Feb 22, 2018 (Update): NENSA Team Announced

Sydney Peterson-LNR
Celeste Alden - Minneapolis Ski Club
Johanna Schwinghamer - Mora
Nina Chosy - Madnorski
Garrett Walters - CVN
William Nemeth - LNR
Roger Anderson - LNR
Jake Van Hefty - Lakeland

NENSA U16 Championships Trip

The Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) will provide an opportunity for qualified talented young juniors from the Midwest Division to compete amongst their peers at the 2018 NENSA U16 Championships at Gore Mountain Nordic Center in North Creek, New York from March 9-11.

Team Size

The team will be comprised of four U16 boys and four U16 girls for a total team size of 8 junior athletes.

Team Selection Criteria

The team will be selected by using the Midwest Junior National U16 qualifying list. Athletes ranked in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th position on the final points list will qualify for the team.


All selected athletes will receive team race suit and jacket to represent CXC Midwest Division as a team. Coaches will receive jackets.


Trip Leader and Head Coach: Kris Hanson (4591 Sports Development)

Assistant Coaches: Charil Reis ( Rhinelander Nordic), David Paulson (Chanhassen - Chaska High Schools), Bjorn Hanson (4591 Sports Development)

* Note: All Coaches Are Volunteers


Qualified athletes will be responsible for the price of the airline ticket, lodging, meals, uniforms and race fees. All other expenses will be covered by CXC and its sponsors (wax, coaches expenses and van rentals). Trip cost $1,750.

Athlete's coaches and/or parents are welcome to join this trip with their athletes but will need to cover their expenses. CXC will advise with logistics of travel, housing, transportation and assist with waxing and race support.