High School Rankings - Week 6

January 27, 2014


Tough week for ranking data.  With the Mount Itasca JNQ races last weekend, many top skiers altered their racing schedules to prepare.  The top two ranked girls, Vivian Hett and Mattie Watts both had to pass on the JNQs as they boarded flights for the Junior Nordic Competition next weekend in Finland (both skiers are expecting to return in time for sections).  And as usual with the winter months, some skiers have been impacted by illness.

With that setup, we made very little changes to the rankings.  Rocci Wohlk moves up to third, improving each weekend and posting some strong results in her last three JNQ events.  Sean Cork appears to be recovering, notching some good numbers at Mt Itasca, and when combined with some aggressive skiing by his St. Louis Park teammates, they hold their fourth place ranking. We swap Margie Freed and Anna Johnson this week, as Johnson works through some illness (watch for her to bounce back).  The second half of the Wayzata girls crew, Nicole Schneider makes the cusp with Michaela Keller-Miller probably deserving to be added soon. A bit more shuffling in the boys rankings -- still very fluid in the lower half, but the top three boys, Ketterson, Gardner and Hipp, seem to be separating themselves from the field.

A number of conference championships this week, then sections are up next week already -- we'll have a sections preview before and then final rankings afterward.

Girls Teams

  1. Wayzata
  2. Stillwater
  3. Robbinsdale-Armstrong
  4. Duluth East
  5. Eden Prairie

On the cusp: Irondale, Mesabi East, Burnsville, Minneapolis Southwest, Roseville

Boys Teams

  1. Forest Lake
  2. Duluth East
  3. Minneapolis Southwest
  4. St. Louis Park
  5. Eagan

On the cusp: Edina, Stillwater, Robbinsdale-Armstrong, Andover, Mounds View

Girls Individuals

  1. Vivian Hett, Burnsville
  2. Mattie Watts, Irondale
  3. Rocci Wolhk, Forest Lake
  4. Alayna Sonnesyn, Wayzata
  5. Caroline Brisbois, Roseville
  6. Sarah Bezdicek, Osseo
  7. Hannah Rudd, Robbinsdale-Armstrong
  8. Allison Ternes, White Bear Lake
  9. Margie Freed, Eastview
  10. Anna French, Wayzata

On the cusp:  Anna Johnson, Mesabi East; Maria Hauer, Little Falls; Nicole Schneider, Wayzata; Elowyn Pfeiffer, Highland Park; Erin Moening, Highland Park; Megan Weaver, Stillwater; Abby Drach, Eden Prairie; Ashley Herman, Duluth East

Boys Individuals

  1. Zak Ketterson, Bloomington Jefferson
  2. Nick Gardner, MPA
  3. Leo Hipp, Forest Lake
  4. Steve Hokanson, Mounds View
  5. Scott Harrison, Mound-Westonka
  6. Sam Sinkler, Minneapolis Southwest
  7. Andrew Egger, Benilde-St.Margaret's
  8. Jon Delaney, Robbinsdale-Armstrong
  9. Sam Johnson, Mesabi East
  10. Josh Podpeskar, Eagan

On the cusp:  Quinn Duffy, Forest Lake; Tamer Mische-Richter, Bloomington Kennedy;  Sean Cork, St. Louis Park; Keaton Long, Duluth East; Joey Martin, Elk River; Jake Ajax, SLP/St.Anthony

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