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
ICE AGE NORDIC SKI TEAM
TRIP TO IRONWOOD,MI 12/5-7
LODI INVITATIONAL 12/13
WAUSAU JOHN HUGUS RACES 12/20
RHINELANDER RACES 01/3-4
WAUSAU SNEKKEVIK 01/10
IOLA HS SKATE INVITE 01/11
MADNORSKI RACE/ELVER CANC
JNQ/HS RACES/ TELEMARK 01/17-18
NORTH KETTLE MORAINE 01/24
SOUTH CONFERENCE MEET 01/29
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 02/6-8
STATE RELAYS/CAPITAL SQ 02/14
NORWEGIAN BIRKIE 03/21
contact HEAD COACH DALE FANNEY AT
ATHLETE'S SPOTLIGHT: AIDAN CAMPBELL and
Aidan is a junior from Lodi who attends Madison
Day School. She is State Champion in the 8oo
meter in track. She finished 11th overall in last
year's XC State Meet. She is training hard for a
great ski season this year!
Maggie Conway is an 8th grader in Mt.Horeb who
also finished 11th in the Middle School races at
State last year!! She is training super hard to
finish on the podium this year. Look for both
these girls to medal a lot this season!!!!!
|Ski Club News
Winter continues it's stingy ways
with snow. It seems that we just
have enough for team practice and
Our club did receive notification of
501c3 tax-exempt status this week.
Any donations made to the club in
2015 will be elgible for a charitible
Ski Teams third at Lapham Peak
The Ice Age Nordic ski teams opened the ski season with third place
finishes for the high school boys and girls divisions at the Lodi Invitational .
In the middle school races, the girls finished second behind Madison and
the boys finished third. Lodi was forced to move the race to man-made
snow at Lapham Peak State Park because of warm temps and thin snow
The ski teams have been practicing on snow at the Lodi golf course since
mid- November, but conditions quickly deteriorated by the weekend. “Most
people are surprised to hear that our ski team has been skiing on snow for
almost 4 weeks”, comments Coach Fanney. Lapham Peak State Park
makes snow for cross country skiing and made a 2 kilometer race course
for Saturday’s race.
Asher Winner paced the boys with a 9th place finish followed by Nathan
Taylor 20th,Garet Noley 22th and Andrew Markart 25th. Madison won the
boys 4k skating race with Peak Nordic second. Lodi/Ice Age Nordic took
third ahead of North Kettle Moraine 4th,Madison East 5th and Burlington 6th.
In the girls race, Aidan Campbell finished fourth with a time of 13:16
followed by Kaitlyn Galgon in 15th,Allie Gorton 17th and Maddie Lee 19th.
Peak Nordic swept the podium for the girls division taking first followed by
Madison 2nd,Lodi/Ice Age Nordic 3rd, North Kettle Moraine 4th, Madison
East 5th and Burlington 6th.
The middle school races featured a 2 kilometer course and the Lodi/ice Age
Nordic girls team took second behind Madison with Siri Martin finishing
second in 6:56, Maggie Conway 5th,Rachel Campbell 6th, Reagan Hoopes
13th, Hannah Heider 19th and Tori Falk 23rd. The boys race was dominated
by Peak Nordic and Madison with Lodi finishing third. Andrew Noley finished
13th, Wyatt Bennett 16th, Lucas Thompson 18th,Brooks Erickson 19th,
Braden Soulier 20th, Will Kealy 23rd, Beck McDowell 27th and Ben
Coach Fanney adds,” For the first race of the season, we had some
| MORE CLUB NEWS
Our New Ginzu 84"
groomer arrived in
November and has already
proved to be a great asset.
We had multiple days when
we were able to prepare a
thin surface of snow to
create ideal practice
Our new warming shelter
has arrived and is in place.
This is an 8'x16' shelter on a
trailer so we can remove the
shed after the season and
also use it to store youth ski
and other equipment. The
shed was built byLaurent
Soucie's Tech class at the
LHS. We hope to have a
carpet and some heat soon!
