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|  August 2014  |

Susan lining up to shoot prone in Saturday's sprint competition.

GRP Biathletes Compete at USBA Rollerski Trials

This past weekend marked the first weekend of US Biathlon rollerski trials in Jericho, VT. The two races, a sprint and a mass start competition, were the first of a four race series which will continue with a second weekend of racing in late October. USBA will use these races to select athletes to their pre-season camp in Sweden in November, and from there they will select IBU and World Cup teams. The field was extremely competitive for the trials races with the best US and Canadian biathletes in attendance. August is early to be racing for a winter start spot, but the biathletes had to be prepared to race fast now in order to be considered for start spots later this season.

Saturday morning’s sprint competition was a successful day for the GRP biathlon squad. Susan Dunklee took the victory handily over Canadian ... go arrow

GRP Biathletes Compete at USBA Rollerski Trials

This past weekend marked the first weekend of US Biathlon rollerski trials in Jericho, VT. The two races, a sprint and a mass start competition, were the first of a four race series which will ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 12

Local Olympian Marc Gilbertson takes the 'w' in our penultimate race on the COC trails. Next week, August 26, we'll race Course B (also at the COC) one final time.

Join us afterward for a brief award ceremony, followed by free gourmet dinner in the COC dining hall for race participants! Oh, and Lost Nation Brewing has provided some beer for the occasion as well. Whether you've raced every week or not yet this summer, come join us.  

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 12 Results (Course A)

 

Week 11 Results (HP)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 12

Local Olympian Marc Gilbertson takes the 'w' in our penultimate race on the COC trails. Next week, August 26, we'll race Course B (also at the COC) one final time.Join us afterward for a brief award ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 11

Thanks to Hosmer Point for hosting one final time this summer. Kudos for really stepping up their trail-work game! 

Mark your calendars now for our final week, Tuesday August 26. After the race, we'll have a short award and prize ceremony, followed by free dinner for all race participants and free beer from Lost Nation Brewing! 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 11 Results (HP)

 

Week 10 Results (Course B)

Week 9 Results (Course A)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 11

Thanks to Hosmer Point for hosting one final time this summer. Kudos for really stepping up their trail-work game! Mark your calendars now for our final week, Tuesday August 26. After the race ... go arrow

The winning senior women's quad of Elizabeth Sonshine, Jamie Chapman, Rebecca and Elizabeth Donald

Racing wraps at Canadian Henley

And there we have it, after six days of intense racing the Green Racing Project leaves the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta with gold medals in four events: the Senior Women's eight, four, quad and Senior Men's Lightweight pair. While historically known for tailwinds and fast conditions, this week's event had some strong head winds that made for tough racing. The group rose to the challenge though, with some athletes racing over 10 times down the 2k course in nearly every boat class offered, from the single to the eight.

Sunday's racing kicked off with Keziah Beall and Emily Driessigacker taking second in the championship pair to London Olympians Sarah Hendershot and Taylor Ritzel racing for the New York Athletic Club. Craftsbury would strike gold next in the senior women's quad, defending last year's title by four ... go arrow

Racing wraps at Canadian Henley

And there we have it, after six days of intense racing the Green Racing Project leaves the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta with gold medals in four events: the Senior Women's eight, four, quad and ... go arrow

Saturday Finals at Royal Canadian Henley

The racing keeps on heating up in St. Catherine's, starting with the "dash" races of 500m at 8 AM and going strong until the last final at 6:22 PM. Craftsbury had four women qualify for the afternoon dash finals in the women's single dash, and Sarah Keller won her heat in the lightweight women's single dash to advance as well. Last year's winners in the women's senior quad were back in action, winning their heat on the way to defend their title on Sunday.

The champ singles brought close races, with Hugh McAdam and Erik Frid advancing to Sunday's final along with Maggie Fellows, who won her heat in the women's champ single. Amy Ludovici will also be racing in the final on Sunday for the U23 Women's single after getting second in her heat.

Craftsbury's first Henley Gold of the day came in the women's senior ... go arrow

Saturday Finals at Royal Canadian Henley

The racing keeps on heating up in St. Catherine's, starting with the "dash" races of 500m at 8 AM and going strong until the last final at 6:22 PM. Craftsbury had four women qualify for the ... go arrow

Finals keep on rolling at Canadian Henley

Friday's racing brought more finals and the heats for the weekend's racing at the Canadian Henley regatta. While the forecasted conditions have been nearly identical every day this week, the actual weather for racing has been quite different. Afternoon racing had challenging wakes and rolling water from a headwind that lengthened the races and rewarded rowing efficiently as well as hard.

Amy Ludovici and Brett Simpson were the first to race in the U23 women's single heats, with Amy winning her heat and Brett barely missing out on qualifying for the semifinal. Announcers around the course have begun to notice how many races the Craftsbury group are in, especially Amy who "seems to be always on the course!" 

The next event was the semifinal of the senior women's quad, where there were two to advance to ... go arrow

Finals keep on rolling at Canadian Henley

Friday's racing brought more finals and the heats for the weekend's racing at the Canadian Henley regatta. While the forecasted conditions have been nearly identical every day this week, the actual ... go arrow

Men's Elite winner Greg Jancaitis shows how to do it in the new berm-y sections.

EFTA results and Pic Pool

Missed out on the weekend, or just want to relive the fun of the first Craftsbury EFTA race? Check out our 400+ pictures, and review the results over at BART Timing. And the fine folks at Dirtwire.tv offer up a heaping of video coverage as well.

Thanks to all for joining us - stay tuned for more bike stuff in the future!

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EFTA results and Pic Pool

Missed out on the weekend, or just want to relive the fun of the first Craftsbury EFTA race? Check out our 400+ pictures, and review the results over at BART Timing. And the fine folks at ... go arrow

Thanks to JL racing for outfitting our Henley gold Senior Women's Eight and the rest of the GRP!

First day of finals and first medals for GRP at Canadian

Thursday was a packed day of racing at St. Catherines, Ontario for the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The first day of finals lined up with heats and semifinals for other events, meaning that the Craftsbury athletes would race from 2-4 times, switching from singles to team boats and racing both sweep and sculling along the way.

The women's straight fours kicked off the racing, with Maggie Fellows, Amy Ludovici, Rebecca Donald and Brett Simpson taking second in their heat to advance to Saturday's final; while Keziah Beall, Emily Driessigacker, Jamie Chapman and Elizabeth Sonshine won their heat to join the other GRP boat in the final.

The lightweight pair of Phil Grisdela and Phil Henson was back in action next, winning their heat to advance to Saturday's final. Craftsbury is racing a full contingent of women's ... go arrow

First day of finals and first medals for GRP at Canadian

Thursday was a packed day of racing at St. Catherines, Ontario for the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The first day of finals lined up with heats and semifinals for other events, meaning that the ... go arrow

Day Two in St. Catherines for GRP/SBTC at Canadian Henley

After the storms of yesterday's racing, Wednesday opened up with plenty of sunshine and good racing all around in Canada for the Craftsbury contingent. The first event on the agenda for the team was the men's lightweight single, with Phil Grisdela qualifying for tomorrow's semifinal and Phil Henson just outside of qualification in fourth place. Sarah Keller was next to the line in the women's lightweight single, taking the third qualifying spot to tomorrow's semifinal as well.

With so much racing it can be hard to keep track of who is doing what event, or even if the lineup is the same, in what boat? Brett Simpson and Amy Ludovici raced both the women's U23 double and pair today, cruising to a comfortable qualification for tomorrow's semifinal in the double and missing out by one place to make the U23 pair ... go arrow

Day Two in St. Catherines for GRP/SBTC at Canadian Henley

After the storms of yesterday's racing, Wednesday opened up with plenty of sunshine and good racing all around in Canada for the Craftsbury contingent. The first event on the agenda for the team was ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 10

A record number of cyclists contested this week's 5k, right on the heels of Sunday's EFTA Epic Summer mountain bike race on the same trails. Thanks for coming out, and see you down at HP next time for Week 11. 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 10 Results (Course B)

 

Week 9 Results (Course A)

Week 8 Results (HP)

Week 7 Results (Course B)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 10

A record number of cyclists contested this week's 5k, right on the heels of Sunday's EFTA Epic Summer mountain bike race on the same trails. Thanks for coming out, and see you down at HP next time ... go arrow

First Day of Racing at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for

The first day of the 132nd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is on the books here in St. Catherines, and the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center athletes from Craftsbury aced it, sending all crews who raced today on to either semifinals or straight to finals. This regatta is enormous, running from Tuesday to Sunday with 2,178 entries from 137 different clubs ranging from junior singles to the championship eight. 

Today saw three of the GRP women racing in the senior women's single, with the top three in the heat to advance to tomorrow's semifinals. All three girls will race tomorrow, with Maggie Fellows winning her heat and Jamie Chapman and Elizabeth Sonshine advancing in second place. 

Next up was the lightweight double, where the pair of Phil Henson and Phil Grisdela have swapped one oar ... go arrow

First Day of Racing at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta for

The first day of the 132nd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is on the books here in St. Catherines, and the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center athletes from Craftsbury aced it, sending ... go arrow

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John Lazenby Photo

Craftsbury SuperTour Twitter

Lots of summer left, but we've already begun planning for this winter's Craftsbury SuperTours - follow our SuperTour twitter feed as another way to stay up to date on the schedule and events.

