We all arrived in Grand Rapids a couple days ago and were greeted with cool temps (not the -15 to -20 degrees of last year) and lots of natural and man-made snow, so the skiing is great. Yesterday was the first of three races and the MWSC crew had some great races and some are hungry for the second race. The junior men’s field of three was lead by two MWSC guys, Raleigh and Ben, who both put up strong skiing days and solid shooting. The guys came in 2nd and 3rd over all only being bested by senior athlete and former Olympian Wynn Roberts. On the women’s side it was good to see all of our ladies putting in strong skiing efforts through the entire race, shooting not where any of the ladies can shoot and they are all looking to pick it up for the next two competitions. The women’s field had pressure put on at the front of the race by Haley Johnson and Susan Dunklee who shoot the same 2 penalties through the first three stages and were skiing close, in the final stage Haley was able to take the lead for sure with 2 more penalties, one less penalty the Susan’s 3. It was a very exciting day and everyone is now resting and focusing on tomorrows sprint race!