The 2015-16 CXC Team was announced today, as several members of the team travel to West Yellowstone, Montana for the first USSA SuperTour races of the season, Nov. 27-28. Twelve athletes were named to the CXC Team. While the majority of the team are veterans, Kyle Bratrud (Eden Prairie, MN) 2015 U.S. National Champion, Alice Flanders (Crystal, MN) NCAA All American, Abbie Drach (Eden Prairie, MN) 2015 Junior Scando Cup Team Member and Nick Power (Duluth, MN) Former CCSA Collegiate Skier for St. Scholastica, will be making their debut on the CXC Team this season. The CXC Team is excited to add even more depth to the team as they approach race season.
I am excited to get this season kicked off with the opening SuperTour races this weekend. Summer and fall training has gone well for all of the athletes that are here in West Yellowstone, MT and we are excited to put on the race bibs for the first time this season. These first races are a great way to get back into race mode after a long off season, and the team is looking to go out and put in a solid effort. Overall, I am excited for the year to come as we have a lot of strong athletes that are looking on track to post some great results. – Andy Keller, CXC Team Head Coach
This will be my first year as a professional skier for the CXC Team and I am excited to achieve my goals with the tools they have provided me throughout the season. My main focus this season is to compete for the U.S at the U23 World Championships and ski to a top ten finish. – Kyle Bratrud, CXC Team Member
Several members of the CXC Team will be competing at the USSA SuperTour opening races this weekend, Nov. 27-28 on the Rendezvous Trails in West Yellowstone, MT. The first day of competition kicks off with a 1.3k freestyle sprint race on Friday, followed by a 10k/15k freestyle race on Saturday.