Alpine ski state meet to feature Mounds View sophomore

Mounds View High School’s Kaarl Damberg trekked to Biwabik last week and for his effort he is headed back up there again this week.

Damberg, a member of the Alpine ski team at Mounds View, went to Biwabik on Feb. 7 to compete in the Section 7 championship meet at Giants Ridge. He finished high enough in the final standings to earn a berth in this week’s state meet, which also takes place at Giants Ridge.

Damberg, a sophomore, finished fifth in the Section 7 individual standings with a two-run time of 1:17.14. He also posted the fifth-best times in both single runs with a time of 38.19 seconds on the red run and 38.95 seconds on the blue run.

This will be Damberg’s second trip to the state Alpine ski championships. He first qualified for state last year as a freshman by finishing fifth at the section meet. At the state meet, he finished 15th overall.

The top two teams also advance to state and in Section 7 those teams were Cook County/Silver Bay and Stillwater for the boys and Chisago Lakes and Stillwater for the girls. Mounds View’s boys team finished eighth and the girls team took 14th.

Also competing in the section meet from Mounds View’s boys team were Wyatt Bieber, Cody Bieber, Kale Johnson, Jake Osgood and Matt Murzyn. The Mustangs’ contingent in the girls competition consisted of Emily Mackay, Sam Sharpe, Jewel Ryan, Gillian Lerdahl, Isabella Chaffee and Emma Hanson.

The state meet is Feb. 15.



The Knights also competed in the Section 7 Alpine meet. The girls team finished 18th and the boys team did not register an official team score.

Leah Newbauer was the top Irondale girl as she finished 74th overall with a two-run time of 1:56.77. Calvin Davies led the Irondale boys team with a 96th-place finish in 2:03.14.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.

Section 7 Alpine ski championships
Team scores
1  Cook County/Silver Bay 345
2  Stillwater 340
3  Mahtomedi 316
4  Hermantown 316
5  Duluth East 315
6  Forest Lake 314
7  White Bear Lake 311
8  Mounds View 288
9  Hibbing 280
10  Chisago Lakes 261
11  Blaine 231.5
12  Anoka 222
13  St. Croix Prep 216
14  Centennial 184
15  Andover 178
16  Coon Rapids 169.5
17  Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 161.5
18  Champlin Park 139
1  Chisago Lakes 396
2  Stillwater 355.5
3  Cook County/Silver Bay 345.5
4  Hermantown 344
5  Forest Lake 340
6  Duluth Marshall 303
7  Centennial 297
8  Mahtomedi 273
9  Duluth East 272
10  White Bear Lake 268
11  Hibbing 266
12  Virginia 224
13  Coon Rapids 204.5
14  Mounds View 204
15  Cloquet/Esko/Carlton 171
16  Blaine 142
17  Andover 140
18  Irondale 99.5



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