2014 Masters Challenge

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Congrats to everyone in this year’s masters challenge. Because of the lack of races, we decided to drop the minimum number of races down to 3 for this year. In an effort to keep things fair to the truly motivated racers out there who were able to get in 4 races, the final results within […]

Alex Hamilton receives Milton L. Lihdholm Scholar Athlete Award

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   Our own Alex “Filly” Hamilton was just named the 2014 recipient of the Milton L. Lihdholm Scholar Athlete Award at Bates College! “This honor, presented to the outstanding female and male scholar athletes in the senior class, is one of the College’s most prestigious.”The award is chosen on the basis of a combination of […]

2014 Fischer Cup

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Results are final for this year’s Fischer Cup competition. Congratulations to 2014 Fischer Cup winners Kara LaPoint, Holly Whitney, and Janelle Webb in the women’s division and Patrick Johnson, Spencer Eusden, and Peter Holmes in the men’s division. For 2014 participants are allowed to “drop” their ONE lowest race score of any eligible race, but must […]

Ulrich Luscher

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Long time Far West Nordic member and Nordic ski racer, Ulrich Luscher died last week while hiking on a San Jacinto trail. He was found about half a mile from Wellmen’s Divide, a 9700 foot high vista. Ulrich was 81 years old. Ulrich wast an inspiration to is all, Nordic racing into his 80′s, most […]

Tahoe Rim Tour Canceled

Regrettably there is not enough snow to hold The Tahoe Rim Tour this year but it will return next year.Please join Far West Nordic on April 13th at Squaw Valley for the Billy Dutton Uphill, our remaining fundraiser and season finale!

US National Biathlon Championship

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The US National Biathlon Championships were held in Jericho, Vermont March 13-16th. Glenn Jobe led a group on biathletes from Far West including juniors Peter Carroll and Sam Zabell, former Farm Team racer Phillip Violett, and ASC Program Director Dave Eastwood.  In Friday’s Individual Race Sam Zabell took 2nd in the Youth Men 17-18, Dave […]

The Yellowstone Rendezvous Race

March 8, 2014West 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 […]

The David Quinn Award

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The Dave Quinn Award: PETER HOLMES 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 […]

JN 3×3 Freestyle Relays

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 […]

JN Mass Start Freestyle

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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 6thFU20 10k: Laurel Fiddler 15thMU18 10k: Peter Holmes 8th, Dylan Syben 22nd, Julien Bordes 28th, […]