Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 31, 1972 · Page 6
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 6

Estherville, Iowa
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Monday, January 31, 1972
Page 6
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mi Skiing Both Past. Present Sports Festival Highlight Estnerville's WinterSpurts Festival has been growing by leaps and bounds with a variety of events offered to suit the interest of all. One of the top attractions at theEsther- ville' Winter Sports Festival, Feb. 4-8, will be the presentation of the Iowa Gov' emor's Cup to the college team recording the, best overall performance in the college division. Establishing a Governors Cup and sanctioning by the Midwest Collegiate Ski Association and the United States SkC Association, central division^are all,new features of'tKls yearJs activities. It is also believed to be the first time a Governors Cup Award has been established in races sanctioned by the MiSwest^oilegi-^: ate Ski Association. ; But, according fa early, indications, tak*;, ing the cup home will be tough with skiers j from Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, "Sooth Dakota, and Minnesota as well as Iowa planning to attend. Included in the still growing list are a team from .Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wise, with some of the finest Midwest skiers under the coaching of Holger Petersen, elective director of the Midwest Collegiate Ski Association. Gary Weyland, president of the Moorhead State College Ski Club, Moorhead, Minn, has assured a group from that school. And Tom Liggett, president of the Grinnell Ski Club, confirmed eight skiers from Grinnell will be attending. Also ten skiers from Luther College in Decorah will participate. Teams are also assured from Iowa University, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Central Michigan University, MantotoSfate College, and. Southwestern Minnesota State. , , Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, has also developed a ski club under the direction of Delbert Cox and will have a entry competing. "Wj6 also feel that six or seven other schools from 111 inert* and Wisconsin areasi will have teams entered in the com- petition," Dr. John Powers,' General! Chairman of the Festival stated . '/ 'if Some of the individual skiers planning on | participating in the \ competition .include Tom Egertson, GraetUnger, who won the college division in last years competition; Ron Little, Chicago; DougSeylar, feswr*.' ville, champion and outstanding skier in- competition at Mankato lastyear; and John Stafford, EsthervUle. The sanctioned races will all be held, Saturday, Feb. S». at Holid^ Moun&in' Ski Area, located along highway 4 on the sooth edge of Estherville, la. Registration for the college races will get underway at 9 a.m. college men and . with womenracingexeijW^JartatlOa.m.. J? ' ifcace director Hon Kiedeinann, Esther* vUle, points but that this 1 year college entrants will be making ttfa qualifying runs and other entrants '^'be'^wltng^ three runs with the best two used w qualify. Also on the agenda will be the Iowa Junior Ski Championships for high school boys and girls, ages 6-18. Other activities, on tap during the Sports Festival, Feb. 4-6, include ice sculpturing, ice skating, snowmobile races, trapshooting, and entertainment by Dave Major and the Minors and the Old Gold Singers • , from the University of Iowa. Also proceeding at a rapid pace since Snowfalls the past week are numerous < sculptures springing u$ in numerdofi area* around town, although prob -concentration at the present is & the Library Square. ''.'"„"-; ' T' <.. The snow has also insured success for, ipthe snowmobile track and the dog sled : |V'racing the following weekend, plus general* > ly boosted excited persons to again make >, this year's the biggest and best festival * yet. A

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