Men's Nordic Skiing Archives

Gustavus Wins First Competition of the Season

Gustavus placed first out of four teams at the North Country Invitational nordic skiing competition held in Biwabik, Minn. on Sunday, January 5. The Gusties were led by Erich Ziegler (SO, Crystal Falls, MI) who placed first individually in the 15K classic competition with a time of 47:06.

The invitational was scheduled on short notice after the St. Cloud State / St. John's University Invitational scheduled for Saturday and Sunday had to be cancelled due to a lack of snow in the St. Cloud area. The coaches from some of the schools slated to participate at the cancelled invite decided to hold a race where there was snowcover to afford the athletes a chance to compete. At the North Country Invitational, only classic races on both the men's and women's sides were held with no freestyle competitions.

Gustavus won the team contest with a total of 39 points, edging out St. Olaf (32), St. John's (25), and Macalester (17).

Gustavus Results:
1st Erich Ziegler.....................47:06
3rd Dan Kueffer......................47:12
6th Nathan Porath..................48:19
7th Jahred Stephens.............48:20
8th Andy Rishavy....................48:35
9th Jonathan Astry..................48:44
12th Jonathan Miller...............50:20
13th Charles Anderson.........50:29