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|  July 2009  |
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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
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

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. ... go arrow

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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.

However, this is not the first competitive opportunity the ...

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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

|  June 2009  |
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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

|  May 2009  |
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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

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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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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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|  April 2009  |
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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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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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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 ... go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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

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 go arrow

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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

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 ... go arrow

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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.

Full results

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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

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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.

Event ...

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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

Found another video from the Craftsbury Marathon, this one primarily of the front runners coming onto the common at the end of 50k. go arrow

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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)
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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 ... go arrow

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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

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Weekend Race Recap

28 Jan 2009 @14:08

Past weekend racing saw more activity by the older generation of CNSC skiers, with racing at Jackson and the Bates Carnival further east. Two skiers were way further afield - Michigan and Norway.

Jackson hosted the White Mt Classic 30K on the 24th. CNSC had a good representation with 6 skiers contesting the event.

Carlie Geer - 5th M5
Judy Geer - 1st M6
Amalia Franceschi - 5th M6
Peter Harris - 2nd M6
John Brodhead - 1st M8
George Hall - 1st M9

Full Classic results

Kris Dobie's photo Gallery

Thanks in part to points earned at Jackson, CNSC sits at 5th in the Zak Cup club standings. We should get some good points during this weekend's festivities, but can always use more people out there gathering points for us. Read more about this NENSA club competition here.

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Weekend Race Recap

28 Jan 2009 @14:08

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Jr. & Youth Biathlon World's

28 Jan 2009 @13:34

CNSC athlete Ethan Dreissigacker has just finished the first of his races at the Youth and Junior World Championships in Canmore, Alberta. Ethan finished 26th, and the first American in the men's 12.5k individual competition, shooting clean in the final standing leg.

You can follow his and the rest of the competition's progress at the International Biathlon Union's website. The IBU also offers some video feeds that would be a fun way to follow the race - though the do require a Microsoft plugin.

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Jr. & Youth Biathlon World's

28 Jan 2009 @13:34

CNSC athlete Ethan Dreissigacker has just finished the first of his races at the Youth and Junior World Championships in Canmore, Alberta. Ethan finished 26th, and the first American in the men's 12.5k individual ... go arrow

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Row for Hope progress

23 Jan 2009 @14:08

Avid readers may remember the Row for Hope campaign from early in the fall. Don't remember? Row for Hope is a public charity focused on funding cancer research. The organization was founded by Paul and Joy Ridley, after losing their mother to skin cancer in 2001. The Center made a donation of a camp to be raffled off for fundraising.

Well, Paul's underway now. About 22 days in, he's about 20% through the row and working on 40 mile days. Whoa. Kind of puts those 2k pieces into perspective, huh?

Row for Hope Blog

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Row for Hope progress

23 Jan 2009 @14:08

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Craftsbury Ski-O details finalized

21 Jan 2009 @13:28

As mentioned in the previous news item, more details about the February 21st ski-o event. Complete info can be found here.

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Craftsbury Ski-O details finalized

21 Jan 2009 @13:28

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MLK weekend race roundup

19 Jan 2009 @16:31

This weekend saw farflung action for Craftsbury skiers, with BKL racing in Morrisville, racing at the Eastern Cup in Rumford, ME - and the Owens/VanAkkern world tour continuing in Europe

Anica and Xavier Koontz Miller and Jacob Morse traveled to Morrisville for BKL racing. Anica came in 4th in the J5's (first girl), Jacob was 3rd in J4's, and Xavier finished 4th in the J3's. The weather cooperated nicely:  warming up with no wind for the duration of the races. A fun event put on by the Morrisville Nordic skiers and their coach Josh Carlson.

Further east, Rumford was the site of the second weekend of Eastern Cup racing. Freestyle sprints were the order of the day on Saturday, with a classic distance race on tap for Sunday. Sunday's action all took place in a driving snowstorm, adding ...

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MLK weekend race roundup

19 Jan 2009 @16:31

This weekend saw farflung action for Craftsbury skiers, with BKL racing in Morrisville, racing at the Eastern Cup in Rumford, ME - and the Owens/VanAkkern world tour continuing in EuropeAnica and Xavier Koontz ... go arrow

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Trinity at Craftsbury

18 Jan 2009 @8:03

For the third year in a row, the Center had the pleasure of hosting a group from Trinity College this January.

