The past couple of weeks have brought wins and major accomplishments for APU Nordic Ski Center. Congratulations to all of our APU athletes and club members.
2020 U23 World Junior Championships
The 2020 U23 World Junior Championships are happening this week Oberwiesenthal, Germany, and APU Students are crushing it! Congrats to Hailey Swirbul with a 7th place Finish in the Women’s 10k and Hunter Wonders with an 8th place finish in the Men’s 15k.
2020 American Birkebeiner
In the end of the February was the 2020 American Birkebeiner in Minneapolis, MN, the biggest race in North America, and U.S. Super Tour to proceed it, where APU Students Forrest Mahlen, Thomas O’Harra, Hunter Wonders, Kai Meyers, and Caroline Brisbois had some solid races, fast skis and finishes we are proud of! Former APU Team Mate Jessica Yeaton WON the Women’s Berkebeiner, an accomplishment that few American Women have won.
U.S. Super Tour, Minneapolis, MN
During the U.S. Super Tour, APUNSC team mates Becca Rorabaugh placed 2nd in the Women’s Sprint Final with Tyler Kornfield placing 3rd in the Men’s Sprint Final. Congratulations to our team for skiing fast!
Ski Tour 2020
The Ski Tour 2020 is an international race throughout Sweden and Norway, where competitors travel by train from each race day! It’s a continual race, with little breaks to recoup and rest in between with challenging conditions and race courses. APUNSC athletes and APU Students and Alum participated and represented team USA and APU in true fast-paced fashion. Rosie Brennan, Sadie Bjornsen, Rosie Frankowski, Hailey Swirbul, David Norris, and teammate Logan Hanneman competed in this season’s tour with exciting courses to race on!
“It was quite the surprise to lay eyes on this course for the first time. Unlike any other race I have done before, it was a small little “skier cross” course on the bottom, followed by 700 meters straight up the alpine slope.” – Sadie Bjornsen