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2014 Grand Rapids Team Pursuit

Posted by on December 12th 2014 in Events, Races, Team Communication

2014 Grand Rapids Team Pursuit

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Mt. Itasca, Coleraine

 

 

Varsity/JV Boys/Girls:

- 2 person teams

- Skier 1 skate, Skier 2 skate, Skier 1 classic, Skier 2 classic

- Single 2.5k loop

- Mass starts (JV will start 2 minutes after Varsity)

- Mixed boy/girl teams are welcome and will ski the Boys race.

JH Boys/Girls:

- 3.2k skate (2 lap course)

- Interval start (2 skiers every 30 seconds)

 

 

10:30 – coaches meeting

 

11:00 – Girls Varsity/JV Relay

(The following times are estimates and will depend upon the duration of the preceding races.)

12:00 – Boys Varsity/JV Relay

1:00 – Girls JH

1:30 – Boys JH

 

- One classic track will be set on the edge of the trail.

 

- Awards will be given to the top 5 Varsity relay teams and top 5 JV relay teams. Awards will also be given to the top 10 individuals in the Jr. High races.

 

- If you have beginner skiers, please feel free to enter them in the Jr. High Race which will be a technically ‘easy’ course.   Only Jr. High racers who are 9th grade and below will be considered for Jr. High awards.

 

 

Enter online at  www.boreal.org/~durfee  by 5 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

 

Entry Fee: $5.00 per skier, make checks payable to “Mt Itasca Nordic Ski Association”.

 

Concessions will be available.

 

Questions: Contact Craig at (218) 999-9444 (h) or tcstertz@paulbunyan.net

Denfeld Champs

Posted by on February 5th 2014 in Events, Races, Team Communication

Denfeld Champs
Monday February 10, 2014
Spirit Mountain Nordic Trails   (Course Maps)
Duluth, MN

Photoset (Mainly videos)

Results

Format: Freestyle (We will have a track set for skiers choosing to classic ski.)

Eligible skiers: Any skier who did not qualify for the State Meet

Bus leaves Marshall at 11:15 (11:00 release)

Bib Pick-up: 11:30 (In the Nordic Chalet)
Coaches’ Meeting: 12:30 (In the Nordic Chalet)

Order of Start:
1pm JV Boys  5.5K
JV Girls  5.5K
JH Boys 8th; JH Girls 8th  3.2k
JH Boys 7th; JH Girls 7th 3.2k
JH Boys 6th/5th; JH Girls 6th/5th -3.2k

Awards Ceremony: In front of the nordic chalet as soon as results are available for all races.

Awards: Top 10 boys and girls from each division.

Concessions: We will have a lot of goodies available inside the nordic chalet. Come hungry!

Please have your race entries to Steve by 6:00 p.m. Fri., Feb. 7th. Send to Steve Deschene by email: timing@boreal.org or enter on web site www.boreal.org/~durfee

Entry Fee: $5/skier.
Please pay at bib pick up. Make checks payable to: Duluth Denfeld Nordic Ski.
Denfeld High School 401 N. 44th Ave. W. Duluth, MN 55807

*** We will do our best to get as many busses as possible close to the start/finish area. School busses fit much better than coach busses in our small lot. Busses with trailers will need to park in the Timber Twister lot. If you have a small group coming and have the option of riding in a van or small bus that would be very helpful. If there are more busses than space allows some teams will need to park in the Timber Twister lot. Please inform your families that cars will not be able to enter the nordic center parking lot. If skiers are being dropped off they will need to be let out at the entrance or the Timber Twister lot.

Cars will be asked to park in the Timber Twister parking lot or Lot D. Lot D is approximately 0.5 miles away. Sorry, NO shuttle. If you park on the road you will be risking being towed.

Questions: (218) 340-6505 or dawnmiller07@me.com

 

 

SECTION 7 NORDIC SKI MEET

Posted by on February 1st 2014 in Events, Races, Team Communication

SECTION 7 – NORDIC SKI MEET

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2014

GIANTS RIDGE GOLF & SKI RESORT

1-800-688-7669 – Deb Maki’s ext 8072

Updated on Monday, Feb 3, 2014

Just came from a meeting with John Filander and he is calling a 2 hour delay because of the winds on Thursday.

