Voting Open for High School Nordic Coach, Assistant Coach and Volunteer of the Year
May 26, 2017
Minnesota High School Nordic Skiing Coaches Association members can now vote on the candidates for the high school coach, assistant coach and volunteer of the year awards. Voting will closed at noon on Wednesday, May 31st.
2016-17 Season Highlights
May 1, 2017
Catch highlights plus full results and photos from the 2016-2017 high school racing season.
High School Nordic Coaches and Volunteer Nominations Due May 1, 2017
April 26, 2017
Nominations for the Minnesota High School Nordic coaches and volunteers of the year for last season, are due before Monday, May 1st.
2017 Collegiate Tally Board
April 5, 2017
We've fired up our annual collegiate tally board, highlighting the plans of Midwest high school seniors has they make decisions on their secondary education and skiing plans.
MN Coaches Assn Spring Meeting Recap
March 30, 2017
A brief recap on the Minnesota High School Coaches Association spring meeting, covering a wide range of topics including wax truce, ski club involvement, pole length, rule adjustments, banquet, and Victor C Dunder deadline.
Endurance United Junior Scholarship Program
March 22, 2017
For athletes interested in the D-team junior program, Endurance Athlete is offering some financial assistance (funded in part from the 55K rollerski event). Funds are limited, so get your application in today.
U16 Nordic Championships Recap
March 18, 2017
Kris and Bjorn Hanson provide a recap on the recent U16 Championships in Maine, where the Midwest kids scored some top results.
Junior Nationals Coverage
March 13, 2017
A full recap of our 2017 Junior Nationals coverage from Lake Placid. Thanks again to all the individuals and organizations that helped underwrite the trip!
U16 Nordic Championships Results
March 12, 2017
A Midwest crew of U16 skiers and support staff have been out at Titcomb Mountain, in West Farmington, Maine, competing this week in the U16 NENSA Nordic Championships. The team has scored some impressive results, including: Alice House 2nd and Lauren Lackman 3rd along with Matthew Clarke 3rd and Cooper Lennox 4th in the 5K freestyle race. In the 5K classical race, Lauren Lackman was 5th, Anni Skillicorn 8th and boys Nick Parent 7th. And wrapping things up on Sunday, the mixed relay team of Alice House, Nick House, Anni Skillicorn, and Cooper Lennox, took second place.
Results: 5K freestyle, 5K classical, 4x3K mixed relay
Junior Nationals: Relays Results
March 11, 2017
Junior Nationals in Lake Placid, NY, wrapped up its week run with a day of relay racing on Saturday. The team of Abby Jarzin, Hannah Rudd, and Margie Freed won the FU20 title by 10 seconds over NE, and IMD. Earning podium honors: MU16 (Schneider, Nameth, Moore) 2nd; MU18 (Sonnesyn, Acton, Golin) 3rd; FU18 (McCollor, Anderson, Maijaja) 3rd. New England won the Alaska Cup title with the Midwest finishing fourth. The LNR girls won the club championship title!
Junior Nationals: Classical Coverage
March 10, 2017
The Midwest scored one of their best days yet at Junior Nationals racing classical distance events on Friday. Mara McCollor, U18, and Hannah Rudd, U20, both scored impressive podium spots, both taking third place. Other top 10 results: Margie Freed, 9th U20; Xavier Mansfield, 5th U20; Erin Moening, 8th U18, Jenna Parent, 10th U18; Luc Golin, 9th U18; Libby Tuttle, 7th U16; Peter Moore, 6th U16, James Schneider, 9th U16. Results posted, plus photos from all the races.
Junior Nationals: Classical Sprints Coverage
March 8, 2017
A long, and wild, day of racing Wednesday at Junior Nationals as skiers competed in classical sprint races. Warm, sunny weather made for snowcone conditions, except for a brief snowsquall. The Midwest did well in the qualifying rounds, advancing a lot of skiers to the heats. Margie Freed, U20 girls, was the lone skier to make the sprint finals, finishing 5th.
Junior Nationals: Freestyle Races Coverage
March 6, 2017
Competition got underway Monday at Lake Placid in the 2017 Junior Nationals with freestyle races. After some crisp temperatures over the weekend, warmer weather moved in providing very good racing conditions. While no podiums, the Midwest team scored a number of top ten performances, including: Sarah Olson, 6th U16 girls; Peter Moore, 5th U16 boys, Alex Nameth, 9th U16 boys; Luci Anderson, 5th U18 girls; Margie Freed, 6th U20 girls, Hannah Rudd, 7th U20 girls. Racing picks up again on Wednesday with classical sprints.
Wednesday Classical Sprints Qualifying Start List
Junior Nationals: Day 2
March 5, 2017
On Sunday in Lake Placid for the Junior Nationals competition, the Midwest team was able to finally ski the competition loop at the Olympic Jumping Complex. The loop consists of a very long climb from the base of the ski jumps to near the top of the jump towers, then winds back and forth before descending back to the stadium. In the evening, the opening ceremonies were held at the Olympic ice rink, known for the Miracle on Ice victory by the USA hockey team in 1980. Competition begins on Monday with the freestyle races!
Photoset: Day 2 - Morning Ski - 105 photos, Day 2 - Opening Ceremonies - 64 photos
Photoset: Junior National Trip Photos
Freestyle Start List
Junior Nationals Preview
Midwest Junior Championships Coverage
March 5, 2017
Racing to avoid a final meltdown, the Midwest Junior Championships condensed their weekend racing into a single big Saturday. Photographer Jennifer Brisbois captured some of the action.
State Meet Proposal Tabled, Spring Meeting Update
March 3, 2017
The proposal for a new Minnesota High School State Meet that would including sprints has been tabled by MSHSL (not rejected though). Efforts will now be redirected toward possible state meet venues.
Junior Nationals Preview
March 2, 2017
A brief guide on the upcoming Junior National competition, March 5-11th, in Lake Placid, NY, including a look at the Midwest team.
Midwest Junior National and NENSA U16 Teams Updated
Great Lakes Junior National Team Named
2017 Cross Country Junior National Championships Moved to Olympic Jumping Complex
Minnesota Spring High School Coaches Meeting Coming March 11th
February 27, 2017
The annual Minnesota High School Nordic Coaches Association Meeting will be held Saturday, March 11th at the Vasaloppet Center in Mora. Topics on the agenda include state meet proposal status, waxing truce, pole length, state meet banquet review, and Victor C. Dunder Award updates.