A smaller group than in years past, around a dozen students and chaperones got to see the other side of Craftsbury. The group enjoyed stellar trail conditions, but unfortunately suffered some of the lowest temps of the season during the middle of the week.

The end of the week closed with another rendition of the Trinitasa-loppet. Novice Jonathan Poole put together a dominant performance, besting all comers and crushing the loppet record by over a minute and a half. Second was John Graves who edged coach Kevin MacDermott by a mere 7 seconds. You can see the full results here.

We love hosting athlete groups - it's great to play a small part in their seasons. Do you have a group of ...

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Trinity at Craftsbury

18 Jan 2009 @8:03

For the third year in a row, the Center had the pleasure of hosting a group from Trinity College this January.A smaller group than in years past, around a dozen students and chaperones got to see the other side of ... go arrow

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Kris Freeman to ski Craftsbury

16 Jan 2009 @15:06

Ever wondered how you’d stack up against high level talent? Here’s your chance! The Craftsbury Marathon has always drawn a strong field of highly talented skiers (including the elder Freeman, Justin last year), but perhaps never more than this year. Long-time USST member Kris Freeman has announced he’ll join the ranks contesting the 28th annual Craftsbury marathon January 31st.

To enthusiasts of Nordic racing, the Andover, NH, native needs little introduction:  national team member for the past 9 years, two-time Olympian, U-23 World champion – clearly the dominant US men’s distance competitor of his generation.

Equally impressive is that this was all accomplished as a Type 1 diabetic, requiring countless injections and blood samples to monitor his blood sugar levels.

Now you can measure ...

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Kris Freeman to ski Craftsbury

16 Jan 2009 @15:06

Ever wondered how you’d stack up against high level talent? Here’s your chance! The Craftsbury Marathon has always drawn a strong field of highly talented skiers (including the elder Freeman, Justin last year), but ... go arrow

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Pepa and the moose

13 Jan 2009 @13:04

Our own Natasha Fatale and her band of skiers was frozen out of racing last week in Anchorage at the US National nordic championships. FIS minimum temperature requirements forced the cancelation of two races, trimming the race program to only two events - the second of which occurred after CNSC's departure for the return trip home. This skiing setback did however give them more time for their next passion - capturing pesky moose and squirrel.

Pepa and her skiers found this particular specimen in an Anchorage neighborhood. He was good enough to pose for several photos.

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Pepa and the moose

13 Jan 2009 @13:04

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Craftsbury Ski-O

13 Jan 2009 @13:03

Craftsbury skier Adrian Owens is spending just under two weeks in Europe ski-orienteering (Ski-O). Having qualified last year for the US National team, Adrian is competing at the World Masters' Ski-O Championships, as well as the World Cups this coming weekend. This past weekend's competitions in Austria saw Adrian finish 7th both days. His consistency has netted him a 6th place overall in the current standings, with events to contest in Italy and Switzerland remaining.

What is this sport? Well, ski-o is the sport of navigating a course with map and compass. The object is to ski to a series of points shown on the map, choosing routes—both on and off trail—that will help you find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time.

Craftsbury has more connections to ...

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Craftsbury Ski-O

13 Jan 2009 @13:03

Craftsbury skier Adrian Owens is spending just under two weeks in Europe ski-orienteering (Ski-O). Having qualified last year for the US National team, Adrian is competing at the World Masters' Ski-O Championships, ... go arrow

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CNSC skier to Scando Trip

12 Jan 2009 @17:45

Some good news over the weekend:  Jake Barton of Craftsbury Nordic has been named to the US Scandinavian Cup Team. The team is comprised of J1 young men and women who'll compete in the Scandinavian Cup races from the 21st of January to the 3rd of February - a great way to enter international competition. congratulations Jake.