 

Race Schedule:

Noon                    Boys Skate Race

12:30 – 12:45     Girls Skate Race

3:00 pm               Boys Classic Pursuit Race

3:45 pm               Girls Classic Pursuit Race

4:45 – 5 pm         All Coaches meet to approve results

5:15 pm               Awards Ceremony
Please read carefully all information sent in this packet.  All coaches are encouraged to visit the MSHSL’s web site for any section/state info.  Section Meet Manager’s Guide is attached to e-mail – gives info for coaches “Navigating MSHSL Web for Coaches”.

 

Please fully complete in duplicate the 48 hour section entry card.   Send one copy to Deb Maki, P O Box 505, Biwabik, MN  55708 or e-mail to Deb @ address below

All entries should clearly state name, grade, school and gender.

Send your entries to:

Steve Deschene, 170 Linnell Road, Grand Marais, MN   55604

E-mail (preferred method):  timing@boreal.org

            or on-line at http://www.boreal.org/~durfee/

 

Entries are due before 6:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 2014.

You may make changes until 8:30 am on race day.  At 9:30 am race day, a start list will be given to all coaches.

 

There will be a race jury.   Giants Ridge requires trail passes if you are skiing the day before – $10.00 @ Chalet front ticketing counter.   Non-participants skiing on race day are also required to have trail passes – $10.00 @ Chalet front desk.

 

All participating schools are asked to bring 1 warmly dressed ADULT Volunteer to help with running the race (bib removal, etc).  They should meet with Deb Maki @ 8:45 am in the timing bldg.    We will also need a few sharp, quick students to help Steve in timing booth.  Sometimes, student managers help with this.    Let me know if you have someone for Timing booth or working outside.

 

Payment -   All checks should be made to:  Region 7A – payment must be made at 9:00 am – before bib pick up at coaches meeting

Price – $75.00 per boy’s team, $75.00 per girl’s team or $15.00 per indiv. skier

 

Results will be posted at http://www.boreal.org/~durfee/ or http://www.skinnyski.com    Meet Manager:  Deb Maki, 1-800-688-7669, ext 8072 or e-mail pepsichallenge@giantsridge.com

2014 Cook County Invitational Pursuit Race

Posted by on January 27th 2014 in Events, Races, Team Communication, Uncategorized

  2014 Cook County Invitational Pursuit Race

Photoset

Results

Date: Friday, January 31, 2014.
Where: Pincushion Mtn Ski Area On the Gunflint Trail.
(Co. Rd. 12 is the Gunflint Trail  go through ‘downtown’ Grand Marais, turn left onto the Gunflint Trail, go about three miles to the Pincushion scenic overlook (Pincushion Drive) and turn right. Warming house and primitive toilets on site.

Coaches meeting & bib pickup 9:30 AM at Pincushion warming house.

ORDER OF START (Enter as many skiers as you want)
10:30 am start running clock. Racers double start at 30 second intervals, with some gaps between events to prevent unnecessary crowding.
Event
Boy’s Varsity Freestyle 5K
Girl’s Varsity Freestyle 5K
Boy’s Jr. Varsity Freestyle 5K
Girl’s Jr. Varsity freestyle K
Boy’s Jr High Classic 2.5K
Girl’s Jr High Classic 2.5K

2:00 pm restart running clock
Event
Boy’s Varsity 5K Classic Pursuit

2:40 pm(?) restart running clock after last Boy finishes
Event
Girl’s Varsity 5K Classic Pursuit

NOTE: The Jr. High race is for classical technique only and shall be for up through the 9th grade. Varsity skiers can ski both races (pursuit), or just the freestyle 5K, but varsity awards shall be given only for the pursuit. The classic varsity pursuit skiers will begin in the order of their freestyle finish at the interval they finished behind the leader. Note that we have eliminated the individual varsity classic only skiers and instead have introduced the JV Freestyle only event. Note also, that skiers entering only one race will not count for the team score. Only pursuit skiers will count towards team scores

FOOD! THERE WILL BE HOMEMADE SOUPS, BREAD, BARS AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR
PURCHASE, SO LEAVE THE PB&J SANDWICHES AT HOME!
AWARDS:
Individual top 10 in pursuit: Medals. Individual JV freestyle and Individual Jr. High classic: Medals 1-5,Ribbons 6-10. Varsity Pursuit Team plaques 1-2-3, boys and girls.
Award presentations will be at Pincushion warming house immediately following race.
The Grand Marais Municipal Pool has closed down. There is a new YMCA pool. Contact the YMCA directly for pricing (218)387-3386. It is my understanding that members of the Duluth YMCA get in for free.

