For the second straight year, the high school Nordic skiing got delayed. It will start this weekend outside of Cody.


Ally Wheeler from Natrona County won the girls' race with a finishing time of 22:32.90.

The boys' champ was Bennett Hutchison from Lander. His finishing time was 22:57.4


Eddy Ameya from Lander wins the girls' race with a final time of 19:51.9.

Hutchison completes the weekend sweep by capturing the second race in 17:57.5

2-Day Combined Team Scores

Girls = Lander 135, Natrona County 111, Kelly Walsh 85, Laramie 49, Cody/Sheridan 21, Pinedale 18, Jackson 17.

Boys = Lander 114, Kelly Walsh 112, Natrona County 83, Laramie 78, Cody/Sheridan 44, Pinedale 19, Jackson 10.

Due to a lack of snow on Casper Mountain, last weekend’s season-opening races were postponed to Jan. 14 and 15, 2022.

That makes the Cody High School Invitational Nordic Ski Meet the official start to the 2021-22 season.

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Teams are back competing at one location this season but still adhering to COVID protocols, including face coverings to be worn by all when social distancing is not available. The only time face coverings are not worn is during a race by the participants.

The Cody Invitational is held at Pahaska Teepee, which is about an hour west of Cody.

Friday’s skiing features a 6Km classic race beginning at 10 a.m. for the varsity boys, and the varsity girls will follow.

Saturday’s race is a 6Km skate or freestyle. The varsity girls will start at 10 a.m., followed by the varsity boys at 10:35 a.m. It will be a pursuit-style start with racers going off at 15-second intervals. The women’s race will be one-half of the course, while the men’s race will be the other half of the course.

The schools competing this weekend are Casper Kelly Walsh, Casper Natrona County, Cody/Sheridan Jackson, Lander, Laramie, and Pinedale.

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