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The first official Michigan Cup races for individual points took place this weekend - the REI Frosty Freestyle and the Krazy Klassic at Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton. Whoda thunk that there would be enough snow to run a race, but the man-made snow held up despite the rainy conditions before the race.

Congratulations to John O’Hearn who won the Men’s Frosty Freestyle, triumphing over 2nd place winner, father-in-law Milan Baic! Glenn Goodman was 6th (1st in age group), Cliff Onthank was 9th (1st in age group), and Gary Faria was 66th (3rd in age group). Congratulations!

Milan got his revenge on Sunday at the Krazy Classic, taking 1st place. John was 2nd, Cliff was 4th and Glenn was 5th. Glenn reported that it was a good race, and asked where were all his teammates!

Michigan Cup Team Relay Results

Here’s how the Michigan Cup teams fared in the 6-Hour Team Relay at Hanson Hills on January 2.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters                  24

Hanson Hills Cross Country Shop                 14

Team Nordic Ski Racer                                10

Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team                    8

Vasa Ski Club                                              4


Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet is Saturday!

OK Vasa Ski Club, it’s SHOW TIME! Time to strut our stuff at the Cote Dame Marie Loppet this Saturday. Let’s gear up to win in style, with our new FAST ski suits! See below for information. If anyone needs a ride, contact any one of your VSC Michigan Cup reps:

Melinda Mitchell - melindajam@aol.com
Glenn Goodman - glenn@gbgpainting.com
Gussie Peterson - gussiepeterson@gmail.com

Race Details:

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Where: Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI


Rolling course with outstanding grooming on the trails of Hanson Hills. Chip timing for immediate and accurate results.
The 26km (men), 13km (women), and 8km (junior) freestyle races are Michigan Cup points events.
The 8km Citizens Race Division - for those new to racing or who want to race a shorter distance - has both both freestyle and classic categories, and is part of the Michigan Cup Fun Race Series (1 point per participant).

Preregister @ http://graylingnordic.com/ or register at the event.


Don't Forget to Renew Your VSC Membership!

It's not too late to sign up for membership in the Vasa Ski Club! Do it today!

The benefits are far more valuable than the cost of membership - social events, ski clinics, youth scholarships, racing events, discounts on ski suits, early registration for the Banff Mountain Film Fest, Michigan Cup registration fee, hanging out with some cool skiers just like you, and many surprises! If nothing else, it's a good investment in keeping XC skiing vibrant in the TC area!

To sign up, go to vasaskiclub.org. Print out a mail-in form or sign-up online. Cost is a mere $15/student membership, $25/individual or $50/family.  

Support your local ski club! Join today!






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