Junior David Ronnevik and freshman Estee VerSteeg share the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week award this week. The two members of the Otter Nordic Ski Team have qualified for the state meet with their performances at the Section meet this past week.
Ronnevik finished fifth overall in the pursuit race at Maplelag near Detroit Lakes in the Section 8 meet, and the Otters were fourth as a team, finishing just 7 points behind third place Bemidji. Ronnevik is making a return trip to state after competing there last year.
VerSteeg led the Otters to a sixth place team finish, and qualified for state by placing fifth individually.
The State meet will be held at Giant’s Ridge on February 16.