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Monday, March 15, 2021

State Meet 2021 & Miscellaneous

Post Ski Banquet, I'm finally getting out a recap of the state meet. Before that though, congratulations to all the skiers on a fantastic season! Really, it's the season that almost wasn't. Like Mattia said -- a late start, COVID restrictions, weather that was too cold and then too warm, not enough snow, and practicing skiing in circles at the golf course. Everyone who has skied prior to this season knows how strange it all was. Hopefully all the new skiers will come back for a normal  <fingers crossed> season next year.

The state meet last week was warm and sunny. Girls skied Thursday; boys on Friday. Congratulations to all of the state meet qualifiers for all their achievements leading up to and at the state meet. Jackson's 4th place finish was the best finish in Little Falls Nordic Ski history, and one of the highest achievements of any Little Falls athlete regardless of sport. 

Skinnyski's state meet recap included the photo and paragraph below:

Each State Meet brings great surprises and even in a pandemic format, there were still some great stories. Little Falls Jackson Grant (unranked) rocked the boys field with a stunning classic race, perhaps pressed on by his pairing with Colin Freed. Grant, who won only one conference race all season, put in the performance of his high school career taking fourth in the classic and following up with fifth best in the skate to finish in fourth place overall!

State Meet Results

Brainerd Dispatch


Finally, a couple of notes:

1. Watch for info coming soon on our 2nd Annual Brewskis for New Skis fundraiser. The first was a huge success and a lot of fun. We had to postpone the event last August but are planning for this summer. There are lots of ways to get involved and help! More to come.

2. The slideshow from the banquet is linked in the right sidebar under "Important Links" if you missed it or want to see it again.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

State T-shirts


If you want to order a state t-shirt, your order needs to be in by noon on Thursday.

All you need to do is send an email to with:

  1. Skier's name
  2. Long sleeve or Short sleeve
  3. Size(s) needed

Short sleeve tees will be $13.00, long sleeve tees will be $16.00, and they're black cotton. If you want to pay right away, please give cash or check to Liz Belden in the high school office; otherwise just pay for your shirts when you pick them up.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Section 8 Meet

Congratulations to the Flyer boys team on their second place team finish, earning another trip to the state meet. They'll be joined by Beth Ahlin who qualified as an individual with her 6th place finish. Fantastic job Flyers and good luck at Giants Ridge next week!


Brainerd Dispatch Coverage

Skinnyski Section Meet Coverage

Follow the skiers next week (March 11 & 12) with live results on MTEC

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Jr High Championships Results & Photos

We really had a nice, mild day for the last Jr High meet of the season and were lucky to get the meet in before the heat wave coming this week. Congrats to the 6th-9th graders on a great end to the season and good luck to all the skiers on the Section team!



Sunday, February 21, 2021

Brainerd Invite - Results and Photos

 It was beautiful at the Northland Arboretum yesterday for our final full-team meet (V, JV, and JH). Varsity raced their only continuous pursuit of the season, for a total of 11k. Monday is the final JV race at Maplelag, next Saturday is the Jr High Championships in Brainerd, and March 2nd is the Section race at Maplelag.


Photo Album