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2018 Midwest Junior Championships Recap

Thanks to all who joined us over the past weekend for three days of youth ski racing and festival events at the Midwest Junior Championships! Theodore Wirth Park has been buzzing with activity since Friday evening, as junior skiers from around the region hit the trails for the one of the largest youth ski festivals in the country.

Youth skiers from Michigan, Wisconsin, and all over Minnesota enjoyed a weekend of fun and challenging races on the newly configured trail system at Wirth Park. Warmer temperatures welcomed racers on Friday and Saturday with some sporadic rain mixed in on Sunday, but trail conditions held together well over the course of the event.

Over 250 racers came out to compete in Age Gap Relays, Classic Individual Start races, Classic Tandem Sprint Relays, Mass Start Freestyle races, SkiCross Time Trials, and 4-Person Mixed Relays, in addition to festival events. Favorite festival events included skijoring demos, laser biathlon, giant skis, tug of war, and the obstacle course. See race results and photos from the weekend events.

This annual championship and festival celebrates the many athletic accomplishments of youth skiers in our region with three days of ski races and celebration at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. It is the last stop of the CXC Youth Cup Series as well as the the season ending festival for the Minnesota Youth Ski League. Thanks for joining in the celebration with us, and see you next year!

The Midwest Junior Championships is an annual ski tournament created in partnership between the Loppet Foundation and the Minnesota Youth Ski League.