2023 Wisconsin Nordic Ski League Distance Championships

High School and Middle School
State Distance Championships

Save the Date: February 11 – 12, 2023 | Cable, WI

The event details shown below are for the 2022 races.
Watch for updated information to be posted for 2023 closer to the event.

Click Here to View the 2022 State Meet Booklet PDF!

Registration

Registration for the State Meet will be done using MileSplit, linked through the button below.

Registration Fee: $40 per athletes covers both days.
Deadline: February 7, 2022

The meet is open to non-team affiliated or independent skiers from Wisconsin. We want to encourage the growth of the sport and welcome skiers who may not have a team in their immediate area. Hopefully it will lead to the development of more teams. These skiers can use the team registrations spreadsheet and follow the same submission instructions. Please feel free to contact anyone on the race organization committee for more information on forming a team in your area.   There is a provision for guest skiers for out-of-state teams.   If you are interested in this, please contact john@performancetiming.com for more details.

Standard Athlete Waivers: All athletes are expected to have signed waivers that are in the teams possession. We will not ask you to turn those in at registration, but instead will ask each coach to sign a statement that indicates they have signed waivers from each of their athletes parents or guardians. Both the standard waiver and coach form is provided below.


Schedule

Schedules are preliminary and will be established firmly based on number of participants in each event and other factors as we approach race day. The order of events should remain the same barring unforeseen circumstances. Make sure to check back on race week to see a final schedule.

Wednesday, February 9
7:30 pm – Coaches Meeting via Zoom

Friday, February 11
Location: Birkie Start Area
Noon – 4:30 PM – Course opens for race inspection and practice

Location: Birkie Start Area – Near Great Hall
2:00 -4:30 pm – Bib Pickup

The final race schedules will be determined by the number of skiers entered in each division and the necessary time to run the event to completion. Weather conditions may also dictate schedule changes.

Saturday, February 12
Location: Birkie Start Area
8:30 AM – Course Open for Warm-up
9:00 AM – Late Bib Pick-up Open
10:45 AM – Course Closes
11:00 AM – HS Boys Classic Race
12:00 AM – HS Girls Classic Race
1:15 AM – Course Open
1:15 PM – High School Awards (outside in front of Great Hall)
1:45 PM – MS Boys Classic Race
2:30 PM – MS Girls Classic Race
3:30 PM – Middle School Awards (outside in front of Great Hall)
3:30 PM – Course Open (closes at 5PM)

Races on Saturday will use an interval start with one skier released every 15 seconds for both High School and Middle School races.

Sunday, February 13
Location: Birkie Start Area
7:30 AM – Course Opens for Warm-up
9:45 AM – Course Closes
10:00 AM – MS Boys Freestyle
11:00 AM – MS Girls Freestyle
11:45 AM – Course Open
12:00 PM – Middle School Awards
12:30 PM – HS Boys Freestyle
1:30 PM – HS Girls Freestyle
2:30 PM – High School Awards

Races on Sunday will use a pursuit start using the finish order and times from Saturday to determine the start order and time.


Course and Stadium Information

The anticipated courses for the 2022 State Meet are posted below. 

>> Please be sure to access the venue via Telemark Rd and not McNaught | Map

>> The Great Hall will be open for warming up. Backroads Coffee/Vibes bakery along with sandwiches from Lakewoods will be sold. Masks required inside. No waxing inside!

The 2022 State meet courses start in the Birkie Stadium. Skiers for both days, Middle School and High School, will enter the course by walking past the Timing/Warming Hut and proceed through to the Start area or tracks headed south towards the Birkie Skate Trail. The race course proceeds from the start up to the left hand turn onto Snowmaker, climbs onto the old Korteloppet trail which climbs up to “The Rock” at 1 kilometer.

Skiers then take a sharp right hand turn and descend on the Birkie Classic trail, reverse of normal flow, and then left onto the Birkie Skate trail. This continues past the 2k mark until it meets with the section of the World Cup Trail that we’ve previously skied in the opposite direction. A hard left at that point takes you 600 meters back to “The Rock” and just past the 3k marker.

A right hand turn at The Rock takes you onto the Birkie Classic Trail, reverse direction from what we’ve skied past years. This continues back to the Birkie Skate Trail for a very brief section before another left hand turn feeds skiers onto The Birkie Roller at around the 4K mark.

This trail will essentially lead us past 5 and 6 kilometers coming into the final downhill and approach to the stadium and finish, 6.50 kilometers. Skiers will enter the stadium by going over the tunnel, a swooping right hand turn, and another gentle left hand turn to lead them on to the finish straight away as we have in the past.

Warmups will be conducted on the Birkie Skate Trail behind the finish area and extend to where the Birkie Classic and Skate trails separate. Also groomed and open for testing and warmups will be the trails to the east of the Great Hall, climbing up to Telemark Condo Rd.

Middle School Course Description
The Middle School course and high school course are the same up to “The Rock”. At that point MS will turn left for a short way and then a right for about 400m to the high point on the course for them. A sharp left will take them onto the Birkie Roller, part of the high school course where they will ski for the remainder of their course entering the finish stadium as the high school course described for 3k total.


Wax Facilities/Restrictions

The waxing protocol passed by the league will be used for the Wisconsin Nordic Ski League Championships . There will be no indoor waxing space at the venue. If interested in getting access to power outside, email Jim Sokup | jim.sokup@birkie.com


Volunteer

You can be a part of the State Meet, too! 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 postions by accessing our volunteer sign-up page by clicking on the button below. Of, if you prefer, email our volunteer coordinator at cathegelhoff@gmail.com and she will get you a spot.


Livestream


Results

Find race results for all races by clicking below. Also, check out the streaming video coverage of the event.


Sponsors


Contact/More Information

Questions?
Jim Sokup – Race Director | jim.sokup@birkie.com
Jake Barnes – Chief of Course | trim@wi-net.com
Catherine Egelhoff – Volunteer | cathegelhoff@gmail.com
John Burke – Timing/Registration | john@performancetiming.com
Ken Schoville – Chief of Competition | schoski@gmail.com
Ben Popp – WNSL President/League questions | ben.popp@birkie.com

If you lost something over the weekend, you can report it lost here. If you found something in your possession when you got home that is not yours, use the same form to report that and we will try to reunite the items with their owner.