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Schulz brothers ski into top-20

Many elite-level student-athletes at colleges across the United States didn’t get the opportunity to participate in national championship events at the end of their winter sports seasons this year.

Lake Placid brothers Karl and Scott Schulz were fortunate enough to compete in one race this month at the 2020 NCAA Nordic Ski National Championships in Bozeman, Montana.

A single competition, the 10-kilometer freestyle on Thursday, March 12, was the only race held at the championships this year before the rest of the event was canceled due to coronavirus precautions.

The Schulz brothers, who are graduates of Lake Placid High School, both skied their way into the top-20 in a field featuring 40 of the top men’s college nordic athletes in the nation.

Representing the Vermont Catamounts, Karl Schulz finished in fifth place, covering the 10k course in 24 minutes, 20.1 seconds. Karl’s UVM teammate, Ben Ogden, won the race in 23:50.2.

Scott Schulz, a member of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats nordic squad, placed 16th with a 25:08.1 finish time.