Kjetil Baanerud
Kjetil Baanerud
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
High School: Nydalen Videlegaande Skole

2017-18: Earned All-America honors as a freshman after a 10th-place finish in the 10K classic race at the NCAA Championships. Also competed in the 20K freestyle race at the NCAA Championships finishing 18th. Earned All-CCSA honors earning the most points throughout the season and a runner-up performance in the 20K freestyle at the CCSA Championships. Took the top spot in the 10K classic at the Birkie CCSA Races and the 15K classic race at the Minnesota-Duluth CCSA Races. Named first-team All-CCSA at the conclusion of the season.

Before NMU: Racing for Koll II, Banerud best result came in the 2016-17 season when he finished seventh in the final race of the Norwegian Cup. He also recorded five top 12 finishes in the Norwegian Cup for juniors holds the Oslo Circuit Champion title.

Personal: Son of Britt and Oeyvind. Majoring in Entrepreneurship.