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|  February 2010  |
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Great Backyard Bird Count

11 Feb 2010 @10:55

The Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are sponsoring the 2010 Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide census of bird populations. Anyone can participate, in their own backyard or favorite outdoor spot! If you are an expert birdwatcher, great - but if you're not, don't worry. You only have to report the birds that you know, and any data you collect IS helpful! It will help scientists create a snapshot of where different birds are across North America, answering questions about how weather, disease, and land use affect the abundance and diversity of your favorite bird species. The count runs from February 12th through the 15th.

While we haven't organized a bird-counting event, we would like to encourage members to take part in this great citizen science initiative. Go ...

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Great Backyard Bird Count

11 Feb 2010 @10:55

The Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are sponsoring the 2010 Great Backyard Bird Count, a nation-wide census of bird populations. Anyone can participate, in their own backyard or favorite outdoor ... go arrow

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Feb. 6-7 Racing

11 Feb 2010 @9:36

This weekend, most of the Craftsbury ski contingent raced in Stowe, where the Eastern Cup and EISA Carnival circuits joined forces. The event was huge, with more than 450 competitors.

Day One:
Craftsbury alum and GRP member Ida Sargent took the win in the women's 5k classic, leading the Dartmouth women to a win. Junior Kaitlynn Miller finished 35th, followed by Johanna Ludington, a CNSC alum skiing for Saint Lawrence College, in 36th. Lauren Jacobs led the Green Racing Project contingent in 67th, followed closely by CNSC juniors Tara Garaghty-Moats and Lia Van Dyke in 69th and 77th.

In the men's 10K, Craftsbury was led by GRP member Tim Reynolds in 15th. Juergen Uhl and Matt Briggs finished 33rd and 37th. A number of CNSC alums skiing for eastern colleges were also in attendance. Jake ...

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Feb. 6-7 Racing

11 Feb 2010 @9:36

This weekend, most of the Craftsbury ski contingent raced in Stowe, where the Eastern Cup and EISA Carnival circuits joined forces. The event was huge, with more than 450 competitors.Day One:Craftsbury alum and GRP ... go arrow

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Marathon Feedback Form

3 Feb 2010 @11:57

We want your help in improving the marathon for 2011. Leave your feedback here.

 

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Marathon Feedback Form

3 Feb 2010 @11:57

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Craftsbury International

3 Feb 2010 @11:12

As was mentioned last week amidst all the marathon hullabaloo, we had some athletes competing internationally. Ida Sargent of the GRP was at U23 Worlds in Germany and Ethan Dreissigacker was competing at IBU Youth Worlds in Sweden.

U23s - Ida's best result came at the beginning of the week with a 4th place on Tuesday in the 1.3k FS sprint. Thursday's 10k classic event was marked with fresh snow adding to the challenge. Ida was 34th overall in 32:39.3. The week closed on Saturday with a 7.5k/7.5k pursuit, where she again finished 34th.

Youth Biathlon Worlds - Ethan competed over the past week plus at Torsby, Sweden. Some tough travel to get there presaged what was to come as Ethan picked up a bug during the event and endedup missing the closing relay. Being sick is always a ...

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Craftsbury International

3 Feb 2010 @11:12

As was mentioned last week amidst all the marathon hullabaloo, we had some athletes competing internationally. Ida Sargent of the GRP was at U23 Worlds in Germany and Ethan Dreissigacker was competing at IBU Youth ... go arrow

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Recent BKL results

2 Feb 2010 @10:53

Bolton Pursuit
A small core of the CNSC team raced two weekends ago at the NWVT's pursuit race at Bolton. A true pursuit on a fun 1k lap course that was 50/50 descent and uphill. Some great exchanges were required of the kids to go from classic to skate. After the racing, the kids could try triple skis or play crack the whip behind some of the fast juniors too.

Despite the smaller CNSC turnout, the team was well represented as Melanie Sergiev won the 2k/2k J3 girls' event, Marika Massey-Bierman led the way with a victory over teammate Anica Koontz Miller in the 1k/1k J4 girls' class, and Quincy Massey-Bierman finished 3rd in the 1k/1k J5 girls' class.

Awards were followed by a great pool party at Bolton Valley. Some amazing belly-flops were performed, showing that they're not just good ...

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Recent BKL results

2 Feb 2010 @10:53

Bolton PursuitA small core of the CNSC team raced two weekends ago at the NWVT's pursuit race at Bolton. A true pursuit on a fun 1k lap course that was 50/50 descent and uphill. Some great exchanges were required of ... go arrow

|  January 2010  |
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Onion River Dash for Cash

30 Jan 2010 @17:28

On a frigid evening, with the light of a full moon augmenting the candlepower of the portable stadium lighting, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center hosted the Onion River Sports Dash For Cash. It was a true dash, with Casey Simons (US Biathlon Team) winning qualifying in 28 seconds. Despite the cold temperatures, the course was skied in and turned out to be surprisingly fast. Anneliese Cook (US Biathlon Team) won women’s qualifying.

The top 8 finishers advanced to a pair of four-person semifinals. It was difficult to pass anywhere on the short, narrow course, so being quick off the line was of utmost importance. The top two finishers from each heat advanced to the A-Final, while the losers were relegated to the B-Final. With $200 being awarded for the win for both men and women, competition ...

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Onion River Dash for Cash

30 Jan 2010 @17:28

On a frigid evening, with the light of a full moon augmenting the candlepower of the portable stadium lighting, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center hosted the Onion River Sports Dash For Cash. It was a true dash, with ... go arrow

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2010 Marathon results

30 Jan 2010 @11:51

Men 50k: 
1. Juergen Uhl, Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club, 2:30:28.7
2. Tim Reynolds, Craftsbury Green Racing Project, 2:30:33.6
3. Justin Freeman, 2:31:06.6

Women 50k:
1. Susan Dunklee, US Biathlon Team, 3:01:38.7
2. Anna McLoon, 3:06:01.4
3. Dorcas Wonsavage, Ford Sayre, 3:07:20.4

The day started cold, but the sun and absence of wind made the day almost pleasant.

Some news, results and other:

Preliminary results for the Marathon We're doing our best to be sure that everyone's time is recorded properly.

NENSA recap

Watch for photos, a feedback form and more in the coming days.

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2010 Marathon results

30 Jan 2010 @11:51

Men 50k:  1. Juergen Uhl, Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club, 2:30:28.72. Tim Reynolds, Craftsbury Green Racing Project, 2:30:33.63. Justin Freeman, 2:31:06.6Women 50k:1. Susan Dunklee, US Biathlon Team, 3:01:38.72. Anna ... go arrow

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National Masters 10k Report

29 Jan 2010 @14:28

On Thursday, January 28th, the first race of U.S. Masters National Championships was held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. The 10 kilometer skate race will be followed by Saturday’s 50K classic Craftsbury Marathon to determine the Masters' National Champions.

35 women and 129 men contested the overall win. As predicted, the men’s race came down to a battle between M1 racers Eli Enman (Huntington, VT) and Jesse Downs (Jericho, VT). Enman prevailed for the overall win in 27:56, with Downs about thirty seconds back in 28:29. The women’s race was a blowout, with Nina Gavrylyuk  (Gilford, NH) skiing to 16th place overall in 31:38.

Racers were started in waves based on age and gender, meaning that the race for each age-group gold medal was head-to-head within a ...

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National Masters 10k Report

29 Jan 2010 @14:28

On Thursday, January 28th, the first race of U.S. Masters National Championships was held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. The 10 kilometer skate race will be followed by Saturday’s ... go arrow

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Marathon in Globe

26 Jan 2010 @15:47

The Boston Globe had a piece on the marathon in last Thursday's edition. You can read it at their online site here.

Boston Globe Marathon feature

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Marathon in Globe

26 Jan 2010 @15:47

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Ida 4TH at Worlds!

26 Jan 2010 @13:16

Ida Sargent scored a 4th in the freestyle sprint at the U-23 World Championships today in Hinterzarten, Germany!

It was another stellar finish in a recent string of fine results from the GRP athlete. Hopefully she'll send along a blog post. In the meantime, check out the coverage at Fasterskier:

Fasterskier story
Postrace Video with Ida

And look at the FIS website to follow the next events live:  a classic race on Thursday with a pursuit this coming Saturday.

FIS

Great results Ida! We're all cheering for you from afar!

 

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Ida 4TH at Worlds!

26 Jan 2010 @13:16

Ida Sargent scored a 4th in the freestyle sprint at the U-23 World Championships today in Hinterzarten, Germany!It was another stellar finish in a recent string of fine results from the GRP athlete. Hopefully she'll ... go arrow

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Big Weekend for GRP

25 Jan 2010 @10:00

The Green Racing Project was all over the New England Skiing Map this weekend.  Briggs, Burruss, and Reynolds led the weekend off with a strong showing at the Saint Mike's Carnival at Sleepy Hollow in Huntington, VT.  Reynolds bested the college field in the 15k skate event by 11 seconds with Briggs and Burruss placing in the top 20. 

On Saturday, Hannah Dreissigacker was the lone GRP representative at the White Mountain Classic in Jackson, NH where she won in dominating style by almost a minute in the 30k mass start race.

Sunday featured an NRL 15k classic race on the Olympic trails at Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid.  Briggs, Reynolds and Craftsbury Noridc Ski Club's Juergen Uhl skied away from the field early in the mass start and ended up stacking the podium.  Juergen outkicked Tim in ...

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Big Weekend for GRP

25 Jan 2010 @10:00

The Green Racing Project was all over the New England Skiing Map this weekend.  Briggs, Burruss, and Reynolds led the weekend off with a strong showing at the Saint Mike's Carnival at Sleepy Hollow in Huntington, ... go arrow

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Boston College Ski Cross-Training

21 Jan 2010 @14:20

Last week we were happy to have the Boston College Crew joining us for some cross-training. They visited from the 11th to the 15th and in addition to taking advantage of our facilities, they also received instruction from coaches Larry Gluckman and Pepa Miloucheva. The week was filled with ski instruction, weight lifting, erg pieces and other cross-training - as well as plenty of time for relaxation and recovery. Their time with us culminated in a ski race with the Eagles flying around Duck Pond (see results). We want to offer a thanks to all the BC crew who spent the time with us - best of luck this season.

