The Green Bay Nordic Ski team raced at the CCSA Gitchi Gami Games in Cable, Wisconsin, over the weekend. Redshirt junior Maria Schoening earned the CCSA performance of the week honor with her first collegiate win in the women’s sprint on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Schoening reached the semifinals with a top 12 time in the five heat quarterfinals that featured 27 skiers. She then had the top time in the two heats in the semifinals. The redshirt junior capped off the win in the finals with a time of 3:36.28, nearly four seconds faster than the second place finisher.
In the men’s sprint, four members of the squad made it to the finals that only featured six skiers. Freshman Jackson Adler claimed his first collegiate victory, taking the top spot with a time of 3:27.20. Redshirt junior Sam Myers took second right behind Adler with a time of 3:27.34. Juniors Tom Woolhouse and Shad Kraftson finished fourth and fifth with times of 3:29.38 and 3:30.66 respectively. More at greenbayphonenix.com.
Seven members of the Green Bay Phoenix Nordic ski team were named to the 2019 National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team:
- Jake Ajax (Business Administration)
- Emily Burger (Human Biology)
- Quinn Duffy (Communication)
- Shad Kraftson (Accounting, Business Administration)
- Maddie McKeefry (Environmental Science, Geoscience)
- Sam Myers (Business Administration)
- Sadie Peterson (Elementary Education)
To qualify for the team, skiers must have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and participate in the NCAA Central Region Championships. Read more.
UW-Green Bay student-athlete Sadie Peterson has qualified for the NCAA Championships for Nordic skiing. Peterson averaged quick enough races and high enough finishes throughout the season to secure a qualifying position. Peterson will now advance to the NCAA Championships, taking place in Stowe, Vermont. She will represent Green Bay at the national meet, which runs from Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 through Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019. Read more.
The caption reads, Jake Ajax, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Nordic ski team, catching some waves in Bend, Ore. Wait, surf? In Oregon? That’s right. Fastskier.com featured Ajax who was in Oregon to train for skiing, but uses the surf to diversify the off-snow training. He talks about his new obsession in this fun feature.
Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball teams play at in-state rival UW-Milwaukee this weekend. The women have a 7 p.m. match-up on Friday (Feb. 17), and the men battle the Panthers at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Phoenix women play their last home game of the season on Monday, February 20, 2017. Tip-off is 7 p.m. at the Kress Center. The Green Bay Nordic ski teams are competing in the NCAA Central Region Ski Championships this Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. See results from past meets here. After a bit of a rough start, the Green Bay softball team found its groove with a 10-2 with over IUPUI last weekend. The Phoenix will play a string of road games before returning home on Mar. 31 for its first home game of the spring season. To see more on Green Bay Athletics go to www.greenbayphoenix.com.
For the first time in five years, the Green Bay men’s Nordic Ski team will be represented at the 2016 NCAA Skiing Championships, held in Steamboat Springs, Colo., from March 9-12. After a seventh place finish at the NCAA Central Region Championships in Ishpeming, Mich., Phoenix senior Matt Nichols (Wausau, Wis.) qualified for the event, becoming the first Green Bay team member to do so since Carolyn Freeman in 2011. Way to go Matt!
Battling sloppy conditions, the Green Bay Nordic Ski team concluded its 2016 season this past weekend at the NCAA Central Region Championships in Ishpeming, Mich. With his seventh place finish in the 10K skate competition, Phoenix senior Matt Nichols (Wausau, Wis.) qualified for the NCAA National Championships, March 7-12 in Steamboat Springs, Colo., becoming the first member of a Green Bay ski team to qualify for Nationals since Carolyn Freeman in 2011. The Wausau, Wis., native was also named to the All-CCSA Second Team. More here
Fox-11 reporter Gabrielle Mays did a fun story Thursday about how the Phoenix Nordic ski teams are coping with this year’s unseasonably warm winter as they prepare for their first meet in the U.P. in January. The answer? They train like they often do, using roller-skis. Mays talked to student athletes Katie Burger and Kyle Marshall, and coach Steve Teclaw. Click http://fox11online.com/news/local/green-bay/even-without-snow-practice-continues-for-local-college-ski-team
The Green Bay Phoenix Nordic skiing team took part in the NCAA Central Regional Championships over the weekend. The men’s team was paced by sophomore Kyle Marshall (Roseville, Minn.), who recorded top 20 finishes in both of his races, 17th in the men’s freestyle 10K and 18th in the men’s classic 20K. Senior Kailey Mucha (Soldotna, Alaska) recorded the best finishes for the Green Bay women’s squad, placing 21st in the freestyle 5K. Freshman Jake Ajax of Minneapolis, who was the team’s second-leading point scorer on the weekend behind Marshall, will continue competition, as he qualified for the Junior U.S. Nationals in Truckee, Calif., next week. Read more.
The Green Bay Nordic skiing team completed competition at U.S. Nationals in Houghton, Mich. earlier this month. The meet featured 18 women’s teams and 21 teams on the men’s side, with the Phoenix finishing 8th and 13th, respectively. “While it’s always great to have stand-out races at the national stage, coming out average tells us we’re right where we need to be in our training progression going into the bulk of our NCAA qualification races,” said coach Steve Teclaw. Read more on this year’s Phoenix skiers.