Fifty-four heats and nine hours after the 1.4-kilometer classic sprint qualifier kicked off on Day 2 of U.S. Junior Nationals, six national champions were crowned throughout Wednesday afternoon. Here's who also made All-American status.
Once again, the Norwegian skiers dominated the J1 10 k classic mass starts at Junior Nationals on Saturday, but the Americans didn’t let their guests take all the podium spots. Keegan Swirbul, of Rocky Mountain, took third overall in the boys race, which was good for the top American spot, and he finished just one second behind Norwegian and second-place finisher Sjur Slettom.