Nordic skier Schumacher named Alaska Athlete of the Week
Anchorage’s Gus Schumacher was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after turning in a spectacular World Cup ski performance, finishing 8th in the 15k Stage 6 of the Tour de Ski in Italy.
In what was the best race of the year for American men’s Nordic ski racing, Schumacher stayed in range early on and then strategically worked his way through the lead pack during the final third of the race.
Starting from his position in 33rd, the former world junior champion climbed to as high as 5th place before crossing in a career World Cup best 8th.
The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.
View past winners here.