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Sun Dec 10
UP Opener - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
Sat Dec 16
MTU CCSA Race & Junior Cup - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
Sun Dec 17
MTU CCSA Race & Junior Cup - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
Wed Jan 03
at US National Championship - Anchorage, Kincaid
10/15K Freestyle
Fri Jan 05
at US National Championship - Anchorage, Kincaid
Sprint Freestyle
Sun Jan 07
at US National Championship - Anchorage, Kincaid
20/30K MST Classic
Mon Jan 08
at US National Championship - Anchorage, Kincaid
Sprint Classic
Sat Jan 20
at Birkie Start CCSA & Junior Cup Race - CXC Cable - Birkie Start
5/10K INT Classic
Sun Jan 21
at Birkie Start CCSA & Junior Cup Race - CXC Cable - Birkie Start
15/20K MST Freestyle
Sat Jan 27
at St. Scholastica CCSA Race - CSS, Duluth - Spirit Mtn
15/20K INT Classic
Sun Jan 28
at St. Scholastica CCSA Race - CSS, Duluth - Spirit Mtn
Freestyle Team Relay
Sat Feb 03
MTU CCSA Race - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
5/10K MST Classic
Sun Feb 04
MTU CCSA Race - MTU, Houghton - MTU Trails
15/20K INT Freestyle
Sat Feb 10
at CCSA Conference Championship - UWGB Rhinelander - CAVOC
5/10K INT Classic
Sun Feb 11
at CCSA Conference Championship - UWGB Rhinelander - CAVOC
15/20K MST Freestyle
Sat Feb 17
at SuperTour & NCAA Regional Championship - NMU, Ishpeming - Al Qual
5/10K INT Classic
Sun Feb 18
at SuperTour & NCAA Regional Championship - NMU, Ishpeming - Al Qual
15/20K MST Freestyle
Thu Mar 08
at NCAA National Championship - DU, Steamboat Springs, CO
5/10K INT Classic
Sat Mar 10
at NCAA National Championship - DU, Steamboat Springs, CO
15/20K MST Freestyle
Tue Mar 13
at Canadian Nationals - Thunder Bay, Ontario - Lappe Nordic
Wed Mar 14
at Canadian Nationals - Thunder Bay, Ontario - Lappe Nordic
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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."