Nordic Skiing Heads to Wisconsin for UW-Green Bay Invitational

Nordic Skiing Heads to Wisconsin for UW-Green Bay Invitational

RHINELANDER, Wis. – The Michigan Tech Nordic ski team resumes competition this weekend as they travel to Wisconsin to take part in the UW-Green Bay Invitational on Saturday (Jan. 26) and Sunday (Jan. 27).

 "We're ready to get back into competition after a bye week, coming off of the U.S. Cross Country Championships," said head coach Thomas Smith. "With all of our NCAA Championship student-athletes returning from 2017-18, we also look to build on our team success at the top through the regular season, but especially geared toward and through the championship season."

The Invitational is the second NCAA Qualifying race of the season, and the first CCSA conference meet of the season. The team's last CCSA race was the 2018 CCSA Conference Championships in Rhinelander, where Gaspard Cuenot took home the Men's Freestyle individual title and the men's team took second with 177 total points.

"The MTU Nordic ski team is a constantly evolving program," said Gaspard, who competed at the 2018 NCAA Skiing Championships. "We are a group of young and talented athletes coming from different backgrounds but with the same passion for ski racing."

The Huskies last raced on January 3-8 at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Craftsbury, Vermont. Sophomores Reid Goble and Patrick Acton were among the top performers for the Black and Gold as the finished in the top five of the men's freestyle sprint final. Also performing well during the Championships was Sarah Goble and Amanda Kautzer, both of whom finished in the Top 40 in the skate and freestyle race formats.

For the complete schedule of events and event results, click here.