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Craftsbury SuperTour Twitter

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 9

Cooler, dryer weather made for a gorgeous Week 9 evening! Thanks to everyone who came out. Week 10 will be on Course B at the COC. 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 9 Results (Course A)

 

Week 8 Results (HP)

Week 7 Results (Course B)

Week 6 Results (Course A)

Week 5 Results (HP)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 9

Cooler, dryer weather made for a gorgeous Week 9 evening! Thanks to everyone who came out. Week 10 will be on Course B at the COC.  2014 Series Results: Week 9 Results (Course ... go arrow

Mountain Bike Lodging Deal

You want to come up to race bikes this weekend, but no place to stay? No worries; we've got you covered w/a racer lodging deal:  $75/head per night gets you three meals, and double occupancy lodging in our dorm-style accommodations. Wouldn't delicious all you can eat breakfast on our veranda be a great way to thank your significant other for coming along?

Flying solo? $90 per night gets you the same three meals in our VT Fresh Dining Hall plus trailside lodging. Roll out of bed, grab a bite of breakfast, and go shlarp all the gnar. Give the office a call - 802-586-7767 and reserve today.

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Mountain Bike Lodging Deal

You want to come up to race bikes this weekend, but no place to stay? No worries; we've got you covered w/a racer lodging deal:  $75/head per night gets you three meals, and double occupancy ... go arrow

EFTA Race Taco Truck

A little over a week away from the EFTA mountain bike race here at the Center, and we're excited to announce that Meghan's, A Locally-Sourced Taco Joint, will be bringing their wares to sate your post-race cravings, sold from her own locally sourced food truck! Meghan Stotko is a cook in our dining hall, so even if you haven't enjoyed her food truck, you've benefitted from her skills.

Tacos are made to order, from fresh, local ingredients:  chipotle-lime chicken, black beans, salsa, cheddar, slaw, gluten-free tortillas; choice of condiments: garlic scape chimmichurri, pickled onions, and hot sauces.

Meat options: $4/taco
Vegetarian: $3/taco
Everything: $5/taco

Register today for the race, then reward yourself with delicious tacos!

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EFTA Race Taco Truck

A little over a week away from the EFTA mountain bike race here at the Center, and we're excited to announce that Meghan's, A Locally-Sourced Taco Joint, will be bringing their wares to sate your ... go arrow

U23 Double Wraps Up at World Championships

Racing finished today at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy. The men's double of Erik Frid and Walter Banfield, coached by Steve Dani finished second in the C final for 14th place out of 20 total crews entered in the event. The duo put together one of their strongest races in the final, running from fourth place at the 500m mark of the race to holding first place with 500m to go. Unfortunately the crew could not sustain the strong sprint of the Latvians and would take home second place. Overall the US would earn five medals at the championships, including a gold in the women's eight, four and the men's lightweight single, silver in the women's pair and bronze in the men's eight. Full results for the world championships can be found go arrow

U23 Double Wraps Up at World Championships

Racing finished today at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy. The men's double of Erik Frid and Walter Banfield, coached by Steve Dani finished second in the C final for 14th place out of ... go arrow

Erik Frid and Walter Banfield at the start in the U23 men's double (photo credit USRowing)

U23 Double to Race in Final on Saturday

Erik Frid and Walter Banfield were back in action today at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy as they raced in the repechage for a chance to compete in the A/B semifinal. The team again flew off the line near 50 strokes a minute, and found themselves in the middle of a very competitive field. By the halfway mark of the race Erik and Walter had pushed through the Czech Republic to take third, but were unable to catch the Italians for the second place spot to vie for the A/B semi tomorrow. 

There was hardly any time to dwell on that result, as the duo was back to the line a little over five hours later to race in the C/D semifinal. This combination has been learning with every race they complete as they led the semi from wire to wire, taking the fastest time of the two as they head to race the C final for ... go arrow

U23 Double to Race in Final on Saturday

Erik Frid and Walter Banfield were back in action today at the U23 World Championships in Varese, Italy as they raced in the repechage for a chance to compete in the A/B semifinal. The team again ... go arrow

Erik and Walter after their heat in Varese

U23 Double Makes International Debut in Italy

The SBTC and US U23 double of Erik Frid and Walter Banfield began their campaign at the 2014 Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy in the heats today. The duo drew Spain, Russia, Latvia and South Africa, with the top two directly advancing to Saturday's A/B semifinal while the bottom three will race tomorrow in the repechage. Erik and Walter blasted off the line at 49 strokes a minute, settling into third place by the first 500m which they defended all the way to the line. Spain won in a time of 6:31, followed by Russia and the US in 6:37. 

Erik and Walter race in the rep at 10:33 AM local time tomorrow, so 4:33 AM here in Craftsbury. They will be racing in a six-boat field with the top two advancing to Saturday's A/B semifinal and the bottom four to a C/D semifinal Friday afternoon. Good luck to the both ... go arrow

U23 Double Makes International Debut in Italy

The SBTC and US U23 double of Erik Frid and Walter Banfield began their campaign at the 2014 Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy in the heats today. The duo drew Spain, Russia, Latvia and ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 8

Another successful jaunt down the road to HP -- our second of three visits. Join us next time for Week 9, back at the COC. 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 8 Results (HP)

 

Week 7 Results (Course B)

Week 6 Results (Course A)

Week 5 Results (HP)*

Week 4 Results (Course B)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 8

Another successful jaunt down the road to HP -- our second of three visits. Join us next time for Week 9, back at the COC.  2014 Series Results: Week 8 Results (HP) Week 7 ... go arrow

Black River Beatdown 15k Results

Congrats to all survivors of this year's Beatdown! We had 5 bikers and 31 runners make their way bravely around the 15k course on this cool July morning, with our overall titles going to Zach Russo, Avery Ellis (runners), Matt Moody, and Meredith Young (bikers). Each of those lucky winners received a $50 gift certificate to use at our summer event sponsor, Lost Nation Brewing of Morrisville.  

The junior hardware went to Avery Ellis and Ben Gillott (runners), and Finn Sweet (biker). 

Remember -- if you liked the Black River Beatdown, come out each Tuesday night for a 5k race on the same trails! 

 

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Black River Beatdown 15k Results

Congrats to all survivors of this year's Beatdown! We had 5 bikers and 31 runners make their way bravely around the 15k course on this cool July morning, with our overall titles going to Zach Russo ... go arrow

Black River Beatdown: 15k of Fun

Have you ever said to yourself, “Hm, those Tuesday Night 5Ks are fun, but I really want a challenge?” Then this Saturday’s Black River Beatdown is the race for you. Some race updates:

Weather looks to be fabulous – cool and dry overnight. The Black River has receded from its springtime highs, so both crossings are high and dry. And with an 8am start, you’ll be done before the bugs even wake up.

This year’s course runs in the ‘opposite’ direction relative to years past. Bikers will do two 7.8K laps on the COC’s core trails for a total of about 15.6K, combining ski trails and singletrack. Runners will first head out to do Ruthie’s Run in the clockwise direction, and ... go arrow

Black River Beatdown: 15k of Fun

Have you ever said to yourself, “Hm, those Tuesday Night 5Ks are fun, but I really want a challenge?” Then this Saturday’s Black River Beatdown is the race for you. Some race ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results & Standings - Week 7

Hard to believe that the 2014 Series is already half-way finished! Congratulations to our current series leaders, Zach Russo (Men's Run), Ida Sargent (Women's Run) and Matt Moody (Men's Bike). For more information on current standings, click the following links:

 

Ranking by # of Races 

Series Leaders

Age Group Leaders

 

 

2014 Series Results:

 

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Tues Night 5k Results & Standings - Week 7

Hard to believe that the 2014 Series is already half-way finished! Congratulations to our current series leaders, Zach Russo (Men's Run), Ida Sargent (Women's Run) and Matt Moody (Men's Bike). For ... go arrow

Pete, Steve, John and Ben proudly representing the US with their bronze medals in the men's quad

Bronze Medal for USA and GRP at World Cup III in Lucerne

The GRP made history this weekend, with the men’s heavyweight quad taking home bronze medals from the third World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves put together a complete regatta, learning from each race before executing their plan when it counted in the final. The crew knew from their performance at the Henley Royal Regatta the week earlier that they could run with the best in the world, but Lucerne provided a real opportunity to test that speed. 

 

Racing began on Friday in the heats, with the top three to advance directly to the A/B semis on Saturday. The GRP quad showed their speed off the line, taking second behind Estonia and ahead of Poland, posting one of the top five fastest times of the day. In the semis on Saturday the quad went back ... go arrow

Bronze Medal for USA and GRP at World Cup III in Lucerne

The GRP made history this weekend, with the men’s heavyweight quad taking home bronze medals from the third World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter ... go arrow

2014 Craftsbury SuperTour racing. Photo John Lazenby

SuperTours, Eastern Cups, Masters and more!

We're excited to welcome the North American Ski world to Craftsbury this January and February. We're honored to host 7 events in 11 days on our trails, with racing from Juniors to aspiring World Cup Athletes to Masters.

The events:
Jan 29 – US Masters National Championship: 10km Freestyle
Jan 30 – USSA Supertour 20k / 30k Classic Mass Start
Jan 31 – US Masters National Championship / Craftsbury Marathon – 25km/50km
Feb 1 – USSA Supertour - Classic Sprint
Feb 6 – Dartmouth Carnival / USSA SuperTour – Freestyle Sprint
Feb 7 – NENSA Eastern Cup / Dartmouth Carnival / USSA Supertour – 10k/10k Freestyle Interval Start
Feb 8 – NENSA Eastern Cup / USSA SuperTour – 5k / 10k / 15km Classic Mass Start

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SuperTours, Eastern Cups, Masters and more!

