Jackson and Kaitlynn raced the Bretton Woods 50k classic last weekend. They were fortunate to have a dedicated and capable support crew (Spencer, Riley, and Steph) in attendance - these guys tested waxes and got the skis dialed in, and then headed out on course for feeds and cheering. Both of our racers had strong performances, so the wax techs obviously did a great job. Kaitlynn finished 2nd for women, while Jackson was the 8th man, close behind a group of college skiers who all scored NCAA points this year. Both of them were right in the mix - another great learning experience about skiing in groups and pacing a distance race.
The following day, Spencer raced the Mt. Washington Cup, a 15k skate race - he skied to a convincing victory over a strong group of skiers. In a sport where only one out of dozens or hundreds of competitors gets to win any given race, winning is nice - it's a rare and special thing to cross the line first.