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|  November 2009  |
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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

|  October 2009  |
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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

|  September 2009  |
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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.

Picture gallery

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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 ... go arrow

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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

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|  August 2009  |
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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!

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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

|  July 2009  |
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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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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
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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.

Craftsbury members have FREE trail use as part of their member ...

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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

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! go arrow

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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

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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

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New Gear from Craftsbury Camper

1 May 2009 @18:05

In his profile last February, camper Tony Andrews spoke of his work with cell phones and rowing applications. Well, his work has come to fruition in the form of a new iPhone app - SpeedCoach Mobile. When loaded onto a iPhone, the app provides the user with all the usual information that we all know and love from a SpeedCoach - wirelessly, with an option to upload your training data for your coach to see via Facebook.

Obviously, one wants to use this in a waterproof case and with a mount of some sort to hold it in the boat - NK will apparently be providing these. 

While we haven't had opportunity to try this app yet, it's an exciting concept and great to see Tony bring a big project to the rowing world - congratulations! You can read all the details on the SpeedCoach mobile at Tony's ...

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1 May 2009 @18:05

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Japan Trip report

1 May 2009 @17:41

In addition to the interview he gave us about his trip to Europe, Adrian has included a posting about his trip to Japan. You can read more about the World Ski Orienteering Championships from the inside here.

Adrian Japan Trip report

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Japan Trip report

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Row Daily Events at Craftsbury

29 Apr 2009 @14:42

We mentioned coach Dustin Ordway's book when it came out last fall, but now you can jump start your "Row Daily" regimen with Dustin in one of his clinics. This fall will see Dustin bring his book and methodology to Craftsbury in the form of two introductory weekends:  October 2-4 and October 9-11. The program will include instruction in indoor rowing technique, using daily exercise for health and fitness, keeping a log to help you succeed, dealing with challenges, setting and adjusting goals - as well as relaxing here at the Center.

$450/person includes the programming, room and board. There are some discounts available - you can find out all the details on Dustin's website:  www.Rowdaily.com, which is also the home of registration.

Row Daily email (registration)
Row Daily Website
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29 Apr 2009 @14:42

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MacDermott promoted to Head Men's coach at Trinity

8 Apr 2009 @13:57

Craftsbury's own Kevin MacDermott has moved up the ladder at Trinity College, taking the helm from Larry Gluckman who announced his retirement earlier this year. Congratulations Kevin! Read the official scoop here.

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MacDermott promoted to Head Men's coach at Trinity

8 Apr 2009 @13:57

Craftsbury's own Kevin MacDermott has moved up the ladder at Trinity College, taking the helm from Larry Gluckman who announced his retirement earlier this year. Congratulations Kevin! Read the go arrow

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Interview with Adrian

30 Mar 2009 @15:19

As mentioned, Adrian Owens has had a busy winter Ski-Orienteering. He's currently back from Japan and the World Championships and we hope to hear something about that experience. In the interim, you can read more about his earlier European Ski-O sojourn in a short interview we did.

There was also a brief article on fasterskier.com recently about the Ski-O Worlds.

Adrian Interview
Fasterskier coverage

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Interview with Adrian

30 Mar 2009 @15:19

As mentioned, Adrian Owens has had a busy winter Ski-Orienteering. He's currently back from Japan and the World Championships and we hope to hear something about that experience. In the interim, you can read more ... go arrow

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Trails are Closed

26 Mar 2009 @10:02

It's been a great year, but we will not be grooming any longer. Thanks for skiing with us for another great winter. Members can look forward to new opportunities into the spring and summer - keep watching the website and the eNewsletter. And of course, all skiers are invited to keep your hard earned fitness or learn something new with one of our sculling or running camps.

Want to join the fun? Find out more about membership here.

Enjoy the spring!

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Trails are Closed

26 Mar 2009 @10:02

It's been a great year, but we will not be grooming any longer. Thanks for skiing with us for another great winter. Members can look forward to new opportunities into the spring and summer - keep watching the ... go arrow

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School Ski Groups

25 Mar 2009 @16:51

While the season has pretty much wound down (today's the last day of grooming), it's worth highlighting our friends from area school groups that joined us this winter. We've always provided low cost ski equipment and day passes for local school programs, but this year we dropped that cost to zero in an effort to expand opportunities for new skiers.

Schools that joined us this winter:

Wolcott Elementary
Brownington Elementary
Irasburg Elementary
Albany Elementary
Craftsbury Academy
Hardwick Elementary

This is of course in addition to all the middle and high school teams that trained at the Center through the winter for some of the best skiing in the east.

