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|  September 2015  |
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Friday's Medal Winning Recap and Saturday Preview

4 Sep 2015 @13:22

In down-to-the-wire fashion, Green Racing Project rower, Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) and his teammates in the lightweight men’s eight squeaked out a bronze medal in Friday’s final at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France.

The eight, composed of Henson, Matthew Lenhart (Lafayette, CA), Dave Smith (Seattle, WA), Jack Devlin (Arlington, VA), Alex Twist (Seattle WA), Chistopher Lambert (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Peter Schmidt (Providence, RI), Tobin McGee (Rye, NY), and coxswain Jack Carlson (Weston, MA), began the race in last place, but this did not deter the group, as a strong middle 1000 meters put the eight back in medal contention. Henson and his crew held off the sprint of a strong Italian crew, who started the first half of the race in first place. The eventual ...

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Friday's Medal Winning Recap and Saturday Preview

4 Sep 2015 @13:22

In down-to-the-wire fashion, Green Racing Project rower, Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) and his teammates in the lightweight men’s eight squeaked out a bronze medal in Friday’s final at the World Rowing ... go arrow

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GRP to Race Finals on Friday

3 Sep 2015 @14:19

Green Racing Project rowers, Hugh McAdam (Grantham, NH) and Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) will race in their respective A finals on Friday, at this year’s World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. McAdam’s final in the lightweight men’s quad will be at 7:05 a.m. east coast time. Henson’s final in the lightweight men’s eight will be at 7:35 a.m. east coast time. Both races can be watched live at WorldRowing.com.

McAdam’s quad has seen a full week of racing, being forced to the repechage after missing the A final in their heat by one spot. In the rep, McAdam’s crew of Austin Meyer (Cohoes, NY), Colin Ethridge (Laytonsville, MD), and Matt O’Leary (Westwood, MA), edged out the lightweight quad from Australia by less than a second to make the final. On Friday, they ...

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GRP to Race Finals on Friday

3 Sep 2015 @14:19

Green Racing Project rowers, Hugh McAdam (Grantham, NH) and Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) will race in their respective A finals on Friday, at this year’s World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France. ... go arrow

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Week 13 Results: Tuesday Night Trail Race

28 Aug 2015 @19:49

The final Tuesday Night Trail Race of the season was well attended with over 40 people toeing the line. In the running race, Daniel Grosvenor was the first finisher while Quincey Massey-Bierman was the first female across the line. Ollie Burruss and Caitlin Patterson claimed the overall season titles for this event. In the 5k bike race, David Moody was the first finisher and his win gave him enough points to displace Finn Sweet for the overall lead. Callie Young was the overall female leader in this event. In the 10k bike race, Emmett Avery was the first finisher while Matt Moody and Caroline Kessler were the overall season leaders.

Thank you all for racing this season and hopefully we'll see you next year!

Results:

Run - 5k Bike - 10k Bike

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Week 13 Results: Tuesday Night Trail Race

28 Aug 2015 @19:49

The final Tuesday Night Trail Race of the season was well attended with over 40 people toeing the line. In the running race, Daniel Grosvenor was the first finisher while Quincey Massey-Bierman was the first female ... go arrow

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GRP Biathletes at Jericho Biathlon Trials

18 Aug 2015 @15:02

This past weekend Jericho, VT welcomed over 80 biathletes from the US, Canada, and Sweden to the North American Rollerski Cup. The Craftsbury Green Racing Project and Junior biathlon program was well represented with 4 competitors in the men’s race, 7 in the women’s race, and 2 in the junior category. Competitors battled hot temperatures and hilly courses, but benefitted from the newly repaved range loop at Jericho. These trials races, combined with another set of trials in early October, will help the US Biathlon coaches choose the team for the first World Cups of the season in mid-November.

Saturday’s race was a sprint format individual start with 2 shooting stages, 1 prone and 1 standing. US Biathlon and Craftsbury biathlete Susan Dunklee had the best GRP result of the day, ...

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GRP Biathletes at Jericho Biathlon Trials

18 Aug 2015 @15:02

This past weekend Jericho, VT welcomed over 80 biathletes from the US, Canada, and Sweden to the North American Rollerski Cup. The Craftsbury Green Racing Project and Junior biathlon program was well represented ... go arrow

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Canadian Henley Sunday Update

9 Aug 2015 @12:26

A handful of GRP and SBTC scullers are still up in St. Catherines, Ontario racing at the 2015 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. On the men's side, GRPers (and former Harvard teammates) Andrew Reed and Parker Washburn, racing in the men's champ pair, won their semifinal to advance to this morning's final, which they also won by a whopping seven and a half seconds. They defeated crews from the St. Catharines Rowing Club, Victoria City Rowing Club and Mendota Rowing Club. Ben Davison, racing in the men's champ single, finished second in his heat to advance to Sunday afternoon's final where he won silver. 

On the women's side, Maggie Fellows just missed out on a spot in the women's champ single final, finishing third in her semifinal. SBTCers Kristi Wagner and Shiann Gardner both advanced ...

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Canadian Henley Sunday Update

9 Aug 2015 @12:26

A handful of GRP and SBTC scullers are still up in St. Catherines, Ontario racing at the 2015 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. On the men's side, GRPers (and former Harvard teammates) Andrew Reed and Parker Washburn, ... go arrow

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Craftsbury in Canada

6 Aug 2015 @13:17

Senior World Championship Trials were not the only racing action for the GRP this past week. A contingent of SBTC and GRP scullers are up in St. Catharines, Ontario for the 2015 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Racing started off on Tuesday with heats for the women's single. All four Craftsbury scullers, Maggie Fellows, Kristi Wagner, Mickey Fili, and Liz Vogt, advanced to Wednesday's semifinals, but all were stymied by crosswinds and waves and none advanced further. 

The U23 women's double of Shiann Gardner and Maddie Pont won their opening heat and will advance to the semifinals tomorrow. Also racing tomorrow are the two Craftsbury senior women's doubles, Kristi and Liz and Mickey and Brooke Mooney (sister of GRP skier Heather Mooney). Kristi, Maddie, and Shiann will also all enter ...

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Craftsbury in Canada

6 Aug 2015 @13:17

Senior World Championship Trials were not the only racing action for the GRP this past week. A contingent of SBTC and GRP scullers are up in St. Catharines, Ontario for the 2015 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Racing ... go arrow

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Graves and Dann qualify for World Champs

5 Aug 2015 @13:03

Ben Dann and John Graves finished their time in Princeton, New Jersey exactly where they wanted to be, comfortably ahead in the final of the men's double at Senior World Championship Trials II. Dann and Graves' victory capped off a season-long goal of qualifying for Worlds in order to gain experience in advance of next year's Olympic Games. The duo defeated California Rowing Club's Paul Marcy and Ryan Shelton by 8 seconds to earn the right to race in Aiguebelette, France at the end of August. 

The remaining GRP crews in the finals raced valiantly, but failed to qualify. Tom Graves was neck and neck with 2008 Olympian Ken Jurkowski until Jurkowski inched ahead in the final 500m to take a 1 second victory. Parker Washburn and Andrew Reed finished third in the pair, behind two boats ...

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Graves and Dann qualify for World Champs

5 Aug 2015 @13:03

Ben Dann and John Graves finished their time in Princeton, New Jersey exactly where they wanted to be, comfortably ahead in the final of the men's double at Senior World Championship Trials II. Dann and Graves' ... go arrow

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Dunklee 4th in Blink Rollerski Festival Biathlon Finale

5 Aug 2015 @11:29

Susan Dunklee saved the best for last, placing 4th in the final race of the Blink Rollerski Festival this weekend in Sandnes, Norway. The three day festival showcased the best biathletes and cross country skiers in the world competing not on snow, but on pavement.

The festival kicked off on Thursday, July 30th with the infamous Lysebotn Opp rollerski hill climb. The course covers 7k of uphill with 2,000 ft. of vertical climbing. Last year’s winner Liz Stephen wasn’t present to defend her title, but the best biathletes and cross country skiers were, and Norway’s Heidi Weng took the victory. Dunklee was 15th, an improvement on her 21st place from last year.

For Friday the races moved down from Lysebotn to Sandes, Norway and split into biathlon and cross country specific divisions. ...

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Dunklee 4th in Blink Rollerski Festival Biathlon Finale

5 Aug 2015 @11:29

Susan Dunklee saved the best for last, placing 4th in the final race of the Blink Rollerski Festival this weekend in Sandnes, Norway. The three day festival showcased the best biathletes and cross country skiers in ... go arrow

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Update: Senior World Champs Trials

4 Aug 2015 @10:34

As of Tuesday morning, all four GRP boats have moved on to their respective finals. Tom Graves, racing the men's single, finished second in his heat, 1 second behind 2008 Olympian Ken Jurkowski. Tom dug for the line to just edge out CRI's Lucas Wilhelm. Tom and Jurkowski advance to the final alongside California's Ryan Monaghan and Potomac's Greg Ansolabehere. Results from today's heats are here.

In the men's pair, Parker Washburn and Andrew Reed also finished second in their repechage heat, 1 second behind the Princeton Training Center's A crew of Robert Munn and Robert James. Those two boats will face Vesper and Princeton's B boat in tomorrow's final. Results for the pair are here.

The men's quad and double also race their finals on Wednesday morning, with both crews facing stiff ...

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Update: Senior World Champs Trials

4 Aug 2015 @10:34

As of Tuesday morning, all four GRP boats have moved on to their respective finals. Tom Graves, racing the men's single, finished second in his heat, 1 second behind 2008 Olympian Ken Jurkowski. Tom dug for the line ... go arrow

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U23 Worlds Wrapped up in Bulgaria

26 Jul 2015 @13:30

With winning Sunday’s men’s single B-final, Ben Davison (Ivernesss, FL) wrapped up the Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center’s action at the U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Holding first-place position throughout the race, Davison won the B-final with a time of 7:01.4. He beat single scullers from Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Monaco.

Davison’s seventh place finish marks the best United States finish in the men’s single. The previous best finish was former SBTC athlete and current Green Racing Project rower, Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, NY), who got 11th at the 2011 U23 Championships. Davison topped his performance at last year’s U23 Championships, where he finished 21st.

The other SBTC crews finished their racing on Saturday in the C-final. In the ...

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U23 Worlds Wrapped up in Bulgaria

26 Jul 2015 @13:30

With winning Sunday’s men’s single B-final, Ben Davison (Ivernesss, FL) wrapped up the Craftsbury Small Boat Training Center’s action at the U23 World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Holding first-place ... go arrow

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Upcoming Forestry Talks

13 Jul 2015 @15:51

We’re pleased to announce the next two presentations in our summer series focusing on Forestry and Conservation.

Tuesday, July 28, 7:30pm
The Staying Connected Initiative: Sustaining Forested Connections for Nature and People, from Craftsbury to Nova Scotia  
Our guest speaker will be Phil Huffman of The Nature Conservancy. Craftsbury’s location, between the Worcester Range and the northeastern VT forests, makes it a potentially important connector for wildlife.  How might this affect the way we think about and manage our woodlands?

Thursday, August 6, 7:30pm
Forest fragmentation: Vermont's forests under threat
Guest Speaker will be Jamey Fidel of VT Natural Resources Council. There are fewer and fewer large blocks of forest in VT. This affects plant and animal species, wildlife ...

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Upcoming Forestry Talks

13 Jul 2015 @15:51

We’re pleased to announce the next two presentations in our summer series focusing on Forestry and Conservation. Tuesday, July 28, 7:30pmThe Staying Connected Initiative: Sustaining Forested Connections for Nature ... go arrow

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Graves and Dann Place 10th at World Cup III

12 Jul 2015 @12:10

The double of Green Racing Project athletes John Graves (Cincinnati, OH) and Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, NY) finished racing at World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland on Sunday, finishing fourth in the B Final.

With a time of 6:24.07, Graves and Dann were six seconds back from the winners of the B Final, Serbia, who rowed the course in a time of 6:18.47. The overall winners of the event were the Croatian brothers of Martin and Valent Sinkovic. They won the A Final 2 seconds ahead of second place Germany, with a time of 6:14.79.

Following a training training period between World Cup II and World Cup III, where Graves and Dann rowed in Sarnen, Switzerland, the double had a full weekend of racing. The two started off the World Cup missing an automatic bid to the A/B Semifinal, losing to ...

