NewDuluth CXC Super Cup Freestyle Coverage

January 24, 2021
A big day of freestyle racing at Grand Avenue Nordic Center Sunday for the Duluth CXC Super Cup races. Some blazing fast times for the 7.5K distance with Cooper Camp, U18, posting the best at 18:04. Colin Freed again lead the U20 men (and 2nd overall), while Daniel McCollor also repeated as U16 champion. On the women's side, Isabel Seay, U20, had the top time at 21:13, with U18's Molly Moening second, and Sydney Drevlow continuing her strong run as top U16 in third overall. Results linked in along with U16 boys race photos by Dave Zoll.

Duluth CXC Super Cup Classic Coverage

January 23, 2021
Grand Avenue Nordic Center was the center of action on Saturday as JNQ format races in classic technique were contested. Gus Schatzlein posted the top time in the men's 10K, with Roger Anderson just five seconds back and the top U18 skier followed by Victor Sparks just one second later. Top U20 skier was Colin Freed (5th overall), Daniel McCollor won the boy's U16 5K race. In the women's 5K, a pair of U16 lead the field with Sydney Drevlow and Margo Nightingale separated by a single second! Lauren McCollor was the top U18 (3rd overall), Isabel Seay best of the U20 gals. Results linked in, photos of the U16 boys from Dave Zoll.

Collegiate Racing Recap: CCSA, RMISA, EISA

January 20, 2021
Luke Brown covers the first real weekend of collegiate racing for CCSA and RMISA divisions, along with a brief update on the NCAA Championships.

Cable CXC Super Cup Freestyle Coverage

January 17, 2021
Another day of fantastic racing on a fast course at the Birkie trailhead in Cable for the CXC Super Cup on Sunday. In the men's 10K freestyle, NMU's Kjetil Baanerud was the top dog again with Tobias Moosmann (also NMU) and Brian Gregg within 30 seconds back. Caitlin Gregg captured the women's 5K freestyle with the only sub 13 minute time on the day. Henriette Semb, MTU, was second with Malin Boerjesjoe, NMU, third. Spectacular results by the U18 champions as Adrik Kraftson was 5th and Molly Moening was 7th overall! Best in the U20 field were Olivia Laven and Colin Freed. U16 titles went to Sydney Drevlow and Daniel McCollor. Results linked in, photos of U16 boys by Dave Zoll online now as well as photos posted from the women's 5K and men's 10K by Jackie Schneider.

Cable CXC Super Cup Classic Coverage

January 16, 2021
Near perfect conditions Saturday for classic distance races at the Birkie trailhead in Cable, Wisconsin for the CXC Super Cup series. In the men's 15K, NMU's Kjetil Baanerud clocked the only sub 41 minute time with 40:36 with Brian Gregg second, Tobias Moosmann, NMU, third. The women's 10K field was lead by Malin Boerjesjoe, NMU, who has the only sub 32 minute time, coming in at 31:37 with Renae Anderson second, Henriette Semb, NMU third. Top U20 times when to Anabel Needham and Colin Freed. Fastest in the U18 were Molly Moening and Jasper Johnston. U16 victories were earned by Sydney Drevlow and Davis Isom. Results linked in, along with photosets from Jackie Schneider.

Racing Outlook

January 11, 2021
An early update on the weekend races: Registration closes for the Cable JNQ Tuesday night; Pre-Loppet is on; HinderBinder is on; River View Loppet is on!


Pre-Loppet Registration Closing - Register by Thursday night if you plan to race in the Pre-Loppet on Sunday.

Houghton CXC Super Cup: Freestyle Coverage

January 3, 2021
It was the Gregg show on the trails at Michigan Tech Sunday for the freestyle races of the CXC Super Cup. Parents Brian and Caitlin Gregg schooled the younger skiers, taking victories in the 15K and 10K freestyle races. Brian won by almost 15 seconds over NMU's Kjetil Baanerud, with MTU's Patrick Acton third. Caitlin crushed the women's field, posting a winning margin of nearly a minute over Malin Boerjesjoe, NMU, with Mara McCollor, Mpls Ski Club, third. Best U20 results were posted by Olivia Laven and Colin Freed, top U18 juniors were Molly Moening and Adrik Kraftson, with Margo Nightingale and Daniel McCollor the fastest of the U16 class. Results linked in, plus photosets from Chris Schmidt are posted.

Houghton CXC Super Cup: Sprints Coverage

January 2, 2021
The Midwest racing season finally got underway with a weekend of racing action on the trails at Michigan Tech for the CXC Super Cup. Saturday's races were a double-header as pandemic restrictions forced the traditional sprints to be a qualifier only event, with classic in the morning and freestyle in the afternoon. The top combined time on the day went to Austrian native Tobias Moosmann, skiing for NMU, and clocking 5:40.17 while Sweden's Malin Boerjesjoe, also NMU, had the best women's combined time of 6:38.91. Top U18 times went to Jasper Johnston and Jordan Parent, U16 victories were earned by Dietrich Mattison and Margo Nightingale. Results linked in, photosets from Chris Schmidt linked in. Sunday will feature individual start freestyle distance races.

Collegiate Racing Update

December 30, 2020
The collegiate world has been rocked hard by the pandemic. Luke Brown has been trying to stay on top of the ever evolving scene and brings us the last updates on the major regions, including a new NCAA Championships host.

Minnesota Issues New Covid Guidelines

December 28, 2020
On Monday, Minnesota issued an update on Covid restrictions for youth and adult sports which will go into effect on January 4th. Outdoor team practices, with size limits, can resume on Jan 4th but competitions must wait until Jan 14th to begin. According to the latest updates, mask usage will be required for most sports including skiing.

CXC Posts Update on CXC Cup Schedule

December 10, 2020
CXC issued an updated game plan for the junior racing season, reflecting possible open dates and hinting at a virtual competition.

Racing Outlook

December 9, 2020
The UP Opener collegiate races scheduled for this weekend, Dec 12-13, have been cancelled due to pandemic restrictions. And some City of Lakes Loppet changes/cancellations announced.

CXC Cancels First Two Events in CXC Cup Series

November 21, 2020
Because the latest executive order in Minnesota, the first two events in the CXC Cup series have been cancelled. Those first two events were weekend series at Grand Avenue in Duluth and Mount Itasca in Coleraine. Athletes, coaches and supporters should cancel plans for those events.

USCSA Announces Cancellation of National Championships

November 16, 2020
The U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) has cancelled the 2021 US Collegiate Ski & Snowboard National Championships. Citing concerns from its membership regarding the safety of attendees and travel restrictions, the USCSA will focus on enabling the regular season and local competitions where conditions permit.

Collegiate Racing Season Preview

November 15, 2020
With many things still very much up in the air, Luke Brown takes a snapshot of where the collegiate racing season is today. Plus check out where many of the Midwest's top juniors landed for this season and along with some assorted collegiate news.

CXC Cup Schedule Released

October 2, 2020
CXC has released their tentative schedule for CXC Junior, Youth and Super Cup events this winter. Racing action is scheduled to kickoff on Dec 12th in Duluth and wrap up with a regional finals event early March in Minneapolis.

Collegiate Fall Update

September 28, 2020
Luke Brown takes a look at the current collegiate Nordic scene as the conferences and teams try to put together training and racing plans for the upcoming season while contending with the ever changing procedures resulting from the ongoing pandemic.

2019-20 Season Highlights

May 1, 2020
Catch highlights plus full results and photos from the 2019-2020 collegiate racing season.