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Feb 28 2015: BKL Festival Registration Ends Today at 11:45 p.m.

Registration closes today at 11:45 p.m. for the annual New England Bill Koch League Festival held at Mountain Top Inn & Resort next weekend. Preparations are going well and excitement is building for this fun weekend. Come show your "spirit of winter" with a costume and a smile, race against your friends and enjoy all the Nordic Aventure activities. Click here to register and click below for details about the event.


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Feb 28 2015: USSA World Championship Update - Friday, Feb. 27

The U.S. men’s team comprised of Erik Bjornsen, Noah Hoffman, Kyle Bratrud and Simi Hamilton finished 11th in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 4x10k relay. Norway took a close victory over Sweden and France. WOMEN'S 30k CLASSIC PREVIEW: Saturday marks the final race for the women at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship, the 30 kilometer classic mass start. Liz Stephen, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen and Rosie Brennan will look to add to the stellar results posted this week by the U.S. team. Racing begins at at 7:00 AM EST and will be broadcast live via an L.L. Bean sponsored webstream at usskiteam.com and universalsports.com.


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Feb 26 2015: Toko Wax Tips

Toko wax tips for the weekend are posted! Check recs from the official wax of NENSA for all this weeken'd New England events, including the Rangeley Lakes Loppet, part of the New England Marathon Series.

Feb 26 2015: USSA World Championship Update - Thursday, Feb. 26

The U.S. women finished fourth in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 4x5k relay. An early fall from Sadie Bjornsen in the opening leg put the team in a tough position early. They slipped to eighth place before Bjornsen and her teammates Rosie Brennan, Liz Stephen and Jessie Diggins pulled the team back to a solid fourth place result. This is one of the best relay finishes ever for the U.S. women, matching the finish at the 2013 World Championships.


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Feb 24 2015: USA Puts Two on the Podium at World Championships in Falun

From USSA: FALUN, Sweden  (Feb. 24, 2015) – In heavy falling snow, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) and Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN) took advantage of fast skis to finish second and third at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10K individual freestyle race. Gregg, wearing bib three, skied a balanced, even race to finish before a snowstorm set in on the rolling five-kilometer course. Diggins, a later starter, began the race evenly, and skied into the silver medal position with a gutsy final three kilometers. Charlotte Kalla, of host country Sweden, took the gold medal by a commanding forty seconds. At Monday night's team meeting, Diggins talked to her teammates and said, "Why not me?" At the end of the snowy race, with media tweeting "Is this really happening?!" it was a dream come true for both athletes and the USA.


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Feb 24 2015: USSA World Championship Update - Tuesday, Feb. 24

In heavy falling snow, Jessie Diggins and Caitlin Gregg took advantage of fast skis to finish second and third at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 10K individual freestyle race. Gregg, wearing bib three, skied a balanced, even race to finish before a snowstorm set in on the rolling five-kilometer course. Diggins, a later starter, began the race evenly, and skied into the silver medal position with a gutsy final three kilometers. Charlotte Kalla, of host country Sweden, took the gold medal by a commanding forty seconds.


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Feb 24 2015: NENSA Elite Team Profile- Stephanie Kirk

The NENSA Elite Team exists as a program to support the development of top athletes toward the goal of international excellence. Each week NENSA will feature a team member Profile. This weeks team member is Stephanie Kirk.


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Feb 23 2015: Zak Cup Continues with 42nd Geschmossel at Bretton Woods

The 42nd Geschmossel took place at Bretton Woods Nordic Center on Sunday, Feb. 22. A field of 67 racers ranging in age from teens to M11 raced a one-loop course traveling from the fairways of the Donald Ross Championship golf course to the foothills of Mt Washington and back.


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Feb 22 2015: World Championship Update - Sunday, Feb. 22

USSA recaps Sunday's World Championship action from Falun, Sweden.


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Feb 22 2015: World Champs Update - Sat. Feb. 21

Video Highlights From Falun: Did you miss the action on live streaming? No worries, it's all available to you with video on demand. Falun 2015 Highlights - USSA Network - YouTube & Falun 2015 Full Event Replays - Universal Sports. And don't miss today's live stream presented by L.L.Bean.


