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Schumacher, Kramer sweep nordic ski races in Fairbanks

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: December 2, 2018
  • Published December 2, 2018

Gus Schumacher and Kendall Kramer swept the individual victories over two days of cross-country ski racing in Fairbanks.

In the college portion of the competition, UAA defeated UAF in the annual Alaska Cup battle between the two schools.

Schumacher, a recent South High gradyate who skis for the Alaska Winter Stars, won Friday’s 11.25-kilometer men’s classic race in 26:37.5.

Seiji Takagi of UAF was second in 26:58.3 and UAA’s Toomas Kollo was third in 27:01.5.

In the women’s 7.5K classic race, Kramer dominated in 20:36.6. Next were a pair of Seawolves – Micha Keller-Miller (21:23.7) and Natalie Hynes (21:24.1).

Schumacher and Kramer also won Saturday’s classic sprints.

Alaska Pacific University skier Reese Hanneman was second to Schumacher in the men’s finals, followed by UAA’s Sigurd Roening and Kollo. In the women’s finals, second place went to UAF’s Kati Roivas and third place went to UAA’s Hannah Rudd.