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Cook County skiers competing at state

It’s been an exciting week for both of our local ski teams!

On Wednesday, Feb. 9 the North Shore Nordic Ski Team competed in Sections at Giant’s Ridge.

It was the final race for senior Cece Chmelik after being on the nordic team since the 7th grade. Olya Wright placed 4th in the Pursuit race earning her the opportunity to compete at the State Meet, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 16.

In the audio below WTIP’s Sterling Anderson speaks with coach Jeanne Wright.


The day before was the section alpine ski meet, also held at Giant’s Ridge. The boys overall placed 3rd and the girls 6th among 19 teams competing. Three Cook County skiers qualified for state individually. Kalina Dimitrova placed 4th among 97 racers. Ray Dressely 4th and Cy Oberholtzer 6th among 99 boys. The state alpine meet begins on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Giant’s Ridge.

In the audio below WTIP’s Sterling Anderson spoke with Kalina, Ray, and Cy before the state meet.