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Graves and Dann Place 10th at World Cup III

12 Jul 2015 @12:10

The double of Green Racing Project athletes John Graves (Cincinnati, OH) and Ben Dann (Pound Ridge, NY) finished racing at World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland on Sunday, finishing fourth in the B Final. With a ... go arrow

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Graves Double Finishes Henley in Semifinals

4 Jul 2015 @14:32

After an aggressive start in Saturday's semifinals of the Henley Royal Regatta Double Sculls Challenge Cup, Green Racing Project rowers Peter and Tom Graves (Cincinnati, OH) were not able to hold off the Leander Club double, losing by two lengths. 

Peter and Tom made it to Saturday's semifinal after a quarterfinals win over a crew from City of Bristol Rowing Club.

Leander's crew was composed of the Great Britain National Team double of John Collins and Jonathan Walton. They move on to the final and will race a crew from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Collins and Walton recently finished 7th at World Cup II and will be competing at World Cup III in a week.

The Graves lost in the semifinal of the Double Sculls Challenge Cup in 2011 and made the final in 2008. This year also ...

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Graves Double Finishes Henley in Semifinals

4 Jul 2015 @14:32

After an aggressive start in Saturday's semifinals of the Henley Royal Regatta Double Sculls Challenge Cup, Green Racing Project rowers Peter and Tom Graves (Cincinnati, OH) were not able to hold off the Leander ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Wins Three National Championships

30 Jun 2015 @13:40

Fresh off of U23/Senior Trials I, the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center jumped back into action at USRowing’s Elite National Championship at Lake Mercer in New Jersey.

Racing in six finals, Craftsbury claimed three national championships in the men’s single, men’s lightweight single and men’s quad.

The men’s single final was stacked with Craftsbury athletes, but the real story of the race was the sprint between brothers Peter Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Tom Graves (Cincinnati, Ohio. Peter edged Tom at the line by less than a second in a come-from-behind sprint with a time of 7:02.0. Also in the mix were Erik Frid (Madbury, NH), who got bronze and Ben Davison (Iverness, FL) who finished fourth.

With this year’s win, Hugh McAdam (Grantham, NH) earned his ...

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Craftsbury Wins Three National Championships

30 Jun 2015 @13:40

Fresh off of U23/Senior Trials I, the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center jumped back into action at USRowing’s Elite National Championship at Lake Mercer in New Jersey. Racing in six finals, ... go arrow

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GRP and SBTC Compete at U23/Senior Trials I

30 Jun 2015 @13:28

At the beginning of last week the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center competed for the opportunity to represent the United States at the Senior and U23 World Rowing Championships this summer.

These trials contested seven Senior Team and 15 U23 Team events. Phil Henson (Somerset, NJ) and Hugh McAdam (Grantham, NH) represented the Green Racing Project at the senior level, vying for the lightweight men’s eight and lightweight men’s quad, respectively. The SBTC was entered in 6 events: the men’s single, lightweight men’s single, women’s single, lightweight women’s single, women’s double, and men’s double.

Both Henson and McAdam raced their trials uncontested, going down the course with no other boats on the day of the finals. With their trials wins, Henson ...

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GRP and SBTC Compete at U23/Senior Trials I

30 Jun 2015 @13:28

At the beginning of last week the Green Racing Project and Small Boat Training Center competed for the opportunity to represent the United States at the Senior and U23 World Rowing Championships this summer. These ... go arrow

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VTSSM/EFTA #4 MTB Race Results

29 Jun 2015 @17:44

A great time yesterday at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Summer Epic mountain bike race hosted here at Craftsbury. Lots of fun, despite all the liquid sunshine falling from the sky. Thanks to everyone who joined us, and you can find the results at BART timing. Hope we'll see even more of you next year!

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VTSSM/EFTA #4 MTB Race Results

29 Jun 2015 @17:44

A great time yesterday at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Summer Epic mountain bike race hosted here at Craftsbury. Lots of fun, despite all the liquid sunshine falling from the sky. Thanks to everyone who joined us, ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Trail Series - 6/29 update

29 Jun 2015 @14:22

Given all the rain we've received in the last week (monsoon June, anyone?), we're unfortunately forced to cancel the bike portion of this week's Tuesday Night Trail Series. Runners will be racing a modified course that follows our 5k Race Loop set of ski trails. The new course will be signed and will not include any singletrack.

Thanks for being patient while we let our singletrack trails dry out. One of these days we'll get proper summer weather, so keep your fingers crossed!

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Tuesday Night Trail Series - 6/29 update

29 Jun 2015 @14:22

Given all the rain we've received in the last week (monsoon June, anyone?), we're unfortunately forced to cancel the bike portion of this week's Tuesday Night Trail Series. Runners will be racing a modified course ... go arrow

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Masters Dryland Group Time Trial Results

21 Jun 2015 @16:25

On Sunday, June 21, despite a steady rain, seven intrepid members of the masters dryland training group ran the first of many West Hill TTs. With courses of either 0.6 or 1.1 miles to choose from, the group attacked the course, poles in hand, looking to lay down fast times. When it was all over, five runners had completed the 1.1mi and two had opted for 0.6. Everyone pushed hard on a day that called for toughness and resilience in the face of nasty weather and a new and unrelenting course.

Results are below.

Runner .6mi Time 1.1mi Time
Wyle Solomon 6:35 12:09
Dick Dreissigacker 7:56 13:22
Judy Geer 8:19 13:45
Linda Ramsdell 8:28 14:33
Elinor Osborn 11:10 19:52
Sung-Hee Chung 9:15  
George Hall 9:38  

Find out more about Masters' Dryland programming here.

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Masters Dryland Group Time Trial Results

21 Jun 2015 @16:25

On Sunday, June 21, despite a steady rain, seven intrepid members of the masters dryland training group ran the first of many West Hill TTs. With courses of either 0.6 or 1.1 miles to choose from, the ... go arrow

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World Cup II - Day 2

20 Jun 2015 @13:27

Both Green Racing Project boats competing for the United States competed Saturday in the A/B semifinals for World Cup II in Varese, Italy.

Starting off the GRP racing was the men's 2x of John Graves and Ben Dann. The two battled it out in a difficult semifinal, which included the reigning World Championship 2x from Croatia. The two sprinted early and aggressively to sneak into the top three, necessary for moving on to the A final. The sprint was not enough, as Poland matched them and they finished 4th place with a time of 6:19.78, beating Germany and Denmark. Boats moving on from their semifinal included Croatia, Poland and Norway.

Graves and Dann will look to win the B final on Sunday at 10:20 a.m., 4:20 Italian time. They will be racing boats from Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, ...

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World Cup II - Day 2

20 Jun 2015 @13:27

Both Green Racing Project boats competing for the United States competed Saturday in the A/B semifinals for World Cup II in Varese, Italy. Starting off the GRP racing was the men's 2x of John Graves and Ben Dann. ... go arrow

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World Cup II - Day 1

19 Jun 2015 @13:20

Both Green Racing Project boats overseas moved on to the A/B Semifinals at World Cup II earlier Friday in Varese Italy.

The day started off with the Men's 2x of John Graves and Ben Dann. They finished second in their heat with a time of 6:17.1, behind Italy's 6:16.5. Also in their heat was Bulgaria, Italy and China. With this second place finish Graves and Dann avoided the repechage in the afternoon and moved straight into the semis.

Willy Cowles began his two-race day with a third place finish in his heat with a time of 7:01.1. He placed behind 2014 World Championship Bronze Medalist Angel Fournier Rodriguez, from Cuba, and Germany's Lars Hartig. In his heat were also the single scullers from Israel and Peru.

Later in the day Cowles faced a difficult field in his quarterfinal, ...

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World Cup II - Day 1

19 Jun 2015 @13:20

Both Green Racing Project boats overseas moved on to the A/B Semifinals at World Cup II earlier Friday in Varese Italy. The day started off with the Men's 2x of John Graves and Ben Dann. They finished second in ... go arrow

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2015 Small Boat Training Center

16 Jun 2015 @21:06

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center would like to welcome this summer’s Small Boat Training Center’s athletes. Here’s a brief overview of the newest faces on campus:

Taylor Beach rows for the University of Southern California and is entering his senior year. At this year’s ACRA Championship in Gainesville, Georgia, Taylor’s lightweight four placed fourth. He is originally from Camarillo, California.

Ned Benning will be a senior at Cornell University next fall, majoring in Natural Resources Management and Policy. He spent his spring in Cornell’s first varsity eight, placing 4th in the Petite Finals at both Eastern Sprints and the IRA Regatta. He was on the 2011 Junior National Team and won bronze with the 2013 U23 National Team in the coxless 4. His hometown is Weston, ...

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2015 Small Boat Training Center

16 Jun 2015 @21:06

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center would like to welcome this summer’s Small Boat Training Center’s athletes. Here’s a brief overview of the newest faces on campus: Taylor Beach rows for the University of Southern ... go arrow

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New Masters Dryland Programming

15 Jun 2015 @14:17

Want to improve your cross country skiing this winter? Maybe you have a child in the junior programs and you’ve longingly watched them being put through their paces by Pepa, Anna, or Zach? Maybe you’ve heard tall tales from your friends around the country of vibrant masters training groups? Maybe you’ve had such a blast at Pepa’s clinics and camps that you got a thirst for ski training that you can’t quench?

No matter your motivation, you’re in luck. New for summer 2015, we are going to be offering our members a dryland training group aimed at adult skiers.

With new coach Ollie Burruss leading the charge, the masters dryland group is going to meet Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00pm and Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30am (or later, depending on the schedule). Depending on demand we ...

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New Masters Dryland Programming

15 Jun 2015 @14:17

Want to improve your cross country skiing this winter? Maybe you have a child in the junior programs and you’ve longingly watched them being put through their paces by Pepa, Anna, or Zach? Maybe you’ve heard ... go arrow

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2015 Summer Junior Ski Camp: August 3-7

14 Jun 2015 @9:55

Registration is open for this summer's junior ski camp! The camp, which is geared toward U16-U20 skiers, will be held from August 3-7 here at the Outdoor Center. Skiers will undertake a wide variety of training activities, including rollerskiing, running, and strength training, and will receive coaching from Craftsbury coaches and Green Racing Project athletes. Junior camp will take full advantage of the many outdoor opportunities available here at the Center, so campers can expect to mountain bike, swim, and get out on the water as well. Click here for more info.

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2015 Summer Junior Ski Camp: August 3-7

14 Jun 2015 @9:55

Registration is open for this summer's junior ski camp! The camp, which is geared toward U16-U20 skiers, will be held from August 3-7 here at the Outdoor Center. Skiers will undertake a wide variety of training ... go arrow

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2015 Sculling Interns

9 Jun 2015 @20:29

We're pleased to welcome our 2015 sculling interns, if somewhat belatedly. Once again, we're lucky to have a great crop of waterfront sculling staff this summer. Meet the interns who'll be helping our campers this summer:

Liam Doughty, May 14 – 24
Liam has five years of rowing experience starting at St. John the Baptist DHS, since then he has been affiliated with Long Island Rowing Club, East End Rowing, and most recently University of Connecticut Men’s Crew. During his high school career he was a four year varsity athlete, two year captain, CHSAA All-Academic Team member, New York All-State, MVP, and earned second and third place finishes at New York State Championships, as well as, a second place finish at the inaugural National Schools’ Championship. Liam has most of his ...

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2015 Sculling Interns

9 Jun 2015 @20:29

We're pleased to welcome our 2015 sculling interns, if somewhat belatedly. Once again, we're lucky to have a great crop of waterfront sculling staff this summer. Meet the interns who'll be helping our campers this ... go arrow

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Pan American Games Trials Wrap Up in New Jersey

21 May 2015 @8:11

The Outdoor Center's Sprinter and boat trailer have become a bit of a fixture at the Casperson Rowing Center in Princeton, New Jersey over the past 10 days as athletes competed at the second National Selection Regatta and then the Pan American Games Trials. The Pan American Games are held the year prior to the Olympics and are open to athletes from the Americas. This year's Games are in Toronto, Canada and the rowing events will be held in St. Catherines at the site of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta from July 11th to 15th. Because national team trials are based off of a 4-lane progression, with no lower-level finals, there was plenty of opportunity for high stakes racing for all the Craftsbury boats entered. 

