March 8, 2014
West Yellowstone, Montana
Elite Team racers took 3 of the top 4 spots in the 34th annual Yellowstone Rendezvous Race. Patrick Johnson was 1st, Spencer Eusden 3rd, and Wyatt Fereday 4th in the 50k freestyle race.
The Yellowstone Rendezvous is part of the American Ski Marathon Series, North America’s longest-running and largest citizen’s racing and touring series, that highlights long distance ski events throughout the country.
In other Far West Nordic Senior news, Farm Team alumni Matt Gelso was 16th overall in the Engadin Ski Marathon in Switzerland yesterday, only 11 seconds out of 1st!!!
Each year the USSA Junior Cross Country Subcommittee presents the David Quinn award to recognize Junior Olympics athlete who best exemplifies the ideals of the cross country ski sport which Dave Quinn expressed through his life. In addition to outstanding results, nominees should have special attributes such as love for the sport, leadership, overcoming hardship, work ethic, etc., which make them unique.
In today’s 3×3 km freestyle relays Far West Nordic MU20 team of Peter Holmes, Shane Christian, and Patrick McElravey placed 2nd, our FU16 team of Hannah Halvorsen, Lizzie Larkins, and Jenna Rohlf placed 4th, our FU20 team of Laurel Fiddler, Danielle Nivinski, and Amanda Kirkeby took 8th, and our MU16 team of Brandon Herhusky, Ryland Belsile, and Skyler Mullings took 10th as did our MU18 team of Dylan Syben, Julien Bordes, and Sam Zabell
FU16: Halvorsen-Larkins-Rohlf 4th, Parker-Burrill-Lang-Ree 19th
MU16: Herhusky-Belisle-Mullings 10th
FU18: Blide-Hardy-Riggs 21st
MU18: Syben-Bordes-Zabell 10th, Carroll-Deeter-Bold 21st
FU20: Fiddler-Nivinski-Kirkeby 8th
MU20: Holmes-Christian-McElravey 2nd
Congrats to the Far West Nordic Junior National team for a great week in Stowe!!
A beautiful day in Stowe for the Mass Start freestyle races. Far West Nordic was ranked 4th in the Alaska Cup points after 2 races.Today’s highlights were Hannah Halvorsen 3rd, Shane Christian 6th MU20, and Peter Holmes 8th.
MU20 15k: Shane Christian 6th
FU20 10k: Laurel Fiddler 15th
MU18 10k: Peter Holmes 8th, Dylan Syben 22nd, Julien Bordes 28th, Sam Zabell 40th, Aaron Deeter 60th, Carson Bold 71stPeter Carroll 72nd
FU18 10k: Amanda Kirkeby 38th,Danielle Nivinski 45th, Savannah Blide 64th, Elise Hardy 74th,
MU16 5k: Brandon Herhusky 32nd, Ryland Belisle 35th, Connor Kusumoto 36th, Trace Calvin 39th, Casey Jobe 44th, Skyler Mullings 49th,
FU16 5k: Hannah Halvorsen 3rd, Lizzie Larkins 19th, Jenna Rohlf 34th, Kyla Burrill 48th, Bri Parker 51st, Claire Lang-Ree 57th
Date: Sunday March 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM Gold Rush/9:10 AM Silver Rush/9:20 AM Bronze Rush
Start: Royal Gorge XC
Distance: 45 km Gold Rush/30km Silver Rush/15 km Bronze Rush
Cost: Register by March 10: $45 • Register after March 10: $60
No Race Day Registration
GOLD NUGGETS KID’S RACE or JUNIOR RACE ON SATURDAY 10:00 AM
(Short, Fun Kid’s Course or 3 km. or 6 km. Junior Course with Obstacles)
Saturday Junior Races are Free!
When the 2014 USSA Cross Country Junior Nationals wrap up in Stowe, Vt. this week the spotlight will turn our direction. XC Junior Nationals is coming to the Auburn Ski Club Training Center and Far West March 8-14th 2015! It will be our turn to welcome the Nation’s best cross country skiers, coaches and spectators and show them what Far West is all about. With our successful 2005 and 2009 JN’s to work from our goal will be to host another world class week of ski racing and off snow events.
On March 29th from 3pm to 5pm the ASC Training Center invites you and the Nordic community to join us for an informational meeting to learn about the event and how you can be part of the team.
We will present an overview of the event and the various responsibilities of the committees. In the meantime, we invite you to sign up on-line HERE even if you’re unsure of what your role will be. [Read More...]
Classic Sprint day at Stowe and Peter Holmes won his 2nd National Championship taking 1st MU18. Other highlight results of the day Hannah Halvorsen 4th in the FU16 A Final, Lizzie Larkins 3rd in the FU16 B Final, Patrick McElravey 5th MU20 A Final, and Laurel Fiddler 5th in the FU20B Final. Making the quarterfinals Skyler Mullings, Trace Calvin, and Ryland Belisle, Brandon Herhusky in the MU16, Jenna Rohlf in the FU16, Dylan Syben MU18, and Danielle Nivinski FU18.