Do you have a crew or other group who could benefit from some cross training or just time away from your daily routine? We are offering a team rate for cross training of only ...

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Boston College Ski Cross-Training

21 Jan 2010 @14:20

Last week we were happy to have the Boston College Crew joining us for some cross-training. They visited from the 11th to the 15th and in addition to taking advantage of our facilities, they also received ... go arrow

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BKL Morrisville results

21 Jan 2010 @14:13

This past Saturday the 16th, the Craftsbury BKL crew and coach Anna Schulz headed down to Morrisville for freestyle racing. Warm weather, fast conditions and a good turnout by CNSC athletes made for a fun day.

CNSC results:

J5 Girls -
5    Emily Morse                     10:24 CNSC
6    Quincy Massey-Bierman    10:32 CNSC

J5 Boys -
3    Kai Wingensiefen 6:58    CNSC

J4 Girls -
2    Marika Massey-Bierman    8:10    CNSC
3    Anica Koontz-Miller           8:32    CNSC
   
J4 Boys -
2    Anders Hanson             7:42    CNSC
5    Christian    Ostberg      7:45    CNSC
6    Jacob Morse                 7:46    CNSC
7    Benjamin Gillot             8:40    CNSC
10    Max    Wingensiefen    9:43    CNSC

7th/8th Grade Girls (J3)               
1    Mariah Lafoe        9:59    CNSC
2    Lauren Gillot        ...

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BKL Morrisville results

21 Jan 2010 @14:13

This past Saturday the 16th, the Craftsbury BKL crew and coach Anna Schulz headed down to Morrisville for freestyle racing. Warm weather, fast conditions and a good turnout by CNSC athletes made for a fun day.CNSC ... go arrow

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New GRP Training Tips

21 Jan 2010 @14:05

The Green Racing Project skiers have been writing some training tips for the Fasterskier.com Training Blog. We've added links to the GRP connected posts to our site here and you'll be able to access them via the left hand navigation list in the Skiing section.

GRP Tech Tips from Fasterskier.

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New GRP Training Tips

21 Jan 2010 @14:05

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Course marking

21 Jan 2010 @11:06

Those of you hoping to recon the courses for the National Masters' 10k FS or Marathon will be glad to hear that we're in the midst of marking the courses today and tomorrow. The 10k FS will be marked by signs with a RED arrow on a WHITE background. The marathon will be marked by signs bearing a BLUE arrow on a YELLOW background. It'd probably be helpful to print off a copy of the map as well before your course preview.

Marathon Week Course Maps

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Course marking

21 Jan 2010 @11:06

Those of you hoping to recon the courses for the National Masters' 10k FS or Marathon will be glad to hear that we're in the midst of marking the courses today and tomorrow. The 10k FS will be marked by signs with a ... go arrow

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ORS Dash race addition!

21 Jan 2010 @9:02

We've changed the format of the Onion River Sports Dash for Cash for masters' athletes who don't make the top eight men and women. The racing will now go:

1) Qualification

2) Top eight men and women go to heats for the $1000 purse.

3) Of the remaining skiers, the top four athletes by age group/gender class go straight to a head to head sprint final.

We're getting a map up for the Sprint as well - should be up later today here.

Another addition to the evening is a whole new variety of racing for the whole family:  the Common Games. The Games are being put on by Craftsbury Academy students with snowshoe and sled races will taking place on the Common from 5:00 to 6:00 pm using our electronic timing and awarding bowls at 7:00 pm. The whole family can get in on the action!

Entry in the ORS Dash ...

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ORS Dash race addition!

21 Jan 2010 @9:02

We've changed the format of the Onion River Sports Dash for Cash for masters' athletes who don't make the top eight men and women. The racing will now go:1) Qualification2) Top eight men and women go to heats for ... go arrow

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Craftsbury EISA St. Lawrence results

19 Jan 2010 @19:50

The Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association carnival season started this weekend with races hosted by Saint Lawrence University. Craftsbury skier Ida Sargent, a junior at Dartmouth, took the win in both Friday's 5k classic race and Saturday's 15k skate race, helping Dartmouth to an overall victory to start off the year.

Friday's conditions were variable and sloppy for the classic race, where Ida took a 16-second victory over teammate Rosie Brennan. Another former Craftsbury skier, Johanna Ludington of Saint Lawrence, had a career-best 6th-place finish. For four Craftsbury boys entering their first year at colleges around New England, Friday's 10k was their first collegiate race. Jake Barton (Colby College) led the pack in 28th, followed by Ethan Dreissigacker (Dartmouth College) in ...

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Craftsbury EISA St. Lawrence results

19 Jan 2010 @19:50

The Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association carnival season started this weekend with races hosted by Saint Lawrence University. Craftsbury skier Ida Sargent, a junior at Dartmouth, took the win in both Friday's 5k ... go arrow

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Eastern Cup #2 results

19 Jan 2010 @19:50

Members of the Green Racing Project and the junior racing program competed at this weekend's Eastern Cup races in Rumford, Maine. The competitions took place at Black Mountain, host of U.S. Nationals for the next two years, so it was great for the team to get a refresher on the courses.

Saturday featured a sloppy classic sprint, in which waxing and ski selection were integral to success. Four Craftsbury women made the open heats. Lauren Jacobs (CGRP) had the best day, qualifying fourth. She ultimately faded in the heats to wind up in the B-Final, 9th overall, followed by junior Kaitlynn Miller in 17th, CGRP's Chelsea Little in 23rd, and junior Chelsea Evans in 27th. Kaitlynn's younger sister Hannah skied in the J2 heats, where she won the B-Final. The boy's had a rougher day, as tough ...

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Eastern Cup #2 results

19 Jan 2010 @19:50

Members of the Green Racing Project and the junior racing program competed at this weekend's Eastern Cup races in Rumford, Maine. The competitions took place at Black Mountain, host of U.S. Nationals for the next ... go arrow

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Course Maps Online

18 Jan 2010 @19:51

The maps for the Craftsbury Marathon and National Masters 10k are up. Find them here. Remember, day of race registration will be available for all the events, but online registration is only available until this Saturday night at midnight.

Maps
Registration

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Course Maps Online

18 Jan 2010 @19:51

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Video of Classic Sprints

12 Jan 2010 @19:53

Check out the video of the Classic sprints last week at Nationals.

 

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Video of Classic Sprints

12 Jan 2010 @19:53

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Ida Third at Nationals

9 Jan 2010 @19:53

It's been a good week at the USSA Cross-country Nationals in Anchorage, Alaska for the three members of the Green Racing Project competing there. But yesterday was a special highlight, as GRP member Ida Sargent first qualified 2nd in yesterday's classic sprint, and then won through the bracket to make the A final and finish third, behind the USST's Kikkan Randall and APU's Laura Valaas.

WOW! Teammates Hannah Dreissigacker and Tim Reynolds finished 18th and 19th respectively, capping an excellent day in the 49th state.

Read about the race, see the results (plus those from the rest of the racing), look at some pictures.

 

 

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Ida Third at Nationals

9 Jan 2010 @19:53

It's been a good week at the USSA Cross-country Nationals in Anchorage, Alaska for the three members of the Green Racing Project competing there. But yesterday was a special highlight, as GRP member Ida Sargent ... go arrow

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History of Craftsbury

4 Jan 2010 @19:54

There's a history of the Center in the January 2010 issue of Vermont Sports. You can read it in the online version of the magazine. The issue also contains another column by GRP athlete Tim Reynolds.

A quick reminder:  you can receive Vermont Sports Today in a electronic edition, delivered to your inbox monthly for only $10 annually! Better still, through an initiative on the part of VTSports, they will give the Center (or VASS or the GMC) $1 of each subscription - it's up to you where your money goes! More convenient, low cost AND you help out a non-profit of your choice in Vermont; win, win, win. Click through to get to their website.

History of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Green Racing Project West Yellowstone article
Vermont Sports Subscriptions

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History of Craftsbury

4 Jan 2010 @19:54

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Craftsbury Classic Results - UPDATED

4 Jan 2010 @15:54

Update:  results are now on our website.

Are posted on NENSA. We are aware that some of the age groupings are wrong or missing and are working with NENSA to remedy this. We have all the data, there appears to be something amiss in the posting however. Watch for the results on our website as well. Times, places, and names are right.

It was a great day for skiing:  fresh snow, great tracks and a nice-sized field to contest the event. The 5k lap course ran from the lower soccer field, out on Bayley Hazen via cutoff, down Elinor's, along lower Bayley Hazen before turning left to climb up Race Loop and connect back into Lemon's Haunt. A fun course that has been used in the past for the SNOC challenge races (usually end of February, beginning of March). Seasoned veteran and novice alike could ...

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Craftsbury Classic Results - UPDATED

4 Jan 2010 @15:54

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Alpina Ski-O #2 results

4 Jan 2010 @14:25

Brief note from Adrian about yesterday's Ski-O. A rather intimate affair, the event was won by local, John Brodhead.

30:33   John Brodhead
37:00   John Madigan
41:30   Allison Van Akkeren
61:36   Kestrel Owens
81:00   Neil Ulman

Anyone who missed this event (or was too tuckered from the Craftsbury Classic earlier in the day as I know more than a few people were) should be certain to attend February's Model Ski-O event or the National Championships, both of which will have a separate category for skiers with HCA by the way (home course advantage in Ski-O-ese - people who train at Craftsbury).

Model Ski-O info
National Ski-O Championships info

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Alpina Ski-O #2 results

4 Jan 2010 @14:25

Brief note from Adrian about yesterday's Ski-O. A rather intimate affair, the event was won by local, John Brodhead.30:33   John Brodhead37:00   John Madigan41:30   Allison Van Akkeren61:36   Kestrel Owens81:00   ... go arrow

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Flickr photostream

1 Jan 2010 @13:30

We've started a Craftsbury Outdoor Center Flickr Photostream. In the stream, one can find a growing collection of photos from the Center:  shots of events and goings on as well as shots that too cool, pretty or otherwise noteworthy to ignore, but that don't always have a home.

Now all these pictures have a place. Check out our recent posting of the BKL biathlon practice on Wednesday and some trail conditions shots from earlier this winter. We'll be posting our New Year's Eve celebration photos there as well. We hope that you'll appreciate the pictures as much as we have enjoyed taking them, and that they give you a better idea of the Center as a place and community. Enjoy!