Elizabeth Sonshine and Maggie Fellows continued their trend of close ...

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Pan American Games Trials Wrap Up in New Jersey

21 May 2015 @8:11

The Outdoor Center's Sprinter and boat trailer have become a bit of a fixture at the Casperson Rowing Center in Princeton, New Jersey over the past 10 days as athletes competed at the second National Selection ... go arrow

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Craftsbury: Nordic Club of the Year

19 May 2015 @16:57

While the ski season at Craftsbury may be over, the Outdoor Center was honored twice this past week, receiving both NENSA’s highest honor as well as Nordic Club of the Year from USSA.

The Outdoor Center is honored and humbled to receive these awards. What the Center is and does grows from the amazing ski culture it enjoys in Vermont and across New England. The on-site crew is a small part of this much larger team, this much larger, dedicated community of skiers, volunteers, athletes, racers, coaches, and people enjoying winter, sliding on snow.

Thanks to both organizations for the recognition of our efforts and for their partnership and support of our mission, and huge thanks to all of you for being an integral part of that team and supporting the Center's mission. Can't wait for ...

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Craftsbury: Nordic Club of the Year

19 May 2015 @16:57

While the ski season at Craftsbury may be over, the Outdoor Center was honored twice this past week, receiving both NENSA’s highest honor as well as Nordic Club of the Year from USSA. The Outdoor Center is honored ... go arrow

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Willie Cowles wins men's heavyweight single at NSR II

14 May 2015 @15:32

After a short trip back to Vermont, Craftsbury was back on the water at the second National Selection Regatta in Princeton, NJ to compete for a chance to send athletes to the World Cup circuit this summer. The GRP had athletes competing in the men’s and women’s open single sculls, as well as the men’s quad and the men’s lightweight double. The winners of all today’s events have the opportunity to either go to the second World Cup in Varese, Italy from June 19th-21st or the third World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland from July 10th-12th. If the US representative there places in the top 7 (or top 50% of events with less than 12 entries,) then they clinch their spot on the 2015 Senior National Team that will compete at the World Championships in Aiguebelette, France from August ...

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Willie Cowles wins men's heavyweight single at NSR II

14 May 2015 @15:32

After a short trip back to Vermont, Craftsbury was back on the water at the second National Selection Regatta in Princeton, NJ to compete for a chance to send athletes to the World Cup circuit this summer. The GRP ... go arrow

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GRP Biathlon adds Smith for 15-16

7 May 2015 @13:01

The GRP Biathlon squad is excited to announce the addition of a new team member for the 2015-16 season. Casey Smith a former US Biathlon National team member and Maine Winter Sports Center athlete hailing from Winthrop, WA will be moving to Craftsbury and joining the team later this spring. A top US biathlete, Smith has finished first overall in both the 2014 and 2015 USBA IBU Cup selection trials. He has international racing experience including a 23rd place finish at the 2014 European Open Championships and seven NorAm podium finishes last winter. Unfortunately his season was ended abruptly with a horrific crash in training where he punctured a lung and broke 11 ribs, 7 transverses process bones, and a shoulder blade. Luckily Smith is healing quickly and is on track towards making ...

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GRP Biathlon adds Smith for 15-16

7 May 2015 @13:01

The GRP Biathlon squad is excited to announce the addition of a new team member for the 2015-16 season. Casey Smith a former US Biathlon National team member and Maine Winter Sports Center athlete hailing from ... go arrow

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BKL Daycamps 2015

1 May 2015 @11:15

Public registration has now opened at Skireg for our BKL daycamps: Camp 1Camp 2. The BKL camps are always some of the most memorable weeks of the year at Craftsbury, and we're sure this year will be no exception. This June 29th-July 3rd and July 20th-24th, skiers age 8-13 will join us daily from 9am to 3pm at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The skiers will work hard, and play even harder! You can read more details about the camps here

There'll be lots of fun games, a variety of ski workouts, tons of opportunities to learn or improve skills like roller skiing, shooting with a real biathlon rifle, sculling, mountain biking, all capped by the traditional adventure race and pizza party at the end of the week. Don't miss it!

Prices:

  • Non-Members - $135 for the first child in a week ...
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BKL Daycamps 2015

1 May 2015 @11:15

Public registration has now opened at Skireg for our BKL daycamps: Camp 1, Camp 2. The BKL camps are always some of the most memorable weeks of the year at Craftsbury, and we're sure this year will be no ... go arrow

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Nature Activities with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center

28 Apr 2015 @17:48

This summer the Outdoor Center will be offering opportunities to learn about local flora and fauna and help with ecosystem-monitoring projects. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.

Wildflower walks kick off Saturday, May 30
Learn to identify local wildflowers, shrubs, and trees, and hear about their habitat preferences, unique life histories and roles in local “natural communities” on guided wildflower walks this summer. The first of these three will walks is the last Saturday in May, 10:00am-12:30pm, meeting on the Activity Center porch.

Join plant ecologist Eva Dannenberg to explore the wild plants in the woods and cedar swamp surrounding the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. In years past we have seen more than 30 different wildflowers, ferns, and shrubs. Leisurely ...

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Nature Activities with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center

28 Apr 2015 @17:48

This summer the Outdoor Center will be offering opportunities to learn about local flora and fauna and help with ecosystem-monitoring projects. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. Wildflower walks ... go arrow

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GRP Rowers Back on the Water at First National Selection Regatta

28 Apr 2015 @15:03

Spring is here for the rowers, even if it may not look like it on frozen Great Hosmer. The GRP squad finished a six-week training camp in Clemson, South Carolina before making the trip up to New Jersey for the first National Selection Regatta (NSR). The first NSR has World Cup spots on the line for the men’s and women’s heavyweight doubles, while Craftsbury also had competitors in the men’s heavyweight and lightweight single. Racing began on Wednesday with a time trial for all events that saw all Craftsbury boats advancing to the next round of racing. Thursday morning brought high winds that cancelled racing after conditions deteriorated during the early heats. Elizabeth Sonshine and Maggie Fellows braved the elements to finish 5th in their heat in the women’s double (the last ...

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GRP Rowers Back on the Water at First National Selection Regatta

28 Apr 2015 @15:03

Spring is here for the rowers, even if it may not look like it on frozen Great Hosmer. The GRP squad finished a six-week training camp in Clemson, South Carolina before making the trip up to New Jersey for the first ... go arrow

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New Junior, Masters' Coaches at Craftsbury

27 Apr 2015 @13:10

We're pleased to announce that Anna Schulz and Ollie Burruss will be joining the Craftsbury team as Junior and Masters' coaches respectively. Both Anna and Ollie have a long history with Craftsbury and Nordic Skiing. Anna grew up skiing for Pepa at the Center, competing at the collegiate level for Harvard where she met Ollie. After graduation, Anna worked for a stint at the Outdoor Center before moving to Bend, Oregon where she coached at the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. The past two years she's been in Burlington, working on a Master's degree in public administration at UVM, where she has also been researching how to adapt transportation infrastructure to the impacts of climate change. Along with Ollie she's kept in touch with skiing through coaching at the Mansfield ...

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New Junior, Masters' Coaches at Craftsbury

27 Apr 2015 @13:10

We're pleased to announce that Anna Schulz and Ollie Burruss will be joining the Craftsbury team as Junior and Masters' coaches respectively. Both Anna and Ollie have a long history with Craftsbury and Nordic ... go arrow

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GRP Ski 2015-16

20 Apr 2015 @9:58

The Green Racing Project is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its ski squad. Heather Mooney and Hallie Grossman will be moving to Craftsbury and joining the team at the end of the spring following graduation from Middlebury College and Bates College respectively.

Heather, a Peru VT native, comes to Craftsbury from Stratton Mountain School and Middlebury College. She was a top junior racer, competing at the 2011 and 2013 World Junior Championships and on the 2012 Youth Olympic Team where her relay team captured the bronze medal. She finished her college career this past winter as the Middlebury ski team captain and finished 2nd on the overall EISA ranking list with six individual carnival wins. Heather’s major in Architectural studies with a minor in Geology and ...

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GRP Ski 2015-16

20 Apr 2015 @9:58

The Green Racing Project is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its ski squad. Heather Mooney and Hallie Grossman will be moving to Craftsbury and joining the team at the end of the spring ... go arrow

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Results - 2015 Mud n'Ice Quadrathlon

13 Apr 2015 @11:48

Results - here

Big thanks to everyone who came out and braved the elements last Saturday. Results book has two pages:  a page of the overall and a page that has leg rankings so you can get your geek on with split times.

16 April Updates:

Firstly, racer briefing, 9:45am, Saturday, April 18. Attendance is mandatory for all racers, including all team members.

Ski course - Groomed for skate only, but use whatever technique you wish.

Run course - Don't drive running course; miles 3-4 are closed to traffic.

Paddle course & Info - Boat transition at bridge on Wylie Hill Rd, best accessed via Rt. 14 N. Do NOT attempt to drive through Wylie Hill Rd! PFD must be worn. Possible portage, 2/3rd way down the river. Teams must perform run to bike exchange with boat on the bank. Iron competitors can ...

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Results - 2015 Mud n'Ice Quadrathlon

13 Apr 2015 @11:48

Results - here Big thanks to everyone who came out and braved the elements last Saturday. Results book has two pages:  a page of the overall and a page that has leg rankings so you can get your geek on with split ... go arrow

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LIVE Webcam

10 Apr 2015 @15:44

Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Think of all the words we've just added to our grooming and snow report with our new live webcam! If you head over the snow report or our YouTube Channel, you can check out the live Craftsbury webcam! This past week we got our first cam up, focused on the lower soccer field/lower stadium. You'll see there's still a lot of snow out there, and some die-hard skiers too. We'll start with this camera to try and work out the bugs, but hope to add additional view or two so that you can follow our progress throughout the year with snowmaking, grooming and even some coverage of the scene at races. Enjoy!

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LIVE Webcam

10 Apr 2015 @15:44

Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? Think of all the words we've just added to our grooming and snow report with our new live webcam! If you head over the snow report or our YouTube Channel, you can check ... go arrow

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Indoor Biathlon Challenge - RESULTS

1 Apr 2015 @12:17

Results are in from the first indoor biathlon challenge! Find them here. Over this past winter, we had 63 participants, 37 male and 26 female, ranging from 9 to 76 years of age, from 4 continents (North and South America, Australia and Europe) and 7 different countries (USA, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Serbia, Australia and Argentina). The oldest participants were Neil Ulman (76) for men and Green Barbara (75) for women. The youngest participants were Alan Moody (9) for men and Nicoya Mowbray-Parker (11). Your overall winners were a pair of Dreissigackers:  Ethan and Emily. Amongst the non-pros? Zach Russo and Anica Koontz Miller. Are you an age group winner? Drop a line to Coach Miro - biathlon@craftsbury.com. Big thanks - and congratulations - to all our competitors!

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Indoor Biathlon Challenge - RESULTS

1 Apr 2015 @12:17

Results are in from the first indoor biathlon challenge! Find them here. Over this past winter, we had 63 participants, 37 male and 26 female, ranging from 9 to 76 years of age, from 4 continents (North and South ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers End Season at SuperTour Finals

31 Mar 2015 @15:46

Sun Valley, ID is a favorite location for Spring Series, the SuperTour races which mark the end of the competition season for most US Nordic skiers. With sunny skies, spring skiing conditions, and the strongest domestic fields of the 2014-2015 season, this year was no different. The Green Racing Project sent 5 women and 4 men to race SuperTour Finals and US Distance Nationals Championships, held at Galena Lodge in Sun Valley over the week of March 21-26th.

10/15k Classic Individual
The GRP kicked things off on Saturday the 21st of March with a 10/15k classic individual. Cold overnight temperatures combined with warm days to create a treacherously icy track, made especially challenging by klister conditions. On the GRP women’s side, only Caitlin Patterson and Emily Dreissigacker ...

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GRP Skiers End Season at SuperTour Finals

31 Mar 2015 @15:46

Sun Valley, ID is a favorite location for Spring Series, the SuperTour races which mark the end of the competition season for most US Nordic skiers. With sunny skies, spring skiing conditions, and the strongest ... go arrow

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Spring Fling 15/30k - RESULTS

30 Mar 2015 @16:31

Thanks one and all for coming out for a fast, sunny, fun day! Results (scroll down for age group breakdown).

