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
2014-15 SCHEDULE

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
KORTELOPPET/BIRKIE                   02/21
NORWEGIAN BIRKIE                        03/21


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

Winter is getting better with more
snow and better tracks. We plan to
keep on skiing as long as we can!

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
deduction.


WINTER IS HERE!
( AGAIN)
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
conditions.

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
Markart 47th.
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
Flickinger 50th.
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
13th.
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.
SKIERS THIRD AT CONFERENCE MEET

The Ice Age Nordic high school boys and girls teams finished third at the South Conference Meet. Peak Nordic won the girls division
followed by Madison, Ice Age Nordic, Sun Prairie, Burlington and North Kettle Moraine. Aidan Campbell finished 5th in the 6.5 k classical
race with Kaitlyn Galgon 9th, Maddie Lee 19th, Allie Gorton 20th and Sarah Bock 22nd.
Madison won the Boys division followed by Peak Nordic, Ice Age Nordic, North kettle Moraine, Sun Prairie, and Burlington. Nathan Taylor
led the boys with a 16th place finish followed by Garet Noley 21st, Andrew Markart 26th and Chris Parks 26th.
In the Middle School 3.6k classical race, the Ice Age Nordic girls took the gold medal with a first place team finish. In a tight race, Maggie
Conway finished second only four seconds behind Peak Nordic’s Isabelle Seay, with Siri Martin a close third and Samantha Soulier
fourth. Rachel Campbell placed 7th and Reagan Hoopes 11th. Tori Falk had her best race of the season with a 22nd place finish, with
Hannah Heider 24th and Esme Lizdas 19th.

BADGER STATE GAMES

Allie Gorton took fourth in the high school U19 division 7k skate race at Badger State Games with a time of 24:10. Maggie Conway finished
5th in the U16 division in a time of 20:24. In the middle School 4k classical and skate races, Siri Martin finished 6th and 5th in the U14
division. Wyatt Bennett finished 15th in the boys 4k skate race.
The Ice Age Nordic Ski Teams head to Cable, WI for the 2015 State Championships this weekend. Ashwaubenon is the favorite to win the
Girls State title while the Boys State Title will be a tight battle between Ashwaubenon, Madison, and Chippewa Valley Nordic. The Ice Age
Nordic Middle School girls will be battling Wausau and Lakeland for the State Title.
Girls finish 10th at State

The Wisconsin Nordic State Championships were held in Cable, Wisconsin this weekend featuring a 2 day event for high school and
middle school skiers. Saturday’s races was a 5.2 kilometer skate race and Lodi’s Aidan Campbell finished 9th for a podium finish.  
“Conditions were very fast and Aidan beat the 10th and 11th place girls by 4 and 8 tenths of a second. I have never seen such a
competitive group of skiers at a State Meet as this year”, comments Coach Fanney. Kaitlyn Galgon finished 69th, Sarah Bock 72nd,
Maddie lee 74th and Allie Gorton 75th.
In the boys race Nathan Taylor finished 55th, with Andrew Markart 102nd, Garet Nolley 104 and Chris Parks 112th.
On Sunday, the teams competed in a hilly 5 kilometer classical race. Coach Fanney adds,” This is a world class race course that is
being developed for international races and next year’s Junior Olympics. It is as tough as it gets!” Aidan Campbell finished 13th in the
classical race and 13th overall, while Kaitlyn Galgon moved up fourteen places to 55th and 59th overall. Maddie Lee finished 74th, Sarah
Bock 76th and Allie Gorton 78th overall. The Girls Team finished 10th. Ashwaubenon won the State Girls Title with Alyssa Niggeman
finishing first overall.
The Boys Team finished 15th with Nathan Taylor moving up to 49th, Andrew Markart improving to 93rd, Chris Parks moving up to 99th
and  Garet Noley 101st overall. Lakeland won the Boys State title.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS TAKE THIRD AT STATE

The middle school skiers skied a 3k skate race on Saturday and a 3k classical race on Sunday. Maggie Conway finished 6th in both
races and 5th overall to pace the girls to a third place trophy. Lodi’s Rachel Campbell took 12th in Sunday’s race to finish 13th overall,
followed by Siri Martin 17th, Samantha Soulier 21st, Reagan Hoopes 25th. Hannah Heider 54th and Tori Falk 60th.
In the boy’s races, Wyatt Bennett finished 43rd overall followed by Andrew Noley 58th, Braden Soulier 59th and Beck McDowell 62nd.
The middle school boys finished 12th.

      
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