Bratrud, Patterson Win Classic Titles at L.L.Bean U.S Cross Country Championships
The 2019 L.L.Bean U.S Cross Country Championships began Thursday with the men’s 15k classic and the women’s 10k classic at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont. More than 575 racers took to the start on a challenging course covered in two inches of fresh snow to battle for national titles.
The senior men’s race was won by Kyle Bratrud (Minneapolis, Minn.), followed by Adam Martin (Wausau, Wis.) in second and Kris Freeman (Waterville Valley, N.H.) in third.
Gus Schumacher (Anchorage, Alaska) took the junior men’s title with Ben Ogden (Landgrove, Vt.) second and Johnny Hagerbuch (Sun Valley, Idaho) in third.
The senior women’s race was won by Caitlin Patterson (Craftsbury, Vt.) with Australia’s Jessica Yeaton in second and Kaitlynn Miller (Craftsbury, Vt.) in third.
The junior women’s race was won by Kendall Kramer (Fairbanks, Alaska.). Novie McCabe (Methow Valley, Wash.) was second and Molly Gellert (Fairbanks, Alaska.) finished third.
The L.L.Bean U.S Cross Country Championship continues Friday with the men’s and women’s classic sprint.
HOW TO WATCH
All times EST
Friday, Jan. 4
9:15 a.m. - U.S. Cross Country Championships classic sprint - Craftsbury, Vt. - U.S. Ski & Snowboard Streaming
Sunday, Jan. 6.
9:15 a.m. - U.S. Cross Country Championships freestyle mass start - Craftsbury, Vt. - U.S. Ski & Snowboard Streaming
Tuesday, Jan. 8
8:45 a.m. - U.S. Cross Country Championships freestyle sprint - Craftsbury, Vt. - U.S. Ski & Snowboard Streaming