Mesabi East Invite Registration Now Open
December 5, 2017
Meet information and online registration are now available for the 2018 Mesabi East Invite, coming up on Jan 6th at Giants Ridge.
Minnesota High School Nordic Skiing Preview and Preseason Rankings
December 3, 2017
While much of the state is still awaiting snow, the Minnesota high school Nordic ski season is underway. We take a brief look at a few changes on tap this winter and take a first crack at the rankings for individuals and teams.
2017-18 Minnesota High School Coaches Waxing Policy
NNF Drive for 25 Campaign - Where the Money Goes
November 14, 2017
The National Nordic Foundation has released a slick video highlighted the impacts NNF funding has had on some of the top juniors. Please show your support by contributing to one of the fundraising campaigns of your favorite Midwest ambassador:
- Jessie Diggins
- Bryan Fish
- Team Gregg
- Nicole Schneider
- Yuriy Gusev
- Ian Torchia
- Abby Jarzin
- Loppet Nordic Racing
- CXC Team
- Northern Michigan Univ
- Adam Loomis
- Ben Loomis
Opening Day: Winona High School Nordic Ski Team
November 13, 2017
Minnesota's high school Nordic skiing season started on Monday! We dropped in on Winona High School for opening day practice. Under the guidance of new head coach Jacob Teichroew, the team briefly met for some introductions then headed out for a short warmup run around part of Lake Winona. Skiers then participated in a strength test session to establish a an initial benchmark for the season. The test included sets of pull ups, sit ups, box jumps, push ups and bench dips. Practice wound down with locker assignments and general first-day paperwork. The team plans to be out on their fleet of rollerskis by mid-week, and hopefully on snow at St. Mary's University by early December.
Photoset: Winona High School Nordic Ski Team - 72 photos
Photoset: Top Picks (high res)
LNR JNQ and Collegiate Racing Presentation
November 6, 2017
Loppet Nordic Racing is presentation this Sunday, Nov 12th, for those interested in learning about Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) racing and XC skiing in college. LNR Coaches Chris Harvey and Piotr Bednarski led the discussion with Q&A afterwards - skiers and parents are invited!
Minnesota High School State CC Meet Coverage
November 4, 2017
A rather dreary day for the Minnesota High School State Cross-Country Championships at St. Olaf College in Northfield Saturday. Temperatures stayed in the upper 30s under cloudy and misty skies. However, the racing action was still strong. In the girls AA, Minneapolis Washburn's Emily Covert topped returning champion Anna Fenske, Farmington, less than 5 seconds. Wayzata's Khalid Hussein pulled away from Roseville's Acer Iverson in the final 500m to take the victory in boys AA. Wayzata swept the AA teams titles. In the afternoon girls A race, Tierney Wolfgram, Math and Science Academy, took the lead from the starting gun and never looked back, winning by over 45 seconds. La Cresent reversed last year's finish, taking the victory in a sprint over Declan Dahlberg, Mounds Park Academy. Perham also pulled off the sweep, taking the class A titles -- the girls winning by a single point over Winona-Cotter!
Photoset: Girls AA - 173 photos, Boys AA - 155 photos, Girls A - 178 photos, Boys A - 140 photos
Photoset: Class AA - Top Picks (high res), Class A - Top Picks (high res)
Results: Girls AA, A, Boys AA, A
Minnesota Fall Coaches Association Meeting Recap
October 14, 2017
A brief recap on the Minnesota High School Nordic Skiing Coaches Association Meeting held Saturday at the Vasaloppet Center in Mora. Big topics on the day included waxing restrictions, rule book development, and future state meet venues.
Nov 5 U.S. Paralympics Nordic Coaches Education Clinic (Bloomington, MN)
Annual Fall Coaches Meeting
September 27, 2017
The annual Minnesota High School Coaches Association Fall Meeting will be held Saturday, Oct 14th at the Vasaloppet Nordic Center in Mora. Topics on the agenda include waxing policies, pole length implementation, rules book clarification, Adaptive Nordic, CXC Coaches Education, and voting for the next Association President.
Wisconsin State Meet Update
September 25, 2017
An update on the Wisconsin high school state meet including discussion on format and schedule changes, updates at the Birkie start area, trail changes, and living streaming again.
Midwest JN and U16 Coaching Openings
September 12, 2017
CXC and Midwest junior committee has posted openings for Midwest Junior National and NENSA U16 Coaching positions for the big events coming in March 2018. Application deadline is mid-October.
Job Opening: Ski Technician at NTDC in Thunder Bay
2016-17 Season Highlights
May 1, 2017
Catch highlights plus full results and photos from the 2016-2017 high school racing season.