Full J1 roster

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CNSC skier to Scando Trip

12 Jan 2009 @17:45

Some good news over the weekend:  Jake Barton of Craftsbury Nordic has been named to the US Scandinavian Cup Team. The team is comprised of J1 young men and women who'll compete in the Scandinavian Cup races from ... go arrow

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CNSC Weekend race results

12 Jan 2009 @17:31

The weekend saw many competitions on offer for various ages and abilities of the Craftsbury ski team. The BKL kids headed to Stowe for the 6th annual mini-marathon - a timed tour put on by the Stowe Nordic Outing Club covering 15 or 25k for skiers and their families. Initial forecasts called for serious cold and chill, but the day turned quite beautiful with a sunny backdrop for all the kids and parents to enjoy.

A bit to the west of Stowe, over in Jericho was the NorAm Cup stop #5. The North American Cup is a season biathlon competition all over North America, with stops in different locations. Being so close to home, it was a natural that one would find some Craftsbury skiers. Ethan Dreissigacker won the Youth men's events on both Saturday and Sunday - even finishing second overall ...

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CNSC Weekend race results

12 Jan 2009 @17:31

The weekend saw many competitions on offer for various ages and abilities of the Craftsbury ski team. The BKL kids headed to Stowe for the 6th annual mini-marathon - a timed tour put on by the Stowe Nordic Outing ... go arrow

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Nationals - Skate results

6 Jan 2009 @11:08

Anchorage finally warmed enough to hold a ski race! Yesterday afternoon, USSA held a shortened version of the planned FS event, running a 5k for the women and a 10k for the men.

CNSC finishers:

Women:

54 Hannah Dreissigacker (Dartmouth) 16:55.2 (17th - U23)
100 Tara Geraghty-Moats, 17:51.7 (37th - Junior)
108 Ida Sargent (Dartmouth) 18:04.9 (34th - U23)
133 Kaitlynn MILLER 18:42.6 (64th - Junior)

Boys

115 Jake Barton 29:33.8 (34th Junior)
124 Ethan Dreissigacker 29:46.6 (39th Junior)
162 Alex Schulz (Dartmouth) 31:38.2 (62nd Junior)
195 Dan Brodhead 35:17.8 (82nd Junior)

Keep up the good work guys and stay warm!

Official Results

Judy's picture gallery

Anchorage Daily news photo gallery

Fasterskier coverage

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Nationals - Skate results

6 Jan 2009 @11:08

Anchorage finally warmed enough to hold a ski race! Yesterday afternoon, USSA held a shortened version of the planned FS event, running a 5k for the women and a 10k for the men.CNSC finishers:Women:54 Hannah ... go arrow

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Classic Results

5 Jan 2009 @11:11

We had quite a turnout for the Craftsbury Classic - nearly 180 racers of all ages raced on Sunday. The bunch was greeted by nearly ideal trail conditions for classic skiing:  cold snow, reworked with the tiller to be nice and fast, but easily waxed for.

The day started out with a 2 x 2k relay event, contested by 5 teams. Topher Sabot and Jen Mygatt swooped up from the south (Williamstown, MA and New Haven, CT) to claim the prize.

Next up, the BKL kids had their chance to tackle the same 2k (Lemon's Haunt) the relay teams just used. Leading all BKL boys home was Sam Merrens from Norwich. Sam's a J3 for Ford Sayre. The Ford Sayre club continuted its winning ways in the BKL girls' race when teammate Elise Hardy of Norwich broke the tape in 8:31. Both races had great competition from nice ...

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Classic Results

5 Jan 2009 @11:11

We had quite a turnout for the Craftsbury Classic - nearly 180 racers of all ages raced on Sunday. The bunch was greeted by nearly ideal trail conditions for classic skiing:  cold snow, reworked with the tiller to ... go arrow

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CNSC at Nationals

1 Jan 2009 @12:37

In addition to hosting the Youth/Junior Biathlon Trials, Anchorage is also hosting this year's Nordic skiing National championships. Championship racing begins this Saturday with a Classic technique sprint and running through Thursday the 8th - and nearly 10 CNSC skiers will be competing:

Jake Barton
Dan Brodhead
Ethan Dreissigacker
Hannah Dreissigacker (Dartmouth)
Tara Geraghty-Moats
Kaitlynn Miller
Ida Sargent (Dartmouth)
Alex Schulz (Dartmouth)

Good luck and good racing to all. Hopefully it warms up from the temperatures Anchorage has been experiencing!

