Pole Pedal Paddle

2012 Pole Pedal PaddleBend, Oregon’s Pole Pedal Paddle is a six  leg relay race that includes alpine skiing/snowboarding, xc skiing, biking, running, canoe/kayaking, and a sprint to the finish for a total distance of about 34 miles. 2922 racers competed in  the 882 individual/team entries. Olympian and US Nordic Ski Team member Kris Freeman won the men’s elite division and XC Oregon’s Stephanie Howe won her 3rd straight title in the women’s elite race.

6 SBA teams represented Far West. All SBA teams came in first in their age group with the exception of coaches Ambrose Tuscano and Jeff Schloss who were 2nd in their age group but 17th overall. Ambrose alpine skied, biked, and paddled while Jeff nordic skied, ran and sprinted.

Team SBA: Skyler Mullings and Casey Jobe winners of pairs age 17 and under.
Team Gangstar Ninjas: Cassidy Cichowicz and Scott Cooper winners of coed pairs age 18-24.
Team PB: Bria Riggs and Peter Carroll, winners of coed pairs under 17.
Team Victorius Secret (males): Joe Piercy and Austin Meng winners of male pairs 18-24.
Team Victorius Secret (females): Savannah Blide and Erika Klenk, winners of female pairs under 17.

2012-2013 Far West Nordic Board Elected

Congratulations to the New Far West Nordic Board of Directors
Far West Nordic held its annual Board of Director elections and election of officers on Monday, May 14, 2012. Congratulations to the incoming board. Fred Zabell will serve as board President, August Teague will serve as Vice-President, Geoff Griffin will remain as Treasurer, and Stacey Herhusky will serve as Secretary. Welcome to new board members Martin Benes, Paige Derdowski, Julie Halvorsen, Peter Hanson, Kathrin Hudson, August Teague, and Steve Yale

A huge thank you to outgoing board members Mary Ellen Benier, Juliet Bradley, Michael Collins, Mike Shaw, and Julie Riggs for their many years serving Far West Nordic!

Thank you Truckee River Winery for hosting our annual meeting!

ASC Outdoor Reps’ Sale

Saturday May 26, 2012 9am-1pm
Auburn Ski Club

Don’t miss out on some great deals on your favorite brands of outdoor clothing and footwear, nordic and alpine skis, cycling stuff, backpacking gear, etc etc. Sale starts at 9am -1pm in the Boreal parking lot (Far West end). 15% of proceeds go to Auburn Ski Club Junior programs.

Oregon Spring XC Ski Camp

2012 Oregon Spring XC Ski Camp

May 23-27, 2012
(also hoping for June 15-17)
Mt Bachelor/Bend, Oregon

Designed For Master Skiers & Racers (but juniors welcome with chaperone)

The Oregon Spring Camp offers citizen skiers a very unique chance to take part in a world-class ski education experience in the late spring. Mt Bachelor typically holds sufficient snow on the Nordic Center trails to allow grooming into June. Our camp dates are set up to take advantage of the most reliable window concurrent with U.S. and Canadian National Ski Team camps. So you’ll literally be able to tell your friends you are out ski training in the spring with Olympians & World Cup stars!

Firm “Session A” dates of Weds, May 23 to Sun, May 27, 2012. Taking names for a “Session B” from June 15-17, 2012 (send interest asap): Morning on-snow, groomed ski sessions, optional afternoon dryland clinics, training plan/video review, optional world-class physiology lab testing … and much more! 2012 Camp Info & Registration.