Eden Prairie Boys Win Nordic Skiing Championship

Senior Thomas Bye finished second in Thursday state championship.

Eden Prairie’s boys Nordic ski team came back from Giants Ridge on Thursday with the state championship.

The Eagles finished with a comfortable 20-point lead over runner-up Ely.

Senior Thomas Bye led the way for Eden Prairie with a total time of 29:25.6, resulting in a second-place finish. The Eagles had three other skiers in the top 25—Ryan Stewart at seventh, Henry Zurn at 15th and Jared Grootwassink at 25th.

Eden Prairie did not compete in the team portion of the girls meet but still placed three skiers in the top 25. Senior Jenna Arvidson took 13th with an overall time of 35:48.0.Junior Briana Paulsen finished at 18th. And junior Eryn Stewart placed 23rd.



Boys Team Results

Place School Points 1 Eden Prairie 378 2 Ely 358 3 Forest Lake 345 4 St. Cloud Tech 342 5 Irondale, New Brighton 341 6 Hopkins 325 7 Eagan 304 8 St. Paul Central 258


Eden Prairie Boys Results

Place Skier Grade Overall Time 2 Thomas Bye 12 29:25.6 7 Ryan Stewart 12 30:34.6 15 Henry Zurn 12 31:05.4 25 Jared Grootwassink 12 31:40.4 44 Andrew Etteldorf 12 32:13.4 82 Mitchell Stenoien 12 33:55.3 100 William Christensen 10 34:59.9


Eden Prairie Girls Results

Place Skier Grade Overall Time 13 Jenna Arvidson 12 35:48.0 18 Briana Paulsen 11 35:59.4 23 Eryn Stewart 11 36:16.7 57 Erica Gardner 12 38:36.2 67 Caroline Mueller 12 38:56.8 80 Micayla Batchlor 10 39:19.3


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