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Nordic Skiing

Regular Season 2019-20
2019-20 x Regular Season

Recent Nordic Skiing News

Gwendoline Youso

Senior, girls Nordic skiing

Gwendoline Youso capped her Nordic skiing run with the Lumberjacks with the best state performance of her career. The four-time state participant finished the Giants Ridge course in 36:51.3, good for 41st overall. Youso shaved off more than three minutes from last year’s time and jumped up 49 spots on the leaderboard. Youso’s place is the best finish for a Bemidji girls skier since Jenna Truedson took 32nd in 2014 in 41:12.1.

Colton Hinrichs

Junior, wrestling

Colton Hinrichs helped fuel Bemidji to the Section 8-3A title on Friday as one of five Lumberjacks with a spotless 3-0 record. Hinrichs had the most impressive showing of the bunch, starting his day by winning an 18-6 major decision at 182 pounds. Hinrichs dropped down to 170 for the semifinal bout, winning by fall in 1:19. And in the championship, Hinrichs’ move back up to 182 didn’t stop him from posting another pin within 1:46.

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Nordic Skiers Compete at MSHSL State Meet

02/17/2020, 8:45pm CST
By BHS Activities

Logan Jensen led the way for the Bemidji High School Nordic skiing team at the MSHSL State Meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik on Friday.

Five Lumberjacks competed individually with Jensen, a junior, placing a team-best 29th overall with a time of 30:39.3 in the boys pursuit. Trailing behind him from BHS were junior Nick Youso in 54th (31:30.7) and freshman Louis Morrissey in 136th (34:36.7). 

Senior Gwendoline Youso posted the top time among the Bemidji girls at the meet, clocking a time of 36:51.3 to finish 41st overall. Sophomore Mary Beth Mathews followed for the Lumberjacks and placed 102nd with a time of 39:18.1.

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State MSHSL Ski Meet Postponed to Friday for Cold Weather

02/12/2020, 3:00pm CST
By BHS Activities

Nick Youso, Logan Jensen and Louis Morrissey of the boys squad, and Gwendoline Youso and Mary Beth Mathews of the girls team qualified for the meet as individuals.

The meet was originally scheduled for Thursday, but with the forecast calling for a high temperature of two degrees below zero, it was pushed back to Friday. The mercury is projected to only rise to 13 degrees that day but skiers have ways to handle the cold.

The Lumberjacks are no strangers to Giants Ridge, having competed there last month for the Mesabi East Invitational, the largest high school Nordic ski meet in the country. And other than Morrissey, a freshman, every BHS skier enters Friday with previous experience at the state meet.

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