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In March of 2016, we published an article penned by Scott “Bjorn” Cummings, a Postbaccalaureate student working towards his Academic Behavorial Strategist K-12 (ABS) Special Education License at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), titled “Part II” update in September. Here’s his latest Birkie leadup piece. *** The annual benchmark nordic ski race is here. The American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wisconsin, for nordic skiers is like the Hajj in Mecca for Muslims. Everyone who is physically and...

The 2017 AXCS National Masters held in conjunction with the annual City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota wrapped up on Sunday with the naming of the honorary 2017 U.S. Masters XC Ski Team. Based on the top individual in each masters age group, the team was selected using a modified World Cup point system over the best 2 of 2 events at the NM2017. Because the Festival offers multiple race distances in both...

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  In the absence of a SuperTour last weekend, many elite skiers on the domestic circuit chose to contest one of several marathons taking place around the country—notably the Boulder Mountain Tour on Saturday in Sun Valley, Idaho and the City of Lakes Loppet in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sunday. You didn’t have to take a close look at the results to notice that at least one person entered both races: Matt Liebsch (Team Strong Heart/Team...

During a break in World Cup action this winter, service technician Randy Gibbs will join forces with Boulder Nordic Sport (BNS) for the City of Lakes Loppet and American Birkebeiner. Gibbs will add his extensive experience to the BNS Mobile Race Service Crew for their Race Waxing Services at both events.  To take advantage Randy’s seven years of unique experience waxing skis for top athletes like Kikkan Randall, Andy Newell and Kris Freeman, BNS will...

AUBURN, N.H., and Minneapolis, Minn. — Fischer Skis U.S. is proud to announce a two-year commitment as a sponsor of the City of Lakes Loppet. The City of Lakes Loppet takes place in Minneapolis, Minn., on February 5-6, 2011, embracing a festival format and adding tours, vendor expos, snow sculpture contests and still more events around snow. John Munger, director of the Loppet celebrated the new partnership saying, “We are excited to work with Fischer...

Racers toeing the line of the 2010 edition of the City of Lakes Loppet were greeted Sunday morning with blue skies and pleasant winter temperatures.  The snow set up firm overnight, leaving the 35k course in Minneapolis firm and fast. In the 35k freestyle Loppet, local hero Matt Liebsch (CXC Team Vertical Limit), fresh off his first points-scoring effort in the Canmore World Cup 15k skate, took the victory.  Second went to Rossignol’s Josh Smullin,...