Wooden Skis and Youthful Racers at William O'Brien

The young kids racing their hearts out stole the show at the 42nd annual William O'Brien State Park/Marine on St. Croix Ski Race yesterday.

Older folks had their fun, too -- especially with the Wooden Ski Tour, where the old-fashioned skis are often matched by flannel, wool and knickers on the skiers. (It seems somehow fitting that the first and second place winners of the traditional ski event were both named "Bjorn.")

Thanks to Everett Myers, one of the volunteer race organizers, for sharing a few photos. You can see all his great pictures at this link.


Wooden ski event winners: Bjorn Hanson (#15), Bjorn Hagstrom (#7), and Timothy Martin (#9)


Stillwater skiing legend Bob Hagstrom


The start of the 25k skate race. 


Bob Hagstrom, Everett Myers, and Roy Carlsted


Smiling young skiers


The next generation!

See the rest of Myers' photos here.

Click here to see all the race results.

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