Hello! I am Rosie Frankowski, a cross country skier, born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Growing up on the Southwest side of the city, I began cross country skiing on the Southwest High School team, progressing to represent the Central Division (Midwest, Great Lakes) at Junior Nationals in 2009 and 2010. During this time I moved to Marquette, Michigan, to attend Northern Michigan University while competing on NMU’s NCAA Nordic Skiing and Cross Country Running teams.

I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in History. I continued on to graduate with my Masters in Public Administration from NMU in December 2014.

During my time at NMU, I 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 I am pursuing my goals and dreams of skiing professionally through joining Alaska Pacific University’s Elite Team, a professional team out of Anchorage, Alaska. Over the past four seasons with APU, I have competed around the world on the OPA Cup circuit, US domestic Supertour Circuit, and at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Outside of ski racing, I also obtained my Masters in Business Administration from APU in 2016, and I currently work as a project manager for Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and adjunct teach at Alaska Pacific University.



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12 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Rosie, Congratulations, now look where your amazing talent, work and dedication got you.
    My colleagues are joining me and Uncle Gregg stamping, cheering and shouting.


  2. I couldn’t be prouder of the accomplished woman you have become. I know the road has not always been easy but you with your drive and positivity, you are going places!


  3. Rosie, Words can’t express how proud and excited both your Mom and I are that you will be representing the USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics! We know how hard you worked and trained over the past 10 years, the ups and downs you experienced and know this accomplishment is so well deserved! We wish you and your fellow US Olympians further success at the Games and we know you and your Teammates will give it all you got! Ski Fast, Ski Smart, Ski Safe and most of all relish the experience and have fun! We’ll be cheering loudly for you and for all our US Olympians!! Love You!!! Dad


  4. Congratulations, Rosie. Michael and Lyn, Aris parents from SW high school. We are really proud to know a skier in the Olympics from Ari’s high school team.


  5. Rosie… this is Jan Johansen, Caribou Lake, checking in to cheer you on at the Olympics. Amazing young woman, that you have worked so hard to get where you are!!!Congratulations!!!

    I have notified the whole family so we will be watching your race! Go, Rosie, Go is our call!!!


  6. Congratulations Rosie! We enjoyed hearing all about the Olympics from Katy Vermeer and seeing your photo, which I forwarded to Leah. what a wonderful honor for you! You did great in the 30K race! I’m so happy for you and your team and all you accomplished!
    Beth Russell- parent of Leah from Southwest HS


  7. ROSIE, THIS IS YOUR SECOND COUSIN, Amy Martell (Trojanowski) . Your Grandpa Dave told me you were in the Olympics! I Just had to look you up ad I remember spending time with u as a young girl!! WOW! You grew up into are an incredibly amazing woman! Congratulations! What a determined, beautiful, athletic person you have become! Bless you!


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