Got a school team that wants a fresh place to train? Elementary school groups that are looking for wintry fun? Contact Davis at the Touring ...

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School Ski Groups

25 Mar 2009 @16:51

While the season has pretty much wound down (today's the last day of grooming), it's worth highlighting our friends from area school groups that joined us this winter. We've always provided low cost ski equipment ... go arrow

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New Green Team Deadline

25 Mar 2009 @16:39

The Green Team has pushed back the application deadline to 1 April due to some confusion over the application schedule.

Green what?" you ask.

The Green Team is a new venture for the Outdoor Center. Primarily aimed at post-collegiate skiers, the program hopes to bridge the gap from collegiate racing to national and international competition levels by providing members with high level training opportunities coupled with flexible, part-time work arrangements that support their racing efforts. For 2009-2010, Craftsbury hopes to accept five to six team members.

In addition to the athletic portion of the program, Green Team members will work to advance the Center's mission in lots of other ways including projects related to helping Craftsbury function more ecologically and sustainably, ...

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New Green Team Deadline

25 Mar 2009 @16:39

The Green Team has pushed back the application deadline to 1 April due to some confusion over the application schedule.Green what?" you ask.The Green Team is a new venture for the Outdoor Center. Primarily aimed at ... go arrow

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22 March Weekend Racing

25 Mar 2009 @10:34

This past weekend saw the last major weekend of the New England ski race calendar with racing in Maine:  the Eastern High School Championships at Rangeley, and the last of the TD Banknorth Marathon series just down the road at Sugarloaf.

TD Banknorth Eastern High School Championships

The Eastern Championships featured seven Craftsbury affiliated skiers:  Dan Brodhead, Connor Hunt, Jake Barton, Lia Van Dyke, Kyle Prohaska, Chelsea Evans and Kaitlynn Miller on the Vermont team. (Like the J2 Championships last week, the Eastern High School event is team-scored on a state basis).

Racing got underway on Friday with a 5.2k interval start freestyle event. Team Vermont pulled to the early lead over Maine with New Hampshire in the mix. Scoring for VT:

Kaitlynn Miller, 5th, 16:30.5 (about 53 ...

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25 Mar 2009 @10:34

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Race Wrapup - 14 Mar weekend

17 Mar 2009 @10:28

When we last left our racers, there was a weekend full of upcoming drama - JOs, the NCAAs, J2 championships and local events at Bretton Woods. It almost seems that as the spring weather warms up, so has the racing.

Junior Olympics

The Junior Olympics ended well for New England and Craftsbury. Friday the 13th proved lucky for Kaitlynn Miller as she got 3rd place in the J1 Women's Classic 5k in 16:55.72. Other Craftsbury skiers also had solid days:

J2 Girls-
Tara Geraghty-Moats, 25th

J1 Boys-
Jake Barton, 15th
Ethan Dreissigacker, 29th

OJ Boys-
Alex Schulz, 18th

Saturday was the last day of racing, with the classic relays. Kaitlynn's strong classic technique was paired with Stratton's Megan Killigrew and GMVS' Kristen Halvorsen to capture second by 2 seconds to Intermountain in the 3x5k. Kristen ...

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Race Wrapup - 14 Mar weekend

17 Mar 2009 @10:28

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Spring Fling Pictures

13 Mar 2009 @13:40

Thanks to Steve Messier of Mt. Mansfield Photography for supplying us some great shots from last week's Spring Fling. See more of his work, as well as his partner Robin Lowney at mtmansfieldphotography.smugmug.com.

Spring Fling Gallery

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Spring Fling Pictures

13 Mar 2009 @13:40

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CRASH-Bs addenda

13 Mar 2009 @11:47

We had mentioned some good results from Craftsbury athletes at the CRASH-Bs earlier, but an eNews reader pointed out a noteworthy accomplishment that we had overlooked. Long time camper and UMass professor Bob Sleigh pulled an 8:01 to repeat as the 75-79 Lightweight Men's division winner in 2009. Strong work Bob!

 

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CRASH-Bs addenda

13 Mar 2009 @11:47

We had mentioned some good results from Craftsbury athletes at the CRASH-Bs earlier, but an eNews reader pointed out a noteworthy accomplishment that we had overlooked. Long time camper and UMass professor Bob ... go arrow

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JOs, NCAAs, and SNOC

13 Mar 2009 @11:21

It's been a busy week of racing for Craftsbury skiers. There are skiers at the Junior Olympics, Hannah Dreissigacker at NCAAs, and the SNOC challenge race - and that's just during the week! This weekend won't slow down with several skiers gearing up for the J2 champs at Holderness, the Bretton Woods marathon as well as Mt. Washington 15k on Sunday and the closing NCAA/JO races. Whew - let's get right to the results.

