Mitch Nordahl

Mitch Nordahl was about to transition from running to biking in the meet at Bassett Creek Park. (Photo provided by family) Mitch Nordahl, former Elk River athlete, was one of the winners in the Minnesota State Cyclocross Champions on Nov. 19 in Crystal. Nordahl placed first among 66 entrants in the Men’s 3 race, a [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mitch Nordahl is eager to embrace any self-propelled mode of travel, any new way to try go fast. Already a Nordic Skier in the winter, and distance runner in the fall and spring, the Elk River senior took up competitive bicycling last summer. He had a good rookie season in his [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s senior trio at the state Nordic Ski meet Thursday at Biwabik included two longtime skiers and one late starter. Mitch Nordahl, who started in eighth grade, placed 77th among 118 boys in his second state trip. He was 86th last year and hoped to move up more but [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Three Elk River skiers — Mitch Nordahl, Jane Kallemeyn and Nicole Thorndal, all seniors — have qualified for the state meet. Nordahl placed ninth in the Section 2 boys meet Thursday at Camp Ripley while Thordahl was 12th and Kallemeyn 13th in the girls meet. Nordahl and Kallemeyn will make [...]

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The Elk River Nordic Ski team had six members making all-conference as the boys placed fourth and the girls sixth in the Northwest Suburban Conference meet on Wednesday. On a cold (four to eight degrees) day with a slight wind at Baker National Golf Course in Medina, the Andover boys and girls claimed  championships in [...]

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