High School and Middle School
State Sprint Championships
February 4 – 5, 2023
CXC Outdoor Center
4355 Schwartz Road, Middleton, WI
To register your team for both individual and team relays, use the meet that is set-up in MileSplit. Registration will close on Monday, January 30, 2023 at midnight.
Teams can register both individuals for Sunday and teams for Saturday. Teams will be designated by the system as Team A, B C and so on. Put your best team in the A relay, followed by B, than C. For the individual entries, we’ll ask for A-B-C designations for seeding.
All participants will receive CXC buff and ski ties.
Please adhere to the registration deadline – we need firm numbers so we can set-up the overall weekend schedule based on how many entries we have and the number of heats we need to run. The cost per skier is $40 for the two days.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, February 4 – Classic Team Sprint Relay
Skiers will race in teams of two and a race will involve each skier skiing two times a distance of approximately 1 to 1.5k. There will be a tagging between each leg. (Skier1, tag, Skier 2 tag, Skier 1 tag, Skier 2 finish.) The tag will involve a hand to body contact within the confines of a defined “tag zone.” Each team will race a semi final race and a final race.
Wisconsin clubs and teams can register as many JV sprint teams as they like, but can only register three Varsity boys team, three Varsity girls team, and two Varsity mixed gender team. There will be separate racing categories for JV, Varsity boys, Varsity girls, and Varsity mixed gender.
The schedule for the day is as follows starting at 10:00 am and running to conclusion.
- 10:00 am – Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls, Mixed Gender
- 12:00 pm – JV Boys, JV Girls
- 12:45 pm – High School Awards
- 1:12 pm – Middle School Boys
- 3:20 pm – Middle School Awards
Printable Schedule (pdf)
Sunday, February 5 – Freestyle Sprint
The sprint course will be roughly 1.5 k in length and will take just minutes to complete. There will be an interval start qualifying round for all skiers. The fastest 32 competitors will qualify for sprint heats where skiers will race head to head with
up to 8 competitors for each heat. Finishers 32 on up will also get the opportunity to race head to head in one heat with their skiers who had similar qualification times.
In the quarterfinal heats, the 32 competitors are split into 5 heats of 8 ranked by qualifying times. The skiers with the fastest qualifying times choose their lane for the heats first. The top 4 finishers move the “upper” semi final, and the lower 4 finishers move the the “lower” semi final.
The semifinal heats start as soon as the quarterfinals end and this time there are two heats of 8 skiers. Again, the fastest 4 from each heat will move to the top final, and the lower 4 will move to the lower final. The last heat of the day is the final heats and skiers race head to head for the top 8 places in the A final and places 9-16 in the B final, places 17-24 in the C Final, and places 25-32 for the D Final. These skiers will ski a total of 4 times including the qualifying race.
Skiers who don’t qualify for the top 32 competitors will have their own E, F, G…Final which is based on qualifying times and they will ski head to head for their place. These skiers will ski a total of two times including the qualifying race.
- 9:00 am – Sprint Qualifier for HS followed by MS
- 10:15 am – Break
- 11:45 pm – Heat Races Start
- Middle School heat run to conclusion followed by High School Heats
Printable Schedule (pdf)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Madison West – Middleton
8353 Murphy Drive, Middleton, WI
60 rooms have been reserved for Friday and Saturday nights and will be released on January 15, 2023. The room block is under the name Wisconsin Nordic Ski League Sprint Championships.
Coaches Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Link will be provided to all registered teams.
- High School Classic Team Sprint – medals for top 3 teams.
- High School Freestyle Sprint – Medals for top 10 athletes.
- Middle School Classic Team Sprint – ribbons for top 3 teams.
- Middle School Freestyle Sprint – ribbons for top 5 athletes.
Waxing & Wax Testing
Waxing will be available near the start/finish area. Power will be available.
WI Nordic Ski League wax policy applies.
Bib pick-up will be near the start/finish area and will be covered in the coaches meeting
Tamara Bryant – Event Director
Yuriy Gusev – Chief of Competition/Jury Member
Jim Tervo – Technical Delegate
Ken Schoville – Chief of Stadium
John Burke – Chief of Timing
Kamilya Omarova – Chief of Secretariat
Dick Steinle – Chief of Course
Each team will be provided with 4 parking spots at the main parking lot by the trailhead for team service vehicles.
Participants parking will be on the right hand side of the access road only. Each parking spot will be marked with a cone.
Access drive will be closed for the general public on Saturday and Sunday during the event. General public parking will be located at the Schwartz Road.
City of Middleton Visitor Guide: https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=776848