We're excited to welcome the North American Ski world to Craftsbury this January and February. We're honored to host 7 events in 11 days on our trails, with racing from Juniors to aspiring World Cup ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 6

2014 Series Results:

 

Week 6 Results (Course A)

 

Week 5 Results (HP)*

Week 4 Results (Course B)

Week 3 Results (Course A)

Week 2 Results (Course B)

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 6

2014 Series Results: Week 6 Results (Course A) Week 5 Results (HP)*Week 4 Results (Course B)Week 3 Results (Course A)Week 2 Results (Course B)Week 1 ... go arrow

New Torqueedo Electric Outboard at Craftsbury

New Electric Launches at COC

Who says it ain’t easy being green? The sculling camp at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center has made a big step towards being more environmentally friendly with a relatively simple change to their fleet of coaching launches. This spring, Craftsbury replaced two gasoline-powered outboard motors with electric outboard motors manufactured by Torqueedo. Not only do these new electric engines provide a multitude of benefits to rowers, coaches and the environment, but they are also proving to be more cost-effective to operate than the old gasoline engines.

One enormous benefit of the electric-powered launch is the drastic reduction in noise produced while in operation. Throughout the summer months, rowers of varying experience travel to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to receive expert coaching from the staff at their ... go arrow

New Electric Launches at COC

Who says it ain’t easy being green? The sculling camp at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center has made a big step towards being more environmentally friendly with a relatively simple change to their ... go arrow

GRP and Team USA Quad with Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves

GRP Quad Makes International Debut at Henley Royal Regatta

The newly-named US heavyweight men’s quad from Craftsbury made its international debut this weekend at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. With the third World Cup in Lucerne set to start this Friday the 11th, the GRP quad wanted a chance to test their speed overseas. Henley is a storied tradition in the rowing world, having been contested every year since 1839 with the exception of during the two World Wars. The course itself is unique, with side by side racing over 2,112 meters watched by crowds of progressively more formally dressed spectators over enclosures built especially for the event. Racing begins for some boat classes on Wednesday after “The Draw,” setting up the single elimination bracket of head to head races has been established.

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GRP Quad Makes International Debut at Henley Royal Regatta

The newly-named US heavyweight men’s quad from Craftsbury made its international debut this weekend at the Henley Royal Regatta in England. With the third World Cup in Lucerne set to start ... go arrow

Fireworks over Craftsbury village during last night's block party - a wicked good time!

July Fourth Holiday Hours

Just a quick note:

  • Office will be closing early Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 - both nights will end at 7pm
  • Free BBQ tomorrow night! Food at 6:00pm, music starting at 7:00pm

Happy Fourth!

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July Fourth Holiday Hours

Just a quick note:Office will be closing early Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 - both nights will end at 7pmFree BBQ tomorrow night! Food at 6:00pm, music starting at 7:00pmHappy Fourth! go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results (Unofficial) - Week 5

Week 5 Results (HP)

We had a few technical difficulties producing Week 5 results, so please let us know (gordon.vermeer@gmail.com) of any errors or corrections. We apologize in advance for any problems! 

 

Week 4 Results (Course B)

Week 3 Results (Course A)

Week 2 Results (Course B)

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Tues Night 5k Results (Unofficial) - Week 5

Week 5 Results (HP)We had a few technical difficulties producing Week 5 results, so please let us know (gordon.vermeer@gmail.com) of any errors or corrections. We apologize in advance for any ... go arrow

Josh prepping the double at the course in Amsterdam (photo credit Austin Meyer)

GRP Strikes Gold at Holland Beker in Amsterdam

Fresh off their qualification for the World Championships later this year, Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer travelled with the rest of Team USA from the second World Cup in France to the Holland Beker Regatta in Amsterdam. This regatta brings together international competition without a world championship berth on the line, and was also an excellent opportunity to get race experience on the course where the world championships will be held in August.

Josh and Austin raced on Sunday in the men’s open double, where they won their heat by leading from wire to wire to advance to the afternoon’s final. Their road to the top in the final was not quite as clear-cut, with the duo third off the line to some of the more powerful heavyweight combinations. However, both were able to use their fitness through the body ... go arrow

GRP Strikes Gold at Holland Beker in Amsterdam

Fresh off their qualification for the World Championships later this year, Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer travelled with the rest of Team USA from the second World Cup in France to the Holland ... go arrow

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Hair of the Dog still jazzed after an evening practice session.

Fourth of July Picnic at Craftsbury

Craftsbury neighbors, members, guests and program participants are welcome to join us in a celebration Saturday, July 5 starting at 6:00pm with a BBQ, and continuing into the evening at 7:00pm with music from Hair of the Dog (featuring Craftsbury staffers Matt Renaud and Troy Howell). The event will be held at the new activity center on the upper soccer field - check out the progress that's being made at the new building - and is FREE! Hope to see you there!

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Fourth of July Picnic at Craftsbury

Craftsbury neighbors, members, guests and program participants are welcome to join us in a celebration Saturday, July 5 starting at 6:00pm with a BBQ, and continuing into the evening at 7:00pm ... go arrow

EFTA Mountain Bike Race at Craftsbury

We're excited to be hosting the 4th annual VT Ski and Snowboard Museum (VTSSM) Summer Epic. The Summer Epic is a mountain bike race fundraiser for the VTSSM, a gem of a museum celebrating winter and its sports - a topic near and dear to Craftsbury.

The first race goes out at 10:00am, August 3rd. Racers will be competing over ~5miles of trails, consisting of nordic ski trails, double track and about old school singletrack. Yes, that includes the wave. Riders complete 2, 3 or 4 laps depending upon category entered. (We're still pushing for a killer 5 lap option...)

Register online via Bikereg, and rest assured that all proceeds from the event go to help the Vermont Ski and Snowboard ... go arrow

EFTA Mountain Bike Race at Craftsbury

We're excited to be hosting the 4th annual VT Ski and Snowboard Museum (VTSSM) Summer Epic. The Summer Epic is a mountain bike race fundraiser for the VTSSM, a gem of a museum celebrating winter and ... go arrow

Keziah Beall and Jamie Chapman, National Champions in the women's 2x (photo credit USRowing)

GRPRow at Nationals

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project came home this weekend from a busy and successful week of racing in Princeton, New Jersey. The group has five new members of the senior national team, a double on the U23 team as well as five national champions and four more medals at the USRowing National Championships. After the Senior/U23 national team trials ended on Wednesday morning it was a quick turnaround to begin the time trials for the USRowing National Championships. Without the pressure of selecting boats for the national team, the GRP was able to enter a slew of different events, with some athletes racing up to seven times in 48 hours!

While looming thunderstorms cancelled the men’s lightweight single and heavyweight double time trial Wednesday evening, four of the Craftsbury women’s singles and all of the ... go arrow

GRPRow at Nationals

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project came home this weekend from a busy and successful week of racing in Princeton, New Jersey. The group has five new members of the senior national team, a double on ... go arrow

4 Boats to Worlds! U23/Sr World Trials Results

Racing has wrapped up for the U23 and Senior World Championships Trials in Princeton New Jersey, and three Craftsbury boats have earned their spot for the World Championships this year, joining Josh Konieczny and Austin Meyer in the men’s lightweight double.

The GRP was first to the line in the men’s heavyweight quad, the only Olympic-class event to be contested at these senior team trials. The lineup of Ben Dann, John Graves, Steve Whelpley and Peter Graves has decades of rowing experience between them, as well as numerous international and even Olympic performances. John and Ben raced last year as the men’s heavyweight double for the US along with Steve Whelpley in the men’s heavyweight single. Peter Graves has had several international appearances in the men’s double as well as ... go arrow

4 Boats to Worlds! U23/Sr World Trials Results

Racing has wrapped up for the U23 and Senior World Championships Trials in Princeton New Jersey, and three Craftsbury boats have earned their spot for the World Championships this year, joining Josh ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 4

Week 4 Results (Course B)

 

Week 3 Results (Course A)

Week 2 Results (Course B)

Week 1 Results (Course A)

 

Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! For week 5 we'll be down the road at Hosmer Point (about 1 mile north on Lost Nation Road). Don't worry about pre-registering online this time -- just come check in when you arrive next week. 

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 4

Week 4 Results (Course B) Week 3 Results (Course A)Week 2 Results (Course B)Week 1 Results (Course A) Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or ... go arrow

USRowing Photo.

GRP/CBC LM2x: 4th at World Cup II

While the GRP preps to race on the home front this week, the second World Cup in Aiguebelette, France was decided this weekend. Green team member Josh Konieczny was racing in the men’s lightweight double after winning the event at the second National Selection Regatta in May with Austin Meyer of Cambridge Boat Club. The duo was competing in France to try and qualify for the World Championships in Amsterdam with a sixth-place or better finish in a tough field of 30 lightweight doubles. Josh and Austin accomplished that mission on Saturday, finishing in the top three of their semi to earn a berth in the A final.

However, with their ticket for Amsterdam settled the combination was still not done, finishing fourth in Sunday’s A final for one of the best US results ever in the event. There are two events for ... go arrow

GRP/CBC LM2x: 4th at World Cup II

While the GRP preps to race on the home front this week, the second World Cup in Aiguebelette, France was decided this weekend. Green team member Josh Konieczny was racing in the men’s ... go arrow

Craftsbury's Susan Dunklee and fellow Olympian Ida Sargent will be participating in Craftsbury's 2014 Olympic day celebration.

Olympic Day 2014

June 27, from 12:30-4:00pm Craftsbury is proud to host a local edition of Olympic Day, a world-wide celebration of the Olympic movement and its ideals as well as a promotion of healthy living.  This free event will be celebrated in over 160 countries this year- including right here at the center!