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Feb 21 2015: One Week To Register For The BKL Festival

Just one week left to register for the New England Bill Koch Festival at Mountain Top Inn and Resort March 6-8th. Click here to register, and click below for details about this year's festival.


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Feb 19 2015: Live Stream from World Champs Starts Today

Tune in to cheer for TeamUSA at Nordic World Champs in Falun! The live stream is brought to you by L.L.Bean, USSA, and FIS. Read more for the full broadcacst schedule. 


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Feb 18 2015: Important information for JN Team athletes and coaches

Congratulations to all of the athletes who have made the 2015 New England JN team and to everyone who worked so hard all year and every year.


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Feb 17 2015: NENSA Elite Team Profile- Jessie Diggins

The NENSA Elite Team exists as a program to support the development of top athletes toward the goal of international excellence. Each week NENSA will feature a team member Profile. This weeks team member is Jessie Diggins.


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Feb 16 2015: February USOC Coaching Newsletter Now Available

This months edition of the USOC coaches newlsetter has some interesting concepts to ponder. Click here for your copy.

Feb 16 2015: JNQ Ranking lists Available at nensa.net

All of the races from the final EC weekend at Silver Fox Trot and Cheri Walsh have been scored and updated. Please read this important information about the New England Junior National team naming process.

Feb 16 2015: Online VIdeo Coverage from World Championships

L.L.Bean, USSA, & FIS have teamed up to offer streaming video coverage from Falun World Championships! This is an awesome opportunity to follow the action and to tune in and show your support for TeamUSA. Good viewership means more coverage like this down the road.


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Feb 15 2015: EasternCup Finale Weekend ReCap

By Sophie Hodges: The final weekend of the NENSA Eastern Cup circuit for 2014-15 has just finished up this past weekend! It has been a successful season so far; full of snow storms and races to remember. This weekend was an important race for most of the skiers in the field, and it was a great way to finish off the Eastern Cup season.


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Feb 15 2015: Cheri Walsh Memorial EasternCup

Results from the Cheri Walsh Memorial at Holderness School, the final chapter of the 2015 NENSA EasternCup Series:
| WOMEN | MEN | U16 GIRLS | U16 BOYS

Feb 15 2015: Eastern Cup Races at Holderness

We have been getting inquiries as to whether the races at holderness will be cancelled or postponed due to weather. Races are set to go off as planned.

Feb 14 2015: Results from Silver Fox Trot Eastern Cup Now Posted

Click here for results. Podium ceremonies for Silver Fox Trot men's and women's races will take place at Holderness Eastern Cup on Sunday.

Feb 13 2015: Start Lists for Cheri Walsh Eastern Cup Now Posted

Start lists for Sundays races can be found at nensa.net.  Revised stadium and course (start area) Maps have also been posted- Please review these if you are racing.

Feb 13 2015: Important information for JN Team athletes and coaches

JN Team Coaches should plan on meeting in the lobby near the weight room at Holderness School (by registration) at 1:15 - 2PM to meet the team and collect paperwork. Athletes, please plan on meeting here as well to hand in your paperwork and payment if you are paying by check.

Feb 13 2015: L.L.Bean Winter Festival & Snowshoe Dance

Come out and join the fun at L.L.Bean's Winter Sporting Festival and Snowshoe Dance at our Freeport campus on Saturday, February 14, 2015. You'll have a chance to try out the latest cross-country skis on classic and skate tracks behind the Bike, Boat & Ski Store. In addition, Rossignol will have some of their elite Nordic skiers on hand to demonstrate the beauty of Nordic skiing and share tips to improve your technique. Plus, have you ever wanted to try a fat bike? From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., vendors will be on site with demo bikes you can try on our snow pump track. There are plenty of events for kids like our man-made sledding hill and snowshoe obstacle course. To top off the day, we'll be hosting a snowshoe dance starting at 6 p.m. Hot chocolate and snacks will be available throughout the day. Don't miss this great event the entire family will enjoy – make sure you bring your camera!