Cost: $5 per skier. Make checks payable to North Superior Ski & Run Club.
(Race fees must be paid before race start to participate!)
Start Lists must be received by 6PM Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
Send to: Steve Deschene timing@boreal.org , or on website www.boreal.org/~durfee.
Phone Adam Harju 218-370-1124 (if you have questions, no phone entries please!)

Snowflake Nordic Ski Swap

Posted by on November 13th 2013 in Events, Team Communication

Snowflake Nordic Ski Swap

4348 Rice lake Road, Duluth, MN 55811

November 16, 2013 9:00 am Start

Entry Numbers handed out starting at 8:00am

The schedule for the swap will be similar to past years:

Equipment drop off – Friday, November 15th  5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Ski Swap Sale – Saturday, November 16th  9:00 a.m. – noon

Unsold equipment pick-up – Saturday, November 16th noon-1:00 p.m.

2013-2014 Pre-Season Team meeting Announcement

Posted by on October 15th 2013 in Events, Team Communication

The preseason team meeting for the 2013-2014 season will take place in Mr. DJ’s room on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm.  All interested Marshall and LCA students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend.  The team is open to any student regardless of skiing experience or ability.  Marshall Nordic Sign Up Form

Joe Fairbanks Qualifies for State Tourney 3rd Year in a Row!

Posted by on February 9th 2013 in Races, Team Communication

Joe Fairbanks  Photo by Joe Bianco

 

Joe Fairbanks Qualifies for State Tourney 3rd Year in a Row!

Results found here

Photo Sets Found Here

Thursday, February 7, 2013    Marshall School senior Joe Fairbanks qualified for his third MSHSL State Tournament with a strong top ten finish in today’s Section Seven Nordic Ski Meet, held at Giants Ridge Nordic Ski Center.   In the first race of the day a 5 kilometer skate race on the Silver Trail, Fairbanks placed 10th.  Later that afternoon Joe moved up one spot to capture ninth place overall in the classical pursuit race held on the Cedar and Gold section course.  His finish placed him in the group of eight individual state meet qualifiers not on the winning team.  Fairbank’s teammate Senior Cody Johnson finished the day 13th in skate and 17th overall.  Johnson was satisfied with his performance in the grueling races having just recovered from a long lingering cold.

In team results the Ely boys captured first place in a hard fought battle with the Duluth East Greyhounds.  The Marshall boys team finished the day in 6th place out of the 11 teams competing in a very tough section.

The MSHSL State Tournament will be held on Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at Giants Ridge.  Racing begins at 10:00am and will be broadcast live by WELY out of Ely, Minnesota

2013 Cook County Invitational Pursuit Race

Posted by on January 29th 2013 in Events, Races, Team Communication

2013 Cook County Invitational Pursuit Race and LSC Championships

Photoset of the Event (mostly videos of Marshall Skiers)

Results

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013.  Date Changed to Saturday, February 2, 2013
Coaches meeting & bib pickup 9:30 AM at Pincushion warming house
Where: Pincushion Mountain Ski Area on the Gunflint Trail. (Co. Rd. 12 is the Gunflint Trail – go through
“downtown” Grand Marais, turn left onto the Gunflint Trail, go about three miles to the Pincushion scenic
overlook (Pincushion Drive) and turn right. Warming house and primitive toilets on site.
ORDER OF START (Enter as many skiers as you want)
10:30 am start running clock. Racers double start at 30 second intervals with some gaps
between events to prevent unnecessary crowding.