The event will feature local Olympians Ida Sargent and Susan Dunklee sharing stories from Sochi, as well as summer Olympic hopefuls for Rio 2016.  The day will begin with an opening ceremony and torch lighting, much like the Olympics you have seen on TV.  Participating kids will then have the chance to rotate through a variety of sports challenges, such as canoeing and track and field, and learn about Olympic ideals along the way.  Absolutely no experience necessary, just come have fun!  The day ... go arrow

Olympic Day 2014

June 27, from 12:30-4:00pm Craftsbury is proud to host a local edition of Olympic Day, a world-wide celebration of the Olympic movement and its ideals as well as a promotion of healthy living.  ... go arrow

Josh on site in France, prepping for the World Cup - USRowing Photo.

GRP at World Cup, Trials and Nationals

As summer kicks into full swing, so do the GRP rowers who are racing around the world this weekend and next week. Parts of the squad have travelled away from the center to pursue the world championships in their own strongest boat classes, but nearly all of the group will meet up in New Jersey next week for the Senior and U23 World Championship trials as well as the USRowing National Championships.

First on the agenda though is the second World Cup in Aiguebelette, France. Green Team member Josh Konieczny will be representing the US along with Austin Meyer in the men’s lightweight double sculls at the second World Cup, aiming to place in the top six of 30 entries to punch their ticket for the Senior World Championships in Amsterdam later this year. Josh and Austin got to the course earlier this week and ... go arrow

GRP at World Cup, Trials and Nationals

As summer kicks into full swing, so do the GRP rowers who are racing around the world this weekend and next week. Parts of the squad have travelled away from the center to pursue the world ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 3

Week 3 Results

Week 2 Results

Week 1 Results

Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! We'll be back on the same COC 5k loop as Week 2. Don't worry about pre-registering online this time -- just come check in when you arrive next week. 

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 3

Week 3 ResultsWeek 2 ResultsWeek 1 ResultsEmail gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! We'll be back on the same COC 5k loop as Week 2. Don't worry about ... go arrow

Feldenkrais comes to Craftsbury

Beginning Thursday, June 19th from 8:30-9:30a, Feldenkrais instruction comes to Craftsbury weekly. Kimberly Howell, who is completing her 2nd year of the 4 year Baltimore Feldenkrais Training Program is now offering “student” taught Awareness Through Movement classes as preparation for her certification.

The Feldenkrais Method is an approach to human movement, learning and change originally developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone – young or old, physically challenged or physically fit. It benefits those with chronic or acute pain and conditions of the central nervous system. It help can help athletes, musicians, actors and artists enhance and extend their passions and professions.

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Feldenkrais comes to Craftsbury

Beginning Thursday, June 19th from 8:30-9:30a, Feldenkrais instruction comes to Craftsbury weekly. Kimberly Howell, who is completing her 2nd year of the 4 year Baltimore Feldenkrais Training ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 2

Week 2 Results

Week 1 Results

 

Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! We'll be back on the same 5k loop as Week 1. You can register remotely for Week 3 (June 16th) using this form -- but please still check in at registration. 

 

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 2

Week 2 ResultsWeek 1 Results Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! We'll be back on the same 5k loop as Week 1. You can register remotely for Week 3 ... go arrow

SBTC arriving on campus

Summer is fast approaching, and that means its time for sculling camps and the new crop of Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) rowers is on their way. The SBTC will consist of six athletes, four women and two men who are looking to develop their skills at sculling and compete for the US at the Under-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy at the end of July.

Erik Frid joins the SBTC from Ithaca College, where he was named to the ECAC all-academic team his senior year and placed 4th in the varsity eight at the ECAC championships.

Walter Banfield is a freshman from Dartmouth who represented the US at the 2013 Junior World Championships, placing 10th in the junior men’s single.

Amy Ludovici has raced for Syracuse for the past two years in the varsity eight and comes to Craftsbury at the ... go arrow

SBTC arriving on campus

Summer is fast approaching, and that means its time for sculling camps and the new crop of Small Boat Training Center (SBTC) rowers is on their way. The SBTC will consist of six athletes, four women ... go arrow

Lost Nation Brewing to Sponsor Summer/Fall Event Series

Craftsbury is excited to announce that Lost Nation Brewing of nearby Morrisville, VT has come on board as a sponsor of our 2014 Summer Event Series! Keep an eye out for LNB gift certificates as prizes for our summer and autumn races (think Tuesday Night 5ks, Black River Beatdown, and Oktoberfest) and LNB refreshments ... go arrow

Lost Nation Brewing to Sponsor Summer/Fall Event Series

Craftsbury is excited to announce that Lost Nation Brewing of nearby Morrisville, VT has come on board as a sponsor of our 2014 Summer Event Series! Keep an eye out for LNB gift ... go arrow

Tues Night 5k Results - Week 1

Week 1 Results

 

Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! You can register remotely for Week 2 (June 10th) using this form -- especially convenient if you're a returning racer. 

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Tues Night 5k Results - Week 1

Week 1 Results Email gordon.vermeer@gmail.com with any comments or questions. See you next week! You can register remotely for Week 2 (June 10th) using this form -- especially convenient if ... go arrow

GRPer Liz Guiney chases teammate Caitlin Patterson during the BRB 15k - more great COC trail racing!

Kickoff of Tuesday Night 5k Trail Race Series

Our weekly 5k Trail Series gets underway this Tuesday, June 3rd! After a muddy spring, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails are cleared and primed for summer activity. 

From now until August 26, races are every Tuesday evening starting at 6pm sharp, with DOR registration opening at 5:15pm at the Touring Center. New this year, you can register remotely each week. For this week, just fill out this form. Entry is $5 for each race or $30 for the entire series - annual members and houseguests run free!

All of the courses this summer will feature a mixture of singletrack and ski trails. Week 1's course showcases some of our smoothest singletrack, some brand new wood ... go arrow

Kickoff of Tuesday Night 5k Trail Race Series

Our weekly 5k Trail Series gets underway this Tuesday, June 3rd! After a muddy spring, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails are cleared and primed for summer activity. From now until August 26 ... go arrow

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Trails are open! Come practice for the Black River Beatdown, coming this July 19 - check the link at the bottom of this story for info.

Trails OPEN!

Trails at the Center are now dry and open for riding, walking, and running starting Memorial Day Weekend. Please do not go on the closed trails which are marked with flagging - not all ski trails are summer accessible.

The single track mountain bike trails are open as well as select ski trails (albeit w/some sloppy sections), but are not yet completely marked, so should only be used by riders familiar with the area. Marking and mapping is happening now and should results in a more clearly marked system by some time in the next several weeks.

The disc golf course is open too and starts 100ft south of the TC, follows Round a Bit, and Lemons Haunt and finishes at Coaches Corner.  Each of nine holes (baskets) has a blue (long) and red (short) tee. Discs and maps are available for sale or day use at ... go arrow

Trails OPEN!

Trails at the Center are now dry and open for riding, walking, and running starting Memorial Day Weekend. Please do not go on the closed trails which are marked with flagging - not all ski trails ... go arrow

No lazy days of summer for motivated skiers! Amy Wilton photo

Saturday: Masters' Dryland Clinic

Kick off your dryland season with a technique refresher and planning discussion with Pepa this Saturday, May 31st at 3:00pm. Members sign up for dryland via Skireg (or pay on a per seminar basis via the front office), then join everyone's favorite Eastern Bloc ski guru this Saturday as she leads us thru ski-walking and bounding, some strength, and discusses how to lay out the summer and structure your training to be flying come fall and winter. Questions? Drop a line to coach M herself via skiing@craftsbury.com.

Send May out in style with ski-walking this Saturday!

 

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Saturday: Masters' Dryland Clinic

Kick off your dryland season with a technique refresher and planning discussion with Pepa this Saturday, May 31st at 3:00pm. Members sign up for dryland via Skireg (or pay on a per seminar basis via ... go arrow

NSRII - 2 More GRP boats selected for World Cups

The GRP traveled back to New Jersey this past weekend to compete at the second of two National Selection Regattas to pick World Cup team for the US this summer. Craftsbury brought a full flight of men’s and women’s heavyweight and lightweight doubles, as well as an entry in the men’s open pair.

Ben Dann and John Graves were back in the double that they raced at the World Championships in 2013, racing teammates Stephen Welpley and Peter Graves in the men’s heavyweight double. John and Ben would win the time trial ahead of a entry from Potomac Boat Club, but both doubles would win their semifinals to set the stage for a showdown in the A final. While Steve and Peter lead the field to the 1000m mark, Peter and Ben would power through to take the win ahead of Willy Cowles and Sam Stitt from ... go arrow

NSRII - 2 More GRP boats selected for World Cups

The GRP traveled back to New Jersey this past weekend to compete at the second of two National Selection Regattas to pick World Cup team for the US this summer. Craftsbury brought a full flight of ... go arrow

photo - Amy Wilton

Hosmer Community Rowing '14 - TIME UPDATE

UPDATE:  different schedule - corrected below.

Beginning May 19, the 2014 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club (CommRow) will meet at 4:30pm, Monday thru Wednesday afternoons at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Boathouse on Big Hosmer Pond, concurrent with Craftsbury Sculling Camp's afternoon free row on those days. As in previous years, all abilities are welcome to join CommRow - though not necessarily all sessions. Intermediate and advanced scullers may attend any or all of the three weekly sessions. However, if you have rowed less than a year, the Monday session is for you; beginners will be able to scull on Tuesdays or Wednesdays by special arrangement only.