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Saturday, March 28, 10:00am:  our spring citizen's race, 15 or 30k of mass-start, freestyle fun. Put your hard won winter fitness to good use in and celebrate the change of seasons. The exact course map can be found here; one lap or two depending on 15 vs. 30k.

Bib pickup opens at 8:30am. STARTLIST

DOR is still available, with an additional $10 fee. Bib pickup opens at 8:30am. (Entry was online via Skireg. Craftsbury houseguests race for FREE - email us for a code to enter at checkout. $25 until reg closed March 27 at 5:00pm.)

Note:  times will not be recorded past 1:00pm. If you want an official finish time you'll need to complete the course by that ...

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Spring Fling 15/30k - RESULTS

30 Mar 2015 @16:31

Thanks one and all for coming out for a fast, sunny, fun day! Results (scroll down for age group breakdown). ---- Saturday, March 28, 10:00am:  our spring citizen's race, 15 or 30k of mass-start, freestyle fun. Put ... go arrow

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Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race - RESULTS & Shooting data

29 Mar 2015 @15:56

Thanks to one and all who enjoyed a great late winter day today. Results - now w/shooting data! There's a lot to geek out with in these, so keep scrolling down thru the book (though no shooting data to this point). You'll note that results were scored for the experts similar to a Nordic skiing sprint (A final times may not be as good as qualifying times). 

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Coach Miro has organized a Supersprint Biathlon for this coming Sunday. The full scoop:

VENUE: Craftsbury Outdoor Center, small biathlon range at lower field

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE:

9:00 - 9:55     Safety and biathlon clinic for novices and zeroing for experts, bib pick-up
10:00             Expert qualification races
11:00             Novice qualification races
12:00             Finals
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Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race - RESULTS & Shooting data

29 Mar 2015 @15:56

Thanks to one and all who enjoyed a great late winter day today. Results - now w/shooting data! There's a lot to geek out with in these, so keep scrolling down thru the book (though no shooting data to this point). ... go arrow

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Work at Craftsbury: Now hiring in the Office

26 Mar 2015 @16:05

Want to join the team? The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking for someone to join the front office. The ideal applicant should have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to multi-task and adjust to a dynamic, fast paced environment. Knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel are required along with a minimum of 1 year of customer service experience, preferably with both reservations and face to face service experience.

Full time seasonal position includes one day of weekend work. Benefits include meals during your shift, as well as gym use, rowing, skiing, mountain biking and use of all the rest of our fitness and recreational facilities.

Send your resume to:  jobs@craftsbury.com, chasl@craftsbury.com, or fax (802) 586-7768
Please provide 3 written references.

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Work at Craftsbury: Now hiring in the Office

26 Mar 2015 @16:05

Want to join the team? The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is looking for someone to join the front office. The ideal applicant should have strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to multi-task and ... go arrow

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GRP Biathlon at World Cup & US Champs

25 Mar 2015 @15:23

Last weekend marked the season finale for American biathletes both at home and abroad (...that is, until Craftsbury's Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race!). Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee were the lone female members of a selective US contingent competing at World Cup 9 in in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia, Russia, while Clare Egan and Mike Gibson represented the GRP at US Biathlon National Championships in Truckee, California.  

In Friday's World Cup sprint, Hannah Dreissigacker led team USA with a new personal best result of 14th place, missing just one single shot in prone. Susan Dunklee suffered four misses on the range, but skied the fifth-fastest course time to finish 26th. In Saturday's pursuit competition, both US women missed five shots, which caused Hannah to slide back to ...

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25 Mar 2015 @15:23

Last weekend marked the season finale for American biathletes both at home and abroad (...that is, until Craftsbury's Spring Super Sprint Biathlon Race!). Hannah Dreissigacker and Susan Dunklee were the lone female ... go arrow

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Now accepting Summer '15 SBTC Applications

24 Mar 2015 @18:15

We're pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Small Boats Training program (SBTC). SBTC is a summer program designed to be a bridge from collegiate rowing to the US National Team, with a focus on smaller boats. The immediate goal of the program is to put together small boats to compete at U23 World Trials - a goal the program has accomplished in every year of its existence so far.

We plan on serving around 4-6 athletes during 2015. We have an open and continuous rolling admissions policy, but we encourage all applicants for the summer program to have applications in by May 1 with acceptances starting by April 1.

The program offers coaching, equipment, room/board and travel support. Rowers may compete in races such as U23 World Trials, Senior Nationals, ...

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Now accepting Summer '15 SBTC Applications

24 Mar 2015 @18:15

We're pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Small Boats Training program (SBTC). SBTC is a summer program designed to be a bridge from collegiate rowing to the US National Team, with a ... go arrow

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Craftsbury in Cali: 2015 JNs

19 Mar 2015 @11:59

Editor’s note: We’ve been avidly following the progress of our three Craftsbury Juniors at the 2015 Junior National Championships. We reached out to Callie Young, Craftsbury U16 racer, to give us the recap of the event below. Thanks Callie and congrats to all our '15 Junior Nationals competitors.

Last week, Orli Schwartz, Phoebe Sweet, and I (Callie Young) headed for Truckee, California to compete at Junior Nationals. We left on the 6th and got home on the 16th. The weather in Truckee on most days was in the 60s and sunny making for some very slushy snow. The altitude also posed a challenge for skiers like us who had never raced at altitude.

The first race we had was a skate sprint where the top 30 people in each class qualified for the heats. It was a pleasant and sunny, but not ...

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Craftsbury in Cali: 2015 JNs

19 Mar 2015 @11:59

Editor’s note: We’ve been avidly following the progress of our three Craftsbury Juniors at the 2015 Junior National Championships. We reached out to Callie Young, Craftsbury U16 racer, to give us the recap of ... go arrow

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Craftsbury at U16s

19 Mar 2015 @11:58

This past weekend five Craftsbury junior skiers represented Vermont at the NENSA U16 Championships in Fort Kent, Maine. The championships began on Friday afternoon with the 5K freestyle race. With plenty of snow and clear skies, the weekend was off to a great start. For the girls, Rena Schwartz had the top Craftsbury result on Friday with an impressive 8th place finish. She was followed by Marika Massey-Bierman in 24th, Anica Koontz Miller in 32nd, and Claire Ellis in 62nd. Matthew Lawlor was the only Craftsbury representative in the boys race and skied to a 24th place finish.

The championships continued on Saturday with a 5K classic race in the morning and a 1.2K freestyle sprint in the afternoon. Marika led the way for Craftsbury in the girls race with a solid 10th finish. Close ...

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Craftsbury at U16s

19 Mar 2015 @11:58

This past weekend five Craftsbury junior skiers represented Vermont at the NENSA U16 Championships in Fort Kent, Maine. The championships began on Friday afternoon with the 5K freestyle race. With plenty of snow and ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers wrap up World Cup and OPA Finals

17 Mar 2015 @20:21

The cross country World Cup season officially came to an end this weekend after almost 5 months of competition. GRP skier Caitlin Patterson was in Drammen and Oslo, Norway to claim her final Period 4 World Cup start rights in the Drammen classic sprint and the iconic 30/50k skate Holmenkollen. Meanwhile, Europa Cup finals were in Chamonix, France, and GRP skier Liz Guiney joined the team of US skiers competing there. Both race series had spring-like weather with ice, slush, sunshine, and a high level of competition for their respective circuits.

Drammen and Oslo World Cups
The final World Cup stop in Norway draws some of the largest crowds and most die-hard fans of Nordic skiing. In Wednesday’s classic sprint in Drammen, the men’s heats were largely dominated by skiers double ...

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GRP Skiers wrap up World Cup and OPA Finals

17 Mar 2015 @20:21

The cross country World Cup season officially came to an end this weekend after almost 5 months of competition. GRP skier Caitlin Patterson was in Drammen and Oslo, Norway to claim her final Period 4 World Cup start ... go arrow

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Masters Clinic: Monday, March 30

17 Mar 2015 @13:49

We've had a great winter here at Craftsbury. Before the skis get put away (and Pepa heads back to the mother land) we thought it'd be great to have a masters' clinic. Monday, March 30, starting at 3:30pm, head up to the Center for technique adjustments from the NEK's queen of clean, efficient skiing. We'll review freestyle technique, and have a short video review session as well.

Want to join in? This clinic is free to members, but we ask that you drop a line to skiing@craftsbury.com to give us a count of how many to expect.

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Masters Clinic: Monday, March 30

17 Mar 2015 @13:49

We've had a great winter here at Craftsbury. Before the skis get put away (and Pepa heads back to the mother land) we thought it'd be great to have a masters' clinic. Monday, March 30, starting at 3:30pm, head up to ... go arrow

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GRP at Biathlon World Championships

17 Mar 2015 @12:57

World Championships events continued last Wednesday with the women’s 15k Individual. Left unsatisfied after a frustrating first weekend of W.C. competition, the US’s top seeded woman, Susan Dunklee, was eager to get back on her game. But when she missed two shots in the first prone stage, it seemed unlikely she would achieve the turnaround she was hoping for. A clean second stage put Susan back in the race, and a clean third stage moved her into medal contention. A single miss in the final standing stage bumped Susan out of the top ten but she held on to a solid 12th place in what would be the US’s top result from World Championships. Annelies Cook was the next finisher for the US in 47th with four misses, followed by Clare Egan in 51st also with four misses. Hannah ...

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GRP at Biathlon World Championships

17 Mar 2015 @12:57

World Championships events continued last Wednesday with the women’s 15k Individual. Left unsatisfied after a frustrating first weekend of W.C. competition, the US’s top seeded woman, Susan Dunklee, was eager to ... go arrow

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GRP at Biathlon NorAm Championships

17 Mar 2015 @11:44

This past week was another busy one for GRP biathletes competing in both North America and Europe. On this side of the pond, two newcomers to biathlon, Emily Dreissigacker and Alex Howe, joined seasoned biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Mike Gibson at Canadian Nationals/North American Championships in Hinton, Alberta. 

Canadian National Championships kicked off last Wednesday with a sprint. Ethan Dreissigacker was the GRP’s top performer in the men’s 10k event, taking 5th place in the fifteen-person field, with clean shooting. Right behind him was Alex Howe, who paired a fast ski time with an impressive rookie shooting performance of 70% hits to finish 6th. Mike Gibson suffered five penalties and was 11th. In the women’s 7.5k sprint, Emily Dreissigacker got off to an excellent ...

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GRP at Biathlon NorAm Championships

17 Mar 2015 @11:44

This past week was another busy one for GRP biathletes competing in both North America and Europe. On this side of the pond, two newcomers to biathlon, Emily Dreissigacker and Alex Howe, joined seasoned biathletes ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Race Series Results

16 Mar 2015 @14:42

Last Tuesday was the capping event in our Tuesday night race series. This year's series ad hoc start mandated bumping up to 4 the number of drops allowed from the 12 total possible races. Our overall winners were very home grown; congratulations to the GRP's Andrew Reed and Emily Dreissigacker your men's and women's overall season champs.

In terms of non-professional athletes, Mike Kavanaugh and Sung-Hee Chung are the working-class heroes, while George Hall and Elinor Osborn won the 75+ division. Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us - hope you enjoyed racing as much as we enjoyed hosting! Find full results.

Citizen racers:  don't forget our 15/30k Spring Fling freestyle extravaganza this Sunday! 1 lap or 2, it's a great way to put your end of season fitness to work in the ...

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Tuesday Night Race Series Results

16 Mar 2015 @14:42

Last Tuesday was the capping event in our Tuesday night race series. This year's series ad hoc start mandated bumping up to 4 the number of drops allowed from the 12 total possible races. Our overall winners were ... go arrow

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GRP '15-16 application process open

16 Mar 2015 @12:33

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 training year. We expect to be able to add a few new members to the team. We’re excited to formally add a GRP Biathlon program in ’15-16. Applications for either the ski or biathlon program will be due by March 30 and decisions will be made by April 15 at the latest.

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project is enjoying another successful year:  one USST member, another who earned World Cup starts, three USBiathlon team members, another biathlete at the IBU Cup level, several SuperTour podiums, and strong Eastern Cup results.

