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.




2012 Cross-Country Skiing Championships
EventDateLocation
2012 Pepsi ChallengeJanuary 21Biwabik, MN
2012 Noquemannon Ski MarathonJanuary 28Marquette, MI
2012 City of Lakes LoppetFebruary 4Minneapolis, MN
2012 Boulder Mountain TourFebruary 4Sun Valley, ID
2012 Lake Placid LoppetFebruary 4Lake Placid, NY
2012 North American VasaFebruary 10Traverse City, MI
2012 US Masters Cross-Country National ChampionshipFebruary 10Traverse City, MI
2012 Mora VasaloppetFebruary 12Mora, MN
2012 Minnesota FinlandiaFebruary 18Bemidji, MN
2012 American BirkebeinerFebruary 25Hayward, WI
2012 Yellowstone RendezvousMarch 3West Yellowstone, MT
2012 Tour of AnchorageMarch 4Anchorage, AK
2012 California Gold RushMarch 18Soda Springs, CA
2013 Yellowstone RendezvousMarch 2West Yellowstone, MT
2013 Yellowstone RendezvousMarch 2West Yellowstone, MT
2013 Tour of AnchorageMarch 3Anchorage, AK
2012 Tour of AnchorageMarch 3Anchorage, AK


2012 National Mastes Cross-Country Skiing Championship
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Competitors Over 60 Men Competitors Over 70 Women Competitors Over 60
2012 National Mastes Cross Country Skiing Championship 405 91 116 22 27
    Percent   100%   22%   29%   5%   7%



2012 National Masters Cross-Country Ski Championship (MEN) Traverse City, MI February 10-12
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
50 km FreestyleMen40-44Michael Brothers9
50 km FreestyleMen45-49Jim Sammuels21
50 km FreestyleMen50-54Milan Baic16
50 km FreestyleMen55-59Clifford Onthank24
50 km FreestyleMen60-64Stephan VanDam5
50 km FreestyleMen65-69Ellis Boal3
27 km FreestyleMen40-44Jason Zimmerman6
27 km FreestyleMen45-49Jd Downing17
27 km FreestyleMen50-54Doug Oppliger16
27 km FreestyleMen55-59Jeffrey Moore5
27 km FreestyleMen60-64David Ford20
27 km FreestyleMen65-69Steve Smigiel13
27 km FreestyleMen70-74Tom Anderson5
12 km FreestyleMen40-49Tom Moore8
12 km FreestyleMen50-59Jefree Porter3
12 km FreestyleMen60-64Allan Nelson2
12 km FreestyleMen65-69John Johnson1
12 km FreestyleMen75-79Clark Phelps2
12 km FreestyleMen80-84Don Hurst2
16 km ClassicMen40-44Clay Moseley7
16 km ClassicMen45-49Dennis Paul13
16 km ClassicMen50-54Odd Bevsvendsen13
16 km ClassicMen55-59Clifford Onthank14
16 km ClassicMen60-64David Ford18
16 km ClassicMen65-69Steve Smigiel10
6 km ClassicMen40-49Jd Downing2
6 km ClassicMen60-64Sameer Apte1
6 km ClassicMen75-79Richard Roeber5
6 km ClassicMen80-84Don Hurst2
27 km ClassicMen40-49Tomas Linden9
27 km ClassicMen60-64Dennis McDonough10
27 km ClassicMen65-69Bill Bauer2
27 km ClassicMen70-74John Taylor5
50 km ClassicMen40-49Daniel Novak2
50 km ClassicMen50-59Randy Smith5
50 km ClassicMen60-69Bill Nussdorfer2
12 km ClassicMen40-49Allen Dick1
12 km ClassicMen50-59Barry O'Brien7
12 km ClassicMen60-64James O'Brien4
12 km ClassicMen65-69Mike Fleishman1
12 km ClassicMen70-74Ned Rambo1
12 km ClassicMen75-79Martin Stevenson1
12 km ClassicMen80-84Keith Crompton1

2012 National Masters Cross County Ski Championship (WOMEN) Traverse City, MI February 10-12
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
50 km FreestyleWomen40-44Amy Powell3
50 km FreestyleWomen45-49Sally Brasswell3
50 km FreestyleWomen50-54Laura Webb7
50 km FreestyleWomen55-59Tracy Hardin3
50 km FreestyleWomen60-64Gussie Peterson2
27 km FreestyleWomen40-44Kelley Peterson7
27 km FreestyleWomen45-49Judy Vajda6
27 km FreestyleWomen50-54Fran Upton4
27 km FreestyleWomen55-59Karen Dawson4
27 km FreestyleWomen60-64Nancy Bauer4
27 km FreestyleWomen65-69Connie Meek2
12 km FreestyleWomen40-49Joanne Peregrine3
12 km FreestyleWomen70-74Abett Icks1
12 km FreestyleWomen80-84Sarah Martin1
16 km ClassicWomen40-44Amy Powell3
16 km ClassicWomen45-49Sally Brasswell4
16 km ClassicWomen50-54Shawn Opplinger5
16 km ClassicWomen55-59Tracy Hardin4
16 km ClassicWomen60-64Gussie Peterson4
16 km ClassicWomen65-69Connie Meek3
16 km ClassicWomen70-74Jean Murray1
6 km ClassicWomen40-49Kristine Ferrand1
6 km ClassicWomen70-74Abett Icks4
6 km ClassicWomen75-79Barbara Lewis2
6 km ClassicWomen80-84Sarah Martin1
27 km ClassicWomen50-59Amy Kostrzewa3
12 km ClassicWomen40-49Jo Lande Keeling2
12 km ClassicWomen50-59Carol Hoeflier1
12 km ClassicWomen60-64Monnie Peters1

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