Schedule for 2014
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Hosmer Community Rowing '14 - TIME UPDATE

UPDATE:  different schedule - corrected below.Beginning May 19, the 2014 edition of the Hosmer Community Rowing Club (CommRow) will meet at 4:30pm, Monday thru Wednesday afternoons at the ... go arrow

NSRII Preview

Update:  Check out Time Trial results, and enjoy some race coverage with your coffee this morning as semis get underway.

After a brief return to the Northeast, the GRP rowers are back in action this week in New Jersey at the Second National Selection Regatta (NSR II). After a brief delay to get out and break up the ice on Great Hosmer to make way for practice, the team has been hard at work building their speed and fitness for the racing to come. While the first NSR was in mostly singles, NSR II is all about the team boats. Craftsbury is sending two men’s and four women’s heavyweight doubles, one men’s ... go arrow

NSRII Preview

Update:  Check out Time Trial results, and enjoy some race coverage with your coffee this morning as semis get underway. After a brief return to the Northeast, the GRP rowers are back in action ... go arrow

No, they're not wildflowers, but it's been nice to enjoy the flowers in front of the office like these crocus.

Early Spring Wildflower Walks

Little by little, winter is loosening its grip on the NEK. Join us on a guided wildflower walk this Saturday 10:00-12:00 as we learn more about our botanical neighbors and celebrate the nascent spring! Our guide will be Eva Dannenberg, a local botanist and specialist in rare plants. Meet at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, north parking lot, and we’ll carpool to the walk location. This will be a perfect time to catch the earliest of the spring wildflowers.

And don't miss the opportunity to watch the season unfold in our region as our friends at the Hosmer Ponds Watershed Initiative are hosting another wildflower walk, this one at the end of the month, Saturday, May 31st from 10:00-12:00. Meet at the Little Hosmer Access parking lot to carpool.

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Early Spring Wildflower Walks

Little by little, winter is loosening its grip on the NEK. Join us on a guided wildflower walk this Saturday 10:00-12:00 as we learn more about our botanical neighbors and celebrate the nascent ... go arrow

USBA's Algis Shalna will lead campers again this year at this residential camp held at Craftsbury/HP.

USBA Intro to Biathlon Camp

Know a 10 to 14 year old who is interested in biathlon? Send them to US Biathlon's 3rd year of Intro camps at Craftsbury this June 13-15! Info available at Skireg - which is where you'll find registration as well. Registration opens tonight at midnight; sign up your kids over your morning coffee tomorrow!

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USBA Intro to Biathlon Camp

Know a 10 to 14 year old who is interested in biathlon? Send them to US Biathlon's 3rd year of Intro camps at Craftsbury this June 13-15! Info available at Skireg - which is where you'll find ... go arrow

BKL daycampers during the traditional adventure race finale of camp.

BKL Daycamp Reg now open to the Public

Happy May Day! Celebrate by signing up your favorite 8-13 year old for the BKL daycamps! Today marks the first day that the general public can register for our popular BKL Daycamps, run this year July 14-18 and August 11-15. Spaces will fill quickly, so head to Skireg and sign up now!

And don't forget:  that is just one of the dryland opportunities available this summer. Find out more about programming here.

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BKL Daycamp Reg now open to the Public

Happy May Day! Celebrate by signing up your favorite 8-13 year old for the BKL daycamps! Today marks the first day that the general public can register for our popular BKL Daycamps, run this year ... go arrow

The GRP Rowers welcome new kit sponsor JLRacing who came thru in a big way in time for NSRI. Go to www.jlracing.com for info on outfitting your crew!

GRPRow opens season at NSRI

Spring racing began this past weekend for the rowing contingent of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project at the first National Selection Regatta in New Jersey. This race marks the start of the 2014 campaign for the World Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. One more year into the Olympic cycle means that the level of competition continues to rise as new talent arrives to test their speed against Olympians and national team members of previous years. Over 120 boats were entered in the regatta, each one filled with national team or Olympic hopefuls. The GRP was ready to race at Mercer after a six-week training camp at Clemson University where the group was able to enjoy miles of water and warm temperatures as well as two buoyed 2000-meter race courses. Craftsbury had a busy week of racing with four men’s ... go arrow

GRPRow opens season at NSRI

Spring racing began this past weekend for the rowing contingent of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project at the first National Selection Regatta in New Jersey. This race marks the start of the 2014 ... go arrow

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Susan Dunklee racing to a 4th place finish in Antholz, Italy back in January. Photo USBA/Nordic Focus

US Biathlon announces National Team nominations, 3 GRP

US Biathlon recently announced their National Team nominations for the 2014-2015 season, and the Craftsbury Green Racing Project is proud to announce that 3 GRP biathletes were nominated: Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Clare Egan.

Dunklee and Dreissigacker’s nominations to the National “A Team” come as no surprise; they were both National Team members last year and represented the US at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Dunklee had a fantastic season, starting with her 4th place finish in Antholz, Italy in early January, and culminating with her first World Cup podium in the final weekend of racing in Oslo, Norway. She also had multiple top ten’s in regular World Cup competition, and her 12th place finish in the mass start at the Olympics was the best result for an American ... go arrow

US Biathlon announces National Team nominations, 3 GRP

US Biathlon recently announced their National Team nominations for the 2014-2015 season, and the Craftsbury Green Racing Project is proud to announce that 3 GRP biathletes were nominated: Susan ... go arrow

GRPer Liz Guiney chases teammate Caitlin Patterson during the BRB 15k - more great COC trail racing!

2014 Tuesday Night Trail Races

Looking for a low-key way to test your growing fitness this summer? Our weekly 5k Trail Series will get underway in 2014 starting June 3rd. Races are every Tuesday evening starting at 6pm sharp, with registration opening at 5:30pm on the Upper Soccer Field by the Yoga Tent. Entry is $5 for each race or $30 for the entire series - annual members and houseguests run free!

As in years past, we will use two different five kilometer courses that we cycle through all summer long, with a couple of jaunts up the road to Hosmer Point for some fresh courses as well. Come each week and see how your times improve over the summer. In addition to your times on a week to week basis, we'll also be recording points based on finish position and field size. Your results and points will be tallied and displayed online with each ... go arrow

2014 Tuesday Night Trail Races

Looking for a low-key way to test your growing fitness this summer? Our weekly 5k Trail Series will get underway in 2014 starting June 3rd. Races are every Tuesday evening starting at 6pm sharp ... go arrow

GRP Skiing 2014-15

The Green Racing Project is happy to announce the addition of a new skier for 2014-15:  local skier, and long-time Craftsbury Nordic athlete Kaitlynn Miller will be joining the team for the coming season.

Miller grew up in Elmore, Vermont, racing for Craftsbury in high school, and was a five-time member of New England’s Junior National Team. In 2010 she won a junior national title in the OJ (now U20) classic sprint and 10K classic. She attended Bowdoin for her college career, where she raced for the Polar Bears, qualifying for NCAAs in 2013 and 2014. Kaitlynn was a biology and environmental studies major and a visual art minor. She looks forward to applying her ecological background to projects at the Center and helping coach Bill Koch and junior skiers.

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GRP Skiing 2014-15

The Green Racing Project is happy to announce the addition of a new skier for 2014-15:  local skier, and long-time Craftsbury Nordic athlete Kaitlynn Miller will be joining the team for the ... go arrow

Running (like during the 15k trail race above) is just one of the activities included in dryland.

2014 Dryland: camps and programming

So, you're winding down your skiing for the year (we're on day 152 of skiing here at Craftsbury...) and are wondering how to keep this fitness going, maybe even grow it in advance of next winter. Without a glacier, what is a New England skier to do?

How about checking out some of the dryland offerings at Craftsbury? There's an adage in skiing: "Skiers are made in the summer." In addition to our sculling and running camps (both great training options), we offer annual members dryland training during the warm months, as well as a camp for BKL kids (and a JR version to come!). Some basic information -

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2014 Dryland: camps and programming

So, you're winding down your skiing for the year (we're on day 152 of skiing here at Craftsbury...) and are wondering how to keep this fitness going, maybe even grow it in advance of next winter. ... go arrow

With results like Susan's 4th at Antholz, Craftsbury biathlon is growing! Come join the team.

Now Hiring: Biathlon Coach

Craftsbury seeks to hire a Biathlon Coach to start in the late Spring/early Summer of 2014. This would be a full-time position; the coach will also be expected to participate in other projects and activities at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center as time permits. Compensation could include most meals, and a place to live.

Coaching responsibilities would include the following athlete groups:
o    Green Racing Project: developing senior athletes
o    Juniors: both introductory and experienced (aiming for Jr National Team)
o    Youth: development programming
o    Any possible collaboration with USBA on Development Programming or supporting visiting National Team biathletes

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Now Hiring: Biathlon Coach

Craftsbury seeks to hire a Biathlon Coach to start in the late Spring/early Summer of 2014. This would be a full-time position; the coach will also be expected to participate in other projects and ... go arrow

2015 National Masters XC Champs at Craftsbury

We're excited to host the 2015 National Masters XC Championships here at Craftsbury next January. There will be a shorter freestyle event on Thursday, January 29, followed by the mass-start classic distance event on January 31st:  the Marathon! Keep watching our website as the date draws closer, as well as AXCS for more details.

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2015 National Masters XC Champs at Craftsbury

We're excited to host the 2015 National Masters XC Championships here at Craftsbury next January. There will be a shorter freestyle event on Thursday, January 29, followed by the mass-start classic ... go arrow

2014 Mud N' Ice Results

Well, the Mud n' Ice lived up to its name! 40F and heavy rain greeted competitors. Find full results - and thanks to those who braved the elements!