JOs - hot on the heels of Monday's success, the Craftsbury skiers on the New England team tackled the mass start skate event. New England didn't have quite as strong a showing, but given the success of the sprints, that'd be pretty hard to duplicate. By the end of the day, NE sits in second place in the Alaska cup team standings by 17 points to Intermountain. The team will ...

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JOs, NCAAs, and SNOC

13 Mar 2009 @11:21

It's been a busy week of racing for Craftsbury skiers. There are skiers at the Junior Olympics, Hannah Dreissigacker at NCAAs, and the SNOC challenge race - and that's just during the week! This weekend won't slow ... go arrow

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Spring Fling Sprints

13 Mar 2009 @6:52

A new twist on the traditional Spring Fling format saw the addition of a short all-comers 100m FS sprint after the main racing of the day. While not originally intended as competition, we got enough interest about results and where people finished that we thought we'd publish the times we had. Perhaps this represents the start of a new spring tradition?

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Spring Fling Sprints

13 Mar 2009 @6:52

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Gold at JO Sprints

11 Mar 2009 @9:49

Ethan Dreissigacker led the Craftsbury Skiers at Junior Nationals Monday, striking gold in the J1 Boys' sprints. Tara Geraghty-Moats also podiumed, bringing home a bronze medal in the J2 Girls' sprints. In addition to Ethan and Tara's points, lots of other New England skiers had great days as well, giving New England the lead in the team Alaska Cup race as well with a 75 point margin over Intermountain in the team competition. Craftsbury affiliated results on the day: 

Kaitlyn Miller - 46th, J1 girls
Jake Barton - 43rd, J1 boys
Alex Schulz - 8th, OJ boys

The setting and conditions look great for today's skate races. You can follow all the action live on the JO website.

Pictures
Fasterskier coverage
Results/live coverage

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Gold at JO Sprints

11 Mar 2009 @9:49

Ethan Dreissigacker led the Craftsbury Skiers at Junior Nationals Monday, striking gold in the J1 Boys' sprints. Tara Geraghty-Moats also podiumed, bringing home a bronze medal in the J2 Girls' sprints. In addition ... go arrow

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Adrian at Ski-O WC '09

9 Mar 2009 @18:14

Craftsbury skier Adrian Owens was in Japan last week competing at the World Ski Orienteering Championships. Adrian led the American finishers two of three days, finishing immediately behind a teammate in the Sprint distances on Wednesday the 4th.

Congratulations Adrian! Hopefully Adrian will have opportunity to tell some tales of his far flung travels.

Sprint Results, Pictures
Middle Distance Results, Pictures
Long Distance Results, Pictures

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Adrian at Ski-O WC '09

9 Mar 2009 @18:14

Craftsbury skier Adrian Owens was in Japan last week competing at the World Ski Orienteering Championships. Adrian led the American finishers two of three days, finishing immediately behind a teammate in the Sprint ... go arrow

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Weekend Racing

9 Mar 2009 @17:31

While the majority of Craftsbury racers were at the Spring Fling, there were other races last weekend, including the Rangeley Lakes Loppet in Rangeley, ME. Craftsbury skier Ida Sargent won the women's 50k classic.

Out west, the Junior Olympics got underway with the opening ceremonies. Today was the sprint competition. You can see live results here. It seems the race of the day for CNSC was Tara Geraghty-Moats with an unofficial 3rd place for the Girl's J2 sprint.

Way to go Craftsbury!

Rangeley Results
Junior Olympics Live results page

 

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9 Mar 2009 @17:31

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Spring Fling results

9 Mar 2009 @16:59

The eagle eyed amongst our readers will have already found our 2009 Spring Fling results. For the rest of us, you can find the complete 2009 Spring Fling results here.

The day didn't warm up as early as was predicted, but was still quite spring like with warm sun beginning around noon guaranteed to slow any participant who hadn't rilled their skis adequately.

Thanks to all the nearly 150 racers who showed up on Saturday. Hope you enjoyed the race as much as we enjoyed hosting you.

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Spring Fling results

9 Mar 2009 @16:59

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VT HS Champs, Day 2

6 Mar 2009 @14:22

Yesterday saw the Vermont High School action head south to Chittenden, Vt and Mountain Top for the Classic races. And again, Craftsbury skiers had dominant performances.

