A full contingent of Illinois skiers ventured to the Pre-Birkie this past Saturday. The 42K saw Jan Myrda place 16th overall in 1:58:47 and Mike Choate 61st in 2:09:08.3. Bill Kopanda of Crystal Lake was third from Illinois, placing 141st in 2:21:00.8. Other big names from NIN-land dotted the results in the 42K and 26K. Check out the results on skinnyski.com. Great job by all!