Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC) will provide an opportunity for qualified talented juniors of the U18 age group from the Midwest and Great Lakes Divisions to compete amongst their peers at a 2022 springtime championship event at Titcomb Mountain: Farmington, Maine. The event is the New England HS championship, the dates are March 18-20.

Team Size

The team will be four U18 men and four U18 women for a total team size of 8 junior athletes from each Division - Midwest and Great Lakes.

Team Selection Criteria

The team will be selected by using the Midwest and Great Lakes Junior National U18 qualifying list.

Team Announcement

The Great Lakes and Midwest Division Junior Leadership announce the team for the CXC U18 Championship Trip at the end of the final CXC Cup race of the season.

2022 Trip Information & Forms

Warmest congratulations to all Central Region athletes who have qualified and will be heading to the 2022 NENSA Eastern High School Championships event at Titcomb Mountain, Farmington, Maine!

2022 Team Naming


A Trip Leader/Divisional Co-Head Coach and an Assistant Trip Leader/Divisional Co-Head Coach will be selected at the 2021 Spring Congress, 2 more assistant coaches will be chosen from applications in the fall of 2021.

2022 Trip Leader/Head Coach: Jon Furlow, Minneapolis South HS
Tamara Bryant, Madison Nordic Ski Club
Jasmine Willey, Bay Nordic
Nichole Fischer, Madison Nordic Ski Club
Jeremy Rapp, Alexandria High School

Note: each coach is a volunteer who is excited to be part of helping junior athletes to have a great experience on the trip.

Central Region Junior Trips Vaccination Policy

Midwest, Great Lakes, U16 and U18 trip leadership members unanimously approved CXC vaccination policy for participation in the 2022 Midwest Division, Great Lakes Division and Central Region Junior Trips.

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2022 Teams

Great Lakes Division - Men
Noah Jahnke, Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team
Eric Weiss, Copper Country Ski Tigers
Beckett Chambers, Bay Area Nordic Ski Club
Hunter Kobylarczyk, Bay Area Nordic Ski Club

Great Lakes Division - Women
Sylvia Mesa, Lakeland Nordic Ski Team
Annie Paulson, Vasa Ski Club
Ella Krueger, Bay Area Nordic Ski Club
Eva Koos, Peak Nordic Ski Club

Midwest Division - Men
AJ Hemink, Loppet Nordic Racing
Derek Waddick, Washburn Millers
Evan O'Connor, Loppet Nordic Racing
Sam Folland, South Suburban Training Group

Midwest Division - Women
Courtney Fussy, Loppet Nordic Racing
Jenna Johnson, North XC
Chloe Erickson, Nordicwerks SkiKlubb
Lily Ward, Endurance United

2020 Teams

Midwest Division - Men
Magnus O'Connor, Loppet Nordic Racing
Noah Erickson, NordicWerks SkiKlubb
Cole Johnson, Minneapolis Ski Club
Johnathan Hudrlik, NordicWerks SkiKlubb

Midwest Division - Women
Caroline Peterson, South Suburban Training Group
Emma Bratvold, Minneapolis Ski Club
Kathryn House, Loppet Nordic Racing
Erika Peterson, Loppet Nordic Racing

Great Lakes Division - Men
Nathan Grossklaus, Peak Nordic Ski Team
Joe Thuente, Vasa Ski Club
Ryan Miller, Vasa Ski Club
Rubin Hatfield, Superiorland Ski Club

Great Lakes Division - Women
Avery Tolbert, Peak Nordic Ski Team
Jane Straks, Peak Nordic Ski Team
Hanna O'Brien, Blackhawk Ski Club
KierstenRotar, Lakeland Nordic Ski Team