Kyle Bratrud and Alice Flanders Join CXC Team

Central Cross Country Skiing is proud to announce Kyle Bratrud and Alice Flanders, will be joining the CXC Team for the 2015-2016 Season.

Nordic_CCSA_2[1]Along with these two additions, the Central Cross Country Skiing is ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS from serious individuals looking in to joining the CXC Team.

Application deadline: May 15

CXC Team was officially established in 2007 as a way to provide support to the athletes who showed potential and drive to progress towards athletic excellence at the National and International level of competition.

Since that time, the CXC Team athletes won multiple U.S. National titles, National Nordic Foundation (NNF) Cup, SuperTours, American Birkebeiner, and other popular marathon races. Many CXC Team athletes have also represented the U.S. at the Junior World Championships, U23 World Championships, World Cups, World Championships, Winter Olympic Games, – with a few climbing to the podium at these events and having been named to the U.S. Ski Team.

Twice the CXC Team has received the “Cross Country Club of the Year” Award from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (2007 and 2012).

Kyle and Alice look to build upon the success they have achieved in collegiate skiing in the professional ranks.

Kyle Bratrud

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Kyle Bratrud

Kyle Bratrud, a native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, skied out his collegiate career at Northern Michigan University. While there, he qualified for three NCAA Championships, earning  4 All-American honors. Last year, he earned his first ever Senior National Championship win in the 15km Skate, which helped him qualify to compete in the World Championships in Falun, Sweden.


Alice Flanders

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Alice Flanders

Alice Flanders, also a Midwest native, grew up in Crystal, Minnesota and skied collegiately at Michigan Technological University. While skiing for the Huskies, she qualified for two NCAA championships and earned an All-American spot in the 15km Skate Mass Start in 2014. Along with these honors, Flanders is a 3-time All-Region First Team skier, as well as 4-time All-American at Junior Nationals.


CXC Team’s goal is to provide coaching, training and modest financial support to a select few individuals that possess the skill, drive and dedication to pursue the  goal to represent the U.S. at Junior World Championships, U23 World Championships, World Cup, World Championships and Winter Olympic Games.

The vision of the program is to develop athletes who are ambassadors and role models committed to spreading awareness, knowledge and enthusiasm by promoting  a healthy lifestyle and increasing  cross country ski participation.

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Andy Keller, CXC Team Head Coach

CXC Team has developed a camp training structure consistent with many national ski teams as well as professional cycling teams. The intent is to provide focused team training and support within each camp and then provide athletes with the opportunity to go home and work on personal training components pointed out during the previous camp.

For further information or details about the CXC TEAM please feel free to contact Andy Keller andy.keller@cxcskiing.org or 612.590.1739

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