Girls Ski Team 5th in Rhinelander
Middle School Girls Team finishes first
The Nordic ski teams traveled to Rhinelander for the New Year’s weekend for 2 days of racing with the girl’s high school team finishing
5th overall and the boys team finishing 8th. Saturday’s competition featured a difficult 6.5 kilometer skating race. Temperatures and wind
chills then dropped over-night for Sunday’s classical race. Coach Fanney comments,” On Sunday morning, wind chills hit minus 13
degrees. It is one thing to just ski a 4 mile race, but it is a whole different ballgame when you add weather factors like cold, snow and
wind. We are talking about some really tough kids skiing out there.” Aidan Campbell paced the girls with a 13th overall finish for the 2 day
event. Kaitlyn Galgon finished 24th and Allie Gorton 26th. Maddie Lee finished 35th in the skate race followed by Sarah Bock at 38th.
Nathan Taylor led the boys with a 26th place overall finish, with Andrew Markart 34th, Garet Noley 36th and Chris Parks 38th.
Ashwaubenon won both the Boys and girls divisions.
For the second straight year, the middle school girls team took first place overall. They finished second on Day one in the skating event
behind Wausau, but then surged into first with a strong showing in the classical event on Sunday. Maggie Conway led the girls with a third
place finish followed by Siri Martin 6th, Rachel Campbell 10th, Samantha Soulier 14th, and Reagan Hoopes 16th. Hannah Heider finished
26th on Saturday with Esme Lizda 29th.
Wyatt Bennett finished 22nd overall in the boys middle school division and Braden Soulier finished 26th in the classical race on Sunday.
Ice Age Nordic travels to Wausau on Saturday Jan 10th and Iola Sunday Jan 11th.
Girls finish Fourth in Wausau
Aidan Campbell finished third at the Wausau Snekkevik 6 k classical race to pace the girls team to a fourth place finish. Kaitlyn Galgon
finished 25th with Allie Gorton 33rd and Sarah Bock 47th. The girl’s team finished with 53 points behind Peak Nordic, Iola and Wausau
East/West and ahead of Madison, Bay Nordic, Rhinelander and Wausau United. In the boy’s race, Nathan Taylor finished 24th and Andrew
The Ice Age Nordic Middle School Girls Team continued their success with a second place finish behind Wausau in the 3.5k classical race.
Siri Martin finished 4th to pace the girls team followed by Rachel Campbell in 8th, Samantha Soulier 10th ,Reagan Hoopes 16th, Hannah
Heider 34th,Tori Falk 36th and Esme Lizdas 38th. Middle school boys Theodore Kooistra finished 35th, with Will Kealy 42nd and Ben
The ski team saw limited action on Sunday at the Iola Invite. Aidan Campbell finished 7th in the 6k skate race. Siri Martin finished 4th in the
middle school 3k skate race with teammate Rachel Campbell finishing 22nd. Wyatt Bennett finished 16th in the middle school boys race.
Coach Fanney adds, “Aidan Campbell and Siri Martin had great races this weekend against an incredibly gifted field of girl skiers.”
Campbell wins Greenbush Challenge
Ice Age Nordic Boys and Girls Teams take second
Aidan Campbell won the high school girls 6.3 kilometer skate race at the Greenbush Challenge with. a time of 20:19. Teammate Kaitlyn
Galgon took 6th and Maddie Lee finished 7th to pace the girls to a second place finish ahead of North Kettle Morraine, Burlington and Sun
Prairie. Sarah Bock and Allie Gorton finished 9th and 10th. Peak Nordic won the Girls division. “Warm temps made this a tough race and
Aidan skied smartly by drafting behind the Peak Nordic girls. Then she put down the hammer on the last lap and cruised to her first win of
the season,” comments Coach Fanney.
In the boy’s race, Nathan Taylor finished 5th in 21:56 followed by Andrew Markart in 6th,Garet Noley 7th and Chris Parks 10th. The boys
took second behind Peak Nordic and ahead of North Kettle Moraine, and Sun Prairie.
The middle school girls continued their success with a first place team win. Siri Martin finished 3rd with Rachel Campbell 4th,Samantha
Soulier 5th and Reagan Hoopes 6th. Coach Fanney again, “ The middle school girls are poised to place at the State Meet because of their
consistency and the fact they push each other to the top of each race.” Hannah Heider, Esme Lizdas and Tori Falk finished 10th, 12th and
Wyatt Bennett paced the boys in the 3.6k skate race with an 8th place finish. Braden Soulier finished 15th,Will Kealy 16th,Beck Mcdowell
20th and Art Kooistra 22nd.
The Ice Age Nordic Ski Teams head to Lapham Peak for the South Conference Championships on Thursday evening.