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Mount Ski Gull Alpine Team competes at Spirit Mountain

An impressive number of racers represented the Mount Ski Gull Alpine Team Sunday at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. According to organizers, 55 youth from the Brainerd lakes area – ranging in age from 5 to 18 – raced at the first competition of the season.

Equally impressive, 26 of Mount Ski Gull’s racers placed in the top six of their respective age groups.

Sierra Larson of Pequot Lakes placed first in the girls’ 5 and under division. Millie Taylor of Crosslake placed first in the 6-7 year old girls’ division with a time of 1:42.66.

Gavin Hoelzel of East Gull Lake placed second in the boys’ 8-9 year old division with a time of 1:12.49. Madison Kalenberg of Nisswa placed second in the girls’ 10-11 year old division with a time of 1:15.28. Calvin Madison of East Gull Lake placed second in the boys’ 10-11 year old division with 1:01.77.

Grace McGuire of Crosslake placed first in the 12-13 year old girls’ division with a time of 56.94. Grant Madison of East Gull Lake placed second in his 14-15 year old boys’ division with a time of 1:01.01. Ashley Fitterer of East Gull Lake grabbed second place honors in the girls’ 16-17 year old division with a time of 59.44.

The next race for the Mount Ski Gull Alpine Team is scheduled for Jan. 19 on their home hill at Mount Ski Gull.

Mount Ski Gull team results:

5 and under girls: Sierra Larson, First, time not available

5 and under boys: Holden Krantz, Third, 3:26.77

6-7 Girls: Millie Taylor, First, 1:42.66; Bridget Collins, fourth, 2:04.07; Josie Daniels, participated

6-7 Boys: Tucker O’Brien, fourth, 1:44.82; Eli Johnson, fifth, 1:49.84

8-9 Girls: Lauren Kalenberg, 12th, 1:24.65; Morgan Krieger, 15th, 1:35.42; Aubrey Wiczek, participated

8-9 Boys: Gavin Hoelzel, second, 1:12.49; Jalen Emslander, third, 1:16.10; Garrett Krantz, fourth, 1:17.01; Parker Linn, sixth, 1:18.82; Max Krieger, seventh, 1:23.23; Emmett Johnson, eighth, 1:25.74; Kal Larson, 13th, 1:36.57; Evan Hutchison, Logan Doerr, Jack Anderson, Jordon Proctor, participated

10-11 Girls: Madison Kalenberg, second, 1:15.28; Madeline Pederson, fourth, 1:16.83; Carsyn Krassas. fifth, 1:17.24; Alison Krantz, sixth, 1:17.76; Madeline Sherman, seventh, 1:18.80; Erin Hoelzel, ninth, 1:22.64; Annika Wiczek, 10th, 1:23.92; Hannah Taylor, 11th, 1:24.50; Anna Krieger, 16th, 1:38.63; Whitney Fink, participated

10-11 Boys: Calvin Madison, second, 1:01.77; Brandon Neifert, seventh, 1:14.55; Caleb Daniels, ninth, 1:17.36; Trevor Hutchison, 11th, 1:21.07; Ethan Johnson, 12th, 1:21.43; Jackson Holmes, 13th, 1:26.43; Briston Domino, 14th, 1:31.93, Cole Kaneski, 16th, 4:13.07

12-13 Girls: Grace McGuire, first, 56.94; Paige Fitterer, fifth, 1:02.51; Linsey Proctor, 10th, 1:24.55; Taylor Krassas, participated

12-13 Boys: Max Darkow, third, 1:06.32; Kevin Chrisinger, seventh, 1:28.39; Jack Burm, participated

14-15 Girls: Addison McGuire, fifth, 1:04.13

14-15 Boys: Grant Madison, second, 1:01.01; Austin Domino, third, 1:01.71; Collin Heidmann, fourth, 1:22.75; Nathaniel Rees, fifth, 1:25.91; Nick Krantz, participated

16 and up Girls: Ashley Fitterer, second, 59.44, Emily Aga, fifth, 1:15.69

16 and up Boys: Cal Johnson, third, 1:01.43

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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