SVSEF XC Gold Team Athletes Wolter and Adicoff back on U.S. trails

Peter Wolter has had a dreamy season and it just keeps going. Wolter is returning from a successful trip to Dobbiaco, Italy where he represented the U.S. Ski Team in the OPA Cup Finals. Jake Adicoff is returning from Norway after skiing the historic Norwegian Birkebeiner. Both are currently finishing up the race season in Craftsbury, VT at the 2023 US Super Tour Finals.    

Wolter, currently in second place in the overall U.S. SuperTour standings, is back racing on familiar trails in Craftsbury, VT, where he raced collegiately for Middlebury College. In the 10 km classic, the first of three races at the tour, Wolter finished sixth overall, just seconds out of the top three. The goal; to finish the season as the Super Tour leader, a position that would grant him automatic World Cup starts in Period 1 next season.   

“Peter got a little worn down over the final few OPA Cup starts in Italy, but bounced back well three days later for a sixth in the 10km Classic at Super Tour Finals in Vermont,” said Head SVSEF XC Gold Team Coach Chris Mallory. “It’s a tight battle at the top of the SuperTour standings with Ketchum local and SVSEF Alum Hagenbuch, Wolter, and Alaskan Zanden McMullen. With two National Championship races to go it’ll be an exciting finale to the season.” 

Adicoff, who has had a “golden” season on the U.S. Para Nordic Team is excited to be back on U.S. trails. He changed up his race attire from Team USA to shorts and a race shirt to match the spring conditions, finishing in 43rd place in the 10km race.   

US Super Tour Finals continue Friday, March 24 with a Freestyle sprint and Sunday, March 26 with a 50km Classic mass start race. Adicoff and Wolter will both be competing. 

Other SVSEF Cross Country News: 

John Steel Hagenbuch, SVSEF Alum and Dartmouth College, took the win in the 10km classic at the U.S. Super Tour Finals and fellow alum Anika Landis, finished 19th in the women’s 10km classic. 

On March 3, Katie Feldman, SVSEF XC Gold Team member finished the Norwegian Birkebeiner in 46th place in the Elite Women’s category. “The Birkie could not have been a better day…it was gloriously sunny, the fans were energetic, and we were kicking 45 (hard wax)!  I was also sooo happy to do some striding and not just double pole,” said Feldman, who has had a tremendous winter racing the European marathon and Ski Classics series. She has one more marathon weekend to go and it just happens to be some of the hardest courses on the circuit. Follow along as Katie competes in the Norwegian Reistadlopet April 1-2.