Events
Boy’s Varsity Freestyle 5.3K
Girl’s Varsity Freestyle 5.3K
Boy’s Jr. Varsity Freestyle 5.3K
Girl’s Jr. Varsity freestyle 5.3K
Boy’s Jr High Classic 2.8K
Girl’s Jr High Classic 2.8K
2:00 pm restart running clock
Event
Boy’s Varsity 5.6K Classic Pursuit
2:40 pm(?) restart running clock after last Boy finishes
Event
Girl’s Varsity 5.6K Classic Pursuit
Note: Only pursuit skiers will count towards the varsity team scores. (Unlike past years, there will be no
classic only option for either varsity or JV skiers)

FOOD! THERE WILL BE DELICIOUS HOMEMADE SOUPS, BREAD, BARS AND DRINKS
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
AWARDS:
Award presentations will be at the Pincushion warming house immediately following the race.
Varsity Pursuit: Medals for top 10
Varsity Pursuit Team plaques: 1-2-3, boys and girls
Jr. Varsity: Medals 1-5, Ribbons 6-10
Jr. High: Medals 1-5, Ribbons 6-10
Coaches Information
Start Lists must be received by 6PM Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
Send to: Steve Deschene timing@boreal.org , or on website www.boreal.org/~durfee.
Phone Dick Swanson at 218-370-1119 (if you have questions, no phone entries please!)

Cost: $5 per skier. Make checks payable to North Superior Ski & Run Club. Please pay when you
receive your bibs.

Race Invite PDF

Duluth East Invitational Pursuit Race

Posted by on January 21st 2013 in Events, Races, Team Communication

Duluth East

 Invitational Pursuit Race

Results Here

Videos and a Few Photos

Friday, January 25, 2013.

Snowflake Nordic Center

4348 Rice Lake Road, Duluth, MN  55811

Bib pickup: 10:00 a.m.

Coaches meeting: 10:30 a.m.

ORDER OF START

11:00 am start running clock.  Racers start two every 30 seconds

           

Boy’s Varsity Freestyle 5K

Girl’s Varsity Freestyle 5K

Boy’s Jr. Varsity Freestyle 5K

Girl’s Jr. Varsity Freestyle 5K

Break

Boy’s Jr. High Freestyle 3K

Girl’s Jr. High Freestyle 3K

 

At about 2:30 pm restart running clock                              

Boy’s Varsity 5K Classic Pursuit Starts

(About 20 minute gap between last Boy/first Girl)

Girl’s Varsity 5K Classic Pursuit Starts

NOTE: The classic pursuit race will be limited to the top 100 skiers from each of the boys and girls Varsity freestyle race.  Only pursuit skiers will count towards Varsity team scores.

 

Cost: $5 per skier.  Make checks payable to Duluth East Nordic Ski Team.

Send to: Duluth East Nordic Ski Team, Duluth East High School, 301 North 40th Avenue East, Duluth, MN  55804 or bring to the race.

AWARDS:

Individual awards to the top 10 in the Varsity pursuit, Junior Varsity freestyle and Jr. High freestyle events.

Award presentations will be immediately following race.

Concessions will be available

Coaches Information

Entries must be received by 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
Send to:  Steve Deschene timing@boreal.org ,

or on website http://www.boreal.org/~durfee/entry_form.htm.

Phone Dave or Bonnie @ 218.724.2775 if you have questions (no phone entries please!)

THE CLASSIC SORENSON

Posted by on January 9th 2013 in Events, Races, Team Communication

“THE CLASSIC SORENSON”

(Proctor Invite)

Canceled Due to Icy Conditions

 

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

 

Proctor/Hermantown Nordic invites you to a classic race at Snowflake Nordic Center.  This will be a fun course that pays tribute to the man that brought Nordic Skiing to Proctor High School back in the late 1900s!

Format:

Racers will start individually every 20 seconds.  Varsity and Junior Varsity will ski 5 Km races and Junior High will ski 3 Km.  All courses will be a single loop and there should be about a 10 minute break between races.

Schedule:  

2:30 p.m.. – Bibs available

3:30 p.m. – Coaches Meeting

4:00 p.m. – Racing Begins

Race Order:

Girls Varsity

Boys Varsity

Girls Junior Varsity

Boys Junior Varsity

Girls Junior High

Boys Junior High

 

Awards:  1st – 10th place, Varsity, JV & JH

PS: Tasty concessions will be available.

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