Wausau Nordic United Girls win WI Nordic Ski 2017 Championship

Wausau Nordic United High School Girls Team won the 2017 Wisconsin Nordic Ski Championships on Sunday with 15 points, placing three skiers among the individual top ten in Cable, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 12th. United’s sophomore Olivia Dreger lead the team in 2nd place finish in the two-day pursuit race, followed closely by sophomore Lauren Lackman in third place.   Junior Anna Buchberger rounded out the team score in 10th place, and sophomore Ally Swensen followed close behind in 12th. Also skiing for the team were sophomore Erin Achatz, 37th, and junior Abigail Opatik, 59th. It was an exciting weekend for this young team whose hopes were high all season after a second place team finish last year.

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​Left to Right:  Lauren Lackman, Erin Achatz, Abigail Opatik, Anna Buchberger, Olivia Dreger, and Ally Swensen.

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​Top Left to Right:  Abigail Opatik, Ally Swensen, and Lauren LackmanBottom Left to Right:  Erin Achatz, Olivia Dreger, and Anna Buchberger

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​Front left to right:  Coach Ross Dreger, Lauren Lackman, Stephen Koch, Anna Buchberger, Erin Achatz, Olivia Dreger, Abigail Opatik, Ally Swensen, and Connor Luedke.  Back left to right:  Jacob Novitch, Caleb Novitch, Nathan Koch, Samuel Hagedorn, and Coach Ernie Luedke

 

Area athletes with an individual top ten finish from this weekend’s races include:

High School: (Freestyle-Girls) Olivia Dreger, Wausau Nordic United, 2nd; and, Lauren Lackman, Wausau Nordic United, 5th. (Classic-Girls) Lauren Lackman, Wausau Nordic United, 2nd; Olivia Dreger, Wausau Nordic United, 3rd; and, Anna Buchberger, 10th. (Pursuit-Girls) Olivia Dreger, Wausau Nordic United, 2nd; Lauren Lackman, Wausau Nordic United, 3rd; and, Anna Buchberger, Wausau Nordic United, 10th. (Classic-Boys) Mark Raasch, Wausau East/West, 7th; and, Nathan Koch, Wausau Nordic United, 8th. (Pursuit-Boys) Mark Raasch, Wausau East/West, 10th.

Middle School: (Freestyle-Girls) Sophia Schenzel, Wausau Night Gliders, 9th. (Classic-Girls) Maddie Busig, Wausau Night Gliders, 5th; and, Sophia Schenzel, Wausau Night Gliders, 9th. (Pursuit-Girls) Sophia Schenzel, Wausau Night Gliders, 9th; and Maddie Busig, Wausau Night Glicers, 10th. (Freestyle-Boys) Aidan Earll, Wausau Night Gliders, 6th. (Classic-Boys) Aidan Earll, Wausau Night Gliders, 1st. (Pursuit-Boys) Aidan Earll, Wausau Night Gliders, 2nd.

Complete results can be found at www.performacetiming.com .