Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

Pursuit cross country ski racing is back in Northern WisconsinSubmitted: 02/10/2019
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
Reporter/Anchor
dhagen@wjfw.com

Pursuit cross country ski racing is back in Northern Wisconsin
WINCHESTER, WISCONSIN - Mike Shouldice is the president of the Mecca ski club in Mercer. He's been dreaming of coordinating a pursuit ski race for the area, which hasn't been done in 10 years. This weekend his dream came true with the first ever Turtle River Pursuit. The classic leg was Saturday at Mecca Ski Trails and the skate leg was Sunday at WinMan Trails.

"We live in the Northwoods and winter lasts for a few months so people have to get outside every day," said Shouldice. "Our trail systems are incredibly beautiful up here. And our snow conditions are perfect and our grooming is meticulous." 

Pursuit races feature one day of classic skiing and one day of freestyle skiing. Classic skiing takes place in the tracks, on the side of the trail, while freestyle skiing resembles skating. 


Randy Ahnen and Justin Blake were on a team called "A Quarter Ton of Fun". They took second place in the team division. 

"I never even place normally, so I'm pumped," said Ahnen.

With plenty of trophies and food to go around during the award ceremony, everyone was in high spirits. A lot of them will be back February 8th and 9th, 2020 when the second annual Turtle River Pursuit will happen.


Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Zion Lutheran Church didn't hold a live nativity scene for roughly 30 years. Last year, the event returned. In its second year back, the number of people involved has grown.

"We have a message of timely importance that is important for all people," said Zion Lutheran Staff Minister John Kanter. "We want to share with our friends and neighbors in Rhinelander."

The nativity will be the same as last year with live participants, live animals and even a choir. There is a slight change to the event, but it's an addition.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - The Oneida County Health Department released the results of the Wisconsin Wins compliance checks.

The program sends minors accompanied by county health officials to purchase tobacco products.

Wisconsin law requires all retailers to check for I.D. if the customer appears to be under 40 years of age.

The Health Department and the Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition worked together to conduct the random checks.

This year's results showed 95% of retailers were in line with the law.

+ Read More

GREEN BAY - Fans eager to see the Packers-Bears rivalry should be cautious when buying their tickets. The team received several reports of fake tickets sold online.

The Packers, Green Bay Police Department, and the Wisconsin Department Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection all warn to only purchase verified tickets from official sources.

+ Read More

WASHINGTON - Senator Ron Johnson joined New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan in introducing a new law regarding cybersecurity Thursday.

The Wisconsin Republican chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

+ Read More

Play Video

MARATHON COUNTY - After the city of Rhinelander shut down two municipal wells due to pollutants called PFAS, local and state officials have looked for solutions.

+ Read More

PARK FALLS - Big upgrades may be coming to the downtown area in Park Falls.

According to a press release from the city, the Park Falls Common Council was presented with a $1.5 million dollar plan this week.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander District Library hosted its annual Holiday Tea Party Wednesday afternoon. The event was a success, thanks to the help of some friends.

The Friends of the Library is a volunteer organization that helps the library in a number of ways. They organized everything for the tea party, from the snacks, to the decorations, to the free raffle prizes.

"It's a way to give people some Christmas joy," said Friends of the Library leader Claudia Baker. "There's a lot of people that like to just come here and listen to the music."

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: