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Men's Skiing

Men's Skiing first started at North during the 1936-1937 school year. Skiing consists of three different activities, slalom, ski jumping and cross country.  Students can participate in one, two or all three events.  Skiing is not longer offered at North due to the lack of student interest.

 

The Polars have been conference champions in skiing many time, the first being in 1942-1943 school year.  They followed that up with championships in 1944-1945, 1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1950-1951, 1951-1952, 1952-1953, 1955-1956, 1957-1958, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1964-1965, 1965-1966, 1966-1967, 1967-1968 and 1977-1978.

The Polars most successful seasons were in 1959-1960 and 1963-1964.  Both years they were the State Champions. Three times, the team finished in 3rd place, 1942-1943, 1949-1950, and 1958-1959. North had one fourth place finish in 1976-1977.  The team has made the state tournament manyother times including (with place of finish in parenthasis): 1960-1961 (5th place), 1962-1963 (10th place), 1965-1966 (7th place), 1967-1968 (8th place), 1968-1969 (20th place), 1969-1970 (12th place) and 1971-1972 (27th place).

 

Coaches have included Paul Gray and Denny Nyberg (team captains coach the team because no one could be found to coach the team in 1936-1937); Martin "Tom" Kennedy (1941-1942 season -1945-1946 season); Lewis Burnett (1949-1950 season); Martin "Tom" Kennedy (1950-1951 season-1953-1954 seawson); Wesley Trautner (1954-1955 season); Curtis Gwynne (1955-1956 season); Lars Kindem (1957-1958 season -1961-1962 season); O. Raymond Champlin (1962-1963 season); Lars Kindem (1963-1964 season-1967-1968 season); Pat Cronin (1968-1969 season-1969-1970 season); William Jacobson (1970-1971 season); Pat Cronin 1971-1972 season-1973-1974 season); Dave Paulson (1975-1976 season); Bernard Goodman (1979-1980 season -1981-1982 season); Dooug Clausen (1982-1983 season-1993-1994 season) and Julie Anderson (1995-1996 season -1997-1998 season).  There have been no records found as to who coached during the seasons not mentioned above.