Matthew Liebsch Master
Pioneer Midwest

News & Updates

CXC Marathon Cup Hits Crescendo at Birkie

The season-long CXC Marathon Cup series hit a high point Saturday at the Slumberland American Birkebeiner between Cable and Hayward as thousands braved yet another winter storm in the 45th running of North America’s largest cross country ski race. In typical CXC Marathon Cup fashion this season, it was a head-to-head battle in the 50k skate between Brian Gregg and Matt Liebsch most of the way before Vermont’s Akeo Maifield-Carucci took the win in the men’s skate race. Minnesota native Alayna Sonnesyn took the women’s title. Read More

Battle for CXC Marathon Cup Heats Up in Vasa

The battle for the men’s CXC Marathon Cup title heated up on the cold tundra around Mora Saturday. Matt Liebsch skated to a two-minute victory over new father Brian Gregg in the 54k Mora Vasaloppet. Felicia Geisior picked up her second straight victory with a five-minute edge over Sara Peters. Read More

Liebsch Edges Gregg at Ski Rennet in CXC Marathon Cup Rematch

The Ski Rennet was the second stop on the seven-event CXC Marathon Cup. In a head-to-head rematch of the CXC Marathon Cup opener a week earlier, Matt Liebsch (Orono, Minn.) charged to a narrow win over Brian Gregg (Minneapolis) Saturday (Jan. 19) in the 22k freestyle technique Twin Cities Orthopedics SkI Rennet on the Hyland Park trails in Bloomington. Read More

2019 CXC Marathon Cup Season Kicks Off With Seeley Hills Classic

The cross country marathon season is underway. The CXC Marathon Cup opened with the 27th running of the Seeley Hills Classic near Cable, Wis. Brian Gregg and Vivian Hett took men’s and women’s titles in the 30k classic technique race. The races were moved from the traditional OO Trailhead to the Birkie Start near Cable, with distances reduced. Read More

CXC Marathon Cup: first two legs complete

The Marathon Cup is off and running with the first two legs complete and the City of Lakes Loppet and Mora Vasaloppet quickly approaching. Read More

Points & Rankings

Ranking Lists

Season Ranking List Date Rank Overall Points
2019 CXC Marathon Cup Overall - Final List Mar 10, 2019 4 777
2019 CXC Marathon Cup Age Group - Final List Mar 10, 2019 2 798
2019 CXC Marathon Cup Age-Indexed - Final List Mar 10, 2019 2 724
2018 CXC Marathon Cup Overall - Final List Mar 12, 2018 1 725
2018 CXC Marathon Cup Age-Indexed - Final List Mar 12, 2018 1 639
2018 CXC Marathon Cup Age Group - Final List Mar 12, 2018 1 794

Rank Position Progression

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Overall Points Progression

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Matt Liebsch 2019 Mora Vasaloppet Recap
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Matt Liebsch 2019 Mora Vasaloppet Recap
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