VIRGINIA -- The Brainerd Warrior boys' and girls' alpine skiing teams boy placed second at the Virginia Invitational Alpine Skiing meet on Thursday.
The boys' finished with 136 points while the girls earned 129 points
Stewart Sawdey was the top finisher for the Warrior boys with a fifth time of 1:19.40, Kyle Goochey placed sixth in 1:19.47 and Nat Beebe placed eighth in 1:21.07.
"We were pretty satisfied with our performance considering that we have not had any practices running gates this season." Stated Brainerd head coach Jim Ruttger. "We are hoping to have our first practice on Saturday at Ski Gull."
The Brainerd girls were paced by Katie Majka who placed third in 1:27.97, Mogan Klang placed fifth in 1:29.81 and Tiffany Klang placed sixth in 1:29.92.
"The girls really surprised us in the meet today." Stated Ruttger "The Klang sisters have really picked it up a notch since the end of last season."
Boys team scores --1-Virginia 139, 2-Brainerd 136, 3-Hibbing 123, 4-Mesabi East 101, 5-Grand Rapids 71
Individual winner --David Priest (Virginia) 1:16.35
Brainerd results --5-Stewart Sawdey 1:19.40, 6-Kyle Goochey 1:19.47, 8-Nat Beebe 1:21.07, 9-Scott Moen 1:21.81, 11-Tyler Rudek 1:22.80, 15-Brandon Asker 1:24.90. 24-Mark Femling 1:31.54, 39-Alex Goochey 2:27.92
Girls team scores --1-Virginia 140, 2-Brainerd 129, 3-Hibbing 128, 4-Grand Rapids 81, 5-Mesabi East 49
Individual winner --Catherine Malovrh (Virginia) 1:22.90
Brainerd results --3-Katie Majka 1:27.97, 5-Morgan Klang 1:29.81, 6-Tiffany Klang 1:29.92, 18-Monica Nelson 1:35.97, 22-Jenna Bergin 1:41.29, 24-Andrea Koob 1:42.23, 31-Stephanie Burton 1:50.08 39-Stacey Verkennes 3:00.37
Next meet --Brainerd at Mesabi East Invitational Thursday December 21st 10 a.m.
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