2021 American Birkiebeiner Classic Winner
2021 American Birkiebeiner Skate 2nd place
Rosie Frankowski was a new addition to the Out There Nordic team in 2019. She’s a cross country skier, born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Growing up on the Southwest side of the city, she began cross country skiing on the Southwest High School team. After high school, Rosie moved to Marquette, Michigan, to attend Northern Michigan University while competing on NMU’s NCAA Nordic Skiing and Cross Country Running teams. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in History, and continued on to graduate with her Masters in Public Administration from NMU in December 2014.
During her time at NMU, she received three All-American honors (2013, 2014), finished runner-up at the NCAA National Championships (2014) and earned a spot on the 2014 United States Under 23 World Championship Ski Team.
Now Rosie is pursuing her goals and dreams of skiing professionally with Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Center, a professional team out of Anchorage, Alaska. Over the past five seasons with APU, Rosie have competed around the world on the World Cup, OPA Cup circuit, US domestic Supertour Circuit, and at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, and 2019 World Championships in Seefeld, Austria.
Outside of ski racing, Rosie also obtained her Masters in Business Administration from APU in 2016, and she currently works as a project manager for Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and adjunct teaches at Alaska Pacific University. She is passionate about helping unprivileged kids get the chance to experience the outdoors, and co-founded and coaches multiple kids’ running clubs in diverse neighborhoods of Anchorage. She also volunteers with Healthy Futures and Fast & Female. Her goals for the 2019-20 season include racing Period 1 of the World Cup for the first time, and qualifying for the Tour de Ski or FIS 2020 Tour.