Nordic skiing: Wolf paces Detroit Lakes skiers at Fergus Falls invite

Kira Wolf paced the Detroit Lakes Nordic skiing team with a seventh-place individual finish at the Fergus Falls invite on Friday.

Detroit Lakes' Kira Wolf skis at the Fergus Falls Nordic invite on Dec. 16, 2022. Wolf finished in seventh place with a time of 20:51.33.
Contributed / Kellie Wolf

FERGUS FALLS – The Detroit Lakes Nordic skiing team finally got a chance to compete after a slew of postponements over the last two weeks.

The Laker girls took fifth place in Fergus Falls on Friday morning with a team score of 245. Kira Wolf paced all Detroit Lakes skiers with a time of 20:51.33. Anna Askelson (25:32.39) and Maddie Blahut (27:24.52) finished in 23rd and 28th place, respectively.

Bjorn Moors and Evan Thomas competed in the boys varsity race. Moors finished with a time of 23:04.69 in 21st place, while Thomas took 22nd at 25:22.63. The Lakers took sixth place as a team with 159 points.

Bemidji won both team titles with scores just under 400.

FERGUS FALLS NORDIC INVITE GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Bemidji 378, 2- Fergus Falls 375, 3- Alexandria 373, 4- St. Cloud 328, 5- Detroit Lakes 245, 6- Willmar 150, 7- TrekNorth 143

DETROIT LAKES GIRLS VARSITY FINISHERS- 7- Kira Wolf 20:51.33, 23- Anna Askelson 25:32.39, 28- Maddie Blahut 27:24.52

FERGUS FALLS NORDIC INVITE BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- Bemidji 388, 2- Fergus Falls 384, 3- Alexandria- 351, 4- TrekNorth 237, 5- St. Cloud 160, 6- Detroit Lakes 159, 70 Willmar 83

DETROIT LAKES BOYS VARSITY FINISHERS- 21- Bjorn Moors 23:04.69, 22- Evan Thomas 25:22.63

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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