Craftsbury Flickr stream

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Solstice '09 Weekend Race Results

21 Dec 2009 @10:52

It may be early in the race calendar, but the action is in full swing across the continent.

NorAm Sprints
Moving west to east, we start with the GRP's Ida Sargent who was racing in the NorAm Sprints in Canmore, AB with back-to-back classic sprints. This race was an Olympic qualifier for the Canadians, as well as an important race in the selection process for the US ski team.

Ida fought through some adversity both days, finishing 9th and second American on day 1, with an excellent result Sunday finishing 6th overall and first American. She has blogged about the racing here:  Day 1 and Day 2, with full results available for Day 1 and Day 2.

Biathlon Trials
Moving over one time zone to Minnesota, Craftsbury athletes Mike Gibson, Hannah and Ethan Dreissigacker were competing at Mt. Itasca, MN ...

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Solstice '09 Weekend Race Results

21 Dec 2009 @10:52

It may be early in the race calendar, but the action is in full swing across the continent.NorAm SprintsMoving west to east, we start with the GRP's Ida Sargent who was racing in the NorAm Sprints in Canmore, AB ... go arrow

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Onion River Sports to Sponsor Dash for Cash

17 Dec 2009 @18:47

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce that Onion River Sports of Montpelier will be sponsoring the $1000 Dash for Cash on January 29, 2010, with racing starting a 6pm.

Thanks to Onion River Sports, the Dash for Cash will be the richest day of racing during marathon week in and around Craftsbury.

Race Director John Brodhead enthuses, The night-before sprints tradition is hugely popular with European ski marathon spectators. Spectators crowd the sidewalks to get a glimpse of their heroes. Unlike many ski races, sprint spectators can see the whole course and all the action from start to finish."

Brodhead hopes that the Craftsbury version of this freestyle prologue event will encourage participation, not only by the top athletes, but skiers of all abilities and ages. "It's ...

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Onion River Sports to Sponsor Dash for Cash

17 Dec 2009 @18:47

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is pleased to announce that Onion River Sports of Montpelier will be sponsoring the $1000 Dash for Cash on January 29, 2010, with racing starting a 6pm. Thanks to Onion River Sports, ... go arrow

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New Groomer!

17 Dec 2009 @15:00

Christmas came early this year for Eric, Keith, DJ and the rest of the grooming team - Wednesday saw the delivery of a new PistenBully groomer! (and yes, the name really is one word).

A 2009 PistenBully 100, 2.8 meter machine with the same diesel engine as the Mercedes Unimog trucks. This model is slightly wider than our old machine, both in terms of tracks and the tiller as well. It is a bit heavier, but that's offset by the greater width and surface area of the tracks. All of this means the weight is distributed such that the machine should float higher in deeper snow.

I hope to be able to post more details about the machine in the coming weeks. Even if you don't have a head for such things, the technical jargon can be distilled down to this:  the Center has yet another tool to make ...

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New Groomer!

17 Dec 2009 @15:00

Christmas came early this year for Eric, Keith, DJ and the rest of the grooming team - Wednesday saw the delivery of a new PistenBully groomer! (and yes, the name really is one word).A 2009 PistenBully 100, 2.8 ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Opener Results

17 Dec 2009 @13:40

The weather may have postponed the event for a week, but this past Saturday, no one let that dampen their spirits for the Craftsbury Opener. The Opener is an interval start freestyle race with distances for BKL and 5k or 10k options for older racers.

Craftsbury was well represented with over 30 participants competing! Ollie Burruss won one for the home team in the Men's 10k in 28:04, edging teammate Matt Briggs by 1 second. (Tense times over dinner at Elinor's house this week?)

On the women's 10k side, the GRP's Lauren Jacobs was second behind Colby's Lucy Garrec who broke the tape in 34:28.

The women's 5k was won by Maddy Pfeifer of Proctor Academy in 23:55, while the men's 5k went to Mansfield Nordic Ski Club's Jack Hegman in 23:55.

The BKL distances were blitzed by the Lauren Gillot ...

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Craftsbury Opener Results

17 Dec 2009 @13:40

The weather may have postponed the event for a week, but this past Saturday, no one let that dampen their spirits for the Craftsbury Opener. The Opener is an interval start freestyle race with distances for BKL and ... go arrow

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GRP WY wrapup

1 Dec 2009 @20:13

The Great White Circus, North American Edition, has moved on to Bozeman, MT this week for training and the next Supertour event. Before we head north though, let's wrap up the exploits of the GRP at the West Yellowston Biathlon, and distance races.

Wednesday afternoon was the biathlon competition. Only one GRP skier entered the event, Hannah Dreissigacker, but she earned a nice result, eventually finishing second.

After the holiday, Black Friday brought plenty of action on the snow with the Freestyle races. The men did 15k and the women 10k.

GRP finishers in the Freestyle events:

Tim Reynolds - 39th - 34:17
Ollie Burrus - 58th - 35:19
Matt Briggs - 79th - 36:44

Hannah Dreissigacker - 29th - 26:30
Ida Sargent - 34th - 26:54
Chelsea Little - 60th - 28:30
Lauren Jacobs - 67th - 28:53

CNSC junior ...

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GRP WY wrapup

1 Dec 2009 @20:13

The Great White Circus, North American Edition, has moved on to Bozeman, MT this week for training and the next Supertour event. Before we head north though, let's wrap up the exploits of the GRP at the West ... go arrow

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GRP Opens Season

26 Nov 2009 @13:22

West Yellowstone's qualifier only Supertour classic sprint went off yesterday and the GRP (along with several CNSC junior skiers) opened the 2009-10 racing season.

For the women, Ida led with a 6th place finish, Hannah snagged 20th, Lauren was 47th and Chelsea 52nd. CNSC's Tara Geraghty-Moats led the juniors with a 62nd and Lia Van Dyke in 73rd.

On the men's side, Tim brought the men home with a 33rd placing. Matt was next across in 54th and Ollie in 88th.

It sounds like great mid-winter conditions in West Yellowstone right now - a great way to kick off the season.

Read more about the racing on Fasterskier.com, and find full (currently unofficial) results here, with pictures to come here.

Fasterskier article

Results
Pictures

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GRP Opens Season

26 Nov 2009 @13:22

West Yellowstone's qualifier only Supertour classic sprint went off yesterday and the GRP (along with several CNSC junior skiers) opened the 2009-10 racing season.For the women, Ida led with a 6th place finish, ... go arrow

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Catamount Ski Program '09-'10

25 Nov 2009 @13:28

The Catamount ski program fosters enthusiasm for Nordic skiing for kids age 7-12 by building basic skills and having fun! Participants will learn both skating and classical techniques with lots of instruction, casual tours, drills, and most of all - fun and games!

Catamounts will begin Saturday, December 12 and run on Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:45 with Saturday sessions from 2-3:30 until the end of snow (April 2010?). We're running all winter, so don't hesitate to join us if you can't make the opening session.

Program costs are $50/child for the season or $25/child for weekend programming only. Scholarships are available. Craftsbury Outdoor Center membership is required to participate in ski programming - learn more about annual membership here. As always, Craftsbury and Albany ...

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Catamount Ski Program '09-'10

25 Nov 2009 @13:28

The Catamount ski program fosters enthusiasm for Nordic skiing for kids age 7-12 by building basic skills and having fun! Participants will learn both skating and classical techniques with lots of instruction, ... go arrow

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New Upcoming Ski Programming

25 Nov 2009 @8:12

We don't have snow yet (though there are some promising looking storms this coming weekend), but we're gearing up for a winter full of fun. Check out the events' calendar for all the happenings. We recently added a few events that are worth highlighting:

Dec. 6 - Alpina Ski-O clinic and race #1
Dec. 11 - Masters' clinic - Classic Technique
Dec. 12 - NEVT BKL Day camp
(more info coming)
Dec. 13 - Race support for CNSC skiers at the Bolton Opener. Possible carpooling as well.
Dec. 16 - Masters' clinic - Skate Technique
Jan. 3 - Alpina Ski-O clinic and race #2
Jan. 9 - Winter Trails Day 2010. FREE day use, rentals and a lesson at 1:30
Feb. 12 - Ski-O Championships Model event
Feb. 14 - US Ski-O National Championships


Add those in to the mix of the Opener, the Classic, the marathon - it's going to ...

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New Upcoming Ski Programming

25 Nov 2009 @8:12

We don't have snow yet (though there are some promising looking storms this coming weekend), but we're gearing up for a winter full of fun. Check out the events' calendar for all the happenings. We recently added a ... go arrow

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AXCS Club Challenge

24 Nov 2009 @14:14

American XC Skiers has launched a club challenge in conjunction with the 2010 AXCS Nataional Masters' the Center is hosting this winter.

Every skier that registers and participates in the NM2010 10km event under a specific club name will count towards that club’s total within the NM2010 Club Challenge. The club that has the most amount of skiers take part in the NM2010 10km event will win a packet of $10 off certificates good towards 2010/2011 AXCS membership — one each for every club skier taking part in the 10km.

Check out the posting on Fasterskier for more details.

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AXCS Club Challenge

24 Nov 2009 @14:14

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VTSports - Craftsbury edition

24 Nov 2009 @14:10

Readers of the November 2009 edition of Vermont Sports Today were greeted with tons of Craftsbury connections.

Besides the Marathon advertising that VTSports generously sponsors, readers also found a column by the Green Racing Project's Tim Reynolds, a profile of GRP member Lauren Jacobs, and an article on training with children that featured several Craftsbury folks, including Dick and Judy.

Remember that VTSports is now available in an online version and that subscriptions help support the Center!

Follow the links for the articles or click below:

GRP column
Lauren's Profile
Training with Kids
Subscribe to VTSports

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VTSports - Craftsbury edition

24 Nov 2009 @14:10

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Winter Trails Day

24 Nov 2009 @11:31

Winter Trails is an event on January 9, 2010 where children and adults can try snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing FREE at more than 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada - including Craftsbury.

The Center will be participating this winter by providing complimentary trail use and rental equipment all day for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, with an introductory x-c group lesson @ 1:30. The event is free to everyone, but we do ask that you register for the group lesson. Registration will be at the Touring Center on the 9th.

