Joint Application Process Now Open For Junior National, CXC U18 and U16 Trips Coaching Positions

3 OCT 2022

It is time to assemble the Central Coaching Staff for the Spring 2023 Junior trips! As the Central Division we will have three spring junior trips that need to be staffed: GLD JN Team, MW JN Team, and CXC U18 / CXC U16 Trip (U18 / U16 Trip will be combined for 2023). Information for these three trips is provided below.

The GLD JN Team, MW JN Team, and CXC U18/U16 Trip process involves submitting a general online application that applies to ALL the trips.

The leadership staff (listed above) for each of the spring trips will select coaches from the pool of CXC Junior Coach applicants. Which trip you are chosen for will be at the discretion of the joint trip leadership staff, but these individuals will work to accommodate specific trip requests. The application will have an area to specify if you have special circumstances / skills to offer (ex: wax technician) or if you have a trip preference.

The application is now OPEN and we would like to invite interested coaches around our Central Region to apply. Applications can be submitted online at the link below. Due date is November 27, 2022.

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CXC Names Championship Teams

22 FEB 2022

Warmest congratulations to all Central Region athletes who have qualified and will be heading to the 2022 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Junior National Cross-Country Ski Championships in Minneapolis, MN, U16 Western Club Championships in Boise, ID, and NENSA Eastern High School Championships in Farmington, Maine!

Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC), the regional governing organization for cross-country skiing in the ten-state Central Region of the United States, has named the teams for the upcoming championship events. The teams were selected through a series of qualifying CXC Cup events over the past three months.

Teams Naming

2022 Great Lakes Junior National Team
Trip Information & Forms

15 FEB 2022

Great Lakes Division JN Team will be named at an announcement ceremony Sunday Feb 20 outside the CAVOC Lodge at 2:30 pm. Athletes and their families in the running for the team should plan to attend. Team coaching staffs will be introduced, each team and alternates will be introduced, trip information will be relayed, online form links will be provided, and payment via check will be due at the meeting. Coaches will also be available for questions. Those who qualify for a team and are not able to attend because they are not in attendance at the races should contact the trip leader of their trip on Sunday evening and confirm their trip attendance and work out payment details.

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2022 Junior National, CXC U18 and U16 Trips Coaching Staff Announced

17 JAN 2022

The Great Lakes and Midwest Division Junior Leadership has completed its application process and is ready to announce coaching staff for their three March Junior Trips. Each coach is a volunteer who is excited to be part of helping junior athletes to have a great experience on the trips.

GREAT LAKES JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM
Trip Leader: Tamara Bryant, Madison Nordic Ski Club
Head Coach: Scott Putman, Ashwabenon Nordic Ski Team
Andrew Johnson, Chippewa Valley Nordic
Mary Eloranta, Peak Nordic
Rick Hasse, Peak Nordic
Jasmine Wiley, Bay Nordic
Charil Reis, Rhinelander Nordic
Ross Williams, Superiorland Ski Club
Johnnie Hunter, Madison Nordic Ski Club
Sam Myers, University of Wisconsin Green Bay

MIDWEST JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM
Trip Leader: Chris Harvey, Loppet Nordic Racing
Head Coach: Joe Haggenmiller, Terra Del Nord
Erin Moening, Minneapolis Ski Club
Max Anderson, Pioneer Midwest
Deno Johnson, NordicWerks Ski Klubb
Brian "Speedy" McCollor, Mineapolis Ski Club
Siiri Morse, Duluth XC
Piotr Bednarski, Loppet Nordic Racing
Liz Peterson, Endurance United
Julia Curry, Loppet Nordic Racing
Tom Jorgenson, Endurance United
Andy Dodds, South Suburban Training Group
Margie Nelson, Endurance United

CXC U18 TEAM
Trip Leader/Head Coach: Jon Furlow, Minneapolis South HS
Tamara Bryant, Madison Nordic Ski Club
Jasmine Willey, Bay Nordic
Nichole Fischer, Madison Nordic Ski Club
Jeremy Rapp, Alexandria High School

CXC U16 TEAM
Trip Leader/Head Coach: Kris Bjerkness, Endurance United
Ellen McCarthy, South Suburban Training Group
Jacob Huseby, Madison Nordic Ski Club
Lisa Garretson, Loppet Nordic Racing
David Paulson, Chanhassen High School
Jasmine Wiley, Bay Nordic


Joint Application Process Now Open For Junior National, CXC U18 and U16 Trips Coaching Positions

23 SEPT 2021

As the Central Division we will have 4 spring junior trips that will need to be staffed: MW JN Team, GLD JN Team, CXC U18 Trip, and the CXC U16 Trip.

Selected applicants volunteer their time to coach the best junior racers in the Central Region during these championship events, and should expect extra travel days at the beginning and the end of each trip. (Three day weekend trips should be prepared to leave midweek for their trip.) Travel, Room, Board and Expenses related to the trip are covered for official staff members.

The GLD JN Team, the MW JN Team, the CXC U18 Trip, and the CXC U16 Trip process involves submitting a single online application that applies to all the trips.

Our trip leadership for these trips will select coaches from the pool of CXC Junior Coach Applicants for these four trips to strengthen the staff of each trip. Which trip you are chosen for will be at the discretion of the Joint Trip Leadership Groups, but the Joint Trip Leadership Groups will work to accommodate specific trip requests and special circumstances.

This application is now open and we would invite applications from interested coaches. Applications can be submitted online and are due October 24.

