Dennis Loy

December 30, 2009

High School Racing Comes to the Upper Peninsula

For the first time in the rich history of cross country skiing in Upper Michigan there is an official high school Nordic ski team. Marquette Senior High School in Marquette, MI is represented by 15 athletes and coaches Matt Weier, Joey Graci and Dan Wiitala. One stipulation of the school board is the team be self funded and through a generous donation from River Valley Bank the team was able to acquire uniforms. They are also supported by the Superiorland Ski Club. MSHS Nordic will be competing in events in upper and lower Michigan and at the Giant's Ridge Invite in Minnesota in January 2010.

Front Row: (Left to Right) Coach Matt Weier, Leighton Locke, Shayle Murray, Zeb Johnston, Kayla Argeropoulos, Marty Gray, McKenna Henning, and Coach Joey Graci

Back Row: (Left to right) Eric Leinonen, Blake Murray, Andrew Twohey, Ellen Wiitala, Christina Nezich, Micah Argeropoulos, and Assistant Coach Dan Wiitala. Absent: Stig Fjeldheim, Mike McFadden and Eric Wagner