Midwest Division States:
Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, South and North Dakota
Great Lakes Division States:
Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio
In order to see more balance in our region and strive for excellence in cross country skiing, the Central Region has realigned the divisions starting with the 2019-2020 season. Wisconsin is now part of the Great Lakes Division. We hope this change gives more skiers the opportunity to achieve their goals and strive for excellence.
The Great Lakes Junior National Team athletes are selected based on a Regional Points and Rankings List generated from the results of the Junior National Qualifying (JNQ) races.
The CXC Junior Cup's Goal is to provide an opportunity for junior racers to be exposed to high level regional and national level racing. The Junior Cup events should offer junior athletes an opportunity to improve their US Ski & Snowboard National Ranking List and possibly FIS profiles. The Junior Cup should be welcoming to all and even those not aspiring to make a JN team are encouraged to compete against their top peers in the region. But, it is not necessary for all junior skiers to be involved in series wide, trying a race in your home area for a introduction to CXC Cup racing is a great way for a junior skier to test themselves and see where their competition is at. More importantly, racers should have non series races available to them locally to make a sound schedule. The Goal of the Midwest and Great Lakes Junior Teams is to introduce and elevate regionally successful athletes to the National racing scene.