This weekend, Algoma University and the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club co-hosted the 2020 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Nordic Ski Championships at Hiawatha Highlands.
Eleven Nordic ski teams from across the province participated, including the Carleton Ravens, Guelph Gryphons, Lakehead Thunderwolves, Laurentian Voyageurs, McMaster Marauders, Nipissing Lakers, Ottawa Gee-Gees, Queen’s Gaels, Toronto Varsity Blues, Waterloo Warriors, and the Algoma Thunderbirds.
“Algoma University is very pleased to have such an amazing group of athletes visit our community,” shared Athletics Operations Coordinator Rachel Johnson. “The execution and organization from the Soo Finnish Ski Club made this event exceptional. It was nice to see that even Mother Nature kicked in and offered her support.”
For both the Women’s & Men’s Team Championships, the Carleton Ravens brought home the gold, the Lakehead Thunderwolves took silver and the Nipissing Lakers finished with bronze.
“I'd like to thank Hiawatha and the Soo Finnish Ski Club for being fantastic hosts for the OUA Nordic Skiing Championships,” shared Director of Student Experience, Dave Trudelle. “All of the volunteers, sponsors, and staff put on a great Championship that I know the athletes enjoyed. It was great to see the athletes come from all over and have a successful weekend.”
All final results for Freestyle, Classic and Classic Relay & Men’s and Women’s Championship All-Stars are posted below:
2020 OUA Nordic Ski Championship Results:
Friday: Int. Start Freestyle
Saturday: Int. Start Classic
Sunday: Classic Relay
Women’s All-Stars: Alannah MacLean (Lakehead Thunderwolves), Zoe Williams (Carleton Ravens), Bronwyn Williams (Carleton Ravens), Emily Drake (Nipissing Lakers), Shaylynn Loewen (Lakehead Thunderwolves), Emma Holmes (Carleton Ravens), Soren Meeuwisse (McMaster Marauders), Erika Mihell (Lakehead Thunderwolves), Maggie McClure (Carleton Ravens) and Camille Hamm (Lakehead Thunderwolves).
Men’s All-Stars: Aidan Kirkham (Carleton Ravens), Andy Shields (Lakehead Thunderwolves), Alexander Maycock (Nipissing Lakers), Alec Maclean (Guelph Gryphons), Devon Pegrum (Carleton Ravens), Conor McGovern (Lakehead Thunderwolves), Erk Schlyter (Lakehead Thunderwolves), Ezra Pierce (Carleton Ravens), Frederick Serratore (Ottawa Gee-Gees) and Colin Ward (Carleton Ravens)