Official Michigan Cup points Keeper Ken Dawson has just released the final standings for the 2011-2012 season. The entire results are here. Congratulations all!
Fourteen young juniors who qualified from the Central Region (Midwest and Great Lakes Divisions) will compete amongst their peers in 4 competitions in Rumford, Maine on March 9-11, 2012.
Andrew Bruning and Erin Lipp take the Junior titles, and Tracy Hardin and Eli Brown are the top senior skiers in the 2012 Michigan Cup cross country ski race series.
Daniel Yankus skied away from the field to win the last Michigan Cup individual race of the season. Ann Wagar was the top women.
It looks like the overall Team Title belongs to VASA but it could be a different story with the Brumbaugh Cup. But Eli Brown has already captured the Men's Title.
Erin Lipp tops the junior stand for the girls, and Andrew Bruning, Ian Druand and Mark Smith fight it out in a very close race with only three seconds separating the top three finishers.
Michigan State High School Championships on February 17, 2012 in Houghton, MI. Photos by Peter Bruning.
Blake Murray and Ellen Wiitala win the pursuit, with Wiitala getting a second win (with Andrew Twohey) in the sprint. Overall, it was a Marquette High School victory
Snow conditions have forced races to be cancelled or modified. Here's a list of upcoming Michigan Cup races and their status.
Dan Yankus and Tracy Hardin lead the Michigan Cup. Sean Brownell and Hanna Davis are the top juniors.
UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's race (check back for updates and additions).
The rescheduled WinterSonnenwende Classic race at Michaywé in Gaylord, MI, has been cancelled because of poor snow condtions. Hanson Hills have gratiously stepped up to the plate and will host a Michigan Cup skating race on Saturday.
Nothing in the calendar for the next thirty days.