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Feb 12 2015: Seed lIsts Now Posted For Cheri Walsh Eastern Cup Races

Seed lists can be found at NENSA.net.   Any seed requests should be submitted to Janice@nensa.net by 6PM this evening.

Feb 11 2015: NE JN Team Packet and Forms Available Online

All of the Forms for New England Junior National athletes and links for payment are now up on www.nensa.net. Please read the team packet carefully for instructions and deadlines! Click here for forms page.  Scroll down to FORMS AND PAYMENT INFO FOR JN ATHLETES once you are on the page.

Feb 11 2015: Online registration for final Eastern Cup Weekend closes at 9PM Tonight!

The final Eastern Cup weekend returns to two favorite venues at Oak Hill and Holderness School in New Hampshire. To register for the Silver Fox Trot at Oak Hill click here.  To register for the Cheri Walsh Memorial Race at Holderness, click here.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Feb 11 2015: If You Had Fun with the NENSA Auction, Check Out What's Up for Bid at NNF

The mission of the National Nordic Foundation (NNF) is to provide support for the athlete development pipeline of US Cross Country and Nordic Combined skiing. The NNF accomplishes this development goal through raising funds and distribution to our “Pillar Projects” that serve the next generation of athletes who represent the United States on the World Stage. The NNF is a not-for-profit foundation that serves its mission to provide funding and support for key Pillar Projects in the Nordic Community. Auction block here.

Feb 10 2015: Maine Winter Sports Center Kicks off $20 Million Dollar Endowment Campaign with Major Gift

Caribou, Maine: Mary Barton Smith, whose $500,000 matching gift in February of 2014 kicked off a successful $1.4 million dollar fundraising campaign and gave the Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) new life, has given a $2,000,000 gift and an additional $3,000,000 matching gift to kick off MWSC's $20 million dollar endowment campaign. Fully matched, Smith's gift will represent $8 million dollars in endowment contribution.


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Feb 10 2015: NENSA Elite Team Profile- Fabian Stocek

The NENSA Elite Team exists as a program to support the development of top athletes toward the goal of international excellence. Each week NENSA will feature a team member Profile. This weeks team member is Fabian Stocek.


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Feb 8 2015: Craftsbury SuperTour Festival EasternCup - Day One

By Sophie Hodges: The Craftsbury SuperTour Festival continued Saturday, combining the elite SuperTour field with EISA Dartmouth Carnival and NENSA EasternCup for distance freestyle races. Craftsbury Outdoor Center put on another wonderful race, welcoming over 200 more skiers than the day before into their already packed venue. The sheer numbers made for a very exciting atmosphere for the racers and the spectators.


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Feb 8 2015: Craftsbury SuperTour Festival EasternCup - Day Two Recap & Results

By Sophie Hodges: We have finished off weekend number three of the NENSA EasternCup series, a huge weekend at Craftsbury Outdoor Center in combination with the Dartmouth EISA Carnival and Craftsbury’s USSA SuperTour Festival. Today was a day for the books, full of fresh powder, chilly temperatures, and loads of fun! Today was cold, with temperatures in single digits, and some decent snowfall for some of the later races.


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Feb 7 2015: Flying Moose Classic Results

NENSA’s Zak Cup and Club Cup series resumed today with the Flying Moose Classic in Bethel, Maine – the first stop on the two-day Western Maine Nordic Weekend, which features the Roderick Marathon at Black Mountain in Rumford on Sunday.


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Feb 7 2015: Hopkinton BKL Skate Race Postponed

Due to the winter storm forecast, tomorrow's Hopkinton BKL Skate race is postponed. A later date TBA.

