With the completion of Senior Nationals, central region pre-qualifiers for the 2020 Midwest and Great Lakes Junior National have been named.
Michigan Tech’s Women’s Nordic Ski Team has been on the rise over the last couple of years. While historically, they have a record of having one or two strong women who qualify for NCAAs each year, the depth of this year is one that has not been seen before in the program’s history. This was confirmed with the win of the College Cup at the U.S. Cross-Country Ski National Championships, as the MTU Women’s team grabbed the top spot for women’s collegiate programs.
A warm weekend in Houghton, Michigan for the first big match up in the CSSA this season, and it was an excellent preview for U.S. Nationals which is at the beginning of January. It was a highly competitive field on both Saturday and Sunday, with cameos from Stratton Mountain School’s Elite Team members, Ian Torchia and Alayna Sonnesyn and Eastern Colligate skiers who came back to the Midwest for a holiday break.
A busy race weekend across the Midwest proved that the competition between the CCSA teams and individuals will be very close this year. With lows dipping around -17 degrees Fahrenheit in Duluth, the College of Saint Scholastica had a strong home race weekend in the chilly opener. In the Upper Peninsula, the more tropical weather (temperatures in the 20s) did not take away from the stiff competition between Northern Michigan University and Michigan Technological University.
A new ski season is on the horizon and teams around the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Region have been preparing for the opening races in December.
|January 24 - 26, 2020|
|January 25 - 26, 2020|
|January 30 - February 2, 2020|
| February 1 - 2, 2020 |
UWGB Nordic InviteCAVOC Ski Trails • Rhinelander, WI
|February 8 - 9, 2020|