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1957-1958 Men's Skiing
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Front Row: Ron Farrand, Rodger Reiswig, Dick Halverson, Dick Krause, Tom Bennett, Jim Bajari. Back Row: Coach Lars Kindem, Lee Holmer, Jim Lambert, Jim Lange, Dave Johnson, Clyde Brodt, Charles Stendahl.

The 1957-1958 skiing team, under the coaching of Lars Kindem, compiled another championship season.  The team won the conference championships in ski jumping and cross country.  They were also named all-around champion.

 

At the conference meet, the team scored 58.47 points in the cross country event, 0.66 ahead of second place West.  Washburn finished third (59.17), followed by Roosevelt (61.4), Edison (72.41), Central (83), and Southwest (94.28).  Henry did not finish enough skiers to count in the standings. 

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A Polar slalom skiing.

 

The Polars scored 276.2 points in the ski jumping.  The rest of the conference finished as follows: Roosevelt (260.7), West (249.1), Washburn (200.8), Henry (200.1) and Edison (197.9).

 

The downhill skiers finished in a tied for second place.  Washburn won with 60.3 points.  North and West tied for second with 70.4, followed by Roosevelt (72.5), Edison (73.6), Central (110.5) and Marshall (130.6).

 

North was the All Around champion with 4.5 points. 

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A Polar ski jumper
Washburn was second (8), Roosevelt third (10), and Edison fourth (17). Central, Henry, Marshall, South and Southwest did not qualify because they did not have enough athletes participating in all three events. 

 

Sophomore Clyde Brodt was the conference champion in both cross country skiing and ski jumping.

 

Because of their conference championship, the Polars represents Minneapolis at the State Skiing tournament, which was located in Duluth.  The team took fifth place at State.