A total of 13 Pequot Lakes students are participating in the Brainerd/Pequot Lakes varsity and junior varsity boys and girls alpine ski teams when the season begins on Friday, Dec. 14.

Those athletes include senior Kameron Lee; juniors Madeline Sherman, Cassidy Chaney and Whitney Fink; sophomores Ethan Johnson and Madeline Pederson; freshmen Annika Wiczek and Hannah Taylor; eighth graders Max and Morgan Krieger; and seventh graders Aubrey Wiczek, Mille Taylor and Calia Chaney.

Last season, Pequot Lakes graduate Grace McGuire was chosen team MVP for the Brainerd/PL squad after she finished 70th at the state meet in Biwabik. Other Pequot Lakes students who were members of last year's Warrior team were Cassidy Chaney, Pederson and Lee.

Brainerd is coached by Jim Ruttger with Debi Zarlin and Tom Burton serving as assistant coaches.

The Warriors will host an invitational at Ski Gull on Monday, Jan. 28. The Section 5A meet is Thursday, Feb. 7, at Afton Alps.


14 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Lutsen (Cook County) 10 a.m.

21 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Taylors Falls (Wild Mountain), 9 a.m.


3 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Hibbing (Giants Ridge), 10 a.m.

7 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Detroit Lakes, 5:30 p.m.

10 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Lutsen, 10:30 a.m.

17 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Annandale (Powder Ridge), 5:30 p.m.

19 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Virginia (Giants Ridge), 9 a.m.

24 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Cloquet/Esko/Carlton (Spirit Mountain), 10 a.m.

28 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes Invitational (Ski Gull), 5 p.m.


7 - Brainerd/Pequot Lakes at Section (Afton Alps in Hastings), 10 a.m.