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By Kerry Rodd
Pine Knot News Sports 

Three 'Jacks ski to state Nordic meet

Ripp takes second at sections, boys team just misses state


February 15, 2019

Jack Slater / Pine Knot News

Cloquet senior Aidan Ripp skis in the classic portion of the Section 7 pursuit race Feb. 7 at Giants Ridge. Ripp took second in both legs of the pursuit race, good enough for second overall. Ripp and teammates Benjamin Bauer and Josh Sanders made it to the state meet, which was scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, after this issue of the Pine Knot News went to press.

Despite less than ideal conditions, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton’s Aidan Ripp took second place at the Section 7 Nordic Ski Meet held in Biwabik at Giants Ridge Thursday, Feb. 7. Garrett Beckrich of Grand Rapids claimed the overall boys top spot with Gretchen Haggenmiller of Duluth East taking first place in the girls race.

“I was very pleased with Aidan’s performance. He did what he wanted to do,” said CEC coach Arne Maijala. “And Garrett Beckrich is a very solid skier who is consistent and fun to watch,”

The boys team title went to Ely with Duluth Marshall taking second and CEC third...

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