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About 700 skiers descended on Soldier Hollow in Utah last weekend for a Super Qualifier. Junior skiers vied for their final points to earn a berth to the U.S. Cross Country Junior Nationals, while college racers in the Rocky Mountain battled it out for NCAA standings.

While the field was deep, with skiers from Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains, and the Intermountain divisions, the Bridger Ski Foundation held its own and at the end of the weekend and had seven athletes named to the Intermountain team that will go to junior nationals, which will be held in Truckee, California, in March.

Seth Wyatt (under 20 years old), Cale Woods (U18), Georgianna Fischer (U18), Paige Coletta (U18), Emma White (U18), Max Kluck (U16) and Phineas Fischer (U16) advanced to nationals.

“We had many courageous performances this weekend, and I am incredibly proud of the way our team supported each other before and after the event,” BSF Nordic Program Director Andrew Morehouse said.

In addition to the seven who qualified, other BSF athletes were close to making it, Morehouse noted.

Over in Minnesota, BSF Elite Team skiers Andy Newell and Erika Flowers competed in the Supertour races held in Minneapolis. Flowers took second in the sprint.

“Both athletes raced well and had performances that will help them reach their goal of racing in the US/Canadian World Cups this March,” Morehouse said. “BSF is excited to have these athletes who live and train in our home community pursuing this level of international competition.”

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Colton Pool can be reached at or 406-582-2690. Follow him on Twitter @CPoolReporter.