Monday, February 20, 2012

State Champion!

Congratulations to Lina, CHSAA State Champion in the freestyle race this year!

Photo of her on her way to 2nd place @ the Aspen CHSAA race. (Photo: Gella Sutro)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

JNQ #5&6 - Solider Hollow UT

Despite doing our course previews in the rain on Thursday, the weekend in Soldier Hollow turned out to bebeautiful! We were racing onsmall loops of man-made snow, but the conditions werefast and the courses were in good condition! Lina skied up into the top 10 both days on the final results sheet. She opened the weekend with a 7th in the sprint qualifier.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

It's been a while ...

It's been a while since we have updated here ... for a variety of reasons. We are now about half way through the competitive season, and have one of the strongest girls teams in years!

This weekend's Nordic races featured a continuous-pursuit style event, or "duathlon" event, in which athletes skied a lap of a 3km course in the classic diagonal stride technique, then skied a 3.5km loop using the skate style, including an equipment switch in the middle, on the clock! Combined times of the classic + switch + skate were used for the final standings of the event! The course at Snow Mountain Ranch, in Granby, CO was surprisingly cold in the early morning. As things warmed we were ready for potentially tricky waxing conditions, but the rain/snow held off until after the races. The course was firm windblown snow over some older snow, and stayed relatively consistent through the day. Though the start/finish area was moved well out away from the buildings and parking, the trails were in good condition and held up well. With what was available, the crew over there put on a great, fun event for all!

Evelinaagain lead the team with a 3rd place, for her second podium finish of the year. Other notable accomplishments including Jessica notably improving her placing from the last high school race (this is her second nordic race, ever!) and more people qualifying for the state meet. Lina, Jacqueline & Heidi all qualified for the classic races at the state meet by finishing in the top 45% of the field. Robert skied by far his best placing of the season, at one point challenging for a top-20 finish! In the process, he also qualified for both skate and classic events at the state meet!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving Camp!

What a great Thanksgiving break camp we had at Grand Mesa! We had a great crew, good skiing, and excellent food!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gearing Up for Fall

A few final days of summer for fall trip ...

But the snow is coming!

Time to clean up the skis!

Fall Training Camp

Fall Training Camp in Aspen with the rest of the RMD Division! Perfect fall weather, and great to have others to train with! Also a good check-in for athletes from around the region to catch up with each other, and motivate for the last block of training!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Roller Ski Trail!

2 Hour roller ski on the New path this afternoon! Beautiful summer day to officially enter into the fall! Nice to have something with hills, turns, smooth pavement and no cars! And close to campus!