Chamberlain, Camenisch win SuperTour titles


Chamberlain, Camenisch win SuperTour titles{mosimage}FORT KENT, Maine – Three-time World Championships skier Dave Chamberlain of Bethel, Maine, and Swiss skier Karin Camenisch are the 2006 Cross Country SuperTour champions. It’s the second title for each; Chamberlain won in 2004 while Camenisch was the defending champion.

Those titles were finalized Sunday as the SuperTour ended with the U.S. 50 km for men and 30 km for women classic title races at 10th Mountain Center in Fort Kent, the final race on the North America Marathon Cup series.

Olympians Kris Freeman and Wendy Wagner won the last races; it was Wagner’s final major competitive race, as she has announced her retirement.

- USSA

Final standings for the 2006 SuperTour:

SuperTour (22 races)
Men’s overall

1. Dave Chamberlain (Team Atomic), Bethel, Maine – 430 points (3 wins)
2. Kris Freeman (U.S. Ski Team), Andover, N.H. – 337 (5 wins)
3. Colin Rodgers (Maine Winter Sports Center), Caribou, Maine – 254 (1 win)

Women’s overall
1. Karin Camenisch (Team Rossignol), Switzerland – 395 (2 wins)
2. Kikkan Randall (FSx/APU NSC), Anchorage, Alaska – 343 (4 wins)
3. Kate Whitcomb (FSx/Maine Winter Sports Center), Presque Isle, Maine – 332 (1 win)

Men’s distance (15 races)
1. Dave Chamberlain (Team Atomic), Bethel, Maine – 358 (3 wins)
2. Kris Freeman (U.S. Ski Team), Andover, N.H. – 277 (4 wins)
3. Dave Stewart (FSx/XC Oregon), Ripton, Vt. – 208

Women’s distance (15 races)
1. Kikkan Randall (FSx/APU NSC), Anchorage, Alaska – 253 (2 wins)
2. Kritina Strandberg (Subaru Factory Team), Sweden – 250 (1 win)
3. Kate Whitcomb (MWSC), Presque Isle, Maine – 241 (1 win)

Men’s sprint (7 races)
1. Chris Cook (Team Atomic), Rhinelander, Wis. – 166 (4 wins)
2. Colins Rodgers (MWSC), Caribou, Maine – 144 (1 win)
3. Kevin Hochtl (Team Rossignol), Vail, Colo. – 108

Women’s sprint (7 races)
1. Karin Camenisch (Team Rossignol), Switzerland – 181 (2 wins)
2. Natasha Naryshkina (Team Rossignol), Russia – 167 (3 wins)
3. Caitlin Compton (Subaru Factory Team), St. Paul, Minn. – 109 (1 win)

North America Marathon Cup (5 races)
Men

1. Chad Giese (Subaru Factory Team), St. Paul, Minn. – 80 (1 win)
2. Dave Chamberlain (Team Atomic), Bethel, Maine – 67
3. Kris Freeman (U.S. Ski Team), Andover, N.H. – 60 (2 wins)

Women
1. Kristina Strandberg (Subaru Factory Team), Sweden – 72 (1 win)
2. Karin Camenisch (Team Rossignol), Switzerland – 69
3. Wendy Wagner (Team Atomic), Park City, Utah – 60 (2 wins)

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