Former Wildcat Skier Wins Record Fifth Birkie

Gregg after Birkie win (RJ Ochmann photo)
Gregg after Birkie win (RJ Ochmann photo)

Two former NMU Nordic skiers placed first and third in their respective races Feb. 24 at the American Birkebeiner, a 50k point-to-point course from Cable to Hayward, Wis. Caitlin (Compton) Gregg (BFA 2004) claimed her record-setting fifth title in the elite women's skate race. The former Olympian and NMU Sports Hall of Famer competes for the Central Cross Country (CXC) Team, Loppet Nordic Racing and Team Gregg. Kyle Bratrud, also a CXC Team member and a 2015 NMU graduate, placed third in the Birkie elite men's skate race. Read a feature story on Gregg's accomplishment and the race results here.

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Kristi Evans
News Director