Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.

2021 - 2022 Ski Meets

Wisconsin High School State Championships - February 12-13, 2022

The Rochester Nordic Ski Team participated in the Wisconsin High School State Championships at the Birkie Trailhead on February 12-13, 2022.  The first day featured a 6.5 km classic race for high schoolers and a 3.1km course for middle schoolers.  Skiers used the same courses on the second day for a freestyle race.  Racers participating on both days were ranked on a combined classic/freestyle (pursuit) time. Temperatures which barely rose above 0 degrees provided a firm course expertly groomed by the Birkie crew. 

Four RNST skiers participated in both the classic and freestyle races and earned a ranking in the pursuit format.  Natasha Sortland was 4th overall among high school girls.  Other skiers participating in the pursuit races were Kai Andersen, Katrina Sortland, and Matthew Van Camp.  These skiers were joined by another 12 RNST team members for the freestyle races on Sunday.

     Rochester Results

Essex Park Team Time Trial - February 8, 2022

A team time trial was held at Essex Park on a comfortable day with temps in the high 30s.  The warm temps made for slower snow conditions but an enjoyable day to be out racing, spectating, and hanging out witht he ski team.  The 5.5 km long course was enjoyed by 47 skiers with an additional 30 skiers skating the short course of 1.5 km.   


Rochester Nordic Ski Invitational, Eastwood Golf Course, January 27, 2022

Rochester Nordic Ski Team skiers were joined by fellow winter nordic enthusiasts from Lake City, Red Wing, and Winona for the Rochester Nordic Ski Invitational.  The 140 skiers enjoyed temps in the mid 20s with nice snow conditions on the golf course. The skiers rambled over a rolling 5.5K course with a short course option of 2.0K for beginning skiers.  

     Overall Results          Rochester Results

Chippewa Valley Nordic Invite, Tower Ridge, Eau Claire - January 18, 2022

Congratulations to the 18 RNST skiers who competed Jan. 18th  in the Chippewa Valley Nordic Invite at Tower Ridge trails in Eau Claire.  The evening races were held under the lights!  Click below to see RNST Results and Full Results from the race. Top RNST finishers were Sarah Baum and Noah Billings in the 5 km race, and Kai Andersen and Jack Reynolds in the MS/Development 2.5 km race.  

   Overall Results          Rochester Results     

Pre-Loppet Race - Theodore Wirth, Minneapolis - January 16, 2022

Congrats to Noah Billings who took top spot in the under 17 age group in the 18 km Pre-Loppet race in Theodore Wirth Park in a time of 1:00:39. 

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