Division I -

Girls:

7   Kyle PROHASKA, STJ, 22:17.3

Division II -

Girls:

2   Chelsea EVANS, U–32, 22:43.7
4   Silene DECIUCIES, PA, 23:29.2
9   Holly BUSHMAN, U-32, 24:46.5

Boys:

1  Ethan DREISSIGACKER, PA, 17:45.4
2  Jake BARTON, PA, 18:24.4
3  Dan BRODHEAD, Craftsbury Academy, 18:44.9
6  Conor HUNT, PA, 20:09.8

In the relays, both U-32 and PA won the boys' and girls' classic relays respoectively, while Silene and the PA girls got fourth.

Congratulations!

Times Argus coverage
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VT HS Champs, Day 2

6 Mar 2009 @14:22

Yesterday saw the Vermont High School action head south to Chittenden, Vt and Mountain Top for the Classic races. And again, Craftsbury skiers had dominant performances.Division I -Girls:7   Kyle PROHASKA, STJ, ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Skiers to JOs

6 Mar 2009 @14:21

The end of the season brings the Junior Olympics - a Junior National Championship, this year taking place in Truckee, CA at Donner Summit. Again, Craftsbury is lucky to be represented by several of its junior athletes at this event. 2009 JO team members from Craftsbury:

Ethan Dreissigacker, J1 
Jake Barton, J1
Kaitlynn Miller, J1 
Kristin Halvorsen, J1 
Tara Geraghty-Moats, J2 

And, as has also been customary over the past several years, our own Pepa Miloucheva will be coaching the New England kids (kids are scored by regional teams as well as individually).

Sounds like snow may be a problem. No, not too little, but possibly too much! Apparently, Tuesday into Wednesday saw Donner get 4 feet in 24 hours! No doubt they have been hard at work getting everything groomed up perfectly for ...

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Craftsbury Skiers to JOs

6 Mar 2009 @14:21

The end of the season brings the Junior Olympics - a Junior National Championship, this year taking place in Truckee, CA at Donner Summit. Again, Craftsbury is lucky to be represented by several of its junior ... go arrow

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Claim your Marathon T-shirt

5 Mar 2009 @16:20

If you prepaid for a Marathon t-shirt and didn't pick it up at the Marathon, please call the office, 802-586-7767, to arrange for shipping.

If you didn't preorder a t-shirt, we also have a few left for sale. Call the office, 802-586-7767, for details.

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Claim your Marathon T-shirt

5 Mar 2009 @16:20

If you prepaid for a Marathon t-shirt and didn't pick it up at the Marathon, please call the office, 802-586-7767, to arrange for shipping.If you didn't preorder a t-shirt, we also have a few left for sale. Call the ... go arrow

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CRASH-Bs 09

4 Mar 2009 @9:13

We got to see many of you at the CRASH-Bs in Boston. Just under 2200 competitors kicked off the competitive season at the Agganis Arena. There were lots of great performances, including some noteworthy times by Craftsbury connected athletes. Coach Taylor Washburn (current Head of the Hosmer record holder) pulled 6:18 to place 5th in the LW Open Men category, three seconds faster than Craftsbury intern (and current Harvard oarsman) Austin Mayer. Continuing the LW men’s theme, camper Jonathan Rosow captured 3rd in the Jr. Men’s LW at 6:28. Throw in intern Tom Nesel (another Harvard oarsman) at 6:28, LW Open Men, and maybe we have an interesting LW quad? Hmmm…

Congratulations to everyone who competed in this paean to pain, with special congratulations to Kendra Littlefield of Oakland, ME ...

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CRASH-Bs 09

4 Mar 2009 @9:13

We got to see many of you at the CRASH-Bs in Boston. Just under 2200 competitors kicked off the competitive season at the Agganis Arena. There were lots of great performances, including some noteworthy times by ... go arrow

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VT HS Champs, Day 1

3 Mar 2009 @15:05

Yesterday marked the first day of Vermont High School Championships - a 5k FS at Trapp's. Craftsbury skiers had a very strong day, with a number of top ten finishes, including sweeping the top 4 spots in the Division II boys' race.

Division I -

4. Kyle Prohaska, St. J, 17:11.5

Division II -

Girls:

2. Chelsea Evans, U-32, 17:32.5
3. Holly Bushman, U-32, 18:36.8

Boys:

1. Ethan Dreissigacker, PA, 13:12.5
2. Jake Barton, PA, 13:41.9
3. Dan Brodhead, Craftsbury Academy, 14:29.9
4. Connor Hunt, PA, 14:31.5

Today's classic technique event heads to Chittenden and Mountain Top. Best of luck!

