||Samuel Fay (UofM Nordic)||56:10|
|2||Mariah Frye Colie (Cross Country Ski Headquarters)||1:04:48|
|2||Michael Davis (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop)||46:09|
|1||Jamie Chapman (VASA Ski Club)||53:07|
|2||Rebecca Davis (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop)||53:55|
6k High School Freestyle
|1||Carter Dean (VASA Ski Club)||21:43|
|2||Nick Thuente (VASA Ski Club)||22:17|
|3||Carter Debruyn (VASA Ski Club)||22:24|
|1||Ella Debruyn (VASA Ski Club)||28:44|
|2||Beatrice Plum (VASA Ski Club)||30:27|