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Lutsen Jr. Alpine has last Lutsen race of season

Lutsen Mountains ski area. Photo by Jaye White
Lutsen Mountains ski area. Photo by Jaye White

The Lutsen Junior Alpine ski team competed in the Northland Junior Race Series (NJRS) No. 7 race on February 23. The race was held on Koo Koo at Lutsen Mountains.

Skiers from seven regional teams competed and Lutsen Alpine skiers had a good day on their home course.

Vincent Tofte of Lutsen took 2nd in the under-5 boys’ race.

For the girls aged 6-7, Isla Freeburn was 2nd, Byn Zallar was 5th, Lucy Kartes was 12th and Haddy Holbrook, 13th.
For the boys, Levi Smith was 6th, Reece Zallar, 8th, and Barret Youngdahl, 9th.

Natalia Smith finished 10th place and Halyn Holbrook in 11th in the 8-9 year old girls.

Hudson Freeburn was 2nd in the 8-9 year old boys, followed by August Gulstrand in 4th and Jack Radloff in 11th.
For the 10-11 year old girls, AnnaBelle Silence finished in 4th place. 

Taking 1st place in the 10-11 year old boys was Goshi Dimitrov. Graham Oberholtzer finished in 10th.

Two Lutsen skiers made the podium for 12-13 girls, Kalina Dimitrov in 1st and Allessandra Duclos in 2nd. Sophia Blanck was in 6th and Ruby Gulstrand in 11th.

The 12-13 year old boys also topped the podium, with Ray Dressely taking 1st and Reuben Youngdahl taking 2nd. They were followed by Finn Taylor in 5th and Rylan Brown in 7th.

Genevieve Silence took 2nd for girls 14-15 years old and Cy Oberholtzer took 1st for the boys.

Cook County High School Senior Halle Lamb finished her NJRS racing career at Lutsen with a top of the podium 1st place for 16-17 year old girls.

Also taking part in his last NJRS race at Lutsen was Masen McKeever, who took 1st place for the 16-17 boys. He was followed by Elijah Blanck in 3rd.
The next, and last meet of the season, will be March 7 and 8 at Mont du Lac. 

Click the slideshow to see some of the racing action on Koo Koo on Feb. 23. Thanks to Melissa Dressely for sharing her pictures!