Feb 7 2015: Results from Craftsbury SuperTour//Carnival//EasternCup 5K/10K Freestyle

Kris Freeman (Freebird) and Mary Rosa (SVSEF) take top honors in today's 10K Freestyle interval start SuperTour/Carnival/EasternCup. Olivia Cuneo (GMVS) and Russell Boswell (SMS) won their U16 5K events. Results via BartTiming:
|  U16 Boys 5K FS  |  U16 Girls 5k FS  |  
|  Men's 10K FS  |  Women's 10K FS  |

Feb 7 2015: JN Coaches Flight Itineraries Available at NENSA.net

USSA Junior Nationals taking place in Truckee, CA are just around the corner! As athletes are making final preparations with their training and racing, so too are the JN staff working to put together a great trip experience.


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Feb 7 2015: SkiTrax Interviews with Katharine Ogden & Ian Torchia amid Historic U.S. Junior World Championship Campaign

February 06, 2015 (Almaty, Kazakhstan) – We caught up with more North American skiers competing at the FIS Junior World Championships in Kazakhstan. Check out what Americans Katharine Ogden and Ian Torchia, and Canucks Katherine Stewart-Jones and Alexis Dumas, had to say about their Skiathlon results and experiences Worlds – race report here. Click here for the SkiTrax interviews.

Feb 6 2015: K. Ogden Ties Best U.S. Junior Worlds Distance Result with Sixth

From FasterSkier: It may be Katharine Ogden’s first-ever Junior World Championships, but the 17-year-old Stratton Mountain School (SMS) skier is having a week to remember. Ogden placed sixth in Friday’s 10-kilometer skiathlon in Almaty, Kazakhstan, following an 11th-place finish in Wednesday’s 5 k freestyle. The American finished just 13.2 seconds behind winner Sofie Nordsveen Hustad of Norway (27:02.8) and was 6.4 seconds from the podium. “I am beyond stoked about my race today!” Ogden wrote in an email. “Going into the race I was originally hoping for a top 20, but after the 5 k on Wednesday I was really hoping for a top-10 result.” Read on via FasterSkier

Feb 6 2015: Craftsbury USSA SuperTour // EISA Carnival // NENSA EasternCup Broadcast

FasterSkier is excited to announce the Feb. 6-8 SuperTour races in Craftsbury, Vt. will be broadcast live. In coordination with Hook/S1 Productions and the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, we will provide high-quality, live video coverage of one of the biggest weekends in North American racing. 


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Feb 6 2015: Start lists for Saturday Dartmouth Carnival/SuperTour/Eastern Cup Now Posted

Click here for women's, men's, U16 start lists. Note that for ST/College seeding the groups run slowest to fastest, randomized within their group. (Those with points and those without). For Saturday's race, the U16's will be seeded in this manner as well to maintain consistency.

Feb 6 2015: Follow the Action from U-18 Junior Champs in Solleftea, Sweden

The Nordic Championship website offers all the event details and links to watch live streaming and results. New England is well represented here. Go USA!

Feb 5 2015: Start lists for Friday's Dartmouth Carnival and SuperTour Available

These are posted at Bart Timing. Racing at Craftsbury starts at 10:30AM with a freestyle sprint.

 

Feb 5 2015: Western Maine Nordic Weekend

Celebrate two recent nor-easters with two Maine races in two days. The Western Maine Nordic Weekend - a Zak/Club Cup and Marathon Series Double - is this weekend. Kick it off with the Flying Moose Classic in Bethel Saturday, then go long on Sunday with the John Roderick Marathon at Black Mountain of Maine. Click here for Western Maine Nordic Weekend info.

Feb 4 2015: Fischer Taps Reeder as Nordic National Sales Manager

Reeder, a 24-year veteran representative in the New England territory brings a wealth of sales experience, as well as time working closely with Fischer Austria in product planning and sales planning meetings. “The experience Steve brings is significant, in part, because he’s dealt with sales across every category of the Fischer nordic brand and he understands the unique sale of all nordic products,” Booker said.


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Feb 3 2015: Registration for Craftsbury SuperTour and Eastern Cup Weekend Closes Wednesday Feb 4th at 2:00PM!

There is NO day of race registration. Note that this is different from our usual Eastern Cup deadlines! Please register at ski.reg for these events by tomorrow's deadline if you want to race.

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