Held at Snowflake Nordic Center, Duluth, MN

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Jack Burklund, voted best vintage dressed male

Kim Carlsted-Gilles

High School skiers, Rose and Kira

Scott Pollock with custum made racing skis from NHFS

John Kotar, American Birkebeiner founder

George Hovland, 1952 USA Winter Olympian

Burt Carlsted-Gilles

John Bankson

Roy Carlsted, 82

Stephan Krenkel

Kira Peterson, voted best vintage dressed female

Chris Hegg, winner

Liz Wagner, 1st place female

Rose Thompson with vintage ski suit from the Minneapolis Ski Club - 1970's

John Kotar, American Birkebeiner Founder

Raia Meltzer

Nils Halker with vintage 1960's Edina, MN sweater

Chris Hegg, 1st place male

Dave Pederson


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3/19/06 - Greg -

Just want to let you know what a great day I had at the Rendezvous.
Wonderful weather, track, organization, and camaraderie. Many thanks to you and all
the other organizers!

Let me tell you that I had the BEST seat in the house for watching the race.
For about 4.5 k, Chris Hegg and Dave Pramann put on a great show, dueling for
the lead. I was sometimes right behind them, sometimes as much as thirty
yards back. But wherever I was, they were in a nip-and-tuck, all-out battle for
the lead. Chris eventually pulled away; but for the first 18 minutes or so of
the race, I was treated to a magnificent contest.

I've watched lots of races on videos, but there's nothing like an
unobstructed "up-close, in living color" view of a hotly contested race.......D. Pederson


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