The GRP is a program of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is:

            1) to support and promote participation and excellence ...

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GRP '15-16 application process open

16 Mar 2015 @12:33

The Craftsbury Green Racing Project (GRP) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 training year. We expect to be able to add a few new members to the team. We’re excited to formally add a GRP Biathlon ... go arrow

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BKL Festival 2015 Results

13 Mar 2015 @15:20

The TD Bank Bill Koch Festival, the premier event of the season for youth skiers in New England, took place this past weekend at Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden, Vermont. This year’s festival theme was “Spirit of Winter” and featured a freestyle relay on Saturday and an individual classic race on Sunday. In between races, there was a paintball biathlon, free style park, ice cream making on snow, a mini-marathon in memory of Mountain Top’s former Nordic director Mike Gallagher, as well as general merriment.

On Saturday, the 1st and 2nd graders had a mixed gender relay. Anika Leahy and her partner Anya Carlson (Onion River) skied to 4th place and the Charlies (Isselhardt and Kehler) took 7th place. In the girls 3-4 relay, Emily Kimball (Morrisville) and Anna Isselhardt placed ...

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BKL Festival 2015 Results

13 Mar 2015 @15:20

The TD Bank Bill Koch Festival, the premier event of the season for youth skiers in New England, took place this past weekend at Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden, Vermont. This year’s festival theme was “Spirit ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers at Lahti World Cups and Austrian SUMI Cup

11 Mar 2015 @11:42

The ski season is winding down, but GRP skiers are still racing at home and abroad prior to the season finale, SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley. This weekend marked the penultimate World Cup weekend in Lahti, Finland and GRP World Cup regular Ida Sargent was joined by Caitlin Patterson as the US SuperTour distance leader for Period 4. Also, GRP skier Liz Guiney was in Austria racing a FIS race in between OPA Cup weekends in Europe, while several GRP men raced the Bretton Woods Marathon in New Hampshire.

Lahti World Cups

The World Cup weekend in Lahti, Finland hosted a skate sprint and a 10k/15k classic distance race, the first regular World Cups following World Championships. Ida took 43rd in qualification, 3 seconds out of qualifying and Caitlin was 51st, another 2 seconds behind Ida. ...

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GRP Skiers at Lahti World Cups and Austrian SUMI Cup

11 Mar 2015 @11:42

The ski season is winding down, but GRP skiers are still racing at home and abroad prior to the season finale, SuperTour Finals in Sun Valley. This weekend marked the penultimate World Cup weekend in Lahti, Finland ... go arrow

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New Creek Road Trails

10 Mar 2015 @7:41

By now many of you have discovered the lovely new trails off of Ruthie’s Run by the yellow house of rowers on Creek Road. The main trail crosses the road, winds through some fields, enters an open hardwood forest, and climbs gradually for a kilometer or so before making a loop and coming back down. The trails will add about 3 kilometers to your ski around Sam’s or Ruthie’s and provide expansive views of the Lowell Range.

These new trails come to us through the generosity of Sally and Larry Bohen, who recently purchased the property along Creek Road. This past fall, the Bohens came to introduce themselves and ask if we would be interested in grooming the trails on their property. What a terrific offer! We took a walk with them on their property and were thrilled to find that the ...

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New Creek Road Trails

10 Mar 2015 @7:41

By now many of you have discovered the lovely new trails off of Ruthie’s Run by the yellow house of rowers on Creek Road. The main trail crosses the road, winds through some fields, enters an open hardwood forest, ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Skiers at JN2015

9 Mar 2015 @17:45

Racing commenced today at Truckee, CA for the 2015 USSA Junior National Championships. Craftsbury's own Callie Young, Phoebe Sweet and Orli Schwartz are contesting the events - you'll definitely want to follow this. But how?

Resource #1 should be the 2015 JN's website. Start lists, results, and even a live video stream can be found on the site. We'll be posting coverage here as we can, and are working to live tweet results via on-site coach Zach Russo - stay tuned. But you should also check out a blog that the skiers put together to document their trip:  Pink & Green:  the adventures of the micro-greenies in Truckee. They've posted their first blog today, so head on over and get the inside scoop from the girls themselves. 

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Craftsbury Skiers at JN2015

9 Mar 2015 @17:45

Racing commenced today at Truckee, CA for the 2015 USSA Junior National Championships. Craftsbury's own Callie Young, Phoebe Sweet and Orli Schwartz are contesting the events - you'll definitely want to follow this. ... go arrow

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GRP at Biathlon World Championships

9 Mar 2015 @11:34

Last weekend marked the opening of the 2015 Biathlon World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. Among the athletes representing the US there are three GRP women, Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Clare Egan.

Racing kicked off last Thursday with the Mixed Relay. Susan and Hannah were joined by teammates Lowell Bailey and Lief Nordren, in that order. Susan continued her streak of strong relay starts, skiing the second-fastest course time for the first leg, and using only one spare round in each stage to tag off to Hannah in third place. Unfortunately, Hannah suffered a bad prone stage and incurred one penalty lap, but she hit all of her standing targets using two spares, and skied fast enough to tag Lowell in 13th place out of 26 teams. Lowell had a perfect leg, shooting lean ...

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GRP at Biathlon World Championships

9 Mar 2015 @11:34

Last weekend marked the opening of the 2015 Biathlon World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland. Among the athletes representing the US there are three GRP women, Susan Dunklee, Hannah Dreissigacker, and Clare ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers Patterson and Guiney in Rogla OPA Cups

3 Mar 2015 @8:55

Green Racing Project skiers Caitlin Patterson and Liz Guiney traveled to Rogla, Slovenia last weekend to race OPA Cups against some of the best skiers from the OPA countries: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Slovenia. Similar to USSA SuperTours, OPA Cups are the step below World Cup competition; however, in Europe the fields are generally composed of athletes who bounce between World Cup racing for their respective countries and the OPA Circuit.

Saturday, February 28th was a skate sprint on a short, fast course with most of the climbing concentrated towards the end. Caitlin had a strong qualifier, finishing 14th, and Liz was farther back in 21st. In the heats, Caitlin nearly made lucky loser by finishing 4th in her quarterfinal, but her time wasn’t quite fast enough ...

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GRP Skiers Patterson and Guiney in Rogla OPA Cups

3 Mar 2015 @8:55

Green Racing Project skiers Caitlin Patterson and Liz Guiney traveled to Rogla, Slovenia last weekend to race OPA Cups against some of the best skiers from the OPA countries: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, ... go arrow

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Ethan Dreissigacker at IBU Cup

2 Mar 2015 @8:02

This past weekend, Ethan Dreissigacker represented the US and the GRP at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup 7 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The IBU Cup is a winter-long series of international biathlon races that is one tier below the World Cup. Following his strong performances at NorAm Cups 6 & 7 in February, Ethan was one of five US men selected to compete at IBU Cups 7 & 8, which are being held over consecutive weekends at the Canmore Nordic Center. Of the other four qualifiers, only two, Wynn Roberts (National Guard Biathlon) and Patrick Johnson (Far West Nordic) are competing. Russell Currier (MWSC) elected not to make the trip, and Casey Smith (also MWSC) suffered a severe crash while training on Friday before the races and was transported to a hospital in Calgary, ...

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Ethan Dreissigacker at IBU Cup

2 Mar 2015 @8:02

This past weekend, Ethan Dreissigacker represented the US and the GRP at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup 7 in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The IBU Cup is a winter-long series of international biathlon races ... go arrow

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2015 Supersprint Results

1 Mar 2015 @16:23

Thanks to everyone who joined us today for the inaugural Supersprint! Results

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2015 Supersprint Results

1 Mar 2015 @16:23

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Patterson 5th in American Birkebeiner, Sargent races at World Championships

25 Feb 2015 @14:17

It was another jam packed race weekend for the Green Racing Project skiers as they near the end of the 2014-2015 season. Over in Falun, Sweden, Ida Sargent contested her first race of World Championships, while the stateside GRP members took on the American Birkebeiner and the Stowe Derby.

Four GRP skiers, two men and two women, made the long trip to Hayward, Wisconsin to race the 51k Birkie. Usually the marathon event is preceded by Elite Sprints on Main Street in Hayward, but this year plummeting temperatures forced the organizers to cancel the sprints and all focus was on the main event. The women’s elite wave was the first to start at 8 AM, and included GRP skiers Caitlin Patterson and Kaitlynn Miller. Although American Holly Brooks took the women’s win in Hayward, Caitlin P. ...

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Patterson 5th in American Birkebeiner, Sargent races at World Championships

25 Feb 2015 @14:17

It was another jam packed race weekend for the Green Racing Project skiers as they near the end of the 2014-2015 season. Over in Falun, Sweden, Ida Sargent contested her first race of World Championships, while the ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Juniors Young, Sweet, and Schwartz qualify for Junior Nationals

17 Feb 2015 @20:52

Aside from the Green Racing Project skiers, a large contingent of Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club juniors raced very well at the Eastern Cup in Hanover and Holderness, NH this past weekend. The Silver Fox Trot and Cheri Walsh Memorial have been the traditional end to the Eastern Cup season for many years, and the weekend also determines final Junior National team selection.

It was chilly but bluebird for Saturday’s individual start freestyle race on the winding, steep trails at Oak Hill Touring Center in Hanover. The women all raced a 5k, including U16’s and U18/20’s. Callie Young took the top Craftsbury spot as 4th U16 and an impressive 32nd overall, closely followed by Phoebe Sweet as 5th U16 and 34th overall. Also racing in the U16 division, Rena Schwartz took 10th. Orli Schwartz ...

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Craftsbury Juniors Young, Sweet, and Schwartz qualify for Junior Nationals

17 Feb 2015 @20:52

Aside from the Green Racing Project skiers, a large contingent of Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club juniors raced very well at the Eastern Cup in Hanover and Holderness, NH this past weekend. The Silver Fox Trot and Cheri ... go arrow

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GRP Ski President’s Weekend Update

17 Feb 2015 @9:38

The Green Racing Project skiers are experiencing a calm before the storm: Ida Sargent is set to race at World Championships, which start on the 18th of February, and the American Birkebeiner crew is already on the road for their race on the 22nd. However, there was no rest for the weary, as this weekend the stateside crew competed in Eastern Cups and Carnivals while Ida competed in a World Cup in Östersund, Sweden.

After a two week break from World Cup competition, many skiers used the World Cups in Östersund as a final tune-up before World Championships in Falun. The US Ski Team had solid results in both days of racing, a good indication of fitness for World Champs. Ida took 41st in Sunday’s classic sprint, missing qualification by 3 seconds, but her two teammates Sophie Caldwell ...

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GRP Ski President’s Weekend Update

17 Feb 2015 @9:38

The Green Racing Project skiers are experiencing a calm before the storm: Ida Sargent is set to race at World Championships, which start on the 18th of February, and the American Birkebeiner crew is already on the ... go arrow

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GRP Named to IBU Cup & World Champs

17 Feb 2015 @6:41

The Green Racing Project continues to make a name for itself in Biathlon, as four GRP athletes were named Monday to rosters for IBU Cups 7 & 8 in Canmore, Alberta, and 2015 World Championships in Kantiolahti, Finland. Click Here to read the official US Biathlon press release.

After finishing on the podium in all three of the February NorAm Cups, including a win at the sprint in Jericho, Ethan Dreissigacker has been named to the US team competing at IBU Cups 7 and 8 in Canmore, Alberta. The events, which are scheduled for February 27-March 7, 2015 will include three sprints, an individual, and a mixed relay. This will be Ethan's first appearance on the IBU Cup. He is joined by Russell Currier (MWSC), Patrick Johnson (Far West Nordic), Wynn Roberts (National Guard Biathlon), ...

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GRP Named to IBU Cup & World Champs

17 Feb 2015 @6:41

The Green Racing Project continues to make a name for itself in Biathlon, as four GRP athletes were named Monday to rosters for IBU Cups 7 & 8 in Canmore, Alberta, and 2015 World Championships in Kantiolahti, ... go arrow

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GRP at Biathlon NorArm and World Cup

10 Feb 2015 @16:25

While the cross-country skiing SuperTour grabbed our attention last weekend, the domestic and international biathlon race circuits continued with NorAm Cup #6 in Jericho, Vermont, and World Cup #7 in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic. 

