CABLE, Wis. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country ski team atNorthern Michigan University competed at the NorAm Super Tour which was held atthe Telemark Resort over the weekend in Cable, Wis.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ On Saturday (Jan. 29) themen competed in the 10K classic race and on Sunday (Jan. 30) it was the 15Kfreestyle event.
Bryan Cook led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats on Saturday with a third placeshowing in the classic with a time of 32:46.97 about 56 seconds behind thewinner.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The duo from Alaska Fairbanks, Thomas Oyberg and Erik Wickstrom werefirst and second in the event with times of 31:50.40 and 32:34.23respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Fourth and fifth places belonged to the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats as Bret Bedard andGus Kaeding crossed the finish line in 33:45.20 and 33:58.65.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Bill Bowler in eighth place (34:03.78), Adriaan Ostrander(35:11.42) in 12th and Justin Singleton in 17th(35:52.05) rounded out the skiers for NMU on the day.
Cook again on Sunday led the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats with a fifth place finishin the freestyle race as he covered the course in 36:14.31.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Nanooks tookthe first four places and had five of the top six skiers in the race.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Oybergwon the event with a time of 35:03.37.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU placed three more skiers in the top 10 as Bowler wasseventh (36:50.89) as he was followed by Singleton in eighth place (36:53.49)and Bedard in ninth (37:08.78).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Kaeding was the final NMU skier to cross thefinish line in 16th place (37:53.52).
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will be in action again on Feb. 12-13 at theCentral Conference Championships which will be held at St. Cloud, Minn.