Reeling in For Departure

We are now only 3 days out! Friday. Friday will be the day all us athletes and coaches depart for Stowe. Its a day many have been looking forward to since the conclusion of last years JN’s! Last Saturday we had our CNISSF State Championships. Following those races we had our JN team meeting. Being a part of FW, we are all very fortunate to know everyone on our team even outside of skiing. In other divisions, people don’t know everyone. This is definitely one of FW’s strong points. I like to think of FW as the US Ski team. Our team in a way has the same dynamic and in the past both have not performed as well. I do feel that this year we are at a strong point in the history of FW. This week, everyone is focusing their training to peak in Stowe next week! Today we did some classic rollerskiing intervals down in Colfax for some Low elevation training! We will also do one more set tomorrow and then lay low before our races!

Sam and AmbrosePre Intervals

Recently I made a video recapping last weekends races, and some past training! Check that out here!

Far West Far Best!




2014 Far West Nordic Junior National Team

This season there were 7 Junior National Qualifiers. Junior racers had to ski in 4 of the 7 races, and have a QUALIFYING time in 3 races, including both a classic and a freestyle (skate) race.
Pending acceptance of their spot on the team, the following are the athletes that qualified for the Far West Nordic Junior National Team for 2014. The Team and 8 coaches head to Stowe,Vermont from February 28- March 9th
Thanks to all who participated in the races this season.
Way to Go Team!

U16 Girls:  Kyla Burrill, Hannah Halvorsen *, Eleanore Hamilton, Elizabeth Larkins, Claire Lang-Ree, Quinn Lehmkuhl*****, Bri Parker, Jenna Rohlf
U18 Girls:  Savannah Blide, Elise Hardy, Camille Hartley*****, Amanda Kirkeby, Danielle Nivinski, Bria Riggs, Tara Gallant *****
U20 Girls: Laurel Fiddler ****, Katrin Larusson***
U16 Boys: Ryland Belisle, Trace Calvin, Casey Jobe, Brandon Herhusky, Connor Kusumoto, Skyler Mullings
U18 Boys:  Carson Bold****, Julien Bordes, Peter Carroll, Aaron Deeter, Peter Holmes *, Dylan Syben, Evan Vomund*****, Sam Zabell
U20 Boys:  Shane Christian, Patrick McElravey **

* = Pre-Qualified on Basis of U.S. Scandinavian Cup Criteria
**= Pre-Qualified on basis of Top 20 Junior at U.S. Nationals
***= Pre-Qualified on basis of top 20 College Rankings but declined due to NCAA selection
****= Accepted via Petition Process
*****= Qualified, but declined competing at JN’s

Complete JN standings.

2014 Junior Nationals

USSA Junior Championships
March 1st-March 8th, 2014
Stowe, Vermont

Sunday March 2nd Opening Ceremonies
Monday March 3rd: Classic Interval Start Competition (5k /10k)
Wednesday, March 5th: Classic Sprint Competition (1.4k )
Friday March 7th: Freestyle Mass Start Competition (5k /10k /15k)
Saturday March 8th: Freestyle Relay Competition (3 x 3k relay); Closing Ceremony and Awards Banquet