More details on the nation wide events.

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Winter Trails Day

24 Nov 2009 @11:31

Winter Trails is an event on January 9, 2010 where children and adults can try snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing FREE at more than 100 locations in the U.S. and Canada - including Craftsbury.The Center will be ... go arrow

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SkiErg Wrapup

19 Nov 2009 @15:29

The first ever SkiErg World Sprints were held at Craftsbury, Saturday November 14, 2009. The event drew participants from both the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club and the extended Northeast Vermont ski community. The age range of participants was also impressive, with the BKL contingent holding it down at one end and ageless wonder George Hall (74 years young) taking the honor of being the event's most experienced partipant. Fun was had by all. Some of the Koch'ers loved the 1k test so much they opted to do it twice, just for kicks.

17 year old Nick Hunter of Jericho, Vermont posted the fastest time of the day at Craftsbury with a 3:22.2. Close behind Nick was Concept 2's Greg Hammond, who muscled his way to a 3:22.5.

The fastest woman on the day was the Green Racing Project's own Ida ...

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SkiErg Wrapup

19 Nov 2009 @15:29

The first ever SkiErg World Sprints were held at Craftsbury, Saturday November 14, 2009. The event drew participants from both the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club and the extended Northeast Vermont ski community. The age ... go arrow

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GRP Partner: The Vermont Peanut Butter Company

16 Nov 2009 @18:43

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is excited to announce a partnership with the Vermont Peanut Butter Company, a startup business based out of Stowe, Vermont.

The Vermont Peanut Butter Company was founded by Chris Kaiser, a former standout baseball player and strength and conditioning coach, and a current endurance sport junkie. The peanut butter is crafted in small batches from all-natural, organic ingredients, and you won't find any of the trans fats and refined sugars common in so many big-brand peanut butters. Kaiser believes that his peanut butter is great fuel for athletes. Due to its high protein content and healthy, quality ingredients, the Craftsbury Green Racing Project agrees with him.

Besides creamy and chunky varieties, Vermont Peanut Butter comes in eight flavors, ...

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GRP Partner: The Vermont Peanut Butter Company

16 Nov 2009 @18:43

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is excited to announce a partnership with the Vermont Peanut Butter Company, a startup business based out of Stowe, Vermont. The Vermont Peanut Butter Company was founded by Chris ... go arrow

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Fall Speed Order Results

16 Nov 2009 @13:01

Several SBTC athletes travelled to Princeton, NJ for the USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Orders this past weekend. The Speed Orders offer athletes the chance to test their speed - and hopefully grab the attention of National Team coaches, earning invites to further development camps and other opportunities.

The East Coast Speed Order format is a 6k erg piece on Saturday that determines starting position in Sunday's 4.5k head race. Women all compete in the single, but men can elect to compete in straight pair as well.

Peter Graves headed south from Hartford for the weekend. Saturday saw him pull a 20:01. He then partnered with little brother John (another SBTC-er) in the 2- where they raced to 6th over the 4.5k course.

SBTC member Erick Winstead finished 22nd on the 6k piece, ending 26th ...

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Fall Speed Order Results

16 Nov 2009 @13:01

Several SBTC athletes travelled to Princeton, NJ for the USRowing East Coast Fall Speed Orders this past weekend. The Speed Orders offer athletes the chance to test their speed - and hopefully grab the attention of ... go arrow

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GRP Partner: Cabot Creamery

16 Nov 2009 @9:04

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project would like to announce a new partnership with the Cabot Creamery, a cooperative dairy company based out of Cabot, Vermont.

The Cabot Creamery was founded in 1919 by ninety-four farmers who banded together to make and sell butter. Since then, the company has joined with Agri-Mark, a southern New England dairy cooperative, and is still 100% owned by farm families. Dairy farming is still a large part of the Vermont economy, and many farmers in the northeast kingdom rely on Cabot. Cheese is their best-known product, for which they continue to win awards every year.

Because Cabot does such a good job supporting the Vermont community, we are pleased to have them on board as a sponsor. Cabot extra-sharp and seriously sharp cheddar are favorites of the CGRP ...

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GRP Partner: Cabot Creamery

16 Nov 2009 @9:04

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project would like to announce a new partnership with the Cabot Creamery, a cooperative dairy company based out of Cabot, Vermont.The Cabot Creamery was founded in 1919 by ninety-four ... go arrow

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VT Community Wildlife Program Meeting - UPDATED

12 Nov 2009 @15:11

19 November - read Chelsea's post-meeting report

Center Members and other interested individuals in the community are invited to join us in meeting with Jens Hilke of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's Community Wildlife Program on Monday, November 16. This event will be held at 739 Town Highway 19, Craftsbury Common (the house on Elinor's hill) at 2 p.m.

The Community Wildlife Program assists towns and landowners in identifying critical habitat and natural resources at both a local scale - vernal pools, wetlands, ad riparian zones - and at a landscape level, such as contiguous forests connecting multiple areas of interest. This identification process includes using existing digital data as well as collecting new data. Once important habitat has been identified, the program can ...

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VT Community Wildlife Program Meeting - UPDATED

12 Nov 2009 @15:11

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SBTC/Craftsbury Head Racing '09 Highlights

11 Nov 2009 @9:00

If all of the good stories about scullers representing Craftsbury at this fall’s head races had their own web pages, the one getting the most hits would almost certainly involve Tom and Peter Graves.  After representing the United States as this year’s senior national team’s double sculls entry, the brothers won the Championship Double at the Head of the Charles, defeating several crews composed of members of the Great Eight.  That result was by no means entirely unexpected, as Peter had won the event the previous year rowing with Andrew Liverman, but this year’s field was deeper and faster, and for those of us who can only try to visualize going fast enough to beat crews containing all-time/all-world/more-international-medals-than-you-can-remember-scullers like Itzok Cop and Marcel ...

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SBTC/Craftsbury Head Racing '09 Highlights

11 Nov 2009 @9:00

If all of the good stories about scullers representing Craftsbury at this fall’s head races had their own web pages, the one getting the most hits would almost certainly involve Tom and Peter Graves.  After ... go arrow

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Trail Work at the Center

10 Nov 2009 @17:51

This summer has seen a lot of trail work at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and we’ll continue to work until snow flies.  Here are some of the changes and improvements you should notice when you come to ski:

One of our goals has been to “buff out” the core trails so as to be able to offer good skiing on a minimum amount of snow.  Buffing out means:  removing any rocks that might scratch an unsuspecting ski, mowing wider and more often to create a softer and more level base of vegetation, and smoothing some of the areas that have been problematical in the past.   By doing this, we hope to save you, our members, the cost (carbon and $$) of travelling further north or west to find early snow.

We’ve also been doing some widening here and there, with a goal of enabling our new slightly wider ...

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Trail Work at the Center

10 Nov 2009 @17:51

This summer has seen a lot of trail work at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and we’ll continue to work until snow flies.  Here are some of the changes and improvements you should notice when you come to ski:One of our ... go arrow

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New Web Feature - SBTC Blog

10 Nov 2009 @12:06

A feature of the website that you may want to check out - the SBTC blog. Here you can follow the current rowing athletes as they train at the Center.

SBTC Blog

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New Web Feature - SBTC Blog

10 Nov 2009 @12:06

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More Sculling Worlds

10 Nov 2009 @11:56

A belated congratulations is in order for a former Craftsbury intern, Hillary Saeger. Hillary came in third in the light-quad at senior worlds. The crew's bronze medal was won in the last 500 meters when her boat pushed through the Canadian crew. Hillary is also an internationally summer orienteer, attending the Junior World Orienteering Championships from 2002-04 in Spain, Estonia and Poland.

Congratulations Hillary!

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More Sculling Worlds

10 Nov 2009 @11:56

A belated congratulations is in order for a former Craftsbury intern, Hillary Saeger. Hillary came in third in the light-quad at senior worlds. The crew's bronze medal was won in the last 500 meters when her boat ... go arrow

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New Garage

10 Nov 2009 @11:24

A new garage is a current effort to better support the grooming and maintenance functions at the Center. The structure sits just north of Cedar Lodge, by the tennis courts and the old maintenance and grooming facilities.

The new building will house the snowcats, with additional space for other vehicle maintenance. A shop area will allow maintenance to work in a heated area this winter for the first time in 35 years, with a storage area in the upstairs of the building providing space for course marking and other light storage.

Perhaps most exciting part of the project is some of the infrastructure. While that may sound less than glamorous, the building will be heated by a HS Tarm Solo Innova - a truly state of the art wood gasification boiler housed in part of the old maintenance shed. ...

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New Garage

10 Nov 2009 @11:24

A new garage is a current effort to better support the grooming and maintenance functions at the Center. The structure sits just north of Cedar Lodge, by the tennis courts and the old maintenance and grooming ... go arrow

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Graves Brothers in Rowing News

10 Nov 2009 @10:56

SBTC athletes Tom and Peter Graves won the 2009 HOCR Champ 2x racing as Craftsbury. While this isn't news to many of you, the event and the Graves' brothers are being covered in greater depth on Rowing News' website. Check out the feature on Tom and Peter here.

Rowingnews.com coverage

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Graves Brothers in Rowing News

10 Nov 2009 @10:56

SBTC athletes Tom and Peter Graves won the 2009 HOCR Champ 2x racing as Craftsbury. While this isn't news to many of you, the event and the Graves' brothers are being covered in greater depth on Rowing News' ... go arrow

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SkiErg World Sprints 2009

10 Nov 2009 @10:39

A new way to open the competitive winter season, a la the CRASH-B's - the first ever SkiErg World Sprints! 1000m on the SkiErg, Saturday November 14, 1-5pm at Craftsbury.

The SkiErg is a Concept2 product that, much like the rower allows for dryland training throughout the year. And just like the erg, the next thing that runs through most athlete's minds is to race them. Thanks to the wonders of the electronic age, you can virtually race people from all over the world on Saturday!

You can find all the details here, and be sure to RSVP to participate at the Center.

Can't make it to the Center or one of the satellite locations? You can submit a time to the online logbook ranking anytime on the 14th and 15th.

Read more details and RSVP to compete at the Center's event (the host site of ...

