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Midway through the U.S. 50 k Championship race on Wednesday, Ivan Babikov was a nation of one. The lone Canadian in a group of five Americans, he was ineligible for the U.S. title. But that didn’t stop him from skiing away with the win, and the $1,200 check that goes with it. Nearing the end of the last of five ten kilometer laps, Babikov put the hammer down, dropping CXC’s Tad Elliot and APU’s Lars...

It seems that after the Birkie the season always seems to start to wind down really fast.  This year after the Birkie the weather seemed to immediately change from Winter into Spring.  For the past two weeks I have not skied without it being over 40 ...

It seems that after the Birkie the season always seems to start to wind down really fast.  This year after the Birkie the weather seemed to immediately change from Winter into Spring.  For the past two weeks I have not skied without it being over 40 ...

It seems that after the Birkie the season always seems to start to wind down really fast.  This year after the Birkie the weather seemed to immediately change from Winter into Spring.  For the past two weeks I have not skied without it being over 40 ...

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Telemark, WI Team CXC dominated their home turf yesterday by taking 5 out of the 6 podium places in the 5/10km classic races of the Telemark SuperTour. In the women’s 5km race Rebecca Dussault won by a commanding 31 seconds over teammate Maria Stuber, mimicking their 1-2 placements in both of last weekend’s SuperTour races in Minneapolis. Third place went to Melissa Schwartz, who finished another 13 seconds behind Stuber, both previous teammates at NMU....

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CXC had a successful national championships.  Out of the 4 races, CXC skiers (including Caitlin Compton who CXC was waxing for) had a total of 9 top 5 finishes.  Below are CXC coach Bryan Fish’s comments on waxing for the week. US Nationals on an Olympic year generated added excitement. Add the fact that the US Olympic slots have initially been set at eight and you have a situation where the smaller details become increasingly...

Well, we made it back from our last camp in Lake Placid, NY without any problems.  We were able to do some pretty intense workouts on some serious hills which is always nice at this time of year.  We did all of our intervals uphill and took advantage of the OTC’s recovery center almost everyday.  [...]

Well, our last Hayward camp for the year has come and gone.  All around, the camp went really well.  The weather was really nice and we were able to get in a lot of solid training.  The intensity has really picked up in my training so it was nice to get to hammer with some [...]

There was an unofficial CXC Team Vertical Limit training camp held in Crested Butte, CO over this past weekend.  The players were myself, Maria Stuber, and Gus Kaeding.  However, it was not just  a training camp, but it was also my best-friend’s wedding.  Our former NMU Ski Team teammates James Letson and Kelly Ahern were married at the amazing [...]

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Birthdate: June 2, 1983 Hometown: Rhinelander, WI Current Residence: Marquette, MI Ski Club: CXC Elite Team Height: 6’2” Weight: 170 lbs. Best Results: Several top 15 finishes at U.S. Nationals, a 3rd place finish at my final NCAAs, as well as being a two-time World Junior team member and one time U23 World championship team member are my most memorable Sponsors: CXC Elite Team sponsors including Salomon skis, boots, and bindings; Toko wax and apparel;...