CollegiateRacingUAF Crowned 2006 CCSA Regional Champions

FasterSkier FasterSkierFebruary 27, 2006

HOUGHTON, MI — The University of Alaska Fairbanks Nordic ski team captured the men’s, women’s and overall team championships at the 2006 Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Championships at the Tech Trails on Sunday Feb 19.

UAF Sophomore Marius Korthauer (Bonndorf, Germany) claimed the men’s regional championship in the 15km freestyle skate race, finishing first overall with a time of 41:37.3 and qualified for the NCAA Championships as the top-ranked skier in the CCSA.

Following Korthauer in the men’s race was Wickstrom (42:39.2) and Dengel (42:47.3) in third and fourth place, respectively.

In the women’s 10km freestyle mass start, UAF's Turunen finished second to Northern Michigan’s Tami Kochen by 2.7 seconds, finishing the course in 30:24.2.

The championship was the second CCSA championship for UAF. The Nanooks claimed the men’s title and the overall team title in 2004. This is the first CCSA championship for the women’s team.

Source: UAF Press release

Sunday’s Skate Results:

Women’s 10km Freestyle — Mass Start
1. Tami Kochen, NMU — 30:21.5
2. Johanna Turunen, UAF — 30:24.2
4. Pavla Havlova, UAF — 32:08.1
5. Julia Coulter, UAF — 32:17.7
10. Elisabeth Habermann, UAF — 33:37.6
13. Aurelia Korthauer, UAF — 34:39.4

Men’s 15km Freestyle — Mass Start
1. Marius Korthauer, UAF — 41:37.3
3. Erik Wickstrom, UAF — 42:39.2
4. Bart Dengel, UAF — 42:47.3
6. Jonas Tetlie, UAF — 42:58.5
21. Harald Aas, UAF — 45:57.1

Women’s Team Scores
1. Alaska Fairbanks — 73
2. Northern Michigan — 69

Men’s Team Scores
1. Alaska Fairbanks — 76
2. Northern Michigan — 68

Overall Team Scores
1. Alaska Fairbanks — 149
2. Northern Michigan — 136
3. Michigan Tech — 131


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