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SkiErg World Sprints 2009

10 Nov 2009 @10:39

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Green Racing Project Webpage launched

10 Nov 2009 @10:03

The Green Racing Project's webpage is now online. Point your browser to www.greenracingproject.com to find out all the latest goings-ons and information about the skiers. The blog is especially noteworthy, as they talk of their racing, training and travels.

GRP webpage
GRP blog

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Green Racing Project Webpage launched

10 Nov 2009 @10:03

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Woodfired Oven

10 Nov 2009 @9:57

A tasty building project this fall has been the Green Racing Project's woodfired pizza oven not far from the veranda of the dining hall. Layers of cob are still being added, and Brian Gluck, maintenance man and cedar furniture maker extraordinaire is working on a pavilion to cover the oven. Stay tuned for word of its completion and inaugural firing!

Construction pics
More details from the GRP

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Woodfired Oven

10 Nov 2009 @9:57

A tasty building project this fall has been the Green Racing Project's woodfired pizza oven not far from the veranda of the dining hall. Layers of cob are still being added, and Brian Gluck, maintenance man and go arrow

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2010 Marathon Registration OPEN

2 Nov 2009 @16:57

Want to join in the event named one of the Top Ten Vermont winter events time after time in the past ten years AND save some money? You're in luck:  registration has just opened for the 29th annual TD Bank Craftsbury Ski Marathon. You can read more details and sign up here. Best of all, if you register before the first December, you'll get the cheapest rate of the year on your registration.

It's worth noting that the marathon registration also serves as registration for the 2010 National Masters Championships as well - AND the Dash for Cash. The Dash for Cash brings sprints to the Common under the lights on Friday night - all for a $1000 purse!

It's going to be a week full of fun that you don't want to miss. Find out more or sign up now.

Marathon information
National Masters' information

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2010 Marathon Registration OPEN

2 Nov 2009 @16:57

Want to join in the event named one of the Top Ten Vermont winter events time after time in the past ten years AND save some money? You're in luck:  registration has just opened for the 29th annual TD Bank ... go arrow

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Cider Pressing

2 Nov 2009 @16:45

For being shutdown, we've been quite busy - we have some big projects going on that we're excited to talk about. But the good news is that it's not all work and no play. At left, you can see a bit of the action from our cider pressing member event in October.

Saturday the 3rd, the Center held a cider pressing event for guests and neighbors. Despite some cold, rainy weather, fifteen to twenty attendees gathered beneath the Center’s tent – to make and sample fresh-pressed cider. Outdoor Center staff and athletes from the Green Racing Project and the Small Boat Training Center helped with the pressing.

The wooden cider press was provided by the Center’s co-owners, Dick Dreissigacker and Judy Geer, who demonstrated how to use it. Apples are fed in and chopped by a hand-turned grinding ...

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Cider Pressing

2 Nov 2009 @16:45

For being shutdown, we've been quite busy - we have some big projects going on that we're excited to talk about. But the good news is that it's not all work and no play. At left, you can see a bit of the action from ... go arrow

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Time to renew memberships

2 Nov 2009 @15:37

These pictures are from several weeks ago when a passing storm gifted us with a very small taste of what winter has in store for us. It didn't amount to much, but it was nice to wake to a world of white. 

While you're thinking of getting ready for winter, don't forget one of the most important tasks - renewing your annual membership! 2009-2010 membership forms are located here, and as is traditional, residents of Craftsbury and Albany receive complimentary memberships for being our neighbors.

Don't wait until the snow really flies to get your membership renewed - Winter will be here before you know it.

2009-2010 Annual membership

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Time to renew memberships

2 Nov 2009 @15:37

These pictures are from several weeks ago when a passing storm gifted us with a very small taste of what winter has in store for us. It didn't amount to much, but it was nice to wake to a world of white.  While ... go arrow

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USST Fall Dry Land Camp

14 Oct 2009 @16:16

Craftsbury had strong representation at the fall US Ski Team dry land camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. Green Racing Project skiers Hannah Dreissigacker, Ida Sargent, and Tim Reynolds and Craftsbury junior skier Kaitlynn Miller took part in the week-long camp as members of the NENSA group. GRP skier Lauren Jacobs joined the crew for the last half of the week as an intern coach with NENSA. Elite athletes from Sun Valley, CXC, APU, MWSC and other teams were also present, meaning that most training sessions included over 50 of the very best skiers in the US. The camp allowed for multiple training sessions side-by-side with the US Ski Team athletes and coaches. There were a number of hard intensity sessions, strength workouts and distance roller skis. The ...

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USST Fall Dry Land Camp

14 Oct 2009 @16:16

Craftsbury had strong representation at the fall US Ski Team dry land camp at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. Green Racing Project skiers Hannah Dreissigacker, Ida Sargent, and Tim Reynolds and ... go arrow

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2010 Internships

12 Oct 2009 @22:21

Craftsbury Sculling Center is now accepting student intern applications for the 2010 camp season. Successul applicants receive housing, meals, and the opportunity to participate in Craftsbury's Sculling Program. In return, the intern is responsible for 30 hours per week of work. Interested? Read more details here, and download an application here. Applications should be received prior to February 1st, 2010. Internship places are limited so early application is encouraged. After that date, any applications received will be reviewed on the basis of availability.

It's a great way to for young, committed rowers to work, train and have some fun in the sport they love.

Internship Information
2010 application

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2010 Internships

12 Oct 2009 @22:21

Craftsbury Sculling Center is now accepting student intern applications for the 2010 camp season. Successul applicants receive housing, meals, and the opportunity to participate in Craftsbury's Sculling Program. In ... go arrow

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SBTC 2009-2010

8 Oct 2009 @14:58

“There is no doubt in my mind that Craftsbury was the difference between winning and losing. This place is definitely magical to us.” – Peter Graves, 2009 SBTC participant, bow, US Senior men’s 2x 2009.

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Small Boat Training Program is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 training year. Candidates can apply for immediate, long term openings as well as summer 2010 programming.

Year round candidates would have access to on-water opportunities until roughly Thanksgiving, after which point cross-training would begin:  Nordic skiing, biking and running along with ergometer rowing and weight training. An early spring warm weather trip will be planned to bridge the time between the end of skiing and the beginning of on-water training.

The 2010 ...

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SBTC 2009-2010

8 Oct 2009 @14:58

“There is no doubt in my mind that Craftsbury was the difference between winning and losing. This place is definitely magical to us.” – Peter Graves, 2009 SBTC participant, bow, US Senior men’s 2x 2009.The ... go arrow

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Garage Raising

28 Sep 2009 @10:05

Recent visitors have noticed some building around campus - a new garage for the PistenBully groomers is taking shape. The garage will provide space for maintenance to the grooming equipment as well as other physical plant functions.

Earlier this month, staff and athletes helped to raise the walls for the new building. While some time has passed, we thought we'd still share this snapshots. Check them out.

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Garage Raising

28 Sep 2009 @10:05

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Team 350 skiing and rowing challenge!

23 Sep 2009 @13:28

The Team 350 challenge is a unique opportunity to gain some fitness while raising awareness for global climate change.

Based around Concept2's long time online challenges, the Team 350 challenge is looking to collectively row and ski 350 million meters between September 21 and October 24. This action is part of a global grassroots movement to raise awareness for the significance of 350 parts per million; the sustainable CO2 threshold in our atmosphere.  The current level is over 387 ppm and this number needs to fall for a safe climate future. The United Nations is working on a global climate treaty that will be released later this Fall. October 24th is the International Day of Climate Action, a significant day leading up to the release of this important treaty. 

So, how do you take ...

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Team 350 skiing and rowing challenge!

23 Sep 2009 @13:28

The Team 350 challenge is a unique opportunity to gain some fitness while raising awareness for global climate change. Based around Concept2's long time online challenges, the Team 350 challenge is looking to ... go arrow

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HOCR Prep Camp

23 Sep 2009 @13:19

You may have heard about our preparatory camp for the Green Mountain Head. We will be offering another, albeit slightly different program for a Head of the Charles prerace stay. Scullers and crews who wish to join us for meals, lodging, and training time are welcome to take advantage of a special opportunity starting on Sunday, October 11, and running to Friday morning, October 16. This week is a more flexible option for participants than a camp per se. Stay anywhere from one night to all five, join our Small Boat Training Center athletes and Coach Gluckman on the water twice a day for coached sessions with drills, technique and pieces - all for only $80/person/night.

Need a boat? Use one of our singles for only an additional $30/day during your stay. $35/day covers trailering and ...

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HOCR Prep Camp

23 Sep 2009 @13:19

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Ergo Circuit Classes

23 Sep 2009 @7:43

Center members are invited to join us in this multi-movement fitness activity. The goal is to have fun while gaining fitness working the whole body. Increase endurance, strength and flexibility using different apparatus and free weights.  Learn to row on an indoor rowing ergometer and double pole on a Concept 2 ski trainer. Best of all, this activity is FREE to Craftsbury members!

When: Tuesday and Thursdays promptly from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, beginning September 22, 2009.

Where: Craftsbury Outdoor Center weight room (downstairs of Cedar Lodge).

Class size:  6-10 total, either gender, all ages. Call 802-586-7767 to register, or email Coach Gluckman so we know to expect you.

Requirements: Clearance from your physician for controlled physical activity. You must have the ability to move from ...

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Ergo Circuit Classes

23 Sep 2009 @7:43

Center members are invited to join us in this multi-movement fitness activity. The goal is to have fun while gaining fitness working the whole body. Increase endurance, strength and flexibility using different ... go arrow

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GMH Finishing Camp

6 Sep 2009 @11:20

It's a bit short notice, but we'd like to extend an opportunity for interested rowers (especially those planning on attending the Green Mountain Head Race):  a finishing camp prior to the GMH this September.

The camp will begin Thursday, September 24 through the finish of the Green Mountain Head itself in Putney that Sunday, the 27th. This race prep camp is for:

-Scullers who have been sculling regularly for 2 or more years

-Scullers who would feel comfortable turning a buoy at the 1.5 mile mark and sculling in traffic.

You do not need race experience but you will need to feel comfortable in a race environment.

Race prep campers will be assigned technique focused workouts, training pieces, drills to practice rowing at speed in traffic, as well as turning the stake. There will be ...

