Our Mission

The Lodi Area XC Ski Club was formed in November, 2005, with the
mission of providing and promoting local cross-country skiing through
high school and middle school teams that compete around the state.  
The club has also developed a youth ski program and adult training
groups.  On top of that, the club promotes easy access to groomed trails
located in the center of Lodi as well as affordable programs and events
for families.
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Lodi Area XC Ski Club
Important News

ICE AGE NORDIC SKI TEAM
201
5-16 SCHEDULE

TRIP TO IRONWOOD,MI                 12/
4-6
LODI INVITATIONAL                        12/1
2
RHINELANDER   RACES    
             01/2-3
WAUSAU SNEKKEVIK      
                 01/9
MADNORSKI RACE/ELVER    
         01/12
JNQ/HS RACES/
WAUSAU        01/17-18
JNQ/HS RACES/TELEMARK      01/24-25

NORTH KETTLE MORAINE             01/2
3
SOUTH CONFERENCE MEET
          01/28
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS               02/
7-9
STATE RELAYS/CAPITAL SQ  
       02/13
KORTELOPPET/BIRKIE          
         02/20


For information:
contact HEAD COACH DALE FANNEY AT
592-7817
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ATHLETE'S SPOTLIGHT:  MAGGIE CONWAY

Every year we have a star at the State meet and
this year it was Maggie Conway! She took 6th
place in the Skate and Classic races and ended
up 5th overall in the Pursuit. Maggie worked very
hard during the ski season,logging huge
kilometers during her trips up North.

Other accomplishments this season were 3
medals at Rhinelander, second place finish at the
Conference meet and a 5th in the HS skate race
at Badger State Games.

Maggie plans to ski with Jesse Diggins soon!!!
Ski Club News

The Spring Board of Directors
meeting was held on April 14th. Ken
Detmer has offered to take over the
treasurer's job so that Joanna
Fanney could concentrate more on
the Youth Ski Program

Our club did receive notification of
501c3 tax-exempt status in January
and we also received our State tax
exempt certificate. Any donations
made to the club since June 2014
will be elgible for a charitible
deduction.


WINTER IS TAKING A
BREAK!
MORE CLUB NEWS

Our new warming shelter is back
at the high school for a Spring
upgrade from Laurent Soucie
and his staff. They are finishing
the insulation and molding. We
plan to move the trailers to the
Lodi Canning Co. for summer
storage.

The Mother's Day Run is
scheduled for Saturday May 9th.
Leslie Falk is our club's event
coodinator. Support the club and
the Lodi Optimists this weekend
by helping out at the water
station.

We are working on dates for a ski
team summer clinic---stay tuned.

     
Ski season ends with the American Birkebeiner.


The 2015 American Birkebeiner took place this weekend in Hayward, Wisconsin with temperatures in the low teens and perfect winter
conditions. Ten thousand skiers competed in multiple events including the 55k Birkebeiner, the 23k Korteloppet and a variety of shorter
events. Thirty-three local skiers including members of the Lodi Area XC Ski Club, Ice Age Nordic ski team racers and coaches, alumni
and parents participated.
The 55 kilometer classical race featured ex-Lodi skier Jacob Pellman who finished 87th overall in 3:26 and returns to the elite wave for
next year’s race. 2009 alumnus Katie Kratcha finished in 4:29 while ski team coaches Dale Fanney(4:54), Jay Sween( 3:37) and Chris
Soulier(4:47) and Lodi alumnus Rachel Fanney(4:43) also skied the classical marathon. Local vet, Ron Fabrizius of Poynette finished in 6:
25. Ole Christian Mork of Norway won the men’s event in 2:54 with Natalina Naryshkina of Russia won the women’s event.
In the 51 kilometer Skate race, Holly Brooks of the US Ski Team took first with Sergio Bonaldi of Italy winning the men’s race. 2010 grad
Syd Endres skied the race in 4:42 followed by 2008 alumnus  Rachel Vorlander in 5:01. Rachel comments on her race,” I live in Texas
now and this was my first time on snow this year, so skiing 55k was a killer!” Other skiers included Guy Martin (4:29) and Brad
McDowell( 5:05).
In the half-marathon known as the Korteloppet, Aidan Campbell won  her age group in the 23k classical event in 1:43 with team-mates
Samantha Soulier finishing 5th in 2:07, Siri Martin( 2:13) and Maddie lee 2:31. Local yokels Ken Detmer (2:19), Fred Hofmann(2:31), Larry
Porter(2:20), Kraig Reynolds (2:08) also completed the race. Poynette skier Bruce Hendrickson finished the classical event in 2:36. Paul
Tonn was second in her age group with a time of 2:04 with  ski team parents Mike and Lisa Lee( 3:47) and Julia Edwards(2:33) also
completing the event. Former Big Ten Athlete  decathlon star Joe Detmer skied his first ski race since high school, finishing in 2:26. The
former Lodi Track, cross-country and soccer star said after the race that he was humbled by the endurance required for these ski
events.
First-time  Korte skiers Nathan Taylor( 2:24) Andrew Markart(2:24) and Garet Noley(2:25) completed the Korteloppet skate race while
team-mate Maggie Conway finished in 1:58 with Dad and coach Pat Conway in 1:59. Senior skier Allie Gorton finished in 2:55.
Coach Fanney comments, “only one more race, the Norwegian Birkie!”
Aidan Campbell finished 9th at the State Meet in the HS Girls
skate event. She went on the finish 13th in the classical race
and Pursuit. Aidan finished first in her age group at the 2015
Korteloppet Classic race with a time of 1:43