Alaska skiers continue victory streak over the weekend at National Cross Country Championships

David Norris (center), who grew up in Fairbanks and skis for the Alaska Pacific
University program in Anchorage, won the men’s 30 kilometer skate technique at the 2019 U.S. National Cross Country Skiing Championships (Photo courtesy of Alaska Pacific University)
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On Sunday, Alaskans again posted top results at the U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships in Vermont.

David Norris, who grew up in Fairbanks and skis for the Alaska Pacific University program in Anchorage, won the men’s 30-kilometer skate technique race, while APU teammate Scott Paterson was 3rd, and fellow Anchorage skier Gus Schumacher was 4th.

APU athletes dominated the women’s 20K event, with Caitlin Patterson in the top spot, followed by Rosie Frankowski, Jessica Yeaton and Hailey Swirbul.

Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks continued to dominate the junior women’s category, winning Sunday’s 7.5K race, while Anchorage’s Luke Jager and Zanden McMullen placed 2nd and 3rd in the junior men’s 10K Sunday.

The US National Championships conclude Tuesday with slate technique sprint competitions.