Nordic ski: Detroit Lakes and WDC skiers kick off season in relay meet
Detroit Lakes and Wadena-Deer Creek Nordic skiers competed in a season-opening meet on Tuesday at Detroit Mountain.
The 2022-23 nordic skiing season kicked off on Tuesday afternoon at Detroit Mountain.
Detroit Lakes and Wadena-Deer Creek skiers competed in a sprint relay varsity race for the first competition of the season.
The Detroit Lakes team of Julia Steffl and Kira Wolf finished 18th overall with a four-lap time of 17:13.0. Right behind them was Anna Askelson and Maddie Blahut in 21st place with a time of 18:01.4. Steffl and Wolf finished in 17th place (16:43.2) in the preliminary round, while Askelson and Blahut took 22nd (17:47.5).
On the boys’ side, WDC’s team of Bjorn Brunsberg and Grant Nelson took 19th with a finals time of 14:23.0. It was seven seconds faster than their preliminary time of 14:30.1.
Detroit Lakes and WDC each had skiers compete individually in the junior varsity races. Bjorn Moors (9:29), Gabe Leff (9:57), Peyton Malecka (11:46) and Hunter Hanson (16:08) clocked times for the Lakers, while Jack Halvorson-Bucho (10:50), Nate Hepper (11:26) and Lydia Oldakowski (11:40) finished for the Wolverines.