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The Gustavus nordic skiing teams are set to race in their second of three NCAA qualifiers this weekend in Bawabik, Minn. This will be the first competition since the 2007-08 Regional Championships that the teams will make their way to Biwabik. The men’s team is coming off a fifth place finish and the women’s team […]
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.
Gustavus Adolphus junior Jens Brabbit returned home to Minnesota after competing at the 2010 NCAA Skiing Championships held March 10-13, in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Brabbit completed the most successful season ever had by a Gustavus male skier with a 34th place finish in the 10km classic race on Thursday, finishing with a time of 31:57.6, and a 39th place finish in the 20km freestyle on Saturday with a time of 55:09.5.
Select members of the Gustavus women's nordic skiing team took part in the Grand View Cross Country Ski Challenge held in Ironwood, Mich over the weekend. Top Gustavus finishers in the two-day event included Erica Hett and Cassandra Brady. Hett placed 21st overall in 10km classic on Sunday, while Brady finished 30th overall in the 5km freestyle on Saturday.
Select members of the Gustavus men's and women's nordic skiing teams will travel to Ironwood, Mich., to take part in the season opening Grand View Cross Country Ski Challenge on Saturday and Sunday. The remaining skiers from the men's and women's team will compete at the Theodore Wirth Chalet, a 10 km race held in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday at 9:00am.
The Gustavus men's nordic ski team wrapped up its weekend of skiing at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minn. with a solid team performance in the 20K Freestyle race. Jens Brabbit paced the Gusties with a 12th place finish in a time of 48:34, while Anders Bowman finished 14th in a time of 48:46.
The Gustavus Adolphus women's Nordic ski team defended its team title at the Minnesota Collegiate Championships on Saturday, while the men's team finished in second place. The duo of Laura Edlund (Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.) and Sarah Willis (Sr., Willmar, Minn.) won the women's race nearly two minutes ahead of the second place team. The tandem of Jens Brabbit (Fy., Winona, Minn.) and Kevin Patzoldt (Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) took second in the men's field.
Jens Brabbit turned in two top 25 finishes to help the Gustavus men's nordic ski team earn sixth place at the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Qualifier held in Marquette, Mich. on January 19-20. The Gusties posted 84 points in the 10K freestyle and 15K classic races behind first place Northern Michigan University with 154 points.
The Gustavus nordic ski teams combined for a 14th place finish in the College Cup at the United States Cross Country Ski Championships in Houghton, Michigan. The Golden Gusties also finished fifth among Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) schools. Northern Michigan University took first place for the second straight year nationally and in the CCSA. Final standings for the College Cup were determined with results from each school's top three skiers in each gender comprising an overall score.
Distance competition concluded Thursday with classis races at the United States Cross Country Skiing Championships at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center in Houghton, Mich. Kathleen DeWahl (Sr., St. Paul, Minn.) was the top female performer finished in 70th place (ninth among Central Collegiate Ski Association skiers). Jens Brabbit (Fy., Winona, Minn.) was the top skier for the Gustavus men as he finished in 135th place and 25th among CCSA skiers.