A pair of podium finishes per day for the GRP men in Jericho! GRP biathletes Ethan Dreissigacker and Mike Gibson went one-two in Saturday's men's sprint in Jericho, with Ethan missing only one shot, and Mike three. On Sunday in the pursuit, Casey Smith (Maine Winter Sports Center) moved up from 3rd place to win, with only three misses over four shooting stages. Ethan moved into 2nd place with five misses and Mike moved into 3rd with eight. 

Third Straight Top-10 for Susan Dunklee! World Cup 7 kicked off last Friday with back-to-back relays in Nove Mesto. ...

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GRP at Biathlon NorArm and World Cup

10 Feb 2015 @16:25

While the cross-country skiing SuperTour grabbed our attention last weekend, the domestic and international biathlon race circuits continued with NorAm Cup #6 in Jericho, Vermont, and World Cup #7 in Nove Mesto, ... go arrow

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QiGong: 8 Week Breath Empowerment Series

10 Feb 2015 @15:21

Starting Thursday (Feb. 6th), the Thursday 5pm QiGong class will begin an eight week Breath Empowerment series. Teacher Eleanor Kinsey is challenging herself to practice Breath Empowerment every day for the next eight weeks and invites you to join the process once a week to Breathe Like You Have Never Breathed Before! Performing Breath Empowerment will flood your body with oxygen, bring healing blood to stagnant capillaries, increase your lung capacity, promote a healthy breathing rhythm, boost your metabolism, and unload pounds of stress from your emotional body. Don't miss this chance to experience the healing benefits of your breath! Each week will end with a new meditation.  Get ready to BREATHE!

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QiGong: 8 Week Breath Empowerment Series

10 Feb 2015 @15:21

Starting Thursday (Feb. 6th), the Thursday 5pm QiGong class will begin an eight week Breath Empowerment series. Teacher Eleanor Kinsey is challenging herself to practice Breath Empowerment every day for the next ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Nordic Well Represented at SuperTour/Eastern Cup Weekend 2

9 Feb 2015 @17:11

With the SuperTour and Eastern Cup circuit both coming to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails this past weekend, there was a large contingent of Craftsbury Nordic racers, GRP and juniors alike, out on the courses. The green suits stood out among the crowd, and the racers brought home a number of top finishes in the weekend’s races.

Friday brought a 1.4/1.6k freestyle SuperTour sprint combined with the Dartmouth Carnival. Three GRP women and five GRP men made the rounds, and Jake Barton and Ethan Dreissigacker were just outside the top 30 in 40th and 47th. Alex Howe went on to take 9th after qualifying 3rd, and Gordon was the next GRP skier in 17th. Alex Schulz took 21st after finishing 5th in his quarterfinal, while Mike Gibson and Pete Hegman were 25th and 28th. For the women, ...

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Craftsbury Nordic Well Represented at SuperTour/Eastern Cup Weekend 2

9 Feb 2015 @17:11

With the SuperTour and Eastern Cup circuit both coming to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails this past weekend, there was a large contingent of Craftsbury Nordic racers, GRP and juniors alike, out on the courses. ... go arrow

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Freeman sweeps Weekend, Rorabaugh takes today for the Women

8 Feb 2015 @15:12

A snowy and deceptively cold day greeted the racers for the last day of events at Craftsbury. Overnight had brought a fluffy couple of inches to the Center, but midway through the morning it became apparent mother nature wasn't done! A snow squall started moments before the women's racing, and while it abated somewhat during the day, it continued well into the afternoon, becoming more and more graupel-like. 

But that just didn't matter for Kris Freeman today. Again, the script seemed to be the same; a couple of probing attacks and then a late attack for good. Kris has had a banner week and a half at Craftsbury, sweeping this weekend's events, and 4 of 5 overall. Freeman's victory capped a great run-in to his pending starts at World Champs in Falun, Sweden starting on the 18th. ...

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Freeman sweeps Weekend, Rorabaugh takes today for the Women

8 Feb 2015 @15:12

A snowy and deceptively cold day greeted the racers for the last day of events at Craftsbury. Overnight had brought a fluffy couple of inches to the Center, but midway through the morning it became apparent mother ... go arrow

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Freeman and Rose your winners today

7 Feb 2015 @12:33

The Craftsbury SuperTours have been a tour de force by Kris Freeman, and today was no different as he scored his third win at the Center, in the men's 15k. On the women's side, Mary Rose of SVSEF took the win over a rare tie between Erika Flowers and UNH's Annika Taylor. Click below for results from these and the U16 Eastern Cup races as well. 

Today's results - U16 BoysU16 Girls, MenWomen
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Start lists for tomorrow

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Freeman and Rose your winners today

7 Feb 2015 @12:33

The Craftsbury SuperTours have been a tour de force by Kris Freeman, and today was no different as he scored his third win at the Center, in the men's 15k. On the women's side, Mary Rose of SVSEF took the win over a ... go arrow

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Freeman, Bender take another win

6 Feb 2015 @20:49

Today saw our first repeat winners of the 2015 Craftsbury SuperTours as Jennie Bender and Kris Freeman doubled their haul from the NEK with wins in the freestyle sprint. Bender qualified first to set off on a dominant tear thru the field, with Heather Mooney being the closest anyone would get to her all day, finishing second in the semifinals by ~0.25s. Freeman's path was a bit less obvious; with the long-time National Squad member qualifying 10th, finishing second in the semis, and edging Reese Hanneman by 0.06s for his second win of the two weekends here at Craftsbury. Results and brackets can be found on the SuperTour website.

Join us tomorrow as the SuperTour/Dartmouth EISA carnival is joined by the Eastern Cup crowd, as almost 500 racers toe the line! Start lists are posted on ...

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Freeman, Bender take another win

6 Feb 2015 @20:49

Today saw our first repeat winners of the 2015 Craftsbury SuperTours as Jennie Bender and Kris Freeman doubled their haul from the NEK with wins in the freestyle sprint. Bender qualified first to set off on a ... go arrow

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GRP Update from SuperTour Weekend 1

5 Feb 2015 @12:25

Amidst all the excitement of the SuperTours in Craftsbury, the Green Racing Project had a large contingent of skiers, biathletes, and even one rower competing in the weekend’s races. The team had several top finishes, including two podiums.

Friday’s mass start classic races brought warm, wet snow and small yet competitive fields. The men started first, racing a 30k that consisted of three laps of race loop plus Ruthie’s Run. Andrew Dougherty was the top GRP man, hanging with the lead pack for most of the race before finishing 9th. Gordon Vermeer was about a minute behind Andrew but on the winning side of a sprint finish for 10th. Pete Hegman skied into 14th, and Alex Howe was just ahead of Alex Schulz and Jake Barton, with the three finishing 16th, 17th, and 18th. The women were ...

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GRP Update from SuperTour Weekend 1

5 Feb 2015 @12:25

Amidst all the excitement of the SuperTours in Craftsbury, the Green Racing Project had a large contingent of skiers, biathletes, and even one rower competing in the weekend’s races. The team had several top ... go arrow

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Explore a quieter ski on the Greensboro Trails

4 Feb 2015 @21:28

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center maintains 30 km of ski trails in Greensboro plus another 15 km connector trail to Craftsbury Village and the Grand Tour. We took on the grooming of the trails when Highland Lodge scaled down their operations a few years ago to lodging only. Eric Hanson, Craftsbury Groomer, shares some of the secrets from the Greensboro Trails in this blog post - a great choice if you're looking for a lower key experience than our core trails.

2015 Map of the Greensboro trails

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Explore a quieter ski on the Greensboro Trails

4 Feb 2015 @21:28

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center maintains 30 km of ski trails in Greensboro plus another 15 km connector trail to Craftsbury Village and the Grand Tour. We took on the grooming of the trails when Highland Lodge scaled ... go arrow

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Marathon Details and Survey

4 Feb 2015 @20:34

Thanks to one and all for joining on a brilliant, clear day last Saturday here at the Center. Firstly, you'll find search-able results posted. Second, we are interested in hearing from you how to improve the marathon. Head over to the survey and give us your feedback.

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Marathon Details and Survey

4 Feb 2015 @20:34

Thanks to one and all for joining on a brilliant, clear day last Saturday here at the Center. Firstly, you'll find search-able results posted. Second, we are interested in hearing from you how to improve the ... go arrow

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Classic Sprint wins for Bender, Blackhorse Von-Jess

1 Feb 2015 @22:33

Two of the top names over the past several years of North American XC sprinting brought their game to Craftsbury today, and walked away with wins:  Jennie Bender and Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess. For Bender it was an almost home course win for the Vermont native, while Blackhorse-Von Jess' victory was perhaps more akin to snatching up one last item on the way through to Europe to catch the World Champs in Falun. 

Your podiums:

Women - 
Bender, Bridger Ski Foundation
Craftsbury's own Liz Guiney
Anja Gruber, Far West Elite Team

Men - 
Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess, Bend Endurance
Kris Freeman, Freebird
Tyler Kornfeld, APU

The men's race was particularly close w/the top four skiers separated by just under half a second. Find results in today's update on the www.craftsburysupertour.com homepage.

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Classic Sprint wins for Bender, Blackhorse Von-Jess

1 Feb 2015 @22:33

Two of the top names over the past several years of North American XC sprinting brought their game to Craftsbury today, and walked away with wins:  Jennie Bender and Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess. For Bender it was an ... go arrow

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Marathon Results!

31 Jan 2015 @20:06

Wow! What a day! While the weather by no means made it to balmy, the absence of wind and sun-filled skies made a memorable day for all - even almost pleasant! But perhaps no more so than for Elizabeth Youngman and Patrick O'Brien as they took the 50k titles by over 7 and 3 minutes respectively; solid results for both skiers. You can find full results here:

50k Women
50k Men

25k Women
25k Men

25k Age Group Results
50k Age Group Results

Our intention is to put these into our searchable results database for your data-tranching pleasure some time in the coming week.

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out - and special shout out to the new US Masters' National Champs crowned here this weekend. Scoring for that should be completed early in the week. See you all next year, Saturday, January ...

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Marathon Results!

31 Jan 2015 @20:06

Wow! What a day! While the weather by no means made it to balmy, the absence of wind and sun-filled skies made a memorable day for all - even almost pleasant! But perhaps no more so than for Elizabeth Youngman and ... go arrow

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Victories for Freeman, Patterson at Craftsbury SuperTour Wk 1/Day 1

30 Jan 2015 @21:30

Racers opened weekend one of National caliber competition in Craftsbury today with wins for Kris Freeman in the men's 30k and Caitlin Patterson in the women's 20k. Both races broke up early with an early lead group of around a dozen, thinning down to a select group as the race wore on - the freshly falling snow certainly rewarded conservative pack tactics and late surges.

Current men's USSA SuperTour points leader Kris Freeman's narrow win over APU's Eric Packer provides a confirmation of good form heading into World Championship starts. The New Hampshire native (and Craftsbury Marathon winner) was named to the World Champs team for Falun 2015 after a strong showing all season to lead the USSA SuperTour over today's fourth placed finisher Dakota Blackhorse-Von Jess.

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Victories for Freeman, Patterson at Craftsbury SuperTour Wk 1/Day 1

30 Jan 2015 @21:30

Racers opened weekend one of National caliber competition in Craftsbury today with wins for Kris Freeman in the men's 30k and Caitlin Patterson in the women's 20k. Both races broke up early with an early lead group ... go arrow

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NO Highland Shuttle This Weekend

30 Jan 2015 @12:10

Heads up:  due to the high volume of activity around the Outdoor Center this weekend (see events' calendar), we will not be running the Highland Lodge shuttle.

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NO Highland Shuttle This Weekend

30 Jan 2015 @12:10

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Toko Marathon Wax Recommendation

30 Jan 2015 @0:09

Click thru for the latest from the yellow folks. Remember:  there will be a wax clinic Friday night at bib pickup as well.

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Toko Marathon Wax Recommendation

30 Jan 2015 @0:09

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Masters Nationals 10k Results

29 Jan 2015 @20:23

Had approximately 150 or so athletes toe the line today at the US Masters National Championships 10k. They kicked off not only race one of their National Championships but our SuperTour Festival! Congrats to all the winners from near and far. Full results.

