WAUSAU PILOT AND REVIEW
A 2013 Wausau East High School graduate will represent the U.S. ski team Saturday at the World Championships.
Adam Martin, a professional cross country ski racer with the Craftsbury Green Racing Project, will compete in a 30-km skiathlon. After graduating from East, Martin went on to Northern Michigan University and spent summers training in Marquette, Mich. He earned four All-American National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) results before graduating in 2017.
By the end of his junior year at NMU, Martin had earned All-American status in both classic and freestyle races. He also competed at the 2016 Under-23 World Championships in Rasnov, Romania, leading the U.S. junior men in 23rd in the classic distance race. Earlier that same season he raced to third place in the 15-kilometer classic at the 2016 U.S. nationals in Houghton, Michigan.
While at NMU, Martin studied mathematics and computer engineering, eventually earning degrees in both. Along with being a double major, Martin’s four-year grade point average topped out at 4.0, earning him a nomination from the College Sports Information Directors of America’s 2017 Academic All-America First Team and the 2017 NCAA Elite 90 Award.
Live coverage of Saturday’s event will be featured on NBC’s Olympic Channel and on NBC Sports Gold. Race coverage begins at 7 a.m. central.
Martin, 24, is the youngest athlete representing the U.S. men’s team.
Photo credit: John Lazenby