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Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

December 2001

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Badger State Winter Games

Let the games begin!

Natasha Kassulke


In 1989, the inaugural Badger State Winter Games were held in Wausau and the five-sport festival attracted 1,633 athletes. By 2000, the Winter Games featured ten sports and more than 6,000 athletes, making it the largest winter sports festival of its type in the United States.

Mark Martinez, vice-president of marketing and communications, says hockey was the most popular sport during the 2001 event. Cross-country skiing had the most individual participants, at 1,388.

The 2002 Badger State Winter Games take place Feb. 1-3. For information, visit Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation. Volunteers may contact Jaci Hausman, or by phone at (608) 226-4780, ext. 231.