Results and Times Argus Story

 

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VT HS Champs, Day 1

3 Mar 2009 @15:05

Yesterday marked the first day of Vermont High School Championships - a 5k FS at Trapp's. Craftsbury skiers had a very strong day, with a number of top ten finishes, including sweeping the top 4 spots in the ... go arrow

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The Daehlie Connection

3 Mar 2009 @14:38

Onetime Craftsbury Junior, Gus Kaeding, writes of his race experience this year in the 55k Classic technique American Birkebeiner. Gus, originally of Worcester, VT, skied with CNSC around the year 2000. Currently, he's involved with CXC's elite program. Recent results include a Birkie sprint finish against Nordic ski legend Bjorn Daehlie. It's a great ski story - check it out.

Also worth noting is current Craftsbury skier Buddy Majernik's finish in this year's Birkie, a 7th out of 103 in his age group for the classic technique race. Congratulations Buddy.

Gus vs. Bjorn

 

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The Daehlie Connection

3 Mar 2009 @14:38

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Local Marathon Press

2 Mar 2009 @14:48

Don't know if everyone got to see this, but we got a copy of the Barton Chronicle article on the '09 Marathon.

Chronicle coverage

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Local Marathon Press

2 Mar 2009 @14:48

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Ski-O World Championships

2 Mar 2009 @11:54

Craftsbury member Adrian Owens is on the World orienteering circuit again. This time he's in Japan at the World Ski-O Championships. You can follow Adrian at the website. Racing begins on Wednesday (the 4th) and runs through Sunday the 8th.

World Championship Website

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Ski-O World Championships

2 Mar 2009 @11:54

Craftsbury member Adrian Owens is on the World orienteering circuit again. This time he's in Japan at the World Ski-O Championships. You can follow Adrian at the go arrow

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BKL Fest 2009

2 Mar 2009 @11:36

A great weekend at Notchview for the 2009 Bill Koch Festival. Craftsbury was well represented in the NEVT district team with 19 kids participating from CNSC. For its part, the weather cooperated during the weekend with pleasant temperatures on both days, and even sunshine (especially Saturday). The organizers did a wonderful job to recover from Friday's rain and had the stadium in tiptop shape for the weekend's racing with fast, tilled surfaces.

But it's not all work and no play at the BKL festival. Organizers had onsite activities from a Magic Woods, a Troll themed opening ceremonies, a fun terrain park, and a snow fort to play on in between races (a Freestyle Relay on Saturday and Individual Classic race on Sunday). A fun weekend with lots of memories for everyone.

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BKL Fest 2009

2 Mar 2009 @11:36

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2009 Sculling Interns named

2 Mar 2009 @10:19

After careful consideration, we have selected our 2009 sculling interns:

Brandon Walz: Ohio State U
Caleb Corliss: Tabor Academy
Emily Wallis: Penn State
John Graves: Trinity
Eli Roxby: Trinity
Leah Greenspan: Lower Merion HS
Marvin Leininger: Boone High School (Orlando)
Joe Sutherland: Pine View School (Sarasota)
Jean Sack: Humboldt Bay Rowing Assoc.
Terrance Word: Wesleyan
Leo Pelletier: East Lyme HS
Jonathan Rosow: Avon High School
Ellen Heister: Ohio State

Congratulations to all our 2009 interns and a huge thank you to all who applied. We received many great applications as always.

There are two spots still available at the end of our season, from September 10th to the 27th. Interested scullers can apply for the remaining spots by sending your application to sculling@craftsbury.com.

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2009 Sculling Interns named

2 Mar 2009 @10:19

After careful consideration, we have selected our 2009 sculling interns:Brandon Walz: Ohio State UCaleb Corliss: Tabor AcademyEmily Wallis: Penn StateJohn Graves: TrinityEli Roxby: TrinityLeah Greenspan: Lower ... go arrow

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SNOC Challenge Race #1

26 Feb 2009 @15:46

Well, the first round of the team scored events in the 2009 SNOC challenge is in the books, with Craftsbury holding a slim lead over SNOC, with a wider gap to Onion River:

Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club      15     252
Stowe Nordic Outing Club       12     245             
Onion River Nordic                  9     169

A non-affialiated racer won the event:  Marc Gilbertson finished the 5k course in 15:02 to take the prize. 13 seconds later SNOC's Eric Eley broke the tape ahead of ORN's Hugh Pritchard in 15:35 to round out the podium.

All Craftsbury members are reminded that the challenge is just begun though. Next Wednesday the challenge moves to Morse Farm touring Center outside of Montpelier for a FS sprint. Registration at 4pm, racing commences at 4:30. We have a good start, now we need to ...

