Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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Cross-Country

Cross-country skiing enjoys a reputation as "the world's best aerobic workout." Major international races draw as many as 18,000 competitors, but there are hundreds of local "citizen" races with several dozen racers.

International Competition The World Masters Cross-Country Ski Association sponsors the Masters World Cup, which, in 2016 was held in Vuokstti, Finland; the 2017 Masters World Cup took place in Klosters, Switzerland. The 2018 MWC will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information see http://www.world-masters-xc-skiing.ch/mambo/index.php/english.html

The organization that promotes and supports cross-country skiing for Masters in the United States is American Cross-Country Skiers ("AXCS")

American Cross-Country Skiers
PO Box 604
Bend, Oregon 97709
Phone: (888) 543-7223
http://www.xcskiworld.com/axcs/axcs.htm

The first table below presents the schedule for the 2018 National Masters Championship and the American Ski Marathon Series. The second table summarizes the number of competitors, by gender and selected age groups, in the 2017 National Masters Championship. The next two table present the national champions and the number of competitors in each class for the 2017 National Masters Championship.



2011 National Masters Cross-Country Skiing Championship
Event Total Compeitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2011 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championship 789 292 269 93 120
    Percent   100%   37%   34%   12%   15%
2011 Masters World Cup Cross-Country Ski Championship 2530 811 802 263 250
    Percent   100%   32%   32%   10%   10%

Note: The 2011 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championships were held in conjunction with the 2011 Masters World Cup Championships in Sovereign Lake, BC, Canada.



2011 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championships (MEN)
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
10 km FreestyleMen41-45Tim Donahue (3)34
10 km FreestyleMen46-50Kent Murdoch (2)40
10 km FreestyleMen51-55Rick Reynolds (4)55
10 km FreestyleMen56-60Donald Bauder (4)50
10 km FreestyleMen61-65Murray Banks (2)63
10 km FreestyleMen66-70Del Pletcher (3)31
10 km FreestyleMen71-75Hans Muehlegger (4)20
10 km FreestyleMen81-85Norman Clark4
10 km FreestyleMen86-90Tom Gibbons2
10 km ClassicMen41-45Eric Martin25
10 km ClassicMen46-50Barry Markarewicz (2)31
10 km ClassicMen51-55John Engen (4)52
10 km ClassicMen56-60Glenn Jobe (8)40
10 km ClassicMen61-65David Ford (9)67
10 km ClassicMen66-70Tim Schuld (5)31
10 km ClassicMen71-75Bob Gray (3)37
10 km ClassicMen76-80Henry Hermes (9)15
10 km ClassicMen81-85Reno Deprey (3)8
15 km ClassicMen61-65David Ford (6)51
15 km ClassicMen66-70Bob Frey (15)26
15 km ClassicMen71-75Dan Karig (9)27
15 km ClassicMen76-80Henry Hermes (14)17
15 km ClassicMen81-85Gunnar Unneland (4)7
15 km ClassicMen86-90Tom Gibbons (202
15 km FreestyleMen61-65Murray Banks76
15 km FreestyleMen66-70Del Pletcher (2)35
15 km FreestyleMen71-75Bob Gray (3)32
15 km FreestyleMen81-85Norman Clark (3)3
30 km FreestyleMen41-45Eric Martin38
30 km FreestyleMen46-50Barry Markarewicz (2)46
30 km FreestyleMen51-55Milan Baic (2)67
30 km FreestyleMen56-60Randy Beckner (5)64
30 km FreestyleMen61-65Guy Thibodeau (5)63
30 km FreestyleMen66-70Del Pletcher (3)27
30 km FreestyleMen71-75Bob Gray (3)17
30 km ClassicMen41-45Stephen Preston24
30 km ClassicMen46-50Peter Speigel (12)23
30 km ClassicMen51-55Toby Morse (4)33
30 km ClassicMen56-60Brent Turner (6)30
30 km ClassicMen61-65David Ford (9)54
30 km ClassicMen66-70David Hosmer (14)25
30 km ClassicMen71-75Asbjorn Nordheim (10)26
45 km ClassicMen41-45Joseph Szekely (10)18
45 km ClassicMen46-50Rune Harkestad (4)26
45 km ClassicMen51-55Trond Jensen (5)36
45 km ClassicMen56-60Glenn Jobe (6)27
45 km FreestyleMen41-45Chris Humbert (10)29
45 km FreestyleMen46-50Kent Murdoch33
45 km FreestyleMen51-55Milan Baic (2)45
45 km FreestyleMen56-60Donald Bauder (6)51
5 km FreestyleMen81-85Norman Clark (2)5
5 km FreestyleMen86-90Tom Gibbons3
5 km ClassicMen76-80Henry Hermes (14)19
5 km ClassicMen81-85Gunnar Unneland (4)9
Note: The 2011 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championships were held in conjunction with the 2011 Masters World Cup Championships in Sovereign Lake, BC, Canada. The national champions shown in this table are the top finishers in each class from the USA. The numbers in parentheses indicate the person's overall finish. For example, Tim Donahue as the top U.S. finisher in the 10km Freestyle for men 41-45 and he finished 3rd overall. Those U.S. champions without a number in parentheses after their names finished first overall. The number of competitors shown is the total number of competitors, including both U.S. and international competitors.