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2014 Mud N' Ice Results

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GRP Rowing: Clemson and SDCC

While the Outdoor Center is still blanketed with snow, the Green Racing Project rowers have been enjoying the sunshine and miles of (liquid) water in Clemson, SC. The team has been down in Clemson since the beginning of March to get ready for the first National Selection Regatta in New Jersey April 23rd to 26th. This past weekend the GRP had a great chance to race, whether at the Clemson Sprints put on by the University’s club program or further afield at the San Diego Crew Classic. Getting race experience can make a huge difference for the team in New Jersey looking to qualify for the men’s or women’s single at the World Cups or the men’s lightweight four selection camp.

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GRP Rowing: Clemson and SDCC

While the Outdoor Center is still blanketed with snow, the Green Racing Project rowers have been enjoying the sunshine and miles of (liquid) water in Clemson, SC. The team has been down in Clemson ... go arrow

Cookbooks back in stock

The Craftsbury Cookbook: back in stock! Stop by, email, or call the office (802-586-7767) for your copy.

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Cookbooks back in stock

The Craftsbury Cookbook: back in stock! Stop by, email, or call the office (802-586-7767) for your copy. go arrow

Justin Beckwith braving the chill on a SUP in 2013's MnI.

Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon: Latest News

Latest news (9 April 14):
Keith is out exploring the state of the Black as I type, and he's passed along some information regarding Sunday's courses, rules, and other miscellany.

Ironmen bibs:  No bibs will be put on your boats or bikes - the bib you'll be wearing on your person is adequate.

Pretty much the same courses as last year (links take you to '13 maps).
Ski Course:  3 laps of 3.3k, relatively flat
Run Course:  Flat to downhill, 4.3miles w/mud, snow and ice
Paddle Leg:  Twisty river, w/lots of snags, same put in/take out as last year. Given the current, we may skip the down and back part of the leg if water is ... go arrow

Mud n' Ice Quadrathlon: Latest News

Latest news (9 April 14): Keith is out exploring the state of the Black as I type, and he's passed along some information regarding Sunday's courses, rules, and other miscellany.Ironmen bibs:  ... go arrow

Ida Sargent celebrates her 3rd place in the classic sprint with her USST teammates.

GRP caps a successful season at SuperTour finals in

Winter may still be in full force in the Northeast Kingdom, but the GRP skiers have finished their season up with a jam-packed week of racing in Alaska for SuperTour Finals. Eight GRP skiers, four men and four women made the trip, where they were greeted by perfect snow and bluebird skies. Up until the week before the competitions Alaska was low on snow, but a storm brought in two feet of new snow and excellent conditions at the two race venues, Kincaid Park and Hillside.

The first race on Saturday the 22nd of March was a 10k/15k skate individual start. With a skiff of powder over a layer of hard ice, conditions were fast but the courses anything but easy. Top GRP finishers were Andrew Dougherty in 15th in the men’s race, Caitlin Patterson and Ida Sargent in 10th and 13th in the women’s. Gordon Vermeer and ... go arrow

GRP caps a successful season at SuperTour finals in

Winter may still be in full force in the Northeast Kingdom, but the GRP skiers have finished their season up with a jam-packed week of racing in Alaska for SuperTour Finals. Eight GRP skiers, four ... go arrow

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Mike (L) and Ethan racing together at National Championships. Photo Katrina Howe

GRP Biathletes Compete at National Championships in

While the biathlon World Cup was finishing up overseas last weekend, the domestic biathlon scene was also having end of season races in nearby Jericho, VT. GRP athletes Clare Egan, Ethan Dreissigacker, and Mike Gibson made the trip to compete in three National Championship races the weekend of March 14-16th. The fields were small but competitive, with the best US biathletes from Maine Winter Sports Club, Mt. Itasca in Minnesota, and clubs as far away as California and Alaska. Jericho also hosted North American roller ski championships this fall, but the scene was a bit different this time around with temperatures hovering in the single digits!

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GRP Biathletes Compete at National Championships in

While the biathlon World Cup was finishing up overseas last weekend, the domestic biathlon scene was also having end of season races in nearby Jericho, VT. GRP athletes Clare Egan, Ethan ... go arrow

Kids' Biathlon Clinic Saturday with Susan and Hannah

Kids’ Biathlon Clinic with Olympians Susan and Hannah

Saturday, March 29th, 1-3 p.m.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Bill Koch League skiers are invited to come learn about the sport of biathlon from Craftsbury’s two Olympic biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker. After a short presentation in the Yurt about Sochi and the sport of biathlon, the group will meet at the small range on the lower field, where Susan and Hannah will demonstrate the basics of shooting, and then everyone will get a chance to try their hand at this cool sport.

Questions?  E-mail biathlon@craftsbury.com

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Kids' Biathlon Clinic Saturday with Susan and Hannah

Kids’ Biathlon Clinic with Olympians Susan and Hannah Saturday, March 29th, 1-3 p.m.Craftsbury Outdoor CenterBill Koch League skiers are invited to come learn about the sport of biathlon from ... go arrow

Susan Dunklee celebrates her first World Cup podium in Oslo Holmenkollen. Photo USBA/Nordic Focus

Dunklee and Dreissigacker cap a successful World Cup

For fans of GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee it was worth the wait to see her notch her first ever World Cup podium this weekend in Oslo, Norway in the final World Cup sprint of the season. But it was just one great result in a string of strong performances put forth by her and her US biathlon teammates this season. Susan and fellow GRP biathlete Hannah Dreissigacker have both had personal best results this year in World Cup and Olympic competition, with Susan taking a string of top ten’s and Hannah breaking into the points on several occasions. This weekend’s competitions in Oslo were a chance for them to finish the season with a bang, and a chance for Susan to achieve a new personal best.

Susan has had some of her best results in sprint races, and a 4th in Antholz earlier this year showed her how ... go arrow

Dunklee and Dreissigacker cap a successful World Cup

For fans of GRP biathlete Susan Dunklee it was worth the wait to see her notch her first ever World Cup podium this weekend in Oslo, Norway in the final World Cup sprint of the season. But it was ... go arrow

Susan's smile says it all! Photo Chelsea Little

Susan Dunklee is on fire with first World Cup podium in

Susan Dunklee has been knocking on the door of a World Cup podium for a while, and today in Oslo she finally got her answer! She's been strong in several World Cup sprints this season, 4th in Antholz, and 8th in Kontiolahti last weekend. This morning in Oslo she cleaned both shooting stages and skied the 14th fastest time, good enough for 3rd place and her first ever World Cup podium. 

Congrats Susan on a huge breakthrough performance; we can't wait to see how she does in the pursuit on Saturday where she will start in 3rd. 

Stay tuned for a full race report from the last weekend of the Biathlon World Cup!

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Susan Dunklee is on fire with first World Cup podium in

Susan Dunklee has been knocking on the door of a World Cup podium for a while, and today in Oslo she finally got her answer! She's been strong in several World Cup sprints this season, 4th in ... go arrow

Ida (R) and Jessie Diggins celebrate the end of the World Cup Season in Falun. Photo Sophie Caldwell

Sargent wraps up World Cup Season at Finals in Falun, Sweden

Falun will play host to the 2015 World Championships for cross country skiing, but for now, they hosted the 2014 World Cup Finals as a sort of “test run” for their new courses and improved venue. Last year many of the athletes protested courses which included dangerous downhill sections, but the races on the new courses went smoothly. The final weekend included a classic sprint on Friday, a 15k/30k skiathlon Saturday, and a 10k/15k skate pursuit on Sunday that was based off the times from the previous two days.

GRP skier Ida Sargent was eager to show her stuff in the World Cup final after just barely squeaking into the top 50 necessary to qualify. The first day was a classic sprint, her specialty. She qualified in 24th, along with 3 other US women: Sadie Bjornsen in 5th, Sophie Caldwell in 15th, and Kikkan ... go arrow

Sargent wraps up World Cup Season at Finals in Falun, Sweden

Falun will play host to the 2015 World Championships for cross country skiing, but for now, they hosted the 2014 World Cup Finals as a sort of “test run” for their new courses and ... go arrow

Skiers during our 15/30k Spring Fling race enjoying the great conditions this past Sunday.

End of Season Lodging Discount

It's been a great season so far at Craftsbury - but why let the fun stop now? March brings some of the best conditions of the year, and 2014 is no exception. We're grooming 96k between the Outdoor Center and Highland Lodge, and all reports are that the conditions are "THE BEST" of the winter. Why not cap your winter with a stay at Craftsbury?

With so much good skiing here, we’ll extend our team lodging rates to EVERYONE! From Sunday, March 9, until March 30, you’re invited to come enjoy the spring conditions starting at $75/person/nt. These reduced rates still include three healthy, ample meals daily from our Dining Hall, plus your skiing - as well as our other amenities, such as our Fitness Room, sauna, and wifi.

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End of Season Lodging Discount

It's been a great season so far at Craftsbury - but why let the fun stop now? March brings some of the best conditions of the year, and 2014 is no exception. We're grooming 96k between the Outdoor ... go arrow

Qigong Weekend Instruction at Craftsbury

Craftsbury massage therapist Eleanor Kinsey will be leading us through a weekend of Qigong. Qigong is the a movement practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation, loosely related to tai chi or yogic practices. Eleanor has led us in a weekly class for most of the winter, and the March 29-30 weekend offers interested practitioners the opportunity to take their Qigong to a new level.

