THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ducane, Smerchek Win in National Ski Contest
Issue Date: August 22, 2019
Two Crivitz 14-year old Ski Cats dominated at the Junior Division at the National Figure 8 Barefoot Tournament in Crandon Aug. 17-18.
Cale Ducane and Dominic Smerchek took 1st and 2nd place in a competitive 16 and under junior division with the finals coming down to a back to back battles between them in the double elimination format. Ducane also placed 14th in the Open Division out of 120 entries, some of which are the most accomplished barefoot skiers in the world.
The National Figure Eight Barefoot Championship tournament has been held in Crandon since 1981 and has been nicknamed "Footstock". The tournament attracts elite endurance barefoot skiers from as far as Australia, Canada, and South Africa.