Wildcat of the week

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North Wind Staff

Ian Torchia became the seventh NCAA Champion in Wildcat Nordic skiing history after being the first skier to cross the finish line Saturday afternoon in the 20-kilometer freestyle race. In ironic fashion, he drew bib number one prior to the start of the race and would end up finishing first. Torchia crossed the finish line with a time of 54 minutes, 21 seconds to earn the NCAA crown.