Nordic skier Freitas-Eagan coming off strong freshman season

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BRATTLEBORO — Isaac Freitas-Eagan finished 12th overall to pace the Williams College men's Nordic team during his freshman season finale, which was a 20k classic race in Rumford, Maine.

The Brattleboro Union High School graduate turned heads right out of the gate, finishing 15th overall to pace the Purple Cows in the season opener in Lake Placid, N.Y. Later in his rookie season, he took 14th to power Williams College at the von Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt.

"He likes the thrill of the chase. He's a hunter out there. He likes to chase them down," said BUHS coach Amanda Dixon in 2017, comparing Freitas-Eagan to a Jack Russell Terrier. "He's not the most technical skier, but he has strength and an engine."

Freitas-Eagan won consecutive individual state championships in both disciplines as a junior and a senior at BUHS. He teamed up with the likes of Henry Thurber, Evan Koch, Galen Fletcher, Sam Freitas-Eagan, Orion Stone, Colin Costa-Walsh and Nolan Holmes to earn the Colonels a silver medal as a senior.

The Guilford native started cross-country skiing as a fifth grader at The Grammar School in Putney.

Williams College Skiing Schedule

Jan. 16 — at Dublin School, N.H.

Jan. 17 — at Dublin School, N.H.

Jan. 18 — at Dublin School, N.H.

Jan. 23 — at Stowe, Vt.

Jan. 24 — at Stowe, Vt.

Jan. 25 — at Stowe, Vt.

Jan. 30 — at Carrabassett, Maine

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Jan. 31 — at Carrabassett, Maine

Feb. 1 — at Carrabassett, Maine

Feb. 6 — at Black Mountain, Maine

Feb. 7 — at Black Mountain, Maine

Feb. 8 — at Black Mountain, Maine

Feb. 14 — host Williams Carnival

Feb. 15 — host Williams Carnival

Feb. 27 — at NCAA Regionals in Middlebury, Vt.

Feb. 28 — at NCAA Regionals in Middlebury, Vt.

Feb. 29 — at NCAA Regionals in Middlebury, Vt.

March 11 — at Bozeman, Mont.

March 12 — at Bozeman, Mont.

March 13 — at Bozeman, Mont.


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