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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Mesabi East Results and Photos

There were over 750 skiers at the Mesabi East meet at Giants Ridge on Saturday.  Little Falls Teams both finished in the top 10 out of 47 teams from around the state - and some skiers from outside the state too.  Our top finishers were Kendal, 5th place freestyle, and Hunter, 6th place classic.  Great skiing everyone!!

Individual and Team Results

Friday, January 13, 2017

Camp Ripley Invitational

Date:   Monday, Jan 16, 2017

Location:  Camp Ripley F-Range, 5 miles N of Little Falls, Hwy 371  -  Receive directions at Main Gate

Teams:  Alexandria, Apollo, Bemidji, Brainerd, Cathedral, Deer River, Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids, Little Falls, Moorhead, Mora, FF Ottertail, St John’s Prep, Tech, TrekNorth

10:00  -  Varsity Boys Classic 5K
10:45  -  Varsity Girls Classic 5K
11:30   -  JV Boys & JV Girls Freestyle  3K
12:00   -  Jr High Boys Freestyle  3K
12:30   -  Jr High Girls Freestyle  3K
1:30    -   Varsity Boys Freestyle 5K
2:15   -   Varsity Girls Freestyle 5K

Start Procedure:
Varsity Classic: 30 second intervals (3 @ a time)
Varsity Freestyle:  Pursuit
Jr High & JV:  Mass Start – time your own skiers.

Team champions in varsity boys and varsity girls.
Individual awards to top ten in each race.  
Awards will be handed out at the JV & Jr High finishes.

Team Scoring: Top four skiers – skier 5 used for tiebreaker. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mesabi East Schedule

The first skier will start at 1 pm Saturday.  The first Flyer is 1:01:45 and the final Flyer will start at 3:06.  Linked below you'll find start times organized a few different ways.  Follow realtime results on  SuperiorTiming.

Start List by Time
Start List by Team
Start List Alpha

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Camp Ripley Meet Info

Specific info about the meet (schedule, etc.) will be coming out soon.  The info below is from parents coordinating volunteers and concessions.  A lot of help is needed to host a meet this size!  If you're not able to be there the day of the meet, please consider donating some needed items.  The concession stand can be a great fundraiser for our team.


Our home meet is right around the corner (Monday Jan 16th) and we are hosting it at Camp Ripley, out on their Biathlon course. We haven't hosted a home meet at home for several years, so there are a few things that may be helpful to know:

- The meet will start at 10am, but the race schedule has not been released yet.  It usually would last until mid-afternoon.  There should be signs, but if you aren't sure where you are going, the gate house attendant can give you a map and directions. 

- It is approximately 20 minutes from the main gates to the course, so plan accordingly if you are planning to watch a race.  The last time we raced out there the back roads were pretty snow packed so cars with low clearance had a tough time. 

- We are going to have a table with food for our kids to eat, and there will be a concession stand. Between the two, your skiers probably won't need to pack a lunch.  We will be selling a sub, chips and cookie for $5, and our food table will have more options.  Also, we are selling hot chocolate for $1, but we are not selling Gatorade this year.

- Space will be limited, so there won't be room for lots of belongings.  Thankfully, the weather is supposed to be nice and we are close to home. Having your skier pack thoughtfully will lessen stress and confusion.

- We need lots of help!  There is a website sign-up sheet to either help with food for the concession stands or time on the day of the race. You should be getting an email from "," but the link is here if you missed it:

We look forward to seeing you Monday, and good luck to the Mesabi skiers!!!

Detroit Lakes Results and Photos

The varsity girls took first and the boys placed second (behind Brainerd) at Detroit Mountain. Hunter and Kendal were the individual champs and both teams had 3 skiers in the top 10.  Overall, a great showing for all of our skiers!

Brainerd Dispatch Article
Photo Album