Wetzel wins Sisu XI

 

January 13, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe 30K classic skiers, Audun Mikkelson, of Hayward, Wisconsin, and Crystal Vilks of Winnipeg, Manitoba, race through the Kinnunen Road Aid Station, the first stop for 30K skiers on the first leg of the Sisu Ski Fest on Saturday.

IRONWOOD - The race was just a few hours but it took a year of preparation to make the 2020 Sisu Ski Fest a success, according to organizers and the skiers who praised the friendly, smooth-running event as a favorite of the season.

"I love this town so much," said Julia Schreifels, of St. Paul, Minn., who was cheering for the skiers at the "Finnish" line downtown on Saturday. "Our husbands are skiing."

Her friend, Sue Moerer, of Minnetonka, said the snow brings them back each year.

"The Sisu is always so well organized and has a lot of enthusiasm," Moerer said. "We've been to several of the...



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