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Nordic skiers compete in Utah and Idaho

| March 24, 2021 1:00 AM

Four Glacier Nordic Ski Team members traveled to Soldier Hollow, Utah, March 11-13, for the Western Region Junior Championships, racing against the top skiers in the Western United States.

The fields were big, with 110 racers in the combined U18 and U20 men’s category from throughout the west. The racing had widely variable conditions with manmade warm slushy snow on Thursday, cold klister wax conditions with icy tracks on Friday and new snow during the race on Saturday.

All the skiers had strong races with Jacob Henson earning a fifth-place podium finish in his specialty event — distance skate.

Ruedi Steiner and Henson also traveled to Sun Valley, Idaho, this past weekend for the Tour de Sun Valley, a race with professional, collegiate and the top junior skiers attending.

Western Regional Junior Championships

1.5K Skate Sprint

U18

20 Jacob Henson

40 Nate Ingelfinger

42 Ruedi Steiner

U20

22 Winslow Nichols

10 k Classic

29 Jacob Henson

51 Ruedi Steiner

54 Nate Ingelfinger

U20

22 Winslow Nichols

10K Skate

U18

5 Jacob Henson

40 Nate Ingelfinger

42 Ruedi Steiner

U20

20 Winslow Nichols

Sun Valley Tour de Ski

1.5K Skate Sprint

U18/U20

28 Jacob Henson

34 Ruedi Steiner

10K Classic

20 Jacob Henson

39 Ruedi Steiner

15K Skate

9 Jacob Henson

34 Ruedi Steiner