MU16: Brandon Herhusky 14th, Skyler Mullings 23rd, Ryland Belisle 26th, Trace Calvin 28th, Casey Jobe 35th, Connor Kusumoto 56th
FU16: Hannah Halvorsen 1st, Lizzie Larkins 9th, Jenna Rohlf 28th, Bri Parker 56th, Kyla Burrill 63rd, Eleanore Hamilton 64th, Claire Lang-Rae 65th
MU20: Patrick McElravey 4th, Shane Christian 57th
MU18: Peter Holmes 1st, Dylan Syben 17th, Julien Bordes 31st, Sam Zabell 40th, Peter Carroll 49th, Aaron Deeter 57th, Carson Bold 73rd
FU20: Laurel Fiddler 12th
FU18: Danielle Nivinski 29th, Savannah Blide 48th, Bria Riggs 52nd, Amanda Kirkeby 68th, Elise Hardy 78th
Monday, the first day of competition at the 2014 Junior Nationals, were the 5k/10k classic interval start races. The highlight results of the day were Peter Holmes taking 1st MU18, Hannah Halvorsen 3rd FU16, and Patrick McElravey 6th MU20.
10k MU18/MU20: Peter Holmes 1st MU18, Patrick McElravey 6th MU20, Shane Christian 35th MU20, Peter Carroll 38th MU18, Dylan Syben 45th MU18, Julien Bordes 49th MU18, Sam Zabell 51st MU18, Aaron Deeter 59th MU18, Carson Bold 72nd MU18
5k MU16: Skyler Mullings 19th, Ryland Belisle 24th, Brandon Herhusky 28th, Trace Calvin 43rd, Casey Jobe 49th, Connor Kusumoto 61st
5k FU18/FU20: Bria Riggs 54th, Danielle Nivinski 57th, Savannah Blide 80th, Amanda Kirkeby 102nd, Elise Hardy 110th
5k FU16: Hannah Halvorsen 3rd, Lizzie Larkins 9th, Jenna Rohlf 41st, Bri Parker 44th, Kyla Burrill 57th, Eleanore Hamilton 61st, Claire Lang-Ree 62nd
Truckee, CA– Tahoe Donner’s first annual Taste of Truckee on-snow gourmet food and wine event will debut at the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center March 23. This event is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and foodies alike.
Cross country skiers and snowshoers can work up an appetite by hitting the trails and then indulging in a variety of food samples from local restaurants along with a selection of delicious wines. Beginners can rent skis or snowshoes at the Cross Country Ski Center and get a few free pointers from our experienced instructors before heading out on the trail.
The tour will take place from 12:30-2:30 p.m. with après fun taking place until 4:30 p.m. The cost, including trail pass, is $35 for adults and $20 for 18 and under if purchased in advance or $45 for adults and $30 for 18 and under the day of the event (non-alcoholic beverages only for under 21). Rental equipment is just $ 5. Tickets can be purchased online at tahoedonner.com/shop or by calling the Cross Country Ski Center at 530-587-9484 or Member Services at 530-587-9400.
A percentage of proceeds will be donated to our local Tahoe Food Hub, and to Far West Nordic Ski Education Association.
The first rule of biathlon is to have fun. And, we’re going to have a blast.
Registration opens February 20, 2014 and closes on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
Never shot a rifle before? We have clinics. Even if you can’t make a clinic, we will have an experienced biathlete at each shooting lane who can help you shoot and will keep you and everyone else safe.
Don’t own a rifle? We have community rifles and we supply the ammunition. We have kid’s rifles and we have adult rifles.
Don’t want to ski with a rifle? If you don’t have your own rifle, you ski without a rifle.
Own your own rifle? You can use it. You can ski with your own rifle or you can leave it in racks at the range while you ski.
More info at http://www.mammothbiathlon.org
The 2014 Tahoe Rim Tour will be held on March 30, 2014.
MARCH 30, 2014
CLASSIC and SKATE Divisions.
9:00 am classic start • 9:30am skate start
Pre Registration $50 Adult • $45 Far West members • $20 Junior
FAR WEST NORDIC presents the 7th annual Tahoe Rim Tour & Race, a point to point 26 kilometer race from Tahoe XC to Northstar California. This is a fundraiser for the Far West Nordic Ski Education Association’s Junior Ski Programs.
We hope you can join us for this very special event that interconnects some of the most scenic parts of Tahoe XC and Northstar’s trails. We’ll have on-going festivities at Northstar as racers come in. Enjoy an end of race lunch followed by awards.
See you at the 2014 Tahoe Rim Tour!
On line registration is open.
Visit www.tahoerimtour.com for more information
We need VOLUNTEERS for the Tahoe Rim Tour. Volunteers are needed for both the Tahoe XC and Northstar sides…..registration, course marshaling (both sides) aid station help, general help with gear handling at Northstar side, and especially timing crew at finish.