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Thursday, September 17, 2020

2nd Annual Brewskis for New Skis

Our second annual Brewskis for New Skis is Saturday, September 26th, 2:00-10:00 pm at Starry Eyed Brewery.

This fundraising event is incredibly important to our program this year because we weren't able to work a parking lot at the Craft Fair this year. For over a decade we've been able to raise money parking cars and now we're without those essential dollars for bussing, food, and equipment.

Last year we made over $4000 at the Brewskis event. This money went directly into our program for our kids. We were able to buy 8 pairs of skis, a couple of pairs of boots and much needed new uniforms. 

We're cued up for another great event and have a list of generous sponsors, the FAB food trailer, food donations, and gift basket donations. What we really need now is volunteers on the day of the event. Please consider signing up for a two hour block of time to work in the food trailer or sell tickets.

Here's the link to add your name to the list of awesome skiers and ski families >>  SIGN ME UP!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

State Meet 2020 Results & Photos

The meet was cold and windy, delayed by a day and delayed until later in the day to allow for temps to rise. The boys had a great day of skiing at Giants Ridge, led by Jackson's top 10 finish, and finished 12th in the state as a team.

Top 10 boys finishers. Jackson Grant, 10th place. Congratulations on a great season!

Monday, February 10, 2020

State Nordic Meet Postponed to Friday

When: Friday, Feb. 14
Where: Giants Ridge, Biwabik

The Meet scheduled for Thursday Feb 13 has been moved to Friday, Feb 14 due to very cold conditions that make it impossible for a safe ski meet. Start times are also delayed.

9:45     Bib Pickup and Registration
10:30   Coaches meeting in the Lodge Basement
11:30   Girls 5km Freestyle/Skate race, 2 skiers every 15 seconds
12:10   Boys 5km Freestyle/Skate race, 2 skiers every 15 seconds
***New bibs issued for the Pursuit race***
2:30    Girls 5km  Classical Pursuit Race
3:30    Boys  5km Classical Pursuit Race

Start Times
Star Tribune

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Section 8 Meet: Results & Photos

It was a great day of racing at Maplelag for all of our skiers. After tying with Bemidji the boys came out ahead on the tiebreaker and qualified for the state meet!

Skinnyski's summary of our Section event provided by Jay Richards: Maplelag Resort was host to Section 8 Nordic Ski Championships under a beautiful sunny day. Temperatures down to negative double digits set the deck up hard overnight making for fast conditions but warming up quickly and softening the snow as the day passed. In the girls race, Moorhead freshmen Abbie Ishaug who has come on in the Section the second half of the year, put a dominating performance in the skate race, building up a 30 second lead, and was able to hang on for the overall pursuit title over a chasing Gwendoline Youso from Bemidji, Kaisa Bosek from Alexandria and favorite Wren Scott-Lumbar from St. Cloud Tech. Ishaug's strong performance led the Moorhead girls team to it's first ever title in just five years of existence. Brainerd girls took the second spot by just one point over Alexandria. In the boys race, it was the Nemeth brothers from Sartell Cathedral stealing the show at the top as both brothers posted the same time in the skate race. The classic pursuit race saw little change in the top 10 as the Nemeth boys battled for the top spot with Zach taking the win over Will by 11 seconds after Will caught an edge on a corner near the end of the race. Jackson Grant of Little Falls took the third spot 20 seconds back from Will. Just like the girls, the racing was tight as the overall title went to defending Section and State Champs Sartell Cathedral. Second place saw a tie between Little Falls and Bemidji with Little Falls taking the win by just four seconds on the combined time of the top four skiers.

Brainerd Dispatch
Morrison County Record
Skate Race Photos
Classic Race Photos
Awards Photos

Another highlight of the Section meet was Coach Jordan being named Section 8 Assistant Coach of the Year! Congratulations Jordan and thank you for everything you do for the team!

Section 8 Assistant Coach of the Year

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Section 8 Meet: Tues, Feb 4th

Where: Maplelag Resort, Callaway
When: Tuesday, February 4 at 10:00am

6:00    Bus Loads
6:15     Bus Leaves
9:00    Coaches Meeting
10:00  Girls Varsity: Skate
11:00   Boys Varsity: Skate
1:30     Girls Varsity: Classic Pursuit
2:30     Boys Varsity: Classic Pursuit

4:00-4:15   Awards Ceremony

The Freestyle Race will be an Interval Start with one skier departing every 15 seconds out of 2 start lanes. Odd numbers starting in the Left Lane and Even Numbers starting in the Right Lane. Order of departure for the interval start race has been determined by a list randomizer for each of the starting positions. Any unused stating spots will be removed prior to the race day.
The Classical Race will be a Pursuit Start with 3 starting lanes. Each skier is responsible to know their departure time and start their race at the correct time. Gatekeepers will be at the starting line to ensure a skier does not leave early. Each starting lane will have a poster listing bib numbers and departure times. There will be a large display clock with the running race time.

**Additional rules for MSHSL Section Meets are linked in the right sidebar of the blog (If in mobile view, scroll to the bottom of the post and select "View Web Version".)

We will be bringing crackers, peanut butter, jelly, bread, Gatorade, Clif bars, and fruit. You will probably want to bring some food of your own as well. There is a chance we will stop for food on the way home if you want to bring money, but this is not for sure.

Spectators are welcome to attend the races. Spectators are not allowed to ski on the course during the race. Once the race has started, until the completion of the race, spectators are asked to remove their skis while they watch the race. Spectators are not allowed to walk on the groomed ski trails.
Lunch will be available for purchase for spectators.

Course maps:

Freestyle Race
Classic Race