You can follow the team's progress a number of places:

Official Website

Fasterskier.com

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CNSC at Nationals

1 Jan 2009 @12:37

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Ski for Light Volunteers Needed

31 Dec 2008 @14:18

Did you make a resolution to be more giving in the new year? Well, here's your chance. Craftsbury is hosting a New England Regional Ski for Light (NERSFL) group. NERSFL is an organization that works to make available trips throughout the year for visually-impaired persons.  In the winter, there are cross-country ski and snowshoe outings - like the one Craftsbury is hosting.

This is where you come in. NERSFL needs some volunteer guides to assist their skiers Jan. 10-12 at Craftsbury. A free training will be offered Friday afternoon, January 9, with a lunch and your ski equipment included.
Interested? Contact Lenore Renaud - Craftsbury groups' coordinator at 802-586-7767 x. 29 or groups@craftsbury.com for more information.

Find out more:

Boston Globe Article
NERSFL website

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Ski for Light Volunteers Needed

31 Dec 2008 @14:18

Did you make a resolution to be more giving in the new year? Well, here's your chance. Craftsbury is hosting a New England Regional Ski for Light ( go arrow

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Day 3 of Biathlon Trials

31 Dec 2008 @9:18

Day 3 didn't see much of a warmup in Anchorage's temperature, but the biathlon competition was heated. In the 7.5k Individual Relay event, CNSC/EABC team member Ethan Dreissigacker beat all comers in the youth race for the second straight day. CNSC teammate, Mike Gibson of UVM had a tough go of it in the prone leg, but finished 11th in the Youth men.

Ethan's wins (and podium on the first day) assured Ethan of a place on the US Junior Worlds team this year. This year's US Youth Men's team includes Ethan Dreissinggacker of Craftsbury, Vt., Nick Michaud of Fort Kent, Maine, Raleigh Goessling of Esko, Minn., and Preston Butler of Marion, Mass. The boys will compete at Calgary for the World Championships starting the 27th of January.

Congratulations!

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Day 3 of Biathlon Trials

31 Dec 2008 @9:18

Day 3 didn't see much of a warmup in Anchorage's temperature, but the biathlon competition was heated. In the 7.5k Individual Relay event, CNSC/EABC team member Ethan Dreissigacker beat all comers in the youth race ... go arrow

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Sculling photos, Fall '08

30 Dec 2008 @11:44

Got a link from a photographer who was up at the Center this fall as part of the Men's Journal coverage. If you click through (and are willing to register for free à la snapfish or other photo sites) you can check out some photos he took when the lake was still liquid.

Justin Cash Gallery

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Sculling photos, Fall '08

30 Dec 2008 @11:44

Got a link from a photographer who was up at the Center this fall as part of the Men's Journal coverage. If you click through (and are willing to register for free à la snapfish or other photo sites) you can check ... go arrow

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CNSC at Biathlon Trials

30 Dec 2008 @11:08

Several skiers are more than capably representing Craftsbury at the US World Youth/Junior Biathlon Team Trials in Anchorage this week.

Competition opened on Sunday, the 28th with the sprint competitions, where Ethan Dreissigacker opened the week with a 2nd place. Former teammate Michael Gibson, now skiing at UVM, had a tougher day on the range, and some misses pushed him further down the standings.

In Monday's pursuit, Ethan put in a performance that should seal another spot on the American Youth World Championship team this winter, winning the 10k youth pursuit.

All week competitors have battled more than pounding hearts and unsteady hands - the weather at Anchorage's Kincaid's Park flirted with temperatures that require race cancellation all week. The FIS says a race cannot start if ...

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CNSC at Biathlon Trials

30 Dec 2008 @11:08

Several skiers are more than capably representing Craftsbury at the US World Youth/Junior Biathlon Team Trials in Anchorage this week.Competition opened on Sunday, the 28th with the sprint competitions, where Ethan ... go arrow

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Eastern Cup 1 results

24 Dec 2008 @0:56

This past weekend (Dec. 20-21) kicked off the '08-09 Eastern Cup season, with a good turnout by CNSC skiers, including the Bill Koch kids at left. While it's still early in the season, the club had a good showing.