Saturday, March 29
Introduction to Qigong Class I
7:30 - 9:00 - Class consists of a guided meditation in which we visualize Qi flowing into our bodies, followed by Taoist stretching, and ends with the standing forms of Empty Force, Cloud ... go arrow

Qigong Weekend Instruction at Craftsbury

Craftsbury massage therapist Eleanor Kinsey will be leading us through a weekend of Qigong. Qigong is the a movement practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and ... go arrow

Great shot of Hannah lining 'em up in Kontiolahti. Photo USBA/Nordic Focus

Dunklee and Dreissigacker successful at penultimate World

It has been a long season for GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, but they don’t seem to show any signs of tiring! They competed last weekend in the World Cup in Kontiolahti, Finland and both posted strong results in the two sprint races and one pursuit race. Kontiolahti didn’t have quite the swirling winds of Pokljuka last weekend, but it certainly wasn’t easy shooting. Neither was the ski course, which included some massive climbs that sapped the leg strength of even the best skaters. 

The race on Thursday the 13th was the first of two 7.5k sprints. Once again, Susan was well within the top ten after the first prone shoot where she missed one target. She was also skiing incredibly fast, with some of the fastest splits of the day. When she came in to shoot standing, she ... go arrow

Dunklee and Dreissigacker successful at penultimate World

It has been a long season for GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, but they don’t seem to show any signs of tiring! They competed last weekend in the World Cup in ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour FINAL RESULTS

The third and final stage of the GRP Spring Tour went off Sunday in decidedly un-spring-like conditions. With overall Tour podium spots up for grabs in both the men's and women's races, racers wasted no time in making moves to catch one another in the Handicap Start race.

On the men's side of things, Scott Patterson posted the fastest time-on-day to retain his #1 Tour ranking. Drama ensued for the remaining podium spots, with #2 starter Eric Packer barely holding onto his spot over #17 Rogan Brown and #13 Patrick Caldwell, who also took top Junior honors.

For the women, Caitlin Patterson also extended her Tour lead to secure the overall and TOD victories, besting former UVM teammate Anja Gruber, who had the 2nd-fastest TOD to keep her #2 Tour ranking. UVMer Stephanie Kirk claimed the final podium spot, skiing up ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour FINAL RESULTS

The third and final stage of the GRP Spring Tour went off Sunday in decidedly un-spring-like conditions. With overall Tour podium spots up for grabs in both the men's and women's races, racers ... go arrow

Spring Fling Results

Congratulations to all finishers of the Spring Fling 15/30k marathon! Though it hardly felt like spring out there, the ample snow and perfect trails made up for it. Thanks for your participation, and thanks also to our hardy volunteer crew. Spring will actually be here soon!

 

Spring Fling 15k Results

Spring Fling 30k Results

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Spring Fling Results

Congratulations to all finishers of the Spring Fling 15/30k marathon! Though it hardly felt like spring out there, the ample snow and perfect trails made up for it. Thanks for your participation ... go arrow

Anders striding it out in the 5k Classic Individual at Trapp Family Lodge for Junior Nationals

Anders Hanson represents Craftsbury Nordic at Junior

There was a lot of action just down the road in Stowe last week for Junior Nationals. JN’s are the culmination of the season for many junior skiers, and for some, the first time all season they will get the chance to race against skiers from all over the country: Alaska, the West Coast, the Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, you name it, they’ll be there! Just in case you missed out on the jam-packed week of racing, here’s our recap of the races. For Craftsbury Nordic, Anders Hanson represented the team in the U16 boy’s category. Anders qualified 5th for U16’s in the New England division, but NE is known to do very well at Junior Nationals especially in the younger age categories, so he was ready for some competitive finishes.

Day 1- 5k Individual Classic

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Anders Hanson represents Craftsbury Nordic at Junior

There was a lot of action just down the road in Stowe last week for Junior Nationals. JN’s are the culmination of the season for many junior skiers, and for some, the first time all season ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour HANDICAP START LISTS & STAGE 2 RESULTS

Congrats to Saturday's Stage 2 CL Sprint winners, Eric Packer and Caitlin Patterson. With Stage 2 in the books, racers are left with just one more chance to improve overall Tour standing. 

Sunday's 10/15k Handicap Start order is determined by adding Friday's Prologue time to Saturday's Sprint Qualifier time, and then subtracting bonus seconds earned in each stage. 

Make sure to stick around for a free BBQ lunch on Sunday, as well as an awards ceremony with podiums for each Stage! 

 

Women's CL Sprint Results

Men's CL Sprint Results

 

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GRP Spring Tour HANDICAP START LISTS & STAGE 2 RESULTS

Congrats to Saturday's Stage 2 CL Sprint winners, Eric Packer and Caitlin Patterson. With Stage 2 in the books, racers are left with just one more chance to improve overall Tour ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour Stage 1 Results

The Patterson sibling duo of Caitlin and Scott take the victories in Stage 1 of the Tour, so look for them in the yellow Leaders’ Bibs on Saturday. For their efforts, they’ll each be awarded 15 bonus seconds (i.e. seconds subtracted from their overall Tour time), followed by 10 and 5 seconds for Anja Gruber and Katharine Ogden, respectively, in the women’s race, and Joergen Grav and Welly Ramsey, respectively, in the men’s race.

 

Women's Prologue Results

Men's Prologue Results

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GRP Spring Tour Stage 1 Results

The Patterson sibling duo of Caitlin and Scott take the victories in Stage 1 of the Tour, so look for them in the yellow Leaders’ Bibs on Saturday. For their efforts, they’ll each be ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour Start List UPDATES

Women's start lists have been updated. Please re-check your start time(s). 

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GRP Spring Tour Start List UPDATES

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GRP Spring Tour START LISTS

Friday and Saturday start lists are up -- Stages 1 and 2 of the Mini-Tour. 

And a friendly reminder that all of this weekend's races are LF wax only! No HF or pure fluoros (liquids, block, powders) permitted.

 

Start lists:

·    Fri Women's 3.75k CL Prologue

·    Fri Men's 3.75k CL Prologue

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GRP Spring Tour START LISTS

Friday and Saturday start lists are up -- Stages 1 and 2 of the Mini-Tour. And a friendly reminder that all of this weekend's races are LF wax only! No HF or pure fluoros (liquids, block ... go arrow

Jacob and Matthew, focused on the task at hand.

J2 Championship Results

Five Craftsbury U16 skiers were part of the Vermont delegation to Rickert for the J2 Championships this past weekend. It was a great weekend for racing, and the Vermont team made the most of it, winning with a solid 1200 point cushion over the second place Maine-iacs after the four-race weekend.

Individual results for the Craftsbury affiliated skiers in the weekend's races:

Friday, March 7th - 5K Freestyle
Avery Ellis - 4th
Marika Massey-Bierman - 17th
Rena Schwartz - 29th

Jacob Morse - 17th
Matthew Lawlor - 19th

Saturday, March 8th - 5K Classical
Avery - 19th
Rena - 30th
Marika - 72nd

Matthew - 13th
Jacob - 33rd

1k Skate Sprint
Avery - 4th
Marika - 18th
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J2 Championship Results

Five Craftsbury U16 skiers were part of the Vermont delegation to Rickert for the J2 Championships this past weekend. It was a great weekend for racing, and the Vermont team made the most of it ... go arrow

GRP Spring Tour Seed Lists

Registration has closed for the 2014 GRP Spring Tour, which begins tomorrow with a 3.75k CL Prologue! Please check your registration information in the seed lists linked below.

Please note that start orders are still pending. Check back each day for the following day's start lists. (Friday's start list will be posted Thursday evening.)

And a friendly reminder that all of this weekend's races are LF wax only! No HF or pure fluoros (liquids, block, powders) permitted.

Other race information is at the GRP Spring Tour web page.

Seed lists:

·    Fri Women's 3.75k CL Prologue

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GRP Spring Tour Seed Lists

Registration has closed for the 2014 GRP Spring Tour, which begins tomorrow with a 3.75k CL Prologue! Please check your registration information in the seed lists linked below.Please note that start ... go arrow

Now accepting '14-15 GRP Ski Applications

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. Applications will be due by April 1 and decisions will be made by April 15 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is enjoying another successful year, with one USST Olympian, two others representing USBA at the Olympics, an USST U23 team member, SuperTour podiums, and the Eastern Cup overall men’s winner to name a few highlights of the year thus far.

The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:
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Now accepting '14-15 GRP Ski Applications

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 training year. Space will be limited, but we hope to be able to add a few new members to the team. ... go arrow

Amy Wilton photo.

2014 Sculling Internships

Craftsbury is proud to announce its sculling interns for the 2014 Camp season:

Serena Benages - Wellesley, MA - CRI
Katie Costantini  - Pelham, NY - Williams College
Walker Ferris  - Savannah, GA - University of Georgia
Sean Forester  - Philadelphia, PA - Penn
Chelsea Foster  - Avon, CT - Simmons College
Hugh Gorman  - Hingham, MA - Boston College High School
Blaire Hunter  - Lexington, MA - Buckingham, Brown, and Nichols School
Patrick Lawlor  - West Glover, VT - St. Johnsbury Academy
Jenny McIlvaine  - West Barnstable, MA - Cape Cod Rowing
Claire Meyers  - Manlius, NY - Syracuse
Brooke Mooney - Peru, VT - Vermont Academy
Cara Murphy  - Shaker Heights, OH - Mt. Holyoke
Jonah Orlovsky  - Bratislava ... go arrow

2014 Sculling Internships

Craftsbury is proud to announce its sculling interns for the 2014 Camp season:Serena Benages - Wellesley, MA - CRIKatie Costantini  - Pelham, NY - Williams CollegeWalker Ferris  - ... go arrow

Susan Dunklee staying focused during the 7.5k sprint in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Photo USBA/NordicFocus

Dunklee and Dreissigacker back to Biathlon World Cup

Don’t worry, biathlon fans, the racing didn’t end after two weeks of exciting action at the Sochi Olympics. Biathlon is back! GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker raced last weekend in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Unlike Sochi, where the wind was calm and the shooting range well protected from the elements, Slovenia presented a challenge on the range. For all of the races the wind whipped around, fluttering the range flags and frustrating many competitors. Then, just as suddenly, the wind would stop and previous sight corrections the biathletes made to their rifles proved a hindrance.

