2016 Midwest Junior National Team Announced
16 FEB. 2016
Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) and the Midwest Junior Committee is pleased to announce this year's Midwest Junior National Team that will be competing in the USSA Cross Country Junior National Championships hosted by CXC Skiing in Cable, Wisconsin, March 6th-13th.
54 Midwest skiers and 16 Great Lakes skiers were named to the Junior National Teams after the Mayor's XC Challenge in Minneapolis, MN, February 13-14, which was the final Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) of the season.
Trip Information and Legal Forms: download
2016 Team Qualification Update
19 JAN. 2016
The best 3 out of 5 races will be scored for Midwest Team qualification.
Coaching Staff Announced for 2016 Junior Nationals
17 DEC 2015
The Midwest Executive Committee thanks everyone for their applications and interest. The following coaches will serve as support staff:
2016 Junior Nationals
Telemark Trails, Cable (WI)
Chris Harvey, Head Coach, Burnsville HS/Loppet Nordic Racing
Andy Keller, Trip Leader, CXC
Jason Kask, Head Glide Wax, Duluth XC
Scott Putman, Head Kick Wax, Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team
Jake Morgan, Endurance United
Paul Choudoir, Loppet Nordic Racing
Piotr Bendarski, Loppet Nordic Racing
BethAnn Chamberlain, US Paralympic Nordic Team/Loppet Nordic Racing
Deno Johnson, Forest Lake HS/Nordicwerks
Larry Meyers, Wayzata HS
Jeremy Hecker, Endurance United
2015 Midwest Junior National Team Announced
1 MAR. 2015
Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) and the Midwest Junior Committee is pleased to announce this year's Midwest Junior National Team that will be competing in the USSA Cross Country Junior National Championships hosted by the Auburn Ski Club in Soda Springs, California March 8th-14th.
After a strong US Senior Nationals the Midwest pre-qualified many athletes adding to the USSA quota of 21 boys and 21 girls allowed per team. Leading this year's team are World Junior Championship qualifiers and Northern Michigan University freshman Vivian Hett and Ian Torchia. Also qualifying for US Ski Team trips to Europe were Abigal Drach, Nicole Schneider, Mack FitzPatrick, and Zak Ketterson who raced in Sweden as part of the U18 Nations Cup trip. Amanda Kautzer, last year's U16 sprint champion, recently returned from representing the USA at Biathlon's World Junior Championships in Minsk, Belarus will be competing as a U18 this year. From a team perspective the Midwest team looks to build upon last year's 2nd place in the Alaska Cup points. Girls high school champions Wayzata HS will be tough to beat again with 4 girls named to this year's team. Loppet Nordic Racing, last year's boys and girls club champion, looks to repeat again with 34 athletes on the team.
2015 Midwest Junior National Team: view
2015 Midwest Junior National Trip Information
10 FEB. 2015
For questions on trip logistics, travel arrangement or trip fee, please contact Trip Leader Bonnie Fuller-Kask at (218) 464-3510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions on team naming, points system, or selection criteria please contact Head Coach Chris Harvey (612) 963-2327 or email@example.com
Event Website: www.xcjuniornationals2015.com
Trip Information and Legal Forms: view trip info
Midwest Junior National Team Member Form: view form
2014 Midwest Junior National Team Announced
17 FEB. 2014
The preliminary roster for the 2014 Midwest Junior National Ski Team has been announced after the completion of the last Junior National qualifying event.
Additional athlete spots will be named once the Central NCAA (CCSA) junior qualifiers are determined during the last weekend in February.
2014 Midwest Junior National Team: view the team
Trip Information: view trip info
2014 Midwest Jr. National Team Coaching Staff
8 JANUARY 2014
This year over 20 coaches applied to volunteer their time on the Junior Nationals and NENSA U16 Trips. The Midwest Executive Committee thanks everyone for their applications and interest.
The following coaches will serve as support staff:
Junior Nationals Trip
Feb 28-March 9
Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT
Ried Lutter St.Paul/Loppet Nordic Racing
Bill Pierce Hayward/CXC
Bony Kask Duluth East HS
Chris Harvey Burnsville/Loppet Nordic Racing
Igor Badamshin Wausau/ CXC
Julia Curry Nordicwerks
Jeremy Hecker Endurance United/Sisu
Deno Johnson Forest Lake/Nordicwerks
Dave Kask Duluth East HS
Nicole Lipinski Burnsville/Loppet Nordic Racing
2013 Midwest Junior National Team
1 MARCH 2013
The 2013 Midwest Junior National Ski Team has been named, - view the team
2013 Midwest Junior National Team Announced
28 JANUARY 2013
The 2013 Midwest Junior National Ski Team has been named after the completion of the last JN qualifying event at Theodore Wirth Park on January 27, 2013.
Additional athlete spots will be named once the Central NCAA (CCSA) junior qualifiers are determined during the last weekend in February. Alternates and potential additional qualifiers will also be named or notified of their position.
2013 Midwest Junior National Team: view the team
Team Announcement and Legal Forms
24 JANUARY 2013
The 2013 Midwest Junior National Ski Team will be named after the completion of the last JN qualifying event at Theodore Wirth Park on January 27, 2013. The team will be named in the upstairs of the Theodore Wirth Lodge approximately 1 hour after the results are official.
The Midwest Head Coach will name 42 athletes plus prequalified athletes on January 27th. Additional athlete spots will be named once the Central NCAA (CCSA) junior qualifiers are determined during the last weekend in February. Alternates and potential additional qualifiers will also be named or notified of their position.
The cost of this trip must be paid at the time of naming of the team.
- Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Form
- Athlete Emergency Information
- Athlete Participation Form yes
- Behavior Contract
- Midwest Junior National Team Announcement
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Midwest Jr. National Team Coaching Staff
5 DECEMBER 2012
Midwest Junior National Team coaching staff has been selected. Congratulations to selected coaches!
Head Coach - Reid Lutter
Trip Leader - Bill Pierce
Head Kick Coach - Igor Badamshin
Head Glide Coach - James Kyes
Brian Abery - Dist. 196 HS
Chris Harvey - Loppet Nordic racing/Burnsvile HS
Deno Johnson - Forest Lake/Nordicwerks
Bonnie Kask - Duluth XC/Duluth East HS
Jason Kask - SISU
Andrew Poffenberger - Lakeville HS/ULLR
26 JULY 2012
The Midwest Junior National team is happy to announce the selection of their head wax coaches for the Midwest JN team trip to Fairbanks, Alaska in March 2013.
Igor Badamshin - CXC Ski/Wausau has been selected as the kick head coach.
James Kyes - Lake Superior Ski Club has been selected as the glide head coach.
Applications for the remaining six coaching positions will be filled in the fall. Coaches on the Midwest Junior National trip volunteer their time to coach the best in the Midwest in the end of season Junior National Championships competition. Any USSA and CXC licensed coach is invited to apply for the trip.
Midwest Head Coach
Midwest Trip Leader