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Somewhere Between Obscurity and Oblivion
2001-2002 Race Schedule and Results

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Here is my plan for the first few months of the season. All of the races listed below are Olympic qualifiers, so I will be attending all of them. Check back here for results after the races.

October 21-November 7: Fairbanks, Alaska
Winter Migration - a Fairbanks News-Miner article about xc skiers coming to town
Race Preview - an article previewing the first race of the season
Sprint Race Coverage - an article about the sprints
Nov 3: Sprint Results 11-3-2001

Nov 4: 10K/15KClassic Race Results

My journal from this trip

November 16-November 27: Silver Star, British Columbia
15K Skate Results - Nov 25
Head To Head Sprint Results - Nov 23
Sprint Preliminary Results
12K Classic Results - Nov 22
My Journal from this trip
Snow Report
Cross Country Ski Info at Silver Star
Silver Star 'Month of Nordic' Festival

December 5-December 18: Midwest Races
Our races in Thunder Bay for Dec 8 & 9 were cancelled. So I have been sitting in Shoreview, Minnesota for three days now, rollerskiing and praying for snow so that the races next week in Cable, Wisconsin could take place. But despite insistences from USSA that the races would go on now those races have been cancelled too. So that means none of the five races scheduled for this trip will happen. Well, at least I got to train at sea-level a bit.
Thunder Bay Race Cancellation Notice
Telemark Snow Conditions
Telemark Race Cancellation Notice

My Journal from this trip
Dec. 8 Thunder Bay, ONT (5/5km and 10/10km Ski-Duathlon) CANCELLED
Dec. 9 Thunder Bay, ONT (5/10km F) CANCELLED

Dec. 12 Telemark, WI (15/30km F Mass-start) CANCELLED
Dec. 15 Telemark, WI (5/10km C) CANCELLED
Dec. 16 Telemark, WI (5/10km F) CANCELLED

Dec 15 - 10K Classic Results Soldier Hollow
Newspaper Article On Dec 15 Soldier Hollow Race

US SKI TEAM GOLD CUP - Soldier Hollow, UT
December 28 - One Day Pursuit Race (5/5km and 10/10km)
Gold Cup Results Page
I finished 14th in the Gold Cup. My placing was a bit disappointing, but I skied very well. I gave it everything I had and I am pleased with the result. Sure, I'd like to be in the top 8 and in contention for the Olympic Team, but there are a lot of us who are skiing extremely well right now. As long as I know I am doing my best that is all I can ask for.
USSA Gold Cup Article
Salt Lake Tribune Gold Cup Article
Skiers who qualified for the Gold Cup

U.S. Nationals
Ever feel like you are jinxed? Every race - if it's not one thing, its another.
My Complete Journal From Bozeman

Men's 50K Classic Mass Start Results
Women's 30K Classic Mass Start Results
Salt Lake Tribune Article on 50/30K Classic

Men's 10K Free Pursuit
Women's 5K Free Pursuit
Salt Lake Tribune Article on Pursuit

Men's 10K Classic Results
Women's 5K Classic Results
Salt Lake Tribune Article on 10K/5k Classic

Men's 30K Skate Results
Women's 15K Skate Results
Salt Lake Tribune Article on 30K/15K

Men's Sprint Results
Women's Sprint Results
Salt Lake Tribune Article on Sprints

Official Nationals Website

After Nationals I took a little time to relax. I still did some racing, but I also used the time to catch up at work, see some Sundance films, do a little snowboarding, and ski for fun. Here are the races I have done, with links to results.
Wasatch Overland - I won, but I can't find results anywhere
Wasatch Citizen Series One Day Pursuit - A few Japanese and Ukrainian skiers participated, but the ones that I beat in the first leg didn't start the second race, so they aren't on the results.
Idaho International Grand Prix - Johann Muehlegg, Stephania Belmondo and other Olympians did this race.
Boulder Mountain Tour - I finished 13th. I got taken down in the first kilometer and never recovered.

The rest of the season will depend on how the races listed here turn out. Stay tuned for races to be added.

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