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Masters Nationals 10k Results

29 Jan 2015 @20:23

Had approximately 150 or so athletes toe the line today at the US Masters National Championships 10k. They kicked off not only race one of their National Championships but our SuperTour Festival! Congrats to all the ... go arrow

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Fitness Classes during Marathon/SuperTour Weeks

29 Jan 2015 @17:11

Hello, Craftsbury Community! The next two weeks are very exciting ones for us as we host a slew of important races for the nordic ski community of North America. At the same time, welcoming one community necessitates the understanding of another. We have to cancel a handful of our fitness offerings due to the influx of activity and really appreciate your understanding.

There will be no Yoga on Jan. 29, Feb. 1, and Feb. 8.
There will be no QiGong on Jan. 29.

After the 8th, everything will return to athletic business as usual! Stay warm and come check out the racing!

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Fitness Classes during Marathon/SuperTour Weeks

29 Jan 2015 @17:11

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Skiing with the Stars Event on February 4th

28 Jan 2015 @14:34

As part of the Craftsbury SuperTour Festival happening this week and next, we’re hosting a “Skiing with the Stars” event for local junior skiers. On Wednesday February 4th from 4-5:30 pm, middle-school skiers aged 8-14 are invited to ski with professional Nordic skiers currently competing on the USSA SuperTour. We’ll pair a group of juniors with SuperTour racers from Alaska’s APU team, the Stratton-T2 elite team, Sun Valley Gold Team and Craftsbury’s own Green Racing Project. This free and open event will also include fun relay race under the lights. We’ll cap things off with autographs from the SuperTour racers.

Schedule:
4:00 pm- Arrival and check-in
4:30- Break into groups and ski with your “star”
5:00- Obstacle-themed team relay
5:30- Autographs and pick-up

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Skiing with the Stars Event on February 4th

28 Jan 2015 @14:34

As part of the Craftsbury SuperTour Festival happening this week and next, we’re hosting a “Skiing with the Stars” event for local junior skiers. On Wednesday February 4th from 4-5:30 pm, middle-school skiers ... go arrow

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Biathlon News Jan. 23-25

27 Jan 2015 @4:03

This past weekend marked a historical first for the Green Racing Project. US Biathlon veterans Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker were joined by World Cup rookie Clare Egan at World Cup 6 in Antholz, Italy- the first time that three GRP biathletes competed at a World Cup event. It also was a season-best weekend for Susan Dunklee, who notched two top-10 finishes.

In Friday's sprint race, Susan led team USA with an exciting 8th place finish, shooting 90% with a single miss in standing. Hannah Dreissigacker kept spectators on the edge of their seats with only one prone miss but two in standing, leaving the range in 61st place, just one second outside of qualifying for the following day's pursuit. She fought hard on her final lap and crossed the line in 52nd, and then with later ...

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Biathlon News Jan. 23-25

27 Jan 2015 @4:03

This past weekend marked a historical first for the Green Racing Project. US Biathlon veterans Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker were joined by World Cup rookie Clare Egan at World Cup 6 in Antholz, Italy- the ... go arrow

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GRP Ski Weekend Update

26 Jan 2015 @22:23

Green Racing Project skiers were busy last weekend competing at home and abroad. GRP skier Ida Sargent continued her World Cup season in Rybinsk, Russia, where organizers held a 3 day mini-tour. Meanwhile, several of the domestic GRP skiers raced a little closer to home at the UVM Carnival in Stowe, VT.

Although temperatures were frigid for the World Cup mini-tour in Rybinsk, it didn’t stop the US team from having one of their strongest weekends of the season. Ida didn’t race the 10k skate, but her teammate and fellow Vermonter Liz Stephen took 2nd place, which is the highest placing ever for a US female cross country skier in distance. The next day in the freestyle sprint, Ida qualified in speedy fashion, taking the 5th spot. In the rounds she just missed making the semifinals, ...

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GRP Ski Weekend Update

26 Jan 2015 @22:23

Green Racing Project skiers were busy last weekend competing at home and abroad. GRP skier Ida Sargent continued her World Cup season in Rybinsk, Russia, where organizers held a 3 day mini-tour. Meanwhile, several ... go arrow

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2nd Annual Touring the Trails

25 Jan 2015 @13:35

We're hosting this XC Ski/Snowshoe event benefiting the Green Mountain United Way on Sunday, March 1, from 1:00-5:00pm. Your $40 minimum entry covers your trail pass and equipment rentals. To make this a successful fundraiser, approach your friends and family to sponsor you for an amount per kilometer skied or snowshoed, simply one total amount - or some other creative approach all your own! Visit www.gmunitedway.org for sponsorship and entry forms, registration itself will take place at the Center on March 1st.

Questions? Call the United Way at 802-647-2148 or the Center at 802-586-7767 and ask for Russ.

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2nd Annual Touring the Trails

25 Jan 2015 @13:35

We're hosting this XC Ski/Snowshoe event benefiting the Green Mountain United Way on Sunday, March 1, from 1:00-5:00pm. Your $40 minimum entry covers your trail pass and equipment rentals. To make this a successful ... go arrow

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Craftsbury Juniors and GRP Skiers Race at Rumford Eastern Cup

22 Jan 2015 @13:53

This past weekend the Craftsbury juniors and some of the GRP skiers headed to Black Mountain in Rumford Maine for the second weekend of Eastern Cup racing.

Saturday’s individual start skate race, which was combined with the Bates College Carnival, was a 5K for the women, U16 skiers, and U18/U20 girls, and a 10K for the men and U18/U20 boys. With temperatures hovering in the single-digits, the U16 boys were the first racers to toe the line Saturday morning. Matthew Lawlor, the only Craftsbury skier in the race, finished in 22nd place. Leading the way for the women was Caitlin Patterson who won the race by over 30 seconds. Liz Guiney was the next Craftsbury finisher with a solid 4th place finish. She was followed by Kaitlynn Miller in 10th, Callie Young in 74th (3rd U16), Orli ...

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Craftsbury Juniors and GRP Skiers Race at Rumford Eastern Cup

22 Jan 2015 @13:53

This past weekend the Craftsbury juniors and some of the GRP skiers headed to Black Mountain in Rumford Maine for the second weekend of Eastern Cup racing. Saturday’s individual start skate race, which was ... go arrow

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Sargent bounces back with double World Cup sprints in Otepää, Estonia

20 Jan 2015 @16:24

The World Cup circuit ventured to Eastern Europe for the first time this 2014-2105 season for a double sprint weekend in Otepää, Estonia. As a standout sprinter, GRP skier Ida Sargent was slated to race both the individual classic sprint on Saturday and the freestyle team sprint, an event where two skiers alternate skiing 3 laps of the sprint course, on Sunday.

Saturday’s classic sprint was only the second classic sprint of season. In the first sprint in Kuusamo, Ida had her best ever World Cup finish, taking 5th, so hopes were high for another top finish. Unfortunately, an unlucky fall in the qualifier took Ida out of contention and she missed qualifying for the top 30 by 6 seconds. Sadie Bjornsen was the lone US qualifier on the women’s side, and ended up 15th after losing a ...

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Sargent bounces back with double World Cup sprints in Otepää, Estonia

20 Jan 2015 @16:24

The World Cup circuit ventured to Eastern Europe for the first time this 2014-2105 season for a double sprint weekend in Otepää, Estonia. As a standout sprinter, GRP skier Ida Sargent was slated to race both the ... go arrow

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GRP Biathlon Wrapup, MLK 15

19 Jan 2015 @17:58

Another big biathlon weekend for the Green Racing Project! At World Cup 5 in Rupholding, Germany, Susan Dunklee once again led the US women in the 7.5k sprint, placing 26th with a single miss. "While the end result today doesn't look particularly special, I think it was one of my best performances of the season so far." said Dunklee. Hannah Dreissigacker also competed in the sprint and finished 77th with three misses. On Sunday, Susan was the lone American woman in the mass start. On her way into the range for the final shooting stage she was in third place in lead pack including the eventual race winner, Darya Domracheva (BLR). Susan had two misses in the last stage and fell back from the leaders, but held onto 16th place with a total of three misses, citing it as another top ...

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GRP Biathlon Wrapup, MLK 15

19 Jan 2015 @17:58

Another big biathlon weekend for the Green Racing Project! At World Cup 5 in Rupholding, Germany, Susan Dunklee once again led the US women in the 7.5k sprint, placing 26th with a single miss. "While the end result ... go arrow

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Inaugural Baxter Winter Triathlon in the books at Craftsbury

16 Jan 2015 @13:08

This past weekend on January 10th the Craftsbury Outdoor Center teamed up with Baxter Outdoors, the outdoor adventure arm of Baxter Brewing Company from Lewiston, Maine to put on the inaugural Baxter Winter Triathlon. This event is part of the 2015 Packed Powder Series and brought people from all over to compete in a 5k Snowrun and 15k winter tri. While Craftsbury is no stranger to winter triathlons thanks to the efforts of Keith Woodward, this event brought a bigger crowd than normal of people ready to enjoy some of the Center's beautiful terrain. The 15k winter triathlon consisted of a 5k snowrun on the packed ski trails, transitioning to a 5k snowshoe on the singletrack that winds its way around the center before finishing with a 5k freestyle ski on the homologated race loop. While ...

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Inaugural Baxter Winter Triathlon in the books at Craftsbury

16 Jan 2015 @13:08

This past weekend on January 10th the Craftsbury Outdoor Center teamed up with Baxter Outdoors, the outdoor adventure arm of Baxter Brewing Company from Lewiston, Maine to put on the inaugural Baxter Winter ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers Race at US Senior Nationals in Houghton, Michigan

13 Jan 2015 @16:04

The GRP skiers were back at it after a short holiday break! The most recent races found them in Houghton, Michigan, way up on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for US Nationals. The four day race series is used as selection for European trips later in the season such as Under23 World Championships, OPA Cups, and World Championships.

The first day, January 4th, was a 10k/15k individual start freestyle race with cold and snowy conditions (a theme for the entire week). The men raced 2x a 7.5k loop. The top GRP men’s result was Gordon Vermeer in 18th, and he was followed by Alex Howe in 34th, Pete Hegman in 58th, Andrew Dougherty in 71st, and Jake Barton in 85th. In the women’s race, and Caitlin Patterson was just off the podium in 4th while Liz Guiney took 18th.

Organizers delayed the ...

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GRP Skiers Race at US Senior Nationals in Houghton, Michigan

13 Jan 2015 @16:04

The GRP skiers were back at it after a short holiday break! The most recent races found them in Houghton, Michigan, way up on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for US Nationals. The four day race series is used as ... go arrow

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Sargent contests Tour de Ski, first World Cups of 2015

13 Jan 2015 @15:58

The Tour de Ski is cross country skiing’s answer to cycling’s Tour de France: 7 races over 9 days in 3 countries where skiers compete to take the overall title at the end of the tour. This year’s tour started in Oberstdorf, Germany, made a brief stop in Val Mustair, Switzerland, and then wrapped up in Toblach and Val di Fiemme, Italy with a brutal hill climb as the final and deciding stage.

Like most of the US Ski Team, Ida Sargent planned to compete in only the first few stages of the Tour and then pull out to save up for races later in the season. Her best result was in the 10k classic pursuit, where she was able to move up to 40th place from her starting position of 58th. She also finished 58th in the 3k skate prologue, 56th in the skate sprint qualifier, and 46th in the 5k ...

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Sargent contests Tour de Ski, first World Cups of 2015

13 Jan 2015 @15:58

The Tour de Ski is cross country skiing’s answer to cycling’s Tour de France: 7 races over 9 days in 3 countries where skiers compete to take the overall title at the end of the tour. This year’s tour started ... go arrow

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Highland Shuttle running

13 Jan 2015 @11:06

Happy to announce that we're again running a free shuttle bus Saturdays and Sundays to Highland Lodge for houseguests, day members, and annual members. We started our shuttle service last weekend, but it's always worth a call to the Touring Center to confirm the current shuttle schedule and Highland Lodge conditions. Conditions over the weekend were such that you may not have wanted to use your race skis, but recent snows are improving things daily. 