Saturday was the classic sprint day. The women's race saw Ida Sargent (now skiing for Dartmouth) on the podium with a third. Kaitlynn Miller led home the current crop of CNSC racers (all still juniors by the way) with a solid 16th, while Tara Geraghty-Moats poled home in 24th.

In the men's race Saturday, Ethan Dreissigacker led CNSC finishers with a 15th, followed closely by Jake Barton at 21st.

Sunday brought cold and freestyle distance racing. Unfortunately, we don't currently have any BKL results, but nearly 10 CNSC youngsters competed! Quite a nice turnout - way to go guys!

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Eastern Cup 1 results

24 Dec 2008 @0:56

This past weekend (Dec. 20-21) kicked off the '08-09 Eastern Cup season, with a good turnout by CNSC skiers, including the Bill Koch kids at left. While it's still early in the season, the club had a good ... go arrow

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Just in time for Christmas!

19 Dec 2008 @13:43

A couple of Craftsbury coaches have been busy in the offseason as Bo Vestergaard and Dustin Ordway have a couple of products to offer the rowing community.

Bo didn't join us this summer, but I was able to catch up with him at HOCR this fall and he had some new projects in the works at that point.

Well, the new project has come to fruition in the form of www.rojabo.com - a new online training service Bo and a partner are offering. For a monthly subcription fee, one can access training plans that are tailored to you, your goals and your current fitness. They currently are offering a free opportunity where you can take their tests on an erg, and then after entering the data, for two weeks you'll get a customized training plan.

We haven't had opportunity to test the program ourselves yet, ...

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Just in time for Christmas!

19 Dec 2008 @13:43

A couple of Craftsbury coaches have been busy in the offseason as Bo Vestergaard and Dustin Ordway have a couple of products to offer the rowing community.Bo didn't join us this summer, but I was able to catch up ... go arrow

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Opener Results

14 Dec 2008 @15:16

Around 60 skiers headed to Craftsbury this morning for the Craftsbury Opener. Generally run as a freestyle event, this year saw a format change to a classical technique race over distances of 2, 5 or 10k. Air temperature was in the mid-20s, while snow conditions were an abrasive mixture, but coverage was quite good - kudos to the groomers for their work. Many racers found success with hard wax over a klister binder.

For the Bill Koch kids, Henry Harmeyer led the pack in. The first girl to cross the line was CNSC's own Lauren Gillott. (complete age group breakout in the results section - soon).

The 5k was an all girls affair, with another CNSC racer leading the way. Hannah Miller of Elmore crossed the line in 21:14, besting her teammate Holly Bushman.

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Opener Results

14 Dec 2008 @15:16

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Craftsbury Opener - Classic

12 Dec 2008 @15:10

From John Brodhead, Race Director:

We have decided this afternoon that the Craftsbury Opener on Sunday, December 14th, will be classic technique.  We are able to set a good deep track with occasional dirt and grass showing.  We will try to cover these spots as well as possible.  We suggest you not use your best skis just in case."

Not signed up yet? You can still register day of race.

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Craftsbury Opener - Classic

12 Dec 2008 @15:10

From John Brodhead, Race Director:We have decided this afternoon that the Craftsbury Opener on Sunday, December 14th, will be classic technique.  We are able to set a good deep track with occasional dirt and grass ... go arrow

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Men's Journal CSC Article Online

9 Dec 2008 @15:04

The Men's Journal article mentioned several days ago has been posted online. You can read the full text or check out their photogallery.

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Men's Journal CSC Article Online

9 Dec 2008 @15:04

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Highland Lodge Pass Deal

5 Dec 2008 @11:35

A reminder from Highland Lodge of a great deal for Craftsbury Members:

"To celebrate the Smith Family's 55th year at Highland Lodge and 35th year of operating a beautiful cross-country ski area, we would like to offer a $25.00 season's pass to anyone with a valid season's pass at any other cross-country ski area in Vermont."

For only an additional 25 bucks, Craftsbury members have access to another 50k of skiing only 10miles away from our neighbors and friends at Highland Lodge!

So, get your membership, then head on over to Greensboro for their deal.

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Highland Lodge Pass Deal

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