Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sprinting and Hospitality

Synnøve Bruland won today's sprint race in Besh Cup #1.  This is the first of six races used to select Alaska's team to compete in the Junior National Championships in March.  The Besh Cup is the premier racing series in Alaska. Synnøve was the top ranked skier on the start list (based on FIS points). Congratulations on her first win in Alaska!

Synnøve will start tomorrow's 10km mass-start skate race at the front of the chevron. The men (and boys) will be racing 15km, and all the UAA skiers who are spending the Christmas break here in Alaska are racing this weekend.

Synnøve on today's podium.
This evening, the team was invited to Crystal, Annika, and Urban Enkvist's house for dinner.  We were able to celebrate two things:  Synnøve's win in today's race, and the winter solstice; for the next six months, every day will have more daylight!  Thank you to the Enkvist family for your warm hospitality and delicious Swedish meatballs!

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