Men's Nordic Skiing Archives

Gusties Finish Season Sixth at Regional Championships

Gustavus competed at the CCSA Regional Championships at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota on Saturday, February 22. Gustavus took sixth in the 10K freestyle race with 47 points and fifth in the 10K classical race with 53 points. The Gusties finished sixth overall with 100 points. Both races were ran on Saturday due to expected cold temperatures on Sunday.

Kevin Patzoldt (FY, Grand Rapids, MN) was the first Gustie to cross the finish line in the freestyle event by finishing 23rd overall with a time of 28:15. Teammate Erich Ziegler (SO, Crystal Falls, MI) was right behind him in 24th place clocking in with a time of 28:22. Ziegler was also the top Gustavus finisher in the classical race by finishing 18th overall with a time of 28:07.

Northern Michigan edged the University of Alaska-Fairbanks for the team title with a combined team score of 166. UAF finished with 164 points. Gustavus had the second highest score of the MIAC schools, finishing one point behind St. Olaf 101-100.

Freestyle Results from Saturday:

Gustavus finished in 6th place with 47 points out of 8 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Michal Malak, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Team Standings
University of Alaska-Fairbanks......85
Northern Michigan...................80
St. Olaf............................60
Michigan Tech.......................54
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay...48
Gustavus Adolphus...................47
St. John's..........................33
Macalester..........................21
*St. Mary's..........................5

* - St. Mary's had only one athlete competing and therefore did not have a full team.

Gustavus Results:
23. Kevin Patzoldt..........28:15
24. Erich Ziegler...........28:22
26. Nate Porath.............28:39
31. Jon Astry...............29:13

Classic Results from Saturday:

Gustavus finished in 4th place with 53 points out of 8 teams

Top Individual Finisher: Chris Cook, Northern Michigan, 26:16

Team Standings
Northern Michigan...................86
University of Alaska-Fairbanks......79
Michigan Tech.......................61
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay...59
Gustavus Adolphus...................53
St. Olaf............................41
St. John's..........................39
Macalester..........................19
*St. Mary's..........................7

* - St. Mary's had only one athlete competing and therefore did not have a full team.

Gustavus Results:
18. Erich Ziegler...........28:07
19. Jon Astry...............28:11
25. Kevin Patzoldt..........28:40
35. Nate Porath.............29:43

Overall Team Standings
Northern Michigan..................166
University of Alaska-Fairbanks.....164
Michigan Tech......................115
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay..107
St. Olaf...........................101
Gustavus Adolphus..................100
St. John's..........................72
Macalester..........................40
*St. Mary's.........................12

* - St. Mary's had only one athlete competing and therefore did not have a full team.