On Thursday the 6th, Susan and Hannah raced a 7.5k sprint. The day would ultimately go to the sharp shooters, and after her first prone stage, Susan looked to be among them. She cleaned her first stage easily and was ... go arrow

Dunklee and Dreissigacker back to Biathlon World Cup

Don’t worry, biathlon fans, the racing didn’t end after two weeks of exciting action at the Sochi Olympics. Biathlon is back! GRP biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker raced ... go arrow

Ida Sargent racing a mass start classic in Poland earlier this season.

GRP's Sargent takes on the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway

The Holmenkollen, this past weekend’s World Cup stop in Oslo, Norway, may be the Norwegian equivalent of the Super Bowl. Fans camp out the night before the races, and in the morning there are throngs of people, all celebrating, drinking, and cheering loudly for skiers of every country. This year, the men and women raced a 50k and a 30k classic, respectively (the technique changes every year). With Norway being granted extra start spots for its Nation’s Cup skiers, there was a sea of red out on the trails. Among them were 8 American women shooting for top results and a berth into World Cup Finals the following weekend.

Ida was able to take 42nd in the women’s 30k, and with that result, she held onto her top 50 ranking on the overall World Cup standings. This means that she will be able to compete in ... go arrow

GRP's Sargent takes on the Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway

The Holmenkollen, this past weekend’s World Cup stop in Oslo, Norway, may be the Norwegian equivalent of the Super Bowl. Fans camp out the night before the races, and in the morning there are ... go arrow

Ida Sargent racing a classic sprint in Asiago, Italy earlier this season. Photo Fischer/Nordic Focus

Sargent races Drammen classic city sprint, Randall secures

City sprints are always exciting, bringing the drama and upsets of World Cup sprinting to the streets. The classic sprint in Drammen, Norway on Wednesday was no exception. A windy, mostly flat course that ends at the top of an absurdly steep climb, Drammen is always thrilling for the spectators. In the men’s field there is an interesting interplay between the skiers who choose to double pole the entire classic course on skate skis and those who choose to use kick-wax. This made for some spectacular comebacks on the final climb, when the double-polers, tired and full of lactic acid, had to push through while the striders came on strong. The women all used classic skis, however there were still some great comebacks and almost all of the heats were close.

The US only qualified two women for the heats, with Kikkan ... go arrow

Sargent races Drammen classic city sprint, Randall secures

City sprints are always exciting, bringing the drama and upsets of World Cup sprinting to the streets. The classic sprint in Drammen, Norway on Wednesday was no exception. A windy, mostly flat ... go arrow

Ida racing a sprint qualifier in Toblach earlier this season. Photo Steve Fuller/Flying Point Road

Sargent races post-Olympic World Cup in Lahti, Finland

The Olympics may be over, but the racing on the cross country World Cup is just heating up. The World Cup field flew from Sochi to Scandinavia, where they will finish out their race season in Finland, Sweden, and Norway. This past weekend saw double skate races in Lahti, Finland; a skate sprint on Saturday and a 10k skate on Sunday. Some were out for redemption after disappointing Olympic races, while others were looking to defend overall or sprint titles.

The GRP’s Ida Sargent qualified for the sprint heats at the Olympics just over two weeks ago, but in Lahti the competition for heats was fierce and Ida ended up on the outside of qualifying in 44th. However, she was less than 2 seconds out of 30th place and many strong World Cup sprinters found themselves out of qualifying as well. Ida tends to be stronger in ... go arrow

Sargent races post-Olympic World Cup in Lahti, Finland

The Olympics may be over, but the racing on the cross country World Cup is just heating up. The World Cup field flew from Sochi to Scandinavia, where they will finish out their race season in ... go arrow

David Moody on top of the podium after winning the U12 paintball biathlon race at Gunstock Nordic.

BKL'ers ski to Nordic and Biathlon success

Craftsbury Nordic's youngest racers skied to Nordic and Biathlon success in last weekend's BKL events.

Silver Fox Trot
Seven Craftsbury skiers traveled to Hanover, NH on March 1st to take part in Ford Sayre's Silver Fox Trot races. It was another cold but sunny day. The mass starts made for exciting spectating and tricky skiing as skiers were funneled into narrower lanes in the skate races. Cormac Leahy was jostled to the ground in the boys 3/4 race, which had the largest field of 28 skiers, but he made up lost time to win that race in a photo finish. Alan Moody won the grade 1/2 classic race and then switched skis to compete in the 3/4 skate race, coming in 6th. Griffin Wright won the 5/6 boys race, with David Moody placing 11th.  Craftsbury girls also had great ... go arrow

BKL'ers ski to Nordic and Biathlon success

Craftsbury Nordic's youngest racers skied to Nordic and Biathlon success in last weekend's BKL events.Silver Fox TrotSeven Craftsbury skiers traveled to Hanover, NH on March 1st to take part in Ford ... go arrow

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Alex Schulz made the podium, and he didn't even race the 50k! Some smart thinking there Alex...

GRP Skiers (and Rowers!) take on the American Birkiebeiner

The biggest ski race in North America, and an annual tradition for over 10,000 skiers from the Midwest and beyond, the American Birkiebeiner is one race that has to be seen to be believed. 6 of the GRP skiers and 3 rowers traveled to Hayward, Wisconsin to brave the 50k course this past Saturday, the 22nd. 

The Birkie organizers love having the Elite skiers present, and to raise hype for the big marathon event they hosted Elite Sprints on Main St. in Hayward the Thursday before the Birkie. The format was simple, racers lined up in heats of two to compete in a single elimination drag race, down the street, around a set of pylons, and back up to the finish. Whoever won their heat moved on to the next, and so on until a winner emerged. Gordon and Liz both got knocked out in the first round after taking on the ... go arrow

GRP Skiers (and Rowers!) take on the American Birkiebeiner

The biggest ski race in North America, and an annual tradition for over 10,000 skiers from the Midwest and beyond, the American Birkiebeiner is one race that has to be seen to be believed. 6 of the ... go arrow

Susan, Ida, Hannah, and Liz Stephen at the Closing Ceremony. Photo Hannah Dreissigacker

GRP Biathletes Wrap up Sochi Appearance with Season Best

Friday’s biathlon relay was the last race in Sochi for Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, the two biathletes representing the GRP at the Olympics Games. They had an impressive run of results over the previous two weeks, with Hannah notching a personal best and Susan making history with several best ever results for the American team. Their mixed relay along with Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey was a bit disappointing, not because of the final result, 8th, but because they were in contact with the leaders following Susan’s scramble leg.

The US women have stepped it up in biathlon relays this year, taking 8th place in both relays they contested in the regular World Cup circuit. In Friday’s relay, they used the same order with Susan scrambling. She came through for the tag once again in contact with ... go arrow

GRP Biathletes Wrap up Sochi Appearance with Season Best

Friday’s biathlon relay was the last race in Sochi for Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker, the two biathletes representing the GRP at the Olympics Games. They had an impressive run of ... go arrow

Griffin strides it out during the classic relay. See more pics at the blog gallery.

'14 BKL Festival

This past weekend was the culminating event of the winter for BKLers across New England - the festival, held this year at Waterville. Great turn out and results from Craftsbury kids of all ages! Check the results -

Classic Relay:
Grade 1-2 Mixed
6th - Emily Kimball, Alan Moody, Anika Leahy

Grade 3-4 Boys
15th - Cormac Leahy, Ezra McCarty

Grade 5-6 Boys
2nd - Griffin Wright, Jack Young
15th - David Moody, Hero McCarty

Grade 5-6 Girls
3rd - (NWVT) Camille Bolduc, Quincy Massey-Bierman, Ali Priganc

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'14 BKL Festival

This past weekend was the culminating event of the winter for BKLers across New England - the festival, held this year at Waterville. Great turn out and results from Craftsbury kids of all ages! ... go arrow

Matthew Lawlor in racing action at the Center.

Championship Season for Craftsbury

The sun's rising higher in the sky, days are getting longer...that means it's time for XC Ski Championships! The past several weeks have seen several series wrapup, qualifier races, and even some of the year-end MAIN EVENTS! Let's catch up:

J2/EHS Qualifiers
Did you look at the results of the Craftsbury SuperTour several weekends ago and wonder where all the juniors were? The answer:  they were all at the lovely Rickert Nordic Center, fighting for a slot on Vermont's J2 and/or Eastern High School teams. The qualifier is comprised of two races:  a 3.5k classic race in the morning, and a 3.5k skate race in the afternoon, with combined times determining the year's team for J2 and Eastern High School Championships. Craftsbury was well represented by a sprinter full of youngsters.
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Championship Season for Craftsbury

The sun's rising higher in the sky, days are getting longer...that means it's time for XC Ski Championships! The past several weeks have seen several series wrapup, qualifier races, and even some of ... go arrow