You can catch the weekend shuttle at either the Center's or Highland Lodge's Touring Center.

Weekend shuttle
Leaves Craftsbury: 9:30am
Arrives Greensboro: 9:45am (leaving immediately to return to Craftsbury)
Arrives Craftsbury: around 10:00am

Afternoon shuttle may be available by request.

The above schedule will run this January - ...

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Highland Shuttle running

13 Jan 2015 @11:06

Happy to announce that we're again running a free shuttle bus Saturdays and Sundays to Highland Lodge for houseguests, day members, and annual members. We started our shuttle service last weekend, but it's always ... go arrow

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GRP Biathlon Wrap: Jan 10 Weekend

12 Jan 2015 @20:13

Five GRP biathletes resumed competition over the weekend after a holiday hiatus. In a rare moment of converging schedules, they all flew to Munich, Germany last Tuesday en route to three different competitions.

National Team members Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker traveled to the biathlon-crazy city of Oberhof, Germany for World Cup 4. On a blustery Friday afternoon that saw many of the top competitors taking uncharacteristic turns in the penalty loop, both Dunklee and Dreissigacker scored World Cup points in the 7.5k sprint by placing inside the top 40. Dunklee led the US women in 21st place with thee penalties, and Hannah was next for the team in 37th with two penalties. Only two women in the 93-person field shot clean for the race. Dunklee was the lone American woman in ...

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GRP Biathlon Wrap: Jan 10 Weekend

12 Jan 2015 @20:13

Five GRP biathletes resumed competition over the weekend after a holiday hiatus. In a rare moment of converging schedules, they all flew to Munich, Germany last Tuesday en route to three different ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers and Craftsbury Juniors Race Eastern Cup Opener at Rikert

24 Dec 2014 @9:45

Craftsbury was well represented this weekend at the Eastern Cup Opener, which took place at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont. Most of the GRP skiers were in attendance as well as many of the Craftsbury Nordic Ski Club juniors. The Opener attracted skiers from all over New England with over 400 racers toeing the line. 

Saturday’s individual start classic race was a 5K race for the women and U16 skiers and a 10K for the men. In the U16 girls’ race Marika Massey-Bierman led the way for Craftsbury with a 9th place finish. She was followed closely by Callie Young in 10th and Rena Schwartz in 11th. Anica Koontz Miller also had a strong race finishing 20th. Zander Martin was the sole Craftsbury skier in the U16 boys’ race in which he finished 45th. For the women, Kaitlynn Miller ...

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GRP Skiers and Craftsbury Juniors Race Eastern Cup Opener at Rikert

24 Dec 2014 @9:45

Craftsbury was well represented this weekend at the Eastern Cup Opener, which took place at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont. Most of the GRP skiers were in attendance as well as many of the Craftsbury ... go arrow

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Dunklee and Dreissigacker post solid results in Pokljuka, Slovenia

22 Dec 2014 @14:55

GRP/USBA biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker recently wrapped the third IBU World Cup of the season with a sprint, pursuit, and mass start in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Dealing with low snow conditions in Slovenia, and in fact all over Europe, they nonetheless pulled off strong results in the last World Cups before the holiday break.

Biathlon is known for being a fickle sport, one where the shooting and skiing all have to come together on the right day for a good result. Previously this season, Hannah hadn’t quite found her stride and wasn’t able to qualify for any pursuits (top 60) based off her sprint results. However, during the sprint in Pokljuka she combined clean shooting with strong skiing and netted a career best place of 17th, solidly qualifying her for the pursuit. ...

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Dunklee and Dreissigacker post solid results in Pokljuka, Slovenia

22 Dec 2014 @14:55

GRP/USBA biathletes Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker recently wrapped the third IBU World Cup of the season with a sprint, pursuit, and mass start in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Dealing with low snow conditions in ... go arrow

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Sargent wraps up Period One World Cups with Davos Sprint

21 Dec 2014 @14:21

GRP skier Ida Sargent just completed her final race in Period One of the World Cup season with a skate sprint in Davos, Switzerland. This weekend’s races were originally scheduled as two distance events in La Clusaz, France, but low snow in the region caused the organizers to move the event to Davos, where they were able to successfully host a World Cup classic distance and skate sprint the previous weekend. Although organizers did their best to cover the courses, even bringing down snow from nearby mountain passes, the skiers faced low snow and icy conditions. To accommodate the conditions, they also changed the races to a 10k/15k skate and another skate sprint on the same course as the previous weekend.

Ida didn’t race the 10k skate on Saturday in order to prep for the sprint, but ...

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Sargent wraps up Period One World Cups with Davos Sprint

21 Dec 2014 @14:21

GRP skier Ida Sargent just completed her final race in Period One of the World Cup season with a skate sprint in Davos, Switzerland. This weekend’s races were originally scheduled as two distance events in La ... go arrow

Four GRP biathletes race IBU trials

18 Dec 2014 @14:12

Four GRP biathletes competed at IBU Cup trials this past week in Coleraine, MN-- the most in program history. Biathlon rookie Elizabeth Guiney joined veterans Clare Egan, Mike Gibson and Ethan Dreissigacker at the event, which consisted of four races in five days. It was also the first trip for Craftsbury's new biathlon coach, Miroslav Segrt

The top biathletes from IBU Cup trials are selected to travel to Europe in January and February to compete on the IBU Cup, which is one tier below the World Cup. This year's overall men's and women's winners, Sean Doherty and Maddie Phaneuf (both members of the US Biathlon X-Team) earned starting rights, and additional qualifiers may be announced later this week.

Elizabeth experienced a steep learning curve in her inaugural biathlon races, ...

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Four GRP biathletes race IBU trials

18 Dec 2014 @14:12

Four GRP biathletes competed at IBU Cup trials this past week in Coleraine, MN-- the most in program history. Biathlon rookie Elizabeth Guiney joined veterans Clare Egan, Mike Gibson and Ethan Dreissigacker at the ... go arrow

Dunklee leads USA women in Hochfilzen

15 Dec 2014 @21:30

The GRP's Susan Dunklee once again led the US women's biathlon team at World Cup 2 last weekend in Hochfilzen, Austria. In Friday's 7.5k sprint, Dunklee finished 29th with one miss in each shooting stage. She was followed by Americans Annelies Cook, who finished 50th with one penalty, and the GRP's Hannah Dreissigacker, who finished 78th with three. Dunklee and Cook's top-60 finishes earned them start spots for Sunday's pursuit race-- the 4-stage biathlon event with an individual pursuit-style start based on the results from the sprint race. Dunklee moved up two places to 27th despite missing two shots on each of her two final stages. Cook scored her first World Cup Points of the season by placing inside the top 40 in 33rd place with one miss each on her first and last stages. ...

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Dunklee leads USA women in Hochfilzen

15 Dec 2014 @21:30

The GRP's Susan Dunklee once again led the US women's biathlon team at World Cup 2 last weekend in Hochfilzen, Austria. In Friday's 7.5k sprint, Dunklee finished 29th with one miss in each shooting stage. She was ... go arrow

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Sargent bounces back in third World Cup in Davos, Switzerland

15 Dec 2014 @18:26

GRP skier Ida Sargent was back at it this weekend in the third World Cup of the season in Davos, Switzerland. Coming off her career best 5th place finish in the classic sprint in Kuusamo, Finland, Ida came down with a cold in Lillehammer and wasn’t able to perform to her full potential. However, she bounced back quickly in Davos, Switzerland this past weekend, where the US skiers raced a distance classic and skate sprint. 

Saturday’s race was the 10k/15k classic individual, and the US women had a good day, with Liz Stephen, Jessie Diggins, and Sadie Bjornsen finishing in places 20-22. Ida finished 47th, still dealing with the lingering cold and battling slow skis. 

In Sunday’s skate sprint, Ida was able to turn it around and post the best US result of the day. In qualifying, she took ...

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Sargent bounces back in third World Cup in Davos, Switzerland

15 Dec 2014 @18:26

GRP skier Ida Sargent was back at it this weekend in the third World Cup of the season in Davos, Switzerland. Coming off her career best 5th place finish in the classic sprint in Kuusamo, Finland, Ida came down with ... go arrow

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Meet new Biathlon Coach Miro

13 Dec 2014 @16:34

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Green Racing Project is excited to welcome to the program our new biathlon coach, Miroslav Segrt, who recently arrived in Craftsbury from his home country of Serbia. He will work together with Craftsbury junior coach Zach Russo and GRP coach Pepa Miloucheva to grow and improve the biathlon program in Craftsbury. We’re very excited to have him on board.

Miroslav grew up in Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) and has a background in both rowing and competitive sport shooting. He helped coach the Serbian National Biathlon team at IBU Cups, World Juniors, World Cups, and World Championships. He also recently completed his Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

Check out the Craftsbury blog for a more in-depth interview with Miro, and make sure to introduce ...

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Meet new Biathlon Coach Miro

13 Dec 2014 @16:34

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center and Green Racing Project is excited to welcome to the program our new biathlon coach, Miroslav Segrt, who recently arrived in Craftsbury from his home country of Serbia. He will work ... go arrow

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GRP Skiers Take on SuperTour and World Cup Races

9 Dec 2014 @11:31

With the first set of races already under their belts, the GRP skiers in the US and abroad had their second consecutive weekend of racing on December 5th, 6th, and 7th. Ida Sargent represented the US at the World Cup mini-tour in Lillehammer, Norway, while 9 GRP skiers took to the line at the SuperTour in Bozeman, Montana.

Coming off her successful 5th place finish in the classic sprint in Kuusamo, Finland last weekend, Ida and the rest of the US World Cup crew had an uncharacteristically tough day in the freestyle sprint. Only one US skier, Sadie Bjornsen, made the top 30 in qualification and the subsequent sprint rounds. This kind of performance is unusual for the talented sprinters on the US team, so expect them to bounce back quickly in the upcoming races. Ida was 52nd in ...

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GRP Skiers Take on SuperTour and World Cup Races

9 Dec 2014 @11:31

With the first set of races already under their belts, the GRP skiers in the US and abroad had their second consecutive weekend of racing on December 5th, 6th, and 7th. Ida Sargent represented the US at the World ... go arrow

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Tuesday Night Race Series

9 Dec 2014 @10:58

UPDATE:  Tuesday, December 9th's race:  Mass-start, freestyle, on the snowmaking loop, 4 laps. Start at yurt, finish at the arch in the lower soccer field.

Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready to start your engines! The Tuesday night ski race circuit returns to Craftsbury for the 2014-2015 season starting next Tuesday the 9th of December! Race registration will be held day-of in the new touring center starting at 3:30 PM for a 4:00 PM race start time. Race entry fees are free for members, house guests and staff. For those who are not members or guests, a day or season pass covers the race fee. For those who wish to self time you can do so at any point during the day of the race, a clipboard with timing sheets and pencils will be available in the timing shed. Racers are also encouraged to ...

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Tuesday Night Race Series

9 Dec 2014 @10:58

UPDATE:  Tuesday, December 9th's race:  Mass-start, freestyle, on the snowmaking loop, 4 laps. Start at yurt, finish at the arch in the lower soccer field.Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready to start your engines! The ... go arrow

GRP Biathletes at World Cup and NorAm Cup

8 Dec 2014 @13:07

GRP biathletes kicked off their seasons last week with Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker representing Craftbsury and Team USA at the World Cup in Östersund, Sweden, and Clare Egan, Michael Gibson and Ethan Dreissigacker taking to the trails in Canmore, AB, Canada at the NorAm Cup. 

Susan led off for team USA in the season-opening mixed relay, handing off to teammate Annelies Cook less than four seconds out of the lead. Tim Burke and Lowell Bailey skied the third and fourth legs, and the team eventually finished 7th for a solid start to the World Cup Season. Next, Susan and Hannah both competed in the individual format-- a four-stage race in which athletes get a 1-minute time penalty for each miss instead of skiing penalty loops. Susan missed only three out of twenty shots and ...

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GRP Biathletes at World Cup and NorAm Cup

8 Dec 2014 @13:07

GRP biathletes kicked off their seasons last week with Susan Dunklee and Hannah Dreissigacker representing Craftbsury and Team USA at the World Cup in Östersund, Sweden, and Clare Egan, Michael Gibson and Ethan ... go arrow