2011 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championships (WOMEN)
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
10 km Freestyle1Women41-45Daniella Michelette (5)21
10 km FreestyleWomen46-50Cheryl Senechal-Dubois (2)27
10 km FreestyleWomen51-55Muffy Ritz35
10 km FreestyleWomen56-60Vera Struc (3)24
10 km FreestyleWomen61-65June Land (2)20
10 km FreestyleWomen66-70Dagmar Eriksson12
10 km FreestyleWomen71-75Abett Icks (5)8
10 km FreestyleWomen81-85Sara Martin (3)3
10 km ClassicWomen41-45Laura McCabe (2)20
10 km ClassicWomen46-50Leslie Hall21
10 km ClassicWomen51-55Karen Brown (9)28
10 km ClassicWomen56-60Ginny Price (3)20
10 km ClassicWomen61-65Gretchen Lindgren (8)23
10 km ClassicWomen66-70Trina Hosmer8
15 km ClassicWomen41-45Laura McCabe25
15 km ClassicWomen46-50Leslie Hall29
15 km ClassicWomen51-55Katie Meyer (7)36
15 km ClassicWomen56-60Carolyn Tiernan (2)23
15 km FreestyleWomen61-65June Lane (2)27
15 km FreestyleWomen66-70Trina Hosmer9
15 km FreestyleWomen71-75Diane Legner (4)7
15 km FreestyleWomen76-80Abett Icks (3)14
15 km FreestyleWomen81-85Sara Martin (2)2
15 km ClassicWomen41-45Daniella Micheletti (10)13
15 km ClassicWomen46-50Barb Kelly Ringel (9)22
15 km ClassicWomen51-55Muffy Ritz (2)26
15 km ClassicWomen56-60Ginny Price22
15 km ClassicWomen61-65Lori Steinbach (7)19
15 km ClassicWomen66-70Louise Wholey (2)10
15 km ClassicWomen71-75Joan Henry (2)13
30 km ClassicWomen41-45Mary Wellington (3)12
30 km ClassicWomen46-50Allison Delong (6)20
30 km ClassicWomen51-55Muffy Ritz (4)23
30 km ClassicWomen56-60Susan Emmons (5)20
30 km ClassicWomen61-65Gretchen Lindgren (4)20
30 km ClassicWomen66-70Dagmar Eriksson8
30 km FreestyleWomen41-45Laura McCabe23
30 km FreestyleWomen46-50Leslie Hall19
30 km FreestyleWomen51-55Rosalyn Singleton (2)31
30 km FreestyleWomen56-60Ginny Price21
30 km FreestyleWomen61-65June Lane (2)16
30 km FreestyleWomen66-70Trina Hosmer7
5 km FreestyleWomen71-75Abett Icks (4)10
5 km FreestyleWomen81-85Sara Martin (3)3
5 km ClassicWomen71-75Linda Cook (5)11
Note: The 2011 National Masters X-C Championships were held in conjunction with a Masters World Cup Race in Sovereign Lake, BC CANADA. The U.S. National Champions are the top finishers in each class from the USA. The numbers in parentheses indicate the person's overall finish. For example, Daniella Micheletti was the top U.S. finisher in the 10 km Freestyle for women 41-45 and she finished 5th overall. Those U.S. champions without a number in parentheses after their name finished first overall. The number of competitors shown is the total number of competitors, including both U.S. and international competitors.

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