MAYOR’S XC CHALLENGE, Minneapolis MN, served as the location for the last Midwest JNQ event of the season. The series of qualifying races started December 17th in Houghton, MI traveling to three other race venues for a total of 8 races where there was a potential to qualify for a spot on Midwest’s 2017 USSA Cross Country Jr. National Championship Team.
Both races Saturday and Sunday were classic discipline with sprint competitions on Saturday and a distance mass start on Sunday.
Though temperatures reached a balmy mid-50s both days, race organizers were able to hold the races on well covered man-made loops with tracks set throughout the day.
After the competitive weekend was over, the team gathered for the highly anticipated team naming for the Midwest 2017 USSA Cross Country Jr. National Championship Team and Midwest 2017 NENSA U16 Championships Team.
This year, members of the Midwest Junior National team travel to Lake Placid, NY for a week long series of 4 races against the nation’s top junior skiers. More information on the event can be found at www.xcjuniornationals2017.com/registration.
Members of the 2017 U16 NENSA trip will travel to Farmington, Maine for a weekend of three races.
A special congratulations to all Midwest qualifiers and, good luck in New York!
Full results from the weekend can be found at https://www.sportstats.us
MIDWEST 2017 JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM
Alternate: Gavin Martell
Alternate: Siri Bohacek
NENSA 2017 U16 CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM