Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Nadler, Carlson Win at Iron County Pursuit
Two Illinois skiers made their trips to Montreal and Mercer, WI worthwhile last weekend, winning their age groups in the two-day Iron County Pursuit. The event consisted of a 9K classic race on Saturday and a 12.5K freestyle race on Sunday with starting position on Sunday determined by Saturday's results. Andrew Nadler, 16, a CXC skier who attends the Latin School in Chicago, won the male 16-18 age group with a 35:05.5 in the 9K classic and 37:25.0 in the 12.5K freestyle. From what I heard ahead of time, Nadler played in a hockey game Friday night before going north. Meanwhile, Charles Carlson, 62, of Rockton, IL, one of the Rockford-area NINers, won the 60-69 group with a 42:21 and 44:51. Way to go Andrew and Charles!