Ross, Bratrud lead NMU skiers

CABLE, Wisconsin – Northern Michigan University nordic ski team seniors Jordyn Ross and Kyle Bratrud won their respective freestyle races during the final day of competition at the Telemark Chase on Sunday.

Ross completed the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle race in a time of 34 minutes, 11 seconds, leading five top-10 women for NMU at the event, which didn’t keep team scores.

Bratrud won the men’s 15K freestyle, clocking 42:38 to lead four top-seven Wildcat men.

NMU sophomore Megan Edic was next in for the NMU women, completing the race in 35:15, good for fourth place. She was followed by junior teammate Felicia Gesior in sixth place in 35:37, while sophomore Sophie Scimpl was seventh in 35:44.

Freshman Vera Gruber placed 10th in 36:15, also coming in as the top under-20-year-old skier.

For the men, NMU senior Erik Soderman was runner-up, 11 seconds behind Bratrud in 42:49, while sophomore Adam Martin was fourth in 43:17, freshman Ian Torchia was seventh in 44:32. Torchia was the men’s top U20 skier.

NMU returns to action at the St. Paul/Battle Creek Super on Saturday and Sunday.