2024 Wisconsin Nordic Ski League Sprint Championships

High School and Middle School
State Sprint Championships

February 3 – 4, 2024
Ariens Nordic Center
1111 Round Lake Road, Brillion, 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 29, 2024 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 a State Meet scarf to match the ski hat which will be given to participants at the State Distance Meet.

Registration is now closed. Entry lists have been posted for your review. Start lists will be created later and posted prior to the weekend. To view the entry lists, follow the links below.

Cost: $50 per skier includes both days of skiing Payment will be made at race check-in when you arrive. There is no one-day price.

Late Breaking Updates

Athletes, parents, coaches and anyone else who needs to be kept current of all the lastest news about the State Meet should download the WhatsApp app and use the following link to connect with our site. We will post any late breaking news or updates to keep you informed of anything that might be good to know.

Schedule of Events

Bib pick-up will be near the start/finish area and will be covered in the coaches meeting.

Saturday, February 3 – Freestyle 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
  • 12:48 pm – JV Boys, JV Girls
  • 2:15 pm – High School Awards
  • 2:36 pm – Middle School Boys, Middle School Girls
  • 4:45 pm – Middle School Awards

Detailed Schedule (2024 Schedule)
Printable Schedule (pdf)

The 2024 detailed schedule will be posted after registration closes and we know how many skiers and teams entered. The 2023 schedule is available for reference.

Sunday, February 4 – Classic Individual Sprint

The sprint course will be roughly 1k 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 33rd 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 4 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
  • 10:45 am – Break
  • 11:15 pm – Heat Races Start
  • Middle School heat run to conclusion followed by High School Heats

Detailed Schedule (2024 schedule)
Printable Schedule (pdf)

Course Map



There is one hotel in Brillion, but there are many options available within 30 minutes from the Ariens Center. Below are some links to local visitor bureaus that have more information about local options.

Coaches Meeting

Important: The coaches meeting date has changed. The time below is the new time and date.

Coaches Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Link will be provided to all registered teams and individuals.


  • High School Freestyle Team Sprint – medals for top 3 teams.
  • High School Classic Individual Sprint – medals for top 10 athletes.
  • Middle School Freestyle Team Sprint – medals for top 3 teams.
  • Middle School Classic Individual Sprint – medals for top 5 athletes.



Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the event, meet new people and enjoy the event in a whole new way! Most jobs require no experience.  Please take a look to see how you can help make this a great event for our kids.  

Volunteers are needed for a number of positions throughout the weekend to help make the event a success. You can sign-up for positions by accessing our volunteer sign-up page by clicking on the button below.

Waxing & Wax Testing

Waxing will be available near the start/finish area. Power will be available.

WI Nordic Ski League wax policy applies.

Race Officials

  • Technical Delegate – Jim Tervo*
  • Chief of Competition – Ken Schoville*
  • Asst Chief of Competition – Ted Theyerl*
  • Chief of Stadium
  • Chief of Timing – John Burke
  • Timing Contractor – Sean Gavigan (PT Timing)
  • Chief of Volunteers – Kevin Fermanich
  • Race Secretary – Pam Schoville
  • Chief of Stadium – Catherine Egelhoff
  • Chief of Course – Sean Becker

* Jury Member


Parking is somewhat limited at the Ariens Center and there may be a need to run a shuttle on Sunday, especially for the qualification round. We urge as many people as possible to carpool as this will help a great deal. The images below shows where you can pick up shuttle parking. The shuttle will run approximately every 30 minutes.

We believe Saturday parking will not be a problem as the competition is more spread out over the day, but we would still urge you to carpool. There is no shuttle planned for Saturday.

To drive out to the venue, you should take the red bus route shown in the image. If you use your GPS, it may take you another way that will bring you in from the east and the road is not as good.