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Archive for February, 2013

Mathias Race – A Community Gathering

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Ski For Scholarship

A community Nordic ski race to benefit the

Mathias Jessup Bartels Scholarship Fund

Mount Greylock Regional High School, Williamstown, MA

February 17, 2013

By Alex White


On February 17th , with temperatures hovering in the single digits, the annual Mathias J. Bartels Scholarship Race was held at Mt. Greylock Regional High School to commemorate the life of former Greylock student Mathias Bartels and to raise money for the scholarship founded in his name. Despite the blustery winter weather, skiers from around the county flocked to Greylock to join in the festivities.

In 2004, Mathias, then a junior and a varsity member of both the cross-country ski and soccer teams, passed away in his sleep of sudden cardiac arrest due to a heart arrythmia of unknown cause. After his death, the Mathias Jessup Bartels Scholarship was created as a way to honor a graduating senior who exemplifies the traits Mathias embodied: commitment to excellence, integrity, and kindness. The annual scholarship fundraising race, which began in 2008, has become both a vital resource for the scholarship as well as an opportunity time for alumni, friends, coaches, current skiers, and family to celebrate Mathias’s life and enduring legacy.


Ski for Scholarship: Mathias J. Bartels Community Nordic Ski Race 2013

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Mathias Jessup Bartels

The 5th annual Mathias Jessup Bartels benefit cross-country ski race and tour will be held on Sunday, February 17th, at 11:00 AM on groomed trails at Mt. Greylock Regional High School.

The event will feature a 5 kilometer classic-style ski race and a shorter kids’ race suitable for all ages and abilities. For details and updates in the event of limited snow coverage, please check:


MA State Race Results

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013