Veteran skier Kris Freeman wrapped up the season by winning the 50k mass start in Craftsbury to earn his 15th career title. It was a neck and neck battle between teammates Freeman and Tad Elliott throughout all 32 laps on the 1.5k Craftsbury course. In the end Freeman took the gold by just three seconds, successfully earning the same title he claimed in 2011 at Sun Valley! Tim Reynolds rounded out the podium with a bronze finish.
Youth Olympic Games athlete Patrick Caldwell won the junior category over Jack Novak with Tyler Smith taking bronze.
The race capped Spring Series racing with Craftsbury crews working tirelessly to combat springtime weather in the Northeast region of Vermont to ensure the 2012 season would be capped off by an absolutely amazing week of racing.
The athlete’s were extremely impressed with the course conditions, after the race Freeman exclaimed, “Craftsbury did an outstanding job maintaining the snow. A week ago I was convinced the race would be cancelled.”