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SNOC Challenge Race #1

26 Feb 2009 @15:46

Well, the first round of the team scored events in the 2009 SNOC challenge is in the books, with Craftsbury holding a slim lead over SNOC, with a wider gap to Onion River:Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club      15     ... go arrow

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Marathon winnner 4th at Worlds

26 Feb 2009 @15:09

As the FIS World Championships wrap up, we couldn't help but notice recent Marathon winner Kris Freeman's 4th place in the 15k Classic event. While we'd never claim responsibility for Kris' World Championship ski, we think racing Craftsbury couldn't have hurt.

Congratulations Kris.

Fasterskier.com Article

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Marathon winnner 4th at Worlds

26 Feb 2009 @15:09

As the FIS World Championships wrap up, we couldn't help but notice recent Marathon winner Kris Freeman's 4th place in the 15k Classic event. While we'd never claim responsibility for Kris' World Championship ski, ... go arrow

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Ski-O results

23 Feb 2009 @20:51

From Adrian:

We had a fun ski-O race in Craftsbury Saturday. Several inches of fluff on top of a firm crust made great off-trail skiing on downhills.

"In addition to the 27 racers on the  3, 6, and 10 km ski-O courses, about 25 kids used maps to find treasures at 10 different points.

"Thanks to all who attended and helped."

As a participant, I can say the race was a BLAST! Hopefully we can convince Adrian and Allison to set up another race for us sometime.

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Ski-O results

23 Feb 2009 @20:51

From Adrian:We had a fun ski-O race in Craftsbury Saturday. Several inches of fluff on top of a firm crust made great off-trail skiing on downhills."In addition to the 27 racers on the  3, 6, and 10 km ski-O ... go arrow

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Vermont HS Race this Weekend

19 Feb 2009 @11:27

Another event for this weekend at the Center:  VT high school ski racing. BFA St. Albans has asked us to host their classic race on Saturday, beginning at 11AM. Come see some of the young talents from nearly ten schools compete in this mass start 5k!

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Vermont HS Race this Weekend

19 Feb 2009 @11:27

Another event for this weekend at the Center:  VT high school ski racing. BFA St. Albans has asked us to host their classic race on Saturday, beginning at 11AM. Come see some of the young talents from nearly ten ... go arrow

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Valentine's Weekend Racing

19 Feb 2009 @8:23

We have results from far and wide this past weekend. Thirteen Craftsbury skiers from the youngest group went south to Morrisville and the BKL Valentine's day relays. A great time with some good results. A good way to explore some relay pairings for the upcoming BKL fest.

BKL gallery

The Juniors were over in Hyde Park for the Vermont Nordic Elite Team qualifying races at Lamoille Union High School. Almost 200 skiers competed to earn one of the twenty slots on the Vermont Elite Eastern High School and/or the J2 teams. They skied a 3k classic in the morning and a 3k Freestyle in the afternoon, with the combined times determining who will represent VT at the Spring Championship races.

Eight athletes competed for Craftsbury, and all eight qualified for either the elite or J2 team (placings ...

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Valentine's Weekend Racing

19 Feb 2009 @8:23

We have results from far and wide this past weekend. Thirteen Craftsbury skiers from the youngest group went south to Morrisville and the BKL Valentine's day relays. A great time with some good results. A good way ... go arrow

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Marathon Gallery 3

18 Feb 2009 @17:28

More marathon pictures, this time from our friend Kate Carter. Lots of great portraits of all sorts of participants here.

Kate Carter 2009 marathon gallery

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Marathon Gallery 3

18 Feb 2009 @17:28

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Rowing News Coverage

18 Feb 2009 @14:55

Our friends at Rowing News did a brief piece on the sale of the Center in the February '09 issue. Read the full text.

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Rowing News Coverage

18 Feb 2009 @14:55

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SNOC Challenge Race

18 Feb 2009 @14:47

Wednesday, February 25, Craftsbury will be hosting the first leg of the annual Stowe Nordic Outing Club's Challenge race. Part of the Wednesday night race series SNOC hosts, this year's race has expanded to a three race format: a classic mass start at Craftsbury, followed by a FS Sprint at Morse Farm on the 4th, and a Skate race at Trapp's on the 11th with cumulative team scoring between the three events deciding this year's winning team.

Last year, despite a strong start at the Craftsbury portion of the race, SNOC did prevail, while CNSC held on to second over Onion River Nordic (Montpelier). Hopefully the situation can be turned around this year. All Craftsbury members or other Craftsbury affiliated skiers are called upon to come join us. Registration costs $5 and opens at 4pm, with ...

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SNOC Challenge Race

18 Feb 2009 @14:47

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Ski-O on Saturday

18 Feb 2009 @9:25

Just a quick reminder to signup for this weekend's Ski-O event at the Center. Allison Van Akkeren and Adrian Owens are drawing on their experiences in Europe with the Ski-O tour to put on the clinic and race. Complete information on the clinic here.

