Youth Skiers at National Events Had a Great Time Representing the Great Lakes Division.
Last week was a busy week for some of our Wausau Nordic Ski Club members who had the opportunity to represent the Great Lakes Division at Junior Nationals in Minneapolis and the Western U16 Championships at Bogus Basin, Idaho.
Tori Myers (U16) and Eleanor Bennett (U18) are members of the Wausau United Nordic High School Team that is supported by the Wausau Nordic Ski Club. They skied four races over 6 days at the Theodore Wirth Park near downtown Minneapoils against skiers from across the Country. They qualified for the right to ski at JNs by competing in a series of races held during the season besides skiing for their High School team. The Great Lakes team won the Small Team division.
Margaret Bennett is a member of the Wausau Night Gliders program which is also hosted by the Wausau Nordic Ski Club skied in Idaho. She is the first Night Glider to qualify for a National trip in the history of the program. She also skied in the same Junior Qualifier events that Tori and Eleanor competed to qualify for the trip out west. Margaret’s team finished 3rd as a team and also took home the sportsmanship trophy.
All had a great time and enjoyed their trip. Congratulations to all three skiers for their successful season and representing the Ski Club at these events.