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
LODI/BLUE MOUND NORDIC TEAM
2012-2013 SKI SEASON
TROLL HOLLOW TRIP 12/7-8
LODI INVITATIONAL @TYROL BASIN 12/19
RHINELANDER HODAG 01/05-06
MADNORSKI INVITE 01/08
WAUSAU SNEKKEVIK 01/12
CONFERENCE MEET 01/19
BURLINGTON @ LODI 01/26
IOLA NORSEMAN 01/27
BADGER STATE GAMES 02/02
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 02/8-10
contact HEAD COACH DALE FANNEY AT
ATHLETE'S SPOTLIGHT: Syd Endres
Syd is showing off her senior year maturity
and the fitness level she developed during cc
runnning with three top 10 finishes over the
last 4 races as well as a 16th place at the
Rhinelander 6.5 k skate race at the
Northwoods State Meet site. I think we can
count on her to have a great finish to her
season and a good State Meet performance.
Ski Team News
This week we a 7 k classical
race with Burlington in Lodi
on 1/26 if we get an inch or
two of snow. On Sunday 1/27,
the team travels to Iola for
the annual Norseman 6k
Ski Trail News
We survived the rain and thaw
but things have really thinned
down. There are some
repairable bare spots. We do
have a track and hope to have
our 1/26 race with Burlington.
Lodi Ski Teams open season in Rhinelander
The Lodi High School and Middle School ski teams opened the ski season with two weekend races in Rhinelander. On Saturday, both the
boys and girls teams finished fourth in a field of 7 teams. Elliot Statz led the boys with a 6th place finish in the 5.5 kilometer skate race
followed by Asher Winner in 11th , Sam Taylor in 16th, James Saager 17th and Stefan Humphries 18th.
In the girls race, Syd Endres led the way with a 7th place finish, with Aidan Campbell 10th and Paige Nichols 14th. Coach Fanney comments,
“Syd and Aidan really surprised everyone with great races over the weekend. They are in great shape from their cross-country running
The following day, the skate races moved to the State Meet venue at the Northwoods Golf Course. Low snow conditions in Rhinelander
forced race organizers to change the race to another 6.5 k skating race. Lodi girls finished 6th overall in a field of 13 teams while the boys
dropped to 8th. Aidan Campbell and Syd Endres again led the girls with 13th and 18th place finishes. Coach Fanney again comments,“The
boys had tired legs today after 2 days of races on a very fast course where racers were separated by as little as 1 second. The purpose of
doing these events now early in the season is to prepare for the Conference and State meets next month.”.
In the middle school races, Nathan Taylor led the way on Saturday with a 2nd place medal with Joel Fugere in 4th and Samantha Soulier 4th
in the girls race.
On Sunday, Joel Fugere rebounded with a 9th place finish in a 13 school field with Nathan Taylor15th. Samantha Soulier finished 13th in the
This week the ski team travels to Madison for a conference meet with Madison and Waukesha Peak Nordic on Tuesday night and then
Wausau on Saturday for the Annual Snekkevik Classical Ski Races.
Statz takes third at Madison Invite
Ski teams finish third at Elver Park Race
The Lodi ski teams traveled to Elver Park in Madison for the annual MadNorSKi Invite with Madison and Waukesha Peak Nordic. Elliot Statz
finished third in the 5 k classic race with a time of 17:26 followed by Jimmy Conway in 14th and Sam Taylor 19th. Stefan Humphries and
James Saager finished 22nd and 24th for the Lodi squad. Waukesha Peak Nordic won the Boys division with Madison and Lodi second and
third. “Coach Dale comments,” Elliot had a great race against two of the state’s top skiers. This should give him a lot of confidence heading
into the Conference Meet next week.
In the girls race, Paige Nichols finished 7th overall with a time of 22:34. Aidan Campbell was 9th , Syd Endres 10th, Rachel Porter 22nd and
Maria Szalkowski 25th to round out the girls team scoring. The girls team finished third. “Waukesha Peak Nordic and Madison appear to be
two of the best teams in the state this year, so just being close in points behind them is an accomplishment.”, adds Dale Fanney.
Warm rainy weather last week ruined snow conditions in most of the state and Wausau’s Snekkevik race was cancelled. The Lodi trails are
open after hours of grooming by local volunteers. The ski teams expect to race at the Conference Championships on man-made snow at
Lapham Peak State Park on Saturday.
Campbell wins Bronze at Conference
Teams finish Third at Lapham Peak
The Lodi High School and Middle School ski teams traveled to Lapham Peak for the Southern Conference meet on Saturday Jan 19 where
one kilometer of man-made snow allowed race organizers to put together an exciting NASCAR type race course. Coach Fanney comments,”
It was warm slow dirty snow with hills and turns and laps, but the best thing available in Southern Wisconsin. Aidan Campbell led the girls
team with a bronze medal finish with Syd Endres 6th and Paige Nichols 8th. Chelsea Buchanan was right behind the leaders finishing 11th.
“Considering that Chelsea spent the month of November in Thailand, today’s weather was probably just right for her!”, adds Fanney. The
girls finished ahead of Kettle Morraine and Burlington, but lost by only one and 2 points to Madison and Peak Nordic.
With some of the top skiers at Junior Olympics, the boys had an opportunity to win conference and were easily winning the 5 lap race. With
a lap to go, skiers and coaches lost count of the laps and the top 2 skiers, Asher Winner and Elliot Statz finished a lap too early. The miscue
dropped the boys to third behind Peak Nordic and Madison. Coach Fanney comments,” We thought they had won the race and directed the
skiers to the finish line-a major bummer for our boys. On the bright side, we are competing at a high level as we head toward the State
Championships in 3 weeks.”
The middle school teams had a great day with Nathan Taylor and Joel Fugere finishing second and third followed by Sam Keller in 7th and
Reid Kuenzi 8th leading the Boys team to a second place team finish behind Madison. The Girls also had a great race with Thana Zoske 2nd
and Maggie Conway 3rd followed by Samantha Soulier in 5th leading the girls to a first place team finish. “Thana, Maggie and Samantha
really pack a 1-2-3-punch and I am excited to see what they do at the State Meet”, adds Coach Fanney.