Men's Nordic Skiing Archives

Gustavus Finishes Second at Mt. Itasca Invite

Gustavus placed second out of five teams at the Mt. Itasca Inviational held in Coleraine, Minn. on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12. The Gusties finished with 31 points in the 10K freestyle race on Saturday, finishing behind St. Olaf who won the event with 38 points. Gustavus placed second behind St. Olaf (37) in the 10K classic race on Sunday with 32 points.

Kevin Patzoldt (FY, Grand Rapids, MN) was the top Gustie finisher in the freestyle race. He finished second overall with a time of 27:49. Erich Ziegler won the classic race with a time of 30:10.

Gustavus returns to action on Saturday and Sunday by traveling to the Macalester College Invitational in Cable WI.

Freestyle Results from Saturday:

Gustavus finished in 2nd place with 31 points out of 5 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Jay Eidem, St. Olaf, 27:29

Team Standings
St. Olaf...........38
Gustavus...........31
St. John's.........30
Macalester.........14
St. Mary's..........4

Gustavus Results:
2nd Kevin Patzoldt......27:49
7th Erich Ziegler.......29:01
8th Nate Porath.........29:10
9th Jon Astry...........29:56
13th Dan Kueffer........30:39
17th Andy Rishavy.......31:18
20th Jahred Stephens....32:09

Classic Results from Sunday:

Gustavus finished in 2nd place with 32 points out of 5 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Erich Ziegler, Gustavus, 30:10

Team Standings
St. Olaf............37
Gustavus............32
St. John's..........30
Macalester..........13
St. Mary's...........5

Gustavus Results:
1st Erich Ziegler......30:10
8th Kevin Patzoldt.....31:52
9th Jon Astry..........31:57
10th Dan Kueffer........32:01
12th Dan Porath.........32:28
13th Andy Rishavy.......32:55
14th Jahred Stephans....33:31