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GMH Finishing Camp

6 Sep 2009 @11:20

It's a bit short notice, but we'd like to extend an opportunity for interested rowers (especially those planning on attending the Green Mountain Head Race):  a finishing camp prior to the GMH this September. The ... go arrow

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Fall Foliage Specials

6 Sep 2009 @10:34

Craftsbury celebrates the arrival of the cooler seasons by offering special rates and activities. Beginning September 18 until October 15, the Center will be offering Fall Foliage rates in addition to our usual, full american plan rates. These reduced Foliage rates will include breakfast, access to our on-site facilities, a daily guided activity - plus the myriad self-guided activities that the Center offers.

So whether you come to relax, or as a base for your own explorations of the Northeast Kingdom, we can affordably provide you with comfortable lodging, starting at $62/night. But hurry, because just like the colorful Vermont foliage, these special rates will only be around for only a short time.

Fall Foliage complete information
Full meal plan rates

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Fall Foliage Specials

6 Sep 2009 @10:34

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Moosilauke TT results

6 Sep 2009 @10:20

The GRP competed at the Mt. Moosilauke TT with Ford Sayre and skiers from other clubs, with GRP skiers Tim Reynolds and Ollie Burruss leading the way - separated only by 10 seconds. Hannah Dreissigacker won the women's category. Check out the full results.

Mt. Moosilauke is the traditional fall running TT for the Dartmouth Nordic Team - one can see the top 300 or so times here.

NENSA article/results
Dartmouth TT archive

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Moosilauke TT results

6 Sep 2009 @10:20

The GRP competed at the Mt. Moosilauke TT with Ford Sayre and skiers from other clubs, with GRP skiers Tim Reynolds and Ollie Burruss leading the way - separated only by 10 seconds. Hannah Dreissigacker won the ... go arrow

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2010 Running Camps Schedule

6 Sep 2009 @10:10

Something to note:  we've posted the 2010 schedule for the Running Camps. We'll be doing three weeks - a Marathon week, Masters week and a more generally themed Running Camp (also a week long program). If you're interested sign up quickly - Masters' week is already full! Don't delay, these are great camps, we have great staff committing to coach again, and they're a blast. A great deal on a running vacation for all ages and abilities that will make you a stronger, more balanced, faster runner who enjoys their sport much more - as well as a happy runner who's had lots of fun.

2010 schedule
Running Coaches
Running Registration

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2010 Running Camps Schedule

6 Sep 2009 @10:10

Something to note:  we've posted the go arrow

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GRP on NENSA

31 Aug 2009 @17:36

Catch up with what the Green Racing Project is up to in this post on NENSA's website from Lauren Jacobs.

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GRP on NENSA

31 Aug 2009 @17:36

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Youth Rowing until September 4th

31 Aug 2009 @17:30

Quick note - due to popular demand, youth rowing will continue until September 4th. Join us on Tuesday or Friday for the last HYRC rows of 2009. As always, you can get complete details via Coach Gluckman.

 

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Youth Rowing until September 4th

31 Aug 2009 @17:30

Quick note - due to popular demand, youth rowing will continue until September 4th. Join us on Tuesday or Friday for the last HYRC rows of 2009. As always, you can get complete details via go arrow

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Boats for Sale!

31 Aug 2009 @17:26

Click through to find our collection of gently used boats for sale. Whether you're an individual looking for a great deal or a club trying to stretch your budget, you'll find a selection of boats to fit your spec and budget. We've included some Maas boats for the novice or open water afficionado, the stalwart Peinerts that make up the majority of our fleet, and a couple Sykes singles as well. You can even arrange delivery to Green Mountain Head and Head of the Charles for a little bit extra. Check it out.

2009 Boat sale listings

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Boats for Sale!

31 Aug 2009 @17:26

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Adventure racing

29 Aug 2009 @9:52

A really cool event that we had the honor of hosting this summer was the MVP Healthcare GMARA Bitter Pill adventure race. This 12+ hour event began at 6am Saturday, August 1st and included course elements that demanded racers run, swim, orienteer, bike, run some more, and then multiple paddle and portage sections. 50 2-3 person teams competed in the event, but when the dust settled, it was a team with local fastguy Adrian Owens and his brother John that walked away with the overall honors by a mere 64 seconds. Way to go!

You can read more about the racing and see results, or check out the photo gallery on GMARA's website. Lots of fun - definitely something that all adventurous athletes should try.

GMARA homepage
Race report and results
Gallery

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Adventure racing

29 Aug 2009 @9:52

A really cool event that we had the honor of hosting this summer was the MVP Healthcare GMARA Bitter Pill adventure race. This 12+ hour event began at 6am Saturday, August 1st and included course elements that ... go arrow

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Hood - U23 Trials Race Report

17 Aug 2009 @8:53

John Hood has completed his stint at the Small Boat Training Center for this summer. But he left us a race report of his efforts at the US U23 Trials for the World's selection. Click through to read.

John Hood race report - U23 Trials
Row2k U23 Trials photo galleries

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Hood - U23 Trials Race Report

17 Aug 2009 @8:53

John Hood has completed his stint at the Small Boat Training Center for this summer. But he left us a race report of his efforts at the US U23 Trials for the World's selection. go arrow

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New Video Up

17 Aug 2009 @8:24

We've uploaded the complete (long) version of the yoga for scullers pose sequence. It's about a half hour of yoga instruction, broken into three parts.

You can find them all here, or follow the links below. Enjoy!

Craftsbury Channel
Long pose Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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New Video Up

17 Aug 2009 @8:24

We've uploaded the complete (long) version of the yoga for scullers pose sequence. It's about a half hour of yoga instruction, broken into three parts. You can go arrow

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SBTC at Canadian Henley

14 Aug 2009 @16:01

We've mentioned what the Graves' brothers were up to last week, but the remainder of the SBTC was off campus as well, rowing in St. Catherines, ON at the 127th Canadian Henley. Rowing everything from singles to the 8+, it was a busy week.

U23 Men's Singles - Spencer Crim, Erick Winstead and Johnny Hood competed for Craftsbury in the 1x. Erick was in the thick of things until catching a crab at 1600m. Spencer and John made it out of the heats with a first and second respectively.

Unfortunately, they were in the same semifinal, where they finished 2nd and 3rd, with John advancing. Spencer's time would've qualified him for the finals in another semi, but that's the luck of the draw. In the final, John netted a fourth.

U23 Men's 2x - Johnny Hood and Spencer Crim teamed up in this boat. ...

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SBTC at Canadian Henley

14 Aug 2009 @16:01

We've mentioned what the Graves' brothers were up to last week, but the remainder of the SBTC was off campus as well, rowing in St. Catherines, ON at the 127th Canadian Henley. Rowing everything from singles to the ... go arrow

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CrossFit at the Center

10 Aug 2009 @16:44

An event we've been meaning to share was our hosting of another CrossFit Rowing Certification a couple of weeks ago. Our friends down at C2 did day one with erg technique, physiology/kinesiology and tons more. Day 2 was time to move off the land and onto the water, to translate the erg motion to the real thing. It's always fun teaching people to scull, but the enthusiasm of the CrossFit group for fitness is particularly infectious.

What's CrossFit? CrossFit is a fitness program that emphasizes power from plyometrics, multiple joint lifts, and other functional movements. You can read the whole scoop here.

Thanks for joining us CrossFit. Do you have a group looking for a great space to relax, train, meet, teambuild - you name it? Drop us a line at groups@craftsbury.com and we'll help ...

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CrossFit at the Center

10 Aug 2009 @16:44

An event we've been meaning to share was our hosting of another CrossFit Rowing Certification a couple of weeks ago. Our friends down at C2 did day one with erg technique, physiology/kinesiology and tons more. Day ... go arrow

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GRP in Fasterskier

8 Aug 2009 @17:30

Fasterskier.com's Nat Herz visited the Green Racing Project several weeks ago and posted this story on the FS website. You can read more about the genesis of the GRP team, its environmental and sporting aspirations.

Fasterskier article

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GRP in Fasterskier

8 Aug 2009 @17:30

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SBTC Athletes to Sr. Worlds

8 Aug 2009 @17:07

Craftsbury is happy to extend our congratulations to Tom and Peter Graves, who yesterday won the right to represent the US at the FISA World Championships in Poznan, Poland. They won their second final (US trials demand that boats win 2 out of 3 races to qualify) in 6.17.31 - 3.5 seconds over the second place crew from Penn AC/GMS/USTC. Actually, both the second and third placed boats were US Training Center boats - quite a coup to unseat such opponents.

The first Trials' race (Thursday, the 6th) was much closer, and it took a BIG push in the last 200m by the Graves (rating 42) to take the lead and win by six tenths of a second from the same crew (Steve Whelpley/Michael Sivigny) that would eventually finish second on Friday as well. Both races were a reversal from June's National ...

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SBTC Athletes to Sr. Worlds

8 Aug 2009 @17:07

Craftsbury is happy to extend our congratulations to Tom and Peter Graves, who yesterday won the right to represent the US at the FISA World Championships in Poznan, Poland. They won their second final (US trials ... go arrow

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BCBS Hike, Bike & Paddle

7 Aug 2009 @12:38

A note about the upcoming BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont Hike, Bike & Paddle. This FREE outdoor fun day is Saturday, August 22 from 10-3, and will be held rain or shine. The whole community is invited to attend - just show up! The first 100 attendees win lunch and T-shirts!

Bikes, canoes and kayaks will be available, or bring your own. Any questions can be directed to Megan at BlueCross BlueShield, at 802-371-3702.

Hope to see you there!

BCBS flyer

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BCBS Hike, Bike & Paddle

7 Aug 2009 @12:38

A note about the upcoming BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont Hike, Bike & Paddle. This FREE outdoor fun day is Saturday, August 22 from 10-3, and will be held rain or shine. The whole community is invited to attend - ... go arrow

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Craftsbury at U23 Worlds

26 Jul 2009 @20:27

Craftsbury had a strong representation at the FISA U23 Worlds this past week, with the SBTC pair, a late SBTC addition (men's 2x) as well as long time intern Austin Meyer (LM4-) and Craftsbury sculler Emily Dreissigacker (women's 4x) all rowing in Racice, Czech Republic this week.

