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Borchardt, Chaudoir Both Champions at Cable’s Braveheart Midwest Championship

Despite Braveheart’s 2014 Midwest Championship (in Cable, Wis.) being anticlimactic in a way, being a week after the Dion National Snowshoe Championship (held in Vermont), it still brought out the best in some racers looking to add an exclamation point … Continue reading


2014 Vermont Dion USSSA Championship: A Racer’s Review

Bennington, Vt. was the central location of this year’s Dion National Snowshoe Championships, right in the heart of Dion Snowshoes’ territory.  The bright orange and white of the Dions was hard to miss, as a lot of racers were wearing … Continue reading


Bellendorf, Chaudoir Bellringer Champions of Tomahawk’s Treehaven Tromp

Anyone watching the 10-kilometer finish of the Treehaven Tromp (a qualifier for the USSSA Dion National Snowshoe Championships in Woodford, Vt. the first weekend of March 2014) with bells or vuvuzelas didn’t have to wait long to make noise in … Continue reading


Focused Quednow Freezes Field at Phillips Flurry Qualifier

For the fourth edition of the Phillips Flurry (www.phillipsflurry.com) snowshoe race, it added on the distinction of officially being the “Wisconsin State Snowshoe Championships” event, an idea hatched by the brilliant mind of USSSA (United States Snowshoe Association, … Continue reading


2013 Bend Dion USSSA Championship: A Racer’s Review

When one arrived in Bend, in preparation to run in the 2013 Dion Snowshoe National Championships (on March 16 and 17, 2013) at Mount Bachelor in Oregon, they were left to wonder – how is it so warm here (over … Continue reading


Braveheart’s Snowshoe Series Championship a Solid Success

For the second consecutive year, the Braveheart Midwest Snowshoe Racing Championship (on Saturday, March 9th, 2013) was held in Cable, Wisconsin, on the scenic and beautiful course near Lakewoods Resort.

The zig-zaggy course was lined with evergreens along a picturesque … Continue reading


Quednow, Chaudoir Cool Qualifier Competition at Chilly Phillips Flurry

In the days and weeks leading up to the 2013 edition of the Phillips Flurry 5K and 10K snowshoe race, snow around northcentral Wisconsin was scarce–leading to a cancellation of the very popular Perkinstown Snowshoe race a week prior to … Continue reading


2012 Frisco Dion USSSA Championship: A Racer’s Review

Flying into Denver and later traveling up into the mountains on the way to Frisco gave one a majestic, scenic view, but it also gave one a little less oxygen to work with on every breath as the altitude increased … Continue reading


Alternate Start Aids An Ultra-Speedy Athens Udder

The Athens Udder Snowshoe Race, a 3-miler run this year on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, is usually one of the fastest and easiest snowshoe races in Wisconsin yearly because it is a pancake-flat course and runs mostly on groomed ski … Continue reading


Perkinstown Perfect For Fast-Paced First Places

Weather conditions during the last couple of weeks led to an ultra-quick course for snowshoe racers at Perkinstown (near Medford, Wisconsin) on Saturday, January 21st, 2012, to snowshoe in either the 3-mile, 6-mile, or the Mountaineer races.

There were over … Continue reading


River Falls Qualifier Sans Snowshoes Sees Several Falls on Slippery Course

It is a rare occurrence when there is little or no snow on the ground in early January in Wisconsin, and due to this uncommon situation this led to a snowshoe qualifying race (for the USSSA National Snowshoe Championships in … Continue reading


2011 Cable DION USSSA Championship: A Racer’s Review

Previewing the Dion United States National Snowshoe Championship race course at Lakewoods Resort in Cable, Wisconsin the day before the big races brought on feelings of fun to be had and challenges to be faced.  Rolling hill after rolling hill let one know fatigue could be a factor as the race went on, and about those two cliff-climbs  . . .


Edgar’s Woodland Waddle Allowed a Full Throttle

. . . This made the snowshoe course at Edgar perfect for fast racing, as the snow underneath was hard-packed, and the ski trails there were flat and wide open . . .


The Bravehearted Snowshoed Granite at Badger State Games

This year the venue changed for the Badger State Games snowshoe races from the Nine Mile Swamp to Rib Mountain Elementary School nestled on the side of the most famous peak in Wisconsin . . .


Frigid Phillips Flurry a Phenomenal First

Whenever there is a first-time snowshoe race, usually there are a lot of kinks to work out in the first year of the event to improve on for future races.  But the Phillips Flurry Snowshoe Race, Wisconsin, was very well-organized in its inaugural year with an efficient registration, an outstanding course and an unparalleled awards ceremony.


Record Crowd Received at Perkinstown’s Chilly Races

Another record number of participants traveled to Perkinstown (near Medford, Wisconsin) on Saturday, January 15, 2011, to snowshoe in the 3-mile, 6-mile, or the Mountaineer races. There were just over 500 competitors in all, with temps 15 degrees above zero, wind chills much lower with 20 mile-per-hour winds sweeping through the area.


Wisconsin’s Whitetail Ridge Qualifier a Wild Winter Ride

The temperature was at its coldest so far in the early 2011 winter, bitterly cold at zero degrees with a wind chill of around 12 below for the ten o'clock morning start. The Whitetail Ridge Snowshoe Challenge . . .


2010 Tenth USSSA Championship: A Racer’s Review

Seeing Fabius' Highland Forest Park in New York for the first time, snowshoe racers participating in the USSSA National Championships knew they were getting into something difficult. All it  took was the drive up the steep, steep hill . . .


Bonus Snowshoeing Granted at Wisconsin Badger State Games

Wisconsin's Badger State Games had multiple snowshoe races to partake in at Wausau's Nine Mile County Forest – and a lot of medals to give away as well on a 25-degree day with light flurries falling


Mortensen, Mueller Rule Rumble in the Jungle

This wasn't exactly the Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman 1974 heated Zaire fight but this matchup in late January 2010 didn't need Don King to promote this one.


Quednows Conquer, Perfect at Perkinstown

A record number of participants traveled to Perkinstown (near Medford, Wisconsin) on Saturday, January 16, 2010, to snowshoe either in the 3-Mile, 6-Mile, or Mountaineer races. There were close to 450 competitors in all.


Thinking Highly Of The Timm’s Hill Trudge

The conditions weren't perfect for snowshoeing due to the 30-plus degree temperatures on race day for the Timm's Hill Trudge but it was a fun atmosphere nonetheless at High Point Village in Ogema, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 7th.  This race was...