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Competition Committee

The Competition Committee handles all ski-racing related matters for CCAK.  It is comprised of coaches, officials, and host club representatives who provide input, create the season schedule, adjust the schedule as necessary, enforce CCAK & US Ski & Snowboard rules, select Team Alaska coaches, review policies & procedures as necessary to keep developing Alaska cross country skiers. The Competition Committee meets monthly; and during the racing months meets with a formal agenda to put together race plans with each host club.

Active involvement is necessary for all committee members.  All positions, except at-large, are appointed from each organization.  At-large positions are appointed from the committee, and must have significant ski racing knowledge to contribute to the committee. Only official Competition Committee members have a vote at meetings, but the public is encouraged to attend. Contact info@crosscountryalaska.org for call-in number and upcoming meeting information.

All meetings are at 8pm and generally run for one hour.

  • March-November on Tuesdays

  • December, January, February on Wednesday prior to the race weekend

  • Current Season Minutes

Current Competition Committee Representatives 

(to be updated for 2020 season)
Anchorage Bowl
NSAA / Junior Nordic Sara Kamahele & Joey Caterinichio
APUNSC Eric Strabel
Alaska Nordic Racing Ja Dorris
Alaska Winter Stars Jan Buron / Alison Arians
University of Alaska Anchorage 
ERNSC Stan Carrick
At-Large Ben Arians
At-Large Sam Sterling

At-Large Branden Fontana
HS Region 4 Nate Normandin

NSC Fairbanks John Estle (Chair)
Fairbanks Junior Nordic Sue Faulkner
Fairbanks Cross Country Alasdair Tutt
University of Alaska Fairbanks Eliska Albrigtsen / Nick Crawford
HS Region 6 [vacant]
Salcha [vacant]

Kenai Peninsula
Kachemak NSC (Homer) Jan Spurkland
Tsalteshi (Soldotna) Pat King & John Pothast
HS Region 3 


Mat-Su / Prince William Sound
High School Mikey Evans
Government Peak Nordic Ski Club Lori Berrigan / Mark Strabel
Denali NSC (Talkeetna) [vacant]

US Ski & Snowboard
Matt Pauli

Joey Caterinichio

CCAK Staff & Board
Lauri Bassett / Lin Hinderman