Warm temperatures and the resulting wet snow has led organizers to push back Wednesday’s races at Junior Nationals in Cable, Wis., and change the formats to a freestyle individual start on Thursday, freestyle sprint on Friday, and potential freestyle relay on Saturday.
Junior Nationals opened Monday with 5/10 k classic individual starts.
Wednesday’s races were canceled during a coaches’ meeting early Tuesday evening. The wet snow is causing drainage problems on the trails at Telemark and making it difficult to bolster with manmade snow. The stadium is reportedly a puddle, which could force organizers to move the start to a different area and also affect the length of the course loops.
On Wednesday, the forecast in Cable called for a high of 37 degrees Fahrenheit with scattered showers.
More details will be posted when they become available.