Minnesota High School Nordic Skiing Rankings - Round 5

February 2, 2020

Sections are here!    We take another crack at the rankings as we head into the final run...


Better late than never...   Conference championships always help significantly to see how teams are performing, allowing us to finally put some real shuffling into those rankings.  One thing abundantly clear is St. Paul Highland Park girls are still the cream of the crop.  Removing phenom Molly Moening from the equation, their next five skiers all finished their conference championship within nearly a minute grouping (and even scarier, not a senior in their top 8).   The Forest Lake boys appear like their perfect prom dates, as their top five swept 2-6 in conference championships, all finishing within a 65 second window.   These teams easily hold the top rankings.

The individual rankings took a real spin this round as well.   First the big news, Wayzata's James Schneider dropped off his team to pursue Junior National training full-time -- so he's gone from the rankings.  Second, Mora's Cooper Lennox falls from the top spot as pressure continues to rise in the boys field.  Roger Anderson, Robbinsdale-Armstrong, gets a shot in the hot seat as the top ranked skier. Anderson has continued to ski strongly as the season progresses even without serious competition.  But to be clear, there is no runaway favorite, as its beginning to look like anyone in that top ten might have a shot at being champion!  On the girls side, Lauren McCollor, Wayzata, holds the top ranking with Libby Tuttle, Stillwater and Molly Moening within striking distance. 

Sections should provide one last shot to "fine tune" the rankings, but we're already very excited about the prospects for one of the most competitive individual races at the State Meet in a very long time!

Boys Individual

  1. Roger Anderson, Robbinsdale-Armstrong, 11
  2. Henry Snider, Mounds Park Academy, 12
  3. Colin Freed, Wayzata, 11
  4. Cooper Lennox, Mora, 12
  5. Jasper Johnston, Ely, 11
  6. Zach Nemeth, St. Cloud Cathedral-Sartell, 12
  7. William Nemeth, St. Cloud Cathedral-Sartell, 12
  8. Isak Nightingale, Mounds Park Academy, 10
  9. Victor Sparks, Mpls Southwest, 11
  10. Adrik Kraftson, Stillwater, 10

Cusp: CJ Young, Maple Grove, 12; Ethan Erickson, Forest Lake, 12; Noah Erickson, Forest Lake, 10; Ben Boelter, St. Cloud Cathedral-Sartell, 12; Sam Stertz, Grand Rapids, 11; Zach Spears, Eden Prairie, 12; Jacob Rochelle-Share, Mpls Southwest, 12; Magnus O'Connor, Prior Lake, 11; Cole Johnson, St. Paul Highland Park, 12; Trevor Caflisch, Hastings, 12.

Girls Individual

  1. Lauren McCollor, Wayzata, 11
  2. Libby Tuttle, Stillwater, 12
  3. Molly Moening, St. Paul Highland Park, 10
  4. Gretchen Haggenmiller, Duluth East, 12
  5. Morgan Richter, Edina, 12
  6. Margo Nightingale, Mounds Park Academy, 9
  7. Jordan Parent, Forest Lake, 9
  8. Amelea Hauer, Forest Lake, 11
  9. Anna Schmidt, St. Paul Highland Park, 11
  10. Zoe Devine, Ely, 9

Cusp: Sudie Hall, Mpls Southwest, 11; Anni Skillicorn, Winona-Winona Cotter, 12; Celeste Alden, St. Paul Highland Park, 11; Maggie Wagner, Edina, 10; Ingrid Halverson, Wayzata, 11; Linnea Urban, Hastings, 11; Margaret Dalseth, Visitation, 11; Brianne Brewster, Lakeville South, 12; Kaisa Bosek, Alexandria, 11; Zoe Camp, Mpls Southwest, 12.

Boys Teams

  1. Forest Lake
  2. St. Cloud Cathedral-Sartell
  3. St. Paul Highland Park
  4. Ely
  5. Mpls Southwest
  6. Prior Lake
  7. Champlin Park
  8. Hastings
  9. Minnetonka
  10. Mounds Park Academy

Cusp: Minnehaha Academy; Cloquet-Esko-Carlton; Wayzata; Stillwater; Eagan; Maple Grove; Mpls Washburn; Duluth East; Eden Prairie; Robbinsdale-Armstrong.

Girls Teams

  1. St. Paul Highland Park
  2. Forest Lake
  3. Stillwater
  4. Duluth East
  5. Mpls Washburn
  6. Wayzata
  7. Mpls Southwest
  8. Eastview
  9. Ely
  10. Maple Grove

Cusp: Eden Prairie; Edina; Mesabi East; Mounds Park Academy; Rosemount; Brainerd; Mahtomedi; Elk River; Hopkins; Winona-Winona Cotter.

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