Heats began on Thursday, reps Friday, Semis and C/D finals on Saturday, wrapping up with the A/B matchups on Sunday. A wild week it's been too, as all the action hasn't just been on the water. Varied conditions that marked this event turned dramatically stormy after racing on Thursday, knocking over several boat racks and causing damage, though fortunately no one was harmed.

The men's pair of Eli Roxby and John Graves opened the championships for the Craftsbury affiliated rowers. After a relegation for missed ...

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Craftsbury at U23 Worlds

26 Jul 2009 @20:27

Craftsbury had a strong representation at the FISA U23 Worlds this past week, with the SBTC pair, a late SBTC addition (men's 2x) as well as long time intern Austin Meyer (LM4-) and Craftsbury sculler Emily ... go arrow

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Green airport shuttles

25 Jul 2009 @15:48

Green Cab VT has extended a special deal to Center guests to provide more environmentally friendly shuttle service to Craftsbury!

For $60/person (each way) Green Cab VT will deliver you and your belongings from the airport to Craftsbury (or vice versa) on Fridays and Sundays. You'll be riding in either a bio-diesel powered Mercedes Benz sedans, a Miles electric vehicle, or a Jeep Cherokee with a hydrogen injection system installed to maximize fuel efficiency. Simply contact them to make your travel arrangements and mention that you're booking space on the Craftsbury shuttle to receive the $60 rate. You can reach them at:

802.316.0700
info@greencabvt.com
www.greencabvt.com

Need to get somewhere else? Or leave at a non-standard time? The folks at Green Cab can accommodate your schedule or ...

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Green airport shuttles

25 Jul 2009 @15:48

Green Cab VT has extended a special deal to Center guests to provide more environmentally friendly shuttle service to Craftsbury!For $60/person (each way) Green Cab VT will deliver you and your belongings from the ... go arrow

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BKL Daycamp

17 Jul 2009 @14:29

About a week ago, the first BKL daycamp of the summer ended after a busy fun week:  dryland, games, sculling, scavenger hunts, biathlon, rollerskiing, orienteering, canoeing, adventure race, rope swing, pizzas...whew! What a week!

The good news is that there's a second week! So, if you know an 8-12 year old with a ski interest, sign up now. The next camp will be August 17-21 and is sure to fill up fast. You can register by sending the child's name, age and your information to grp@craftsbury.com. Don't forget to complete a copy of the waiver as well.

BKL waiver
Email your interest

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BKL Daycamp

17 Jul 2009 @14:29

About a week ago, the first BKL daycamp of the summer ended after a busy fun week:  dryland, games, sculling, scavenger hunts, biathlon, rollerskiing, orienteering, canoeing, adventure race, rope swing, ... go arrow

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Tara's Knitwear

15 Jul 2009 @12:40

While perusing Johnny Klister the other day, noticed that he is offering a unique product to support Craftsbury's own Tara Geraghty Moats and women's ski jumping - a limited edition Johnny Klister headband.

You can get all the knitty-gritty details over at the always entertaining JohnnyKlister.com, but you better hurry. By limited edition, they mean that they are only making 25. So, if you want one, you better order quickly.

JohnnyKlister.com

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Tara's Knitwear

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SBTC to Worlds!

9 Jul 2009 @12:14

News from Mercer Lake - the Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center has advanced its first boat to the world stage. The 2- won their final this morning over Penn AC, qualifying the athletes to represent the US at the U23 World Championships at Racice, Czech Republic later this month.

Conditions were described by Coach Larry Gluckman as "very difficult", with hard head winds that added 40 seconds to the winning times of the crews when compared to last month's US Nationals.

The day opened with a third place for Craftsbury sculler John Hood - a payback victory for Hood, as he bested Malvern Preparatory School's Mike Donohue who won their  rep on Wednesday. John's times have dropped substantially in the past several weeks and it will be interesting to see what else the summer's racing holds ...

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SBTC to Worlds!

9 Jul 2009 @12:14

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U23 SBTC Trials update

8 Jul 2009 @12:18

The Craftsbury SBTC athletes had solid opening days at the US U23 Trials. John Hood improved his time trial in the 1x by 18 seconds from Nationals and finished second. This morning he came in second in his heat, meaning he faces a repechage this afternoon at 3:30. If his times hold up, he has the potential to make the final Thursday at 10AM.

The pair's heat yesterday started slowly with some steering issues, but the boys rallied from open water down after the first 750m to win by 5 seconds. Hopefully such heroics won't be necessary in tomorrow's 10:20 final.

Way to go rowers!

Are you or someone you know interested in a training opportunity at the Center? Find out more details about the Small Boat Training Center here, or contact coach Gluckman directly.

Trials results
SBTC info
SBTC ...

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U23 SBTC Trials update

8 Jul 2009 @12:18

The Craftsbury SBTC athletes had solid opening days at the US U23 Trials. John Hood improved his time trial in the 1x by 18 seconds from Nationals and finished second. This morning he came in second in his heat, ... go arrow

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VTSports and the Center

6 Jul 2009 @16:46

Vermont Sports Today has long been a friend of the Center's, covering the races we hold, sponsoring the marathon, and helping people find out about us in our quiet corner of the state.

Now they've approached us to strengthen this relationship  as Vermont Sports is working to go green. Vermont Sports is offering a new digital subscription for $10 annually - a real deal AND you don't have to remember to pick one up at the bike shop every month. Your digital issues of Vermont Sports will be delivered to your email inbox every month as an Adobe .pdf.

How does the partnership come into it? Well, with the purchase of a digital subscription, buyers can choose one of three non-profit Vermont charities to which Vermont Sports will give $1 of the subscription price - and we're one of those ...

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VTSports and the Center

6 Jul 2009 @16:46

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New Bikes for Rent

6 Jul 2009 @16:00

While not a part of our core programming, we are happy to offer mountain bikes and a small trail network for our guests and members. And now, we have new bikes for interested cyclists to rent! As of this spring, the Center established a relationship with Cannondale, where we'll be purchasing our fleet.

The bikes we ordered this year are Cannondale's F9 mountain bike. This bike has a front shock, nice light frame and a parts spec perfect for the roads and paths in our corner of Vermont. You can see mountain bike rental rates here, and as mentioned earlier, can enjoy several of our trails in their green, summery mode as well - to say nothing of the surrounding dirt roads to explore as well.

Complete Mountain Bike rental information

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New Bikes for Rent

6 Jul 2009 @16:00

While not a part of our core programming, we are happy to offer mountain bikes and a small trail network for our guests and members. And now, we have new bikes for interested cyclists to rent! As of this spring, the ... go arrow

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Demo product: Cadence Vo3

6 Jul 2009 @15:48

We recently received several new Cadence Vo3 Stroke watches for campers to use as part of our demo fleet. The Vo3 is the basic model that provides users time and stroke rating - from any seat in any boat, attaching to the oar. Interested campers should be sure to ask Troy about using a Cadence when they are here.

Cadence website
Vo3 info

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Demo product: Cadence Vo3

6 Jul 2009 @15:48

We recently received several new Cadence Vo3 Stroke watches for campers to use as part of our demo fleet. The Vo3 is the basic model that provides users time and stroke rating - from any seat in any boat, attaching ... go arrow

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2009 Youth Rowing

6 Jul 2009 @11:59

Long time Craftsbury folks will recall that we have offered low-cost, introductory sculling instruction for kids through the summer. This year's programming is just underway and will be running through August 14th. The details:

Hosmer Youth Rowing 2009

Sculling for Boys and Girls, Ages 12-18 - NO experience necessary!

Tuesdays, 6-7pm and Fridays 2-4pm, June 30 to August 14.

Registration:  Call 586-7767 to let us know you're coming, then complete a waiver at your first session.

Cost:  Your first session is free, then $50 for Craftsbury members covers the remainder of the summer instruction. Not already a member? Memberships for students are $25, families are $100. (Remember, Albany and Craftsbury residents receive complimentary memberships).

What to bring:  A bathing suit, towel and ...

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2009 Youth Rowing

6 Jul 2009 @11:59

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Craftsbury RSS feeds

6 Jul 2009 @11:50

You can now have new tools to follow all the goings-on at the Outdoor Center - RSS feeds and the AddThis button.

No doubt many of you know what these mean, but for those who don't, here's a brief explanation. One subscribes to an RSS feed. This means that every time we add a news item to the feed, your RSS reader (whether in a browser, webpage, or other software) will automatically receive the news headline and the full text.

We currently offer feeds for all the news, skiing only, sculling only, and running only. You can access all the feeds here.

The "Add This" button allows you to easily share or save a news item via a number of ways:  email, bookmarking, Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Digg and on and on. You'll see this button on all our news items. Click on it and select how you ...

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Craftsbury RSS feeds

6 Jul 2009 @11:50

You can now have new tools to follow all the goings-on at the Outdoor Center - RSS feeds and the AddThis button. No doubt many of you know what these mean, but for those who don't, here's a brief explanation. One ... go arrow

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SBTC to US U23 Trials

3 Jul 2009 @16:33

Craftsbury's Small Boat Training Center crews spent today making last preparations for travel to Mercer Lake, NJ for the 2009 Under 23 World Championship Trials, July 6-9. Craftsbury's inaugural SBTC crews will contest the men's 2- and the 1x. The pair without will be rowed by John Graves and Eli Roxby, both whom competed for Trinity College (Hartford, CT), while John Hood, formerly of Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) will be sculling.

Racing in earnest begins on Tuesday the 7th with a time trial for the 1x, with a field of 10 scullers. The 2- faces 5 other crews on their path to represent the US at U23 Worlds - this year in Racice, Czech Republic on the 23-26th of July.

You can follow all the action via Powerhouse Timing.

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SBTC to US U23 Trials

3 Jul 2009 @16:33

Craftsbury's Small Boat Training Center crews spent today making last preparations for travel to Mercer Lake, NJ for the 2009 Under 23 World Championship Trials, July 6-9. Craftsbury's inaugural SBTC crews will ... go arrow

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Dryland Training '09

12 Jun 2009 @14:14

Want to get faster and have alot of fun? Be sure to signup for our summer dryland training!

This summer we'll be offering programming for all ages.

Bill Koch League Kids (9-13) will be meeting 3 days a week and is designed for kids interested in training and racing. Run by Pepa and Green Racing Project Athletes, activities will include running, hill bounding, rollerskiing, strength training and core strength.
 