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Ski-O on Saturday

18 Feb 2009 @9:25

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Maximum Camp Enrollment Cut

18 Feb 2009 @9:22

After some discussion, we have decided to cut the total number of campers that can attend any given sculling program session. For 2009, Craftsbury Sculling Weeks' enrollment will be capped at 35 people, with weekends capped at 25. But why you ask? Like many educators, our coaches feel that smaller class sizes provide better opportunities for individual instruction. We're always focused on the quality of our camps and this step made sense.

The downside? You need to sign up earlier to make sure you get the session you, your team, your family or your club has decided on as there are five less slots available in any session.

2009 Camp schedule

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Maximum Camp Enrollment Cut

18 Feb 2009 @9:22

After some discussion, we have decided to cut the total number of campers that can attend any given sculling program session. For 2009, Craftsbury Sculling Weeks' enrollment will be capped at 35 people, with ... go arrow

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Ski Jumping

18 Feb 2009 @9:21

We haven't added a ski jumping hill (though I did notice some skier has been industrious on Elinor's Hill recently), but we have an accomplished jumper in our midst. Tara Geraghty-Moats can fly over as well as on the snow. Regular website visitors may recognize the name from many ground bound race results, but this past weekend she had the unique opportunity to jump closer to home.

The Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro recently completed an extensive renovation of the only 90 meter jump in New England. They put it to good use, holding the 85th annual Harris Hill Ski Jumping competition. Tara won on Saturday with an 84.5 meter jump and took silver to Karin Friburg on Sunday - congratulations!

It sounds like quite an event at a historic venue. Be sure to check out their website.

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Ski Jumping

18 Feb 2009 @9:21

We haven't added a ski jumping hill (though I did notice some skier has been industrious on Elinor's Hill recently), but we have an accomplished jumper in our midst. Tara Geraghty-Moats can fly over as well as on ... go arrow

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Winter's Back

13 Feb 2009 @12:25

Yes, we did have some rain yesterday. However, it turned back to snow in the late afternoon. Add the magic of the PistenBully and, voila, the return of winter! Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us tomorrow.

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Winter's Back

13 Feb 2009 @12:25

Yes, we did have some rain yesterday. However, it turned back to snow in the late afternoon. Add the magic of the PistenBully and, voila, the return of winter! Come celebrate Valentine's Day with us tomorrow. go arrow

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Another Photo Gallery

10 Feb 2009 @19:02

We asked Kris Dobie to share the cool pictures he took for us at the Marathon this year. You can browse all the gallery at his website.

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Another Photo Gallery

10 Feb 2009 @19:02

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More Marathon Video

10 Feb 2009 @18:56

Found another video from the Craftsbury Marathon, this one primarily of the front runners coming onto the common at the end of 50k. Check it out on fasterskier.

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More Marathon Video

10 Feb 2009 @18:56

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Weekend Racing

10 Feb 2009 @12:52

It was another busy weekend of racing for Craftsbury skiers. The biggest spotlight was focused on Trapp Family Lodge where the UVM carnival, Supertour and Eastern Cup combined for a weekend of high level racing. Add in some challenging weather conditions and the event is certain to be remembered for some time to come.

Saturday was Freestyle interval start - 5k for the women, 10k for the men. Craftsbury finishers:

J2 Women -
2 Tara Geraghty-Moats 16:08.4
West Fairlee, VT
11 Hannah Miller 17:53.0
Morrisville, VT
19 Holly Bushman 19:38.0
Berlin, VT

J2 Boys -
6 Hans Halvorsen 15:07.2
Waitsfield, VT (GMVS)
16 Isaac Lafoe 17:53.3
Derby, VT

Women -
11 Ida Sargent U23 15:18.2
Orleans, VT (Dartmouth)
79 Kaitlynn ...
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Weekend Racing

10 Feb 2009 @12:52

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World's Biathlon Relay

4 Feb 2009 @18:35

The Biathlon Youth and Junior World Championships wrapped up yesterday with the relay event. The boy's team struggled a bit on the range yesterday, finishing eighth on the day. Craftsbury skier, Ethan Dreissigacker went clean on his leg, using an additional 3 rounds to lead the US team's effort.

Judy's Photo gallery

Fasterskier coverage

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World's Biathlon Relay

4 Feb 2009 @18:35

The Biathlon Youth and Junior World Championships wrapped up yesterday with the relay event. The boy's team struggled a bit on the range yesterday, finishing eighth on the day. Craftsbury skier, Ethan Dreissigacker ... go arrow

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Marathon Video

4 Feb 2009 @18:17

John found a video of the 2009 Marathon on Video Vermont's website. Video Vermont is a local production company that shoots all sorts of stuff:  weddings, business pieces, and most importantly to this news item - events.

