NYSEF Nordic alums showed up fierce during the freestyle 5k and 10k on Saturday, January 25 in Craftsbury, VT landing one on the podium and several in the top 20! These collegiate athletes race in the EISA (Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association) NCAA Division 1 circuit– the most competitive college racing division in the country. Not only are they training and racing throughout the week and weekend, they are also pursuing their studies at top east coast colleges like SLU, UVM, UNH and Williams. A full story on the day can be found on the EISA website by Adam Luban here is an excerpt from the article:

UNH first-year Scott Schulz was gunning for his older brother and fell just short – but still notched the best result of his young career with a fifth place. Scott Schulz explained their friendly sibling rivalry, saying “It’s great to be racing with my brother on the circuit and have both of us hitting our stride. We feed off of each other’s successes and make each other race harder.“- taken from EISA article.

Top NYSEF alum Results from Saturday are below:


Jackie Garso (Saranac Lake and SLU) placed 11th

Lucy Hochschartner (Lake Placid, NY and SLU) placed 15th


Karl Schulz (Lake Placid, NY and UVM) placed 1st

Scott Schulz (Lake Placid, NY and UNH) placed 5th

Bryce Hartman (Saranac Lake, NY and UNH) placed 11th

Henry McGrew (Lake Placid, NY and Williams College) placed 16th

Karl Schulz defending the Catamounts’ home turf in the 10k skate (Brian Jenkins photo)