Junior Training Program (Ages 14-18) will meet 4 days a week over the summer and focuses on experienced competitive J1 and J2 racers. Training will include rollerskiing, pole-running, running, hill bounding, strength training, and other activities. Pepa will coach this group, with occasional assistance from Green Team members.

OJ and Senior Training Program (Ages 18 & up) will ...

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Dryland Training '09

12 Jun 2009 @14:14

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2009 Adventure Race

10 Jun 2009 @13:14

Craftsbury is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2009 MVP GMARA Bitter Pill 12 hour adventure race Saturday August 1st, 2009. This race is for teams of 2-3 participants and will include mountain biking, trekking, swimming, and canoeing. Fundamental to all these modes of transport will be navigation with topographical map and compass.

We'd love to tell you more, but we honestly can't. Part of adventure racing is that the course is a surprise for everyone - so even we don't know what the organizers have in store for you!

You can read all about the other aspects of the Bitter Pill at the Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association website where you can register as well. If you register before June 26, teams save $40 - so sign up now. It'll  be a fun day.

GMARA.org
Bitter Pill ...

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2009 Adventure Race

10 Jun 2009 @13:14

Craftsbury is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2009 MVP GMARA Bitter Pill 12 hour adventure race Saturday August 1st, 2009. This race is for teams of 2-3 participants and will include mountain biking, ... go arrow

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Summer trails open

10 Jun 2009 @9:33

The core Craftsbury ski trails are now open for non-motorized summer use. Whether you're mountain biking, trail running, or bird watching, you can take advantage of core trails and singletrack at the Center.

Just as in the winter, all trails start at the Touring Center. Singletrack is marked with a red or blue blaze, while ski trails open for summer use include:

Race Loop
Lemon's Haunt
Bailey Hazen and Bailey via Cutoff
Limited sections of Ruthie's Run (west of the Black River)

Closed trails/intersections are roped off for ease of navigation. It's through landowner generosity that we have the winter use of the remainder of the trail system and your summertime cooperation goes a long way to maintaining those relationships.

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Summer trails open

10 Jun 2009 @9:33

The core Craftsbury ski trails are now open for non-motorized summer use. Whether you're mountain biking, trail running, or bird watching, you can take advantage of core trails and singletrack at the Center. Just as ... go arrow

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Best Adult Camp

10 Jun 2009 @8:47

Yup, that's what Yankee Magazine called us for 2009.  It's more of a mention than an article in the May issue, but it's nice to be recognized all the same. Thanks to all of you for being a part of the camps!

Yankee Magazine link

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Best Adult Camp

10 Jun 2009 @8:47

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Andy Newell Clinic

3 Jun 2009 @12:39

Craftsbury will be hosting NENSA's Summer Gaining Ground Clinic this August 14-16 with USST member Andy Newell. For those who don't know Andy, he is one of the fastest men in World Cup Sprint Racing. It's a real treat to have a skier of his caliber involved with this programming - and registration is open to any skier!

Participants will get technique work, basic physiology, how to create training plans, and much more. Read all the details at the NENSA website. It's worth noting that registration also takes place through NENSA - not the Center. 

Hope to see you there.

NENSA Gaining Ground Clinic info

NENSA registration

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Andy Newell Clinic

3 Jun 2009 @12:39

Craftsbury will be hosting NENSA's Summer Gaining Ground Clinic this August 14-16 with USST member Andy Newell. For those who don't know Andy, he is one of the fastest men in World Cup Sprint Racing. It's a real ... go arrow

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National Learn to Row Day 2009

3 Jun 2009 @9:02

Come join us in the local celebration of National Learn to Row Day. Now's your chance to give rowing a try for free!

We'll run two sessions of 15 people Saturday, June 6 at 9:30-11 and 1:30-3:00. Ages 12 and up - minors will need a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver.

Pre-registration is required, so call today to reserve yours:  802-586-7767. Can’t make it this time? Keep an eye on the website for additional introductory rowing opportunities.

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National Learn to Row Day 2009

3 Jun 2009 @9:02

Come join us in the local celebration of National Learn to Row Day. Now's your chance to give rowing a try for free! We'll run two sessions of 15 people Saturday, June 6 at 9:30-11 and 1:30-3:00. Ages 12 and up - ... go arrow

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Small Boat Training Center

29 May 2009 @8:18

We've alluded to upcoming opportunities created by new staff member Larry Gluckman and we're happy to present the first of these:  the Small Boat Training Center. The SBTC is designed to be a bridge from men's and women's collegiate rowing to the US National Team, with a focus on smaller boats. The program offers athletes a chance to advance their small boat skills, receive systematic physiological evaluation & development, as well as participate in competitive opportunities such as:  U23 Trials, US Club Nationals and Canadian Henley.

Depending on length of stay, participants may be able to offset the costs of room/board with part-time work at the Center. Participants will be expected to participate in one or more projects that contribute to accomplishing Craftsbury’s mission. The ...

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Small Boat Training Center

29 May 2009 @8:18

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Craftsbury Video

22 May 2009 @17:22

We have put up video versions of Pepa's popular core strengthening program and stretching regimen, as well as Margaret's Yoga for Sculler's sequence on YouTube. We have some more video to upload, so keep your eyes glued to the Craftsbury Channel, but for now follow the videos to a stronger core or greater flexibility at the catch.

Pepa's Core - Part 1
Pepa's Core - Part 2
Pepa's Stretching
Margaret's Yoga for Scullers - complete cue series (faster)
Margaret's Yoga for Scullers - Part 1, normal speed.
(Working on Part 2)

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Craftsbury Video

22 May 2009 @17:22

We have put up video versions of Pepa's popular core strengthening program and stretching regimen, as well as Margaret's Yoga for Sculler's sequence on YouTube. We have some more video to upload, so keep your eyes ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Skiers named to NENSA Elite and Development teams

22 May 2009 @15:02

We mentioned Judy and Gina's naming to the NENSA Masters' Elite team a couple of weeks ago, but there will be more Craftsbury skiers joining them - this time the juniors, U23 and seniors.

Craftsbury skiers nominated to NENSA's elite team:

Juniors
Kaitlynn Miller
Ethan Dreissigacker

U23
Hannah Dreissigacker
Ida Sargent
Tim Reynolds

And though she hasn't skied with us much recently, it's worth mentioning Elsa Sargent was nominated as well.

Craftsbury skiers nominated to NENSA's development team:

Juniors:
Jake Barton

U23
Matt Briggs

Senior
Lauren Jacobs

J2's:
Tara Geragthy-Moats

The Elite and Development teams exist to recognize accomplishment as well as support continued development amongst New England Skiers. Team members get a variety of benefits, notably reduced pricing and preferential access to ...

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Exercise Physiology Testing

20 May 2009 @7:36

We're pleased to announce that we are now offering physiological testing performed by Pepa! This testing offers interested athletes the opportunity to quantify their current condition and training results. After testing, Pepa will review and interpret the data with clients in light of their fitness goals. Clients can expect determination of:

    - VO2Max
    - Anaerobic threshold
    - Training zones
    - Body fat percentage
      
Think you could benefit from testing? Currently, we are offering this service to members of selected ski race programs and sculling camp participants in the weeklong programs. Interested weeklong camp participants should complete the registration form with some basic information:

    - Your name and the date of Craftsbury camp attending
    - Best 2k erg score ...

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Exercise Physiology Testing

20 May 2009 @7:36

We're pleased to announce that we are now offering physiological testing performed by Pepa! This testing offers interested athletes the opportunity to quantify their current condition and training results. After ... go arrow

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Campoli and Geer named to 09-10 NENSA Masters Team

7 May 2009 @14:36

Craftsbury's Gina Campoli and Judy Geer have been named to the 2009-2010 NENSA Masters' Team. The NENSA Masters' selections are the top 5 M1-M4 and M1-M10 skiers based on the end of season NENSA points list.

Being named to the team obligates team members to represent New England at national level events, but allows preferential access to Fall Masters camps and NENSA neutral support at TDBanknorth Eastern Cups.

Congratulations!

NENSA story

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Campoli and Geer named to 09-10 NENSA Masters Team

7 May 2009 @14:36

Craftsbury's Gina Campoli and Judy Geer have been named to the 2009-2010 NENSA Masters' Team. The NENSA Masters' selections are the top 5 M1-M4 and M1-M10 skiers based on the end of season NENSA points list. Being ... go arrow

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New Sculling Personnel at Craftsbury

7 May 2009 @13:26

A more accurate headline may be New Positions for Old Friends of Craftsbury," as all of these folks have been involved with us in the past. Larry Gluckman as well as Troy and Kimberly Howell will all be joining Craftsbury this summer in new capacities.

Larry Gluckman will be joining us as Director of Competitive Rowing. We hope to draw on Larry's considerable experience to create a bridge for rowers interested in making the leap to the national and international stage. Like many things at the new Center, we are still working out all the details, but are quite excited by the potential we see with these new program options under Larry's care.

At least initially, Larry's focusing his efforts on assembling crews for the U23 Worlds' Trials and organizing training opportunities for them ...

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New Sculling Personnel at Craftsbury

7 May 2009 @13:26

A more accurate headline may be New Positions for Old Friends of Craftsbury," as all of these folks have been involved with us in the past. Larry Gluckman as well as Troy and Kimberly Howell will all be joining ... go arrow

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Craftsbury names '09 Green Team

4 May 2009 @9:12

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and NENSA are proud to announce the Green Team, a new post-graduate ski racing program. The Green Team was conceived to fill a gap in support for skiers pursuing racing after college, and to keep elite skiers in New England, where they can give back to the skiing community that has nurtured them thus far.

The Green Team will be based out of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and coached by Pepa Miloucheva. A former ski orienteering World Champion with an academic background in physiology, biomechanics, and the science of sports training, Miloucheva has been coaching the junior racing program at Craftsbury for ten years. During that time, the program has produced multiple Junior National champions as well as many skiers who went on to successful college careers, ...

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Craftsbury names '09 Green Team

4 May 2009 @9:12

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and NENSA are proud to announce the Green Team, a new post-graduate ski racing program. The Green Team was conceived to fill a gap in support for skiers pursuing racing after college, ... go arrow