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Bates Carnival Highlight Videos

Bates College hosted NCAA Regional Championships, the final weekend of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races, last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford, Maine. Friday held 5- and 10-kilometer classic races, followed by 15/20 k freestyle mass starts on Saturday.

St. Lawrence’s India Harvey filmed and edited the following race-highlights videos. Check them out below, and for results, click here.

Friday’s 5/10 k classic:

Saturday’s 15/20 k freestyle:

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FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.

Middlebury Carnival Highlight Videos

Middlebury College hosted the fourth weekend of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races this past Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vt. Freestyle mass start races (15 k for the women/20 k for men) took place Friday, and Saturday held classic team sprints. St. Lawrence’s India Harvey filmed and edited the following race-highlights videos. Check them out below, and for results, click here. Friday’s 15/20 k freestyle mass starts: Saturday’s classic team sprints: *** FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.

Dartmouth Carnival Highlight Videos (+Carnie Crush Edition)

Dartmouth College hosted the fourth weekend of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races this past Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, in Craftsbury, Vt. Freestyle 3 x 5 k relays were held on Friday, and 5/10-kilometer classic races took place on Saturday. St. Lawrence’s India Harvey filmed and edited the following race-highlights videos (and a bonus Carnie Crush edition). Check them out below, and for results, click here. Friday’s 3 x 5 k relays: Saturday’s 5/10 k classic: *** FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.

Northern Michigan Sweep Men’s and Women’s Podiums in Rhinelander

(Press release) Rhinelander, WI – Teams of CCSA took part in 5 and 10 kilometer classic races held on COVAC ski trails. Originally, this weekend was supposed to be dedicated to relays but due to previous changes, the University of Wisconsin Green Bay had to accommodate changes as host of this race. Adam Martin, representing Northern Michigan, clocked in at 26:33.28 and set the fastest time for the men’s 10 k. Martin’s teammate Fredrik Schwencke, who similarly to Martin, decided to only double pole, took second and Lars Sonsterud rounded up the podium occupied by the Wildcats. Tom Bye and Tomi Mikkonen were the top men of Michigan Tech, taking fifth and sixth respectively. Breaking into the top 10 were also Kyle Marshall (8th) from UWGB and Ryan St. Clair skiing for Scholastica (9th). Northern Michigan also managed to sweep the podium of the women’s 5 k. Coming in first was…

CCSA Distance Championships Recap

(Press release) Bourne captures both days, Schwencke wins day 1 Ketterson takes Day 2 Houghton, MI – The first weekend of February brought Central Collegiate teams to Houghton, Mich., in order to find the CCSA distance champions. The hosting university, Michigan Tech and its grooming crew prepared outstanding trail conditions. Temperatures stayed around 20 degrees with mostly cloudy skies and small snow showers on both days. Men took on an individual start 10 k classic on Saturday and mass start 20 k skate Sunday while the distances for women were 5 and 15 kilometers respectively. Saturday’s racing kicked off with the men’s 10 k classic. Northern Michigan University (NMU) swept the podium placing Fredrik Schwencke in first with a time of 28:22.0 a 40 second lead on second place Zak Ketterson and third place Sam Elfstrom. Finishing just outside the podium was Tech’s Tom Bye with Scholastica’s Reitler Hodgert following…

UVM Carnival Highlight Videos

The University of Vermont (UVM) hosted the third weekend of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races Feb. 3-4 at the Trapp nordic center in Stowe, Vt. Freestyle sprints were held Friday, and 10-kilometer classic races for both the men and the women took place Saturday. St. Lawrence’s India Harvey filmed and edited the following highlights videos from the races. Check them out below, and for results, click here. Day 1: Freestyle sprints Day 2: 10 k classic individual start FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.

CCSA Duluth Hilltop Invite Recap

(Press release) The weekend of Jan. 28-29 brought the teams of the CCSA to Duluth, Minn., for the Duluth Hilltop Invite hosted by the College of Saint Scholastica. Saturday’s race, 5 k and 10 k individual freestyle for women and men respectively, went as planned but the Sunday classic distance was changed to freestyle, due to the insufficient amount of snow. This change left only the first day as a CCSA/NCAA qualifier point race causing some teams to leave after the first race. Starting the day off with the women’s 5 k, Nicole Schneider from Northern Michigan captured another freestyle victory with a time of 13:19 followed by her teammates Vivian Hett (2nd) and Sophie Schimpl (3rd). “I thought it was a good day of racing for our team. All of our athletes were out there giving it all they had on a fast icy course.” added NMU assistant coach Shane…

UNH Carnival Highlight Videos

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) hosted the second weekend of Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) races on Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Jackson Touring Center in Jackson, N.H. Day 1 was the 5/10-kilometer classic; Day 2 the 15/20 k freestyle mass starts. St. Lawrence’s India Harvey captured the races on camera and produced the following highlights videos. Check them out below, and for results, click here. Friday’s 5/10 k classic: Saturday’s 15/20 k freestyle mass starts: FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.

St. Lawrence Carnival Highlight Videos

The St. Lawrence Carnival opened the 2017 Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) season last Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21 in Lake Placid, N.Y., with classic sprints and 5/10 k freestyle races. St. Lawrence’s India Harvey captured the races on camera and produced the following highlights videos. Check them out below, and for results, click here. Friday’s classic sprints: Saturday’s 5/10 k freestyle: FasterSkier is seeking contributions (written, photography or videography) from college and regional race circuits in North America. Please email info@fasterskier.com if interested.

CCSA Distance Weekend at Birkie Trailhead

(CCSA press release) This weekend of racing at the Birkie Trailhead near Cable, Wis., brought yet another challenging competition upon the skiers as well as coaches from CCSA and Midwest high schools. Day 1 started with the men’s classic 10 k individual start. With temperatures around 36 degrees and raining, the course quickly deteriorated despite the best efforts of the organizers. Adam Martin, representing Northern Michigan University, dominated the field with a winning time of 30:24.5 and a comfortable margin of 28 seconds on his teammate, Fredrik Schwencke, placing second. Another Wildcat placing within the top five was freshman, Zak Katterson (4th). The Saint Scholastica and Michigan Tech men were led by Ryan St. Clair (9th) and Gaspard Cuenot, rounding out the top ten respectively. “I have to give credit to Gaspard for battling hard after making a poor choice to double pole.” said Michigan Tech’s coach Joe Haggenmiller. The women’s…