Due to lack of snow and three race cancellations, the Frosty Festival of Races became the Michigan Cup Opener. Host club, Team NordicSkiRacer took full advantage and opened a commanding lead in the Brumbaugh Cup standings.
Saturday’s race was the 10K Frosty Freestyle. Led by Bradley Baas, Team NSR placed their 5 scoring men in the top 8 overall finishing first with 27 points. Cross Country Ski Headquarters led by Scott Reis, fourth overall, was second with 55 points and Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop led by Michael Davis in second was third with 66 points. Sarah Duclos and Ellie Callison went one-two for The University of Michigan Ski Club topping the women’s group with 14 points. Cross Country Ski Headquarters shop owner, Mariah was next in leading her team to a second-place finish with 20 points while Team NordicSkiRacer, Ellen Thompson led her team to a close third with 23 points.
Team NordicSkiRacer finished the day in first place with 50 points, followed by Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 85, Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop, 92, Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team, 102, Vasa Ski Club, 110, and the University of Michigan Ski Club, 114.
Sunday’s race was the 10K Krazy Classic and again Team NordicSk Racer placed their five scoring men in the top seven to finish the day with 22 points, led by overall winner Bradley Baas. Michael Davis, second overall, led Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop two second with 52 points and Cross Country Ski Headquarters tied Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team for third with 75 points. For the women, Team NordicSkiRacer placed their three women in the top four led by Ellen Thompson, second overall, finishing with 9 points. Overall winner, Rebecca Davis led Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop to second with 21 points narrowly edging Cross Country Ski Headquarters by one point who were led by Linda Weeks-Kaleita.
Team Nordic Ski Racer won the day Sunday with 31 points, Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop was second with 73 points and Cross Country Ski Headquarters third with 97 points, GRNST, Vasa Ski Club and UM were fourth, fifth and sixth respectively with 103, 105 and 125 points.
After the first two races in the Brumbaugh Cup the results are
|Lakes of the North||Forbush TT||Winter Wolf||Frosty||Krazy||Cote Dame Marie||Boyne Classic||White Pine||Forbush Memorial Classic||Forbush Freestyle||Hanson Hills Classic||Black Mountain Classic||Black Mountain Freestyle||Total|
|Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop||0||0||9||92||73||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||165|
|Cross Country Ski Headquarters||0||0||0||91||97||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||188|
|Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team||0||0||0||101||103||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||204|
|Vasa Ski Club||0||0||0||114||105||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||219|
|University of Michigan Ski Club||0||0||0||119||125||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||244|
The Brumbaugh Cup is scored like a cross country running race. Each team scores their top three women and top five men. The overall winner gets 1 point, second 2 points and so on down to the last scoring skier. Only scoring skiers count for the Brumbaugh Cup. If a team does not have 5 men or 3 women then they each receive one point more than the last scoring skier in each division. All races are scored throughout the season and the team with the lowest point total at the end of the year wins the Brumbaugh Cup.