‘Men’s Nordic Skiing’ Category
The Gustavus men’s nordic ski team placed fifth overall at the NCAA Central Region Skiing Championships held Saturday in Houghton, Mich. Due to heavy winds in excess of 40 miles per hour, the Classic and Freestyle races of the season's final NCAA qualifier took place on the same day with the Gusties securing fifth in both events in the nine-team field.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams finished competition at the Central Collegiate Ski Association Championships on Sunday in favorable fashion, improving on Saturday’s Freestyle results to secure fifth and sixth place, respectively, in the overall team standings for the two-day meet.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams turned in fifth and eighth place team finishes, respectively, in the freestyle event on the first day of the Central Collegiate Ski Association Championships held at Al Quaal Ski Trails in Ishpeming, Mich. The meet serves as the Gusties’ conference championship, and precedes the NCAA Central Region Qualifier to be held the weekend of February 18-19.
At the age of 17, Gustavus senior Jens Brabbit moved to Belgium to compete for the United States National Cycling team. Merely four years later, Brabbit is on the verge of graduating as one of the most accomplished athletes from Gustavus—as a Nordic skier. Seth Wisner chronicles Brabbit's collegiate skiing career at Gustavus.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams concluded competition at the U.S. Ski Association Michigan Tech Super Tour on Sunday in Houghton, Mich. with a trio of promising performances as the team prepares for the upcoming Central Collegiate Ski Association Championships. The Gusties wrapped up the two-day long NCAA Qualifier with Jens Brabbit sitting out for the second consecutive day.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams competed in the St. Olaf Invitational on Saturday afternoon, with the Gustie women finishing second and the men taking home the title. The invitational was held at Theodore Wirth Park in St. Paul, Minn., and featured a handful of alums from the three schools participating in the event.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams each featured one skier on the course Saturday at the U.S. Ski Association Michigan Tech Super Tour being held in Houghton, Mich. The two-day event serves as the final NCAA Qualifier before the Central Collegiate Ski Association Championships, which will be held February 12th and 13th in Marquette, Mich. Injury and illness reduced the number of Gustie skiers participating at the event in half, as Erica Hett and Jens Brabbit sat out Saturday’s race.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams both overcame obstacles to post successful finishes in the classic on the final day of competition at the Mayor’s Challenge, which was held on Sunday at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, Minn. The men secured a fourth place finish amongst Central Collegiate Ski Association teams while the women finished in sixth place to wrap up a productive weekend for the Gusties.
The men’s and women’s nordic ski teams turned in a set of solid performances at the Mayor’s Challenge SuperTour being held this weekend at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, Minn. Competing in the freestyle event on Saturday afternoon, the Gustie women placed sixth amongst the nine Central Collegiate Ski Association teams at the event while the men placed seventh.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s nordic ski teams wrapped up competition at the Hilltop Invitational in style on Sunday with several noteworthy races landing the teams in third and fifth place, respectively, in the overall standings for the classic event.