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Boys' Nordic skiing: Teams, skiers to watch

By Star Tribune, 12/11/18, 4:00PM CST


An early-in-the-year preview of who's set to stand out in 2018-19.

Forest Lake's Ethan Erickson, racing in the foreground in the 5k freestyle race at the 2018 state meet, is among the skiers to watch this season. Star Tribune file photo by AARON LAVINSKY

Matthew Bourne, Mounds Park Academy, senior
Ethan Erickson, Forest Lake, junior
Keelan Gorman, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, senior
Andrew Haines, Forest Lake, senior
Henry Hall, Minneapolis Southwest, senior
Peter Moore, St. Paul Academy, senior
William Omodt, Armstrong, senior
P.J. Rubin, Edina, senior
James Schneider, Wayzata, junior
Tryg Solberg, White Bear Lake, senior


1. Forest Lake

2. Stillwater

3. Minneapolis Southwest

4. Armstrong

5. Wayzata


The season ahead: Nordic skiers will try to make a run at the defending state champions, Wayzata senior Mara McCollor and Grand Rapids senior Garrett Beckrich. McCollor won the girls’ pursuit crown by over 16 seconds while Beckrich surprised the boys’ field with nearly a five-second victory over Wayzata’s graduated tandem of Anders Sonnesyn and Luc Golin. Beckrich had a 19-second lead after the freestyle race in the morning before holding off the late-charging Trojans. McCollor and Beckrich will be tough to catch in their final prep meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.


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