About Wyatt

Hi. I live in Reno, NV and just completed my masters degree in hydrology at the UNR graduate school. I competed in three NCAA skiing championships for Colby College from 2008 to 2011, where I majored in geology. Originally from Boise, Idaho, I’m pumped to be skiing and racing in the Sierras. I like mountain biking, running, eating salmon, walking on my hands, dumpster-diving, and playing guitar.

Super Touriffic

It was a treat to have the Super Tour Finals in Truckee. Besides getting to race alongside the best in the nation, I think it was an excellent show of support from the local community for hosting quality races and supporting elite athletes. Truckee/Tahoe proved that it is a legitimate venue(s) for high-level racing, even with barely any snow! Big thanks to all the volunteers who got it rolling and kept it on the white stuff, despite numerous challenges. Hope we get one next year again!

Go fast. Like this.

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Cascade Crest

Really fun skiing and racing in Bend last weekend at the Cascade Crest 25k skate. Beautiful place to ski, tons of snow, and a great mix old and young, fast and slow skiers. The course was one of the most exciting and unpredictable I’ve ever raced – tons of crazy turns, drops, steep climbs, and transitions. Can’t wait to get back up there for some spring skiing. I just wish the Cascades would send some of their snow down south a bit to the central Sierra!

 

Also had some great skiing/coaching with the old junior team in Boise. The Bogus Basin Nordic Team sure knows how to class it up!

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Birkie Fever

Holly’s first Birkebeiner and my second was just splendid. We stayed with a bunch of Colby alums and managed to take part in a bunch of great Birkie traditions, like waiting for a bathroom before the race in the famous Telemark Lodge (thanks to Brandon’s Coffee) and enjoying the post-race festivities at the soup tent followed by the Moccasin Bar (which has the world record Muskie on the wall). We both skied to top 50 finishes on some fast Farm Team wax. Warmer temperatures this year were welcomed – I didn’t even have to stop once to warm up or put on a sweater.

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Boulder Mountain Tour

 

True Fact

Foothill Adventure

Sometimes it’s good to take a break from normal training and try something different. Something fun. Something adventuresome. So my friend and I skied in the Boise foothills at the end of the xmas break.

So get out there and hit the sagebrush! . . . and remember to bring your rocks skis.

Bogus Skiing

Been skiing at the home course, Bogus Basin, in Boise, Idaho over xmas break with family and old friends from my junior days. great snow right now, especially compared to last year when snow at Bogus Basin was just that – bogus (it didn’t open until January last year). Bogus also has the only solar-powered LED trail lighting system in the US! (see picture) It gets dark kinda early in December up here at the 43rd parallel, in Idaho, the 43rd state. So having a lighted trail system is pretty swell.

Looking forward to a good “Bogus Challenge” 6km skate mass start tomorrow. Gotta take down the master blasters and maybe even win a water bottle or bar of ski wax. Just like old times. Plus, the entry fee is only like $5, and it goes to my old junior ski team, the Bogus Basin Nordic Team.

Happy New Year

 

 

Family Style

I was lucky enough to have the support of both the Farm Team and my Family Team here  in West this THanksgiving. Here’s a pic from the plateau, where there was just enough snow. Races were fast and fun and flat. Great to be getting back in shape. Nothing like skiing, home cooking, and playing guitar with the fam in west. Family Style (by the way, that’s the name of a good album by Stevie and Jimmie Vaughn).