You can find the Marathon clip here.

The photo at left is from another neighbor of the Center's who's pretty handy with a camera, Nancy Moran. Thanks Nancy!

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Marathon Video

4 Feb 2009 @18:17

John found a video of the 2009 Marathon on Video Vermont's website. Video Vermont is a local production company that shoots all sorts of stuff:  weddings, business pieces, and most importantly to this news item - ... go arrow

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Osborn Marathon Photos

3 Feb 2009 @10:09

Our neighbor from down the road, Elinor Osborn is quite an accomplished photographer. Over the weekend she turned her lens to the Marathon. You can see a collection of Marathon 2009 photos on her website.

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Osborn Marathon Photos

3 Feb 2009 @10:09

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Marathon Feedback

2 Feb 2009 @17:48

Whether you have compliments or criticism, we want to hear it. The 2009 Marathon Feedback Form is operational and waiting for you. It only takes a minute or two, and it's a very valuable tool as we evaluate what worked and what we want to improve for next year. Now's your chance to speak up!

Feedback Form

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Marathon Feedback

2 Feb 2009 @17:48

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Biathlon Worlds Report

2 Feb 2009 @17:18

While most Craftsbury skiers were close to home in some capacity for the marathon, other races were going on this weekend. Notably, the World Junior and Youth Biathlon Championships where Ethan Dreissigacker and the other competitors are battling windy conditions.

Saturday was the 7.5k Youth sprint. Ethan was the second American through on the day, 2:46 off the win. Sunday was the last individual event, the 10k pursuit. The first shooting leg got off to a good start, as Ethan went clean. The rest were bedeviled by the windy conditions mentioned earlier. When the dust settled, Ethan stood as the first American on the day and tied for the best shooting on the US Team.

Tomorrow brings the relay, 3x7.5k for the Youth Men. Hopefully the championships will end on an upswing for the US Men's ...

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Biathlon Worlds Report

2 Feb 2009 @17:18

While most Craftsbury skiers were close to home in some capacity for the marathon, other races were going on this weekend. Notably, the World Junior and Youth Biathlon Championships where Ethan Dreissigacker and the ... go arrow

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1st-hand Marathon reports

2 Feb 2009 @16:49

Found a couple of race reports out on the web today - those of the Freeman brothers, over on Fasterskier. You can read the inside scoop from the perspective of first and second place in the men's 50k.

Kris Blog
Justin Blog

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1st-hand Marathon reports

2 Feb 2009 @16:49

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Permalink for WCAX story

2 Feb 2009 @16:37

As the news media moves on to things besides the marathon, the story got shuffled off the WCAX main menu. Here's a permalink so you can still find the story.

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Permalink for WCAX story

2 Feb 2009 @16:37

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Perfect Day for the Marathon

1 Feb 2009 @16:10

You could not ask for a better day. This is what cross country skiing is all about." - Kris Freeman, U.S. Ski Team, Olympian.

That kind of sums it all up. The 2009 Marathon will be remembered for all the superlatives: great snow, solid tracks, easy waxing, nice temperature, lots of fun, and even abundant sunshine. Over 600 skiers enjoyed the best of what the Kingdom has to offer Nordic skiers.

Against the quintessential New England background of the Common, the racers got things underway at 9AM. It didn't take very long before Kris Freeman pulled a select group free from the front. While his brother Justin held on the longest, eventually Kris was solo and crossed the line after 50k of classic skiing in a scorching 2:30:32. Justin Freeman followed in second just under three minutes ...

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Perfect Day for the Marathon

1 Feb 2009 @16:10

You could not ask for a better day. This is what cross country skiing is all about." - Kris Freeman, U.S. Ski Team, Olympian.That kind of sums it all up. The 2009 Marathon will be remembered for all the ... go arrow

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Biathlon Photo Gallery

29 Jan 2009 @12:46

As noted yesterday, Craftsbury skier Ethan Dreissigacker is competing at Youth and Jr. Worlds' in Canmore. This morning there are a number of galleries and some more coverage to follow. Looks like a stunning setting. From the USBiathlon website, it mentioned a pretty windy range as giving the athletes difficulities. Another interesting item to note is that Ethan was 5:14 back of the winner (who had one miss), and had five one minute penalties due to his five misses. That's some strong skiing, with the potential of a nice result.

USBiathlon Coverage
Judy's Gallery
USBiathlon Gallery

 

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Biathlon Photo Gallery

29 Jan 2009 @12:46

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