MTU’s Irwin earns skiing award

HOUGHTON – Michigan Tech’s Deedra Irwin has been named the CCSA co-skier of the week for her performance at the U.S. Nationals in Houghton.

Irwin put together a set of excellent sprint races at US Nationals. She led the CCSA women in both sprint races, making her way to the B Final of the classic sprint for 10th place, and finishing 18th in the freestyle sprint. In the distance races, Irwin was 33rd in the 20 kilometer classic race overall, and 36th in the 10 kilometer freestyle.

Irwin has been selected to represent the United States at the U23 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She will travel to Kazakhstan in late January to train ahead of the competitions held during the first week of February.

Telemark will host the next round of NCAA qualifiers this weekend January 17-18 in Cable, Wisconsin.

(Information/Photo Courtesy of MTU Athletics)