Friday, December 6, 2013

UAA vs UAF Showdown this Weekend

When you look at all of Alaska's state university ski teams, it's pretty much beyond dispute that UAA and UAF are (by far) the two best Alaska teams competing on the NCAA circuit. But the question still remains: Which of these two powerhouse teams is truly the best?

Everybody's dying to know the answer to this question, so we're going to try to resolve it this weekend in UAA's (and probably UAF's) first race of the year.  That's right, it's time once again for the annual early-season Alaska Cup showdown, which alternates annually between Fairbanks and Anchorage.  The program for the weekend includes a 5km / 10km skate race on Saturday and a classic mixed-gender 4-person relay on Sunday.

We went out to Kincaid today to preview the racing conditions for tomorrow, and get ready with some pre-race intervals.

Pati, Mack and Nicole

Grommet, Etienne, Davis and Andrew

The boys.  (No, we don't have blue suits now.  That's a UAFer who jumped in on one of our intervals to try to steal our secrets.)  Sorry about the blurriness - it's tough to take pictures while trying to keep up with the group.

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