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Fri Nov 25
FINAL
na MTU-West Yellowstone Ski Festival
na at MTU-West Yellowstone Ski Festival
Sat Nov 26
FINAL
No Team Score MTU-West Yellowstone Ski Festival
No Team Score at MTU-West Yellowstone Ski Festival
Sat Dec 03
at UP Dual
Sun Dec 04
at UP Dual
Sat Dec 10
at Wildcat Open
Sun Dec 11
at Wildcat Open
Sat Dec 17
at Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series - Houghton, Mich.
Sun Dec 18
at Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series - Houghton, Mich.
Sat Jan 07
at US Nationals - Soldier Hollow
Sun Jan 08
at US Nationals - Soldier Hollow
Tue Jan 10
at US Nationals - Soldier Hollow
Thu Jan 12
at US Nationals - Soldier Hollow
Sat Jan 21
at Telemark Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series
Sun Jan 22
at Telemark Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series
Sat Jan 28
at Duluth Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series
Sun Jan 29
at Duluth Central Super NCAA/JNQ Series
Sat Feb 04
at CCSA Distance Championships - Houghton, Mich.
Sun Feb 05
at CCSA Distance Championships - Houghton, Mich.
Sat Feb 11
at CCSA Relay Championships - Rhinelander, Wis.
Sat Feb 18
at NCAA Central Region Skiing Championships - Marquette, Mich.
Sun Feb 19
at NCAA Central Region Skiing Championships - Marquette, Mich.
Fri Mar 03
at Canadian Nor-Ams - Thunder Bay, Ontario
Sun Mar 05
at US Junior National Championships - Lake Placid, NY
Wed Mar 08
at NCAA Skiing Championships - Jackson, NH
Sat Mar 18
at Canadian Nationals
Sun Mar 26
Cancelled
at UP College Spring Series
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Michigan Tech Earns Bid to Host US Ski Nationals in 2015 and 2016

Michigan Tech Earns Bid to Host US Ski Nationals in 2015 and 2016

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The U.S. National Cross-Country Skiing Championship will once again be held at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center in 2015 and 2016. After successful championships in 2007 and 2008, Tech received the bid based on a challenging trail system, which was renovated and expanded in 2001. The volunteer organizing committee also successfully staged the junior national championships, known as the Junior Olympics, in 2006.

"It is an exciting time for Michigan Tech Skiing as we will once again be able to showcase the Michigan Tech Trails and our race organization to ski enthusiasts from across the country," race coordinator Jim Tervo said. "Many of the volunteers from 2006, 2007, and 2008 have been asking when we will have another chance to host a national tournament. We are pleased to be able to tell them that our first racing will begin about January 3, 2015. A web page will be in place around the first of the year, and people will be able to start signing up for their assignments at that time."

Spectators will have the opportunity to see the top skiers in the country, including many who were members of the U.S. 2014 Olympic ski team.

"I'm excited to be hosting the US Nationals," Tech Nordic ski coach Joe Haggenmiller said. "For our team, it's a chance to race at home against the best competition in the United States. We also get to race more of our athletes in the event instead of having a smaller roster like we usually do with a week-long event."

Haggenmiller also talked about the impact hosting US Nationals will have on recruiting. "It will bring in a number of high school athletes who are trying to qualify for a U18 trip to Scandinavia or U20 trip to the World Junior Championships. Those are some of the skiers that we're looking to recruit. We want to focus on the top skiers in those age brackets and getting them to campus will certainly help us sell our world-class facilities and Michigan Tech as a whole."

The championship spans a week and consists of four different days of competition. The four events are classic distance, freestyle distance, classic sprint and freestyle sprint.

"We have a great group of people working hard to make this event happen," said athletic director Suzanne Sanregret. "It's not just the ski team staff or the athletic department but a full community effort.

"This is a great event and opportunity for us to show off our community, University, and facilities on a national scale."