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Brainerd’s Zean Baker (back, left), Riley Nelsen, Sarah Fairbanks (front, left)

NORDIC SKIING: Four Warriors, two Flyer teams set for big days


Zean Baker leads a caravan of three other Brainerd Warriors skiers to Thursday’s state Nordic ski meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik.

Baker advanced to his first state meet as a freshman last year and placed 99th with a pursuit time of 34:08.4.

Warriors co-head coach Mary Claire Ryan expects a big leap forward for the sophomore.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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