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2020 Great Lakes Junior National Team Named

2 MAR 2020 Central Cross Country Skiing, the regional governing organization for cross country skiing in the 10 state Central Region of the United States, has named a wide range of teams for upcoming championship events. The teams were selected through a series of qualifying events over the past three months including the CXC Cup and CXC Junior Cup. Teams were selected within two separate divisions of Central Region.

Jackson Adler MU20 University of Wisconsin Green Bay Jeremy Hecker
Ericka Asmus FU18 Superiorland Ski Club Logan Zeuger
Mia Case FU18 Lakeland Nordic Ski Team/CXC JDP Erich Kern
Nina Chosy FU18 MadNorSki/CXC JDP Jay Sween
Jakob Craig MU18 Lakeland Nordic Ski Team Erich Kern
Johanna Craig FU20 Lakeland Nordic Ski Team Erich Kern
Forrest Dorsey MU18 Lakeland Nordic Ski Club Erich Kern
Leah Dutkewych FU20 College of St. Scholastica Maria Stuber
Autumn Eles FU18 Copper Country Ski Tigers Paul Fraley
Michael Fraley MU18 Copper Country Ski Tigers Paul Fraley
Eli Gore MU20 Madison Nordic Ski Club/CXC JDP Jay Sween
Ashley Grossklaus FU16 Peak Nordic Mary Eloranta
Drake Hacker MU20 College of St. Scholastica Maria Stuber
Kaden Hacker MU16 Peak Nordic Mary Eloranta
Alice House FU20 Blackhawk Nordic Ski Team Steve Swenson
Daniel Huhtala MU18 Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team Scott Putman
Arielle Jean FU18 VASA Ski Club Scott Putman
Kevin Johnson MU18 Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team Scott Putman
Sylvia Meza FU16 Lakeland Nordic Ski Club Erich Kern
William Murphy MU18 Bay Nordic Noel Versch
Anabel Needham FU20 Michigan Tech University Tom Smith
William Omodt MU20 College of St. Scholastica Maria Stuber
Fran Peterson FU16 4591 Sports Development Kris Hanson
Gwinna Remillard FU20 College of St. Scholastica Maria Stuber
Cody Schneider MU20 College of St. Scholastica Maria Stuber
Ingrid Seagren FU16 Copper Country Ski Tigers Paul Fraley
Noah Straka MU16 Peak Nordic Mary Eloranta
Ryan Thieme MU18 Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team Scott Putman
Casey Van Hefty MU16 Lakeland Nordic Ski Team Erich Kern
Jake Van Hefty MU18 Lakeland Nordic Ski Team Erich Kern
Annika Viren FU20 College of St. Scholastica Maria Stuber
Owen Williams MU16 Iola Winter Sports Club Jake Barnes
Joseph Wood MU20 Copper Country Ski Tigers Paul Fraley

2020 Great Lakes Junior National Team
Trip Information & Forms

18 FEB 2020
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The final Junior National Qualification races for the Great Lakes Division were held last weekend in conjunction with the CCSA Conference Races in Houghton, MI.

Congratulations to everyone who competed over the series of 8 races at 4 events during the 2019-20 season! After another great weekend of racing, many athletes secured their position on one of Great Lakes' post-season championship teams.

The final points list and rankings can be viewed here: https://nordicbase.ski/rankings/great-lakes-junior-national-team-points-list. As throughout the season, any discrepancies should be reported by clicking the link on the list display page.

2020 Great Lakes Junior National Trip Information

Those athletes meeting the qualification standards for the Great Lakes Junior National team can now register and make payment for the trip. Full trip details, required forms and online payment have been posted.

Athletes have until February 24 to accept or decline their roster spot on the Junior Nationals team. In the case of declines, spots will be offered to other qualified athletes, so please do not delay your decision whichever you choose.

Team race suits and jackets must be ordered immediately through the Podiumwear store front. See the team information packet for details how to access and log into the store. Suit orders are due no later than 12:00 midnight February 18.

2020 Great Lakes Junior National Team Coaching Staff Announced

27 Dec 2019

The Great Lakes Division Junior Leadership has completed its application process and developed coaching staffs for their three March Junior Trips.

Each coach on these staffs is a volunteer who is excited to be part of helping the junior athletes to have a great experience at the March Junior Trip each athlete may qualify for.

The staffs are as follows:

Midwest & Great Lakes NENSA U18 Trip Coaching Staff
(2020 NENSA U18 Championships at Gore Mountain in North Creek, New York)


Siiri Morse, Trip Leader/Head Coach, DXC
Paul Fraley, Asst. Coach, Copper Country Ski Tigers
Pasha Kahn, Asst. Coach
Logan Zueger - Asst. Coach, Superiorland Ski Team

Midwest & Great Lakes NENSA U16 Trip Coaching Staff
(2020 NENSA U16 Championships at Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont)


Bjorn Hanson, Trip Leader/Head Coach (MW), 4591 Sports Development
Ellen McCarthy, Asst. Coach (MW), South Suburban Training Group
David Paulson, Asst. Coach (MW), Chaska - Chanhassen

Ted Thereyl, Head Coach (GLD), Chippewa Valley Nordic
Charil Reis, Asst. Coach (GLD), Northwoods Nordic - Rhinelander
Erich Kern, Asst. Coach (GLD), Lakeland Nordic

Great Lakes Junior National Team Coaching Staff
(2020 Junior Nationals at ASC Training Center in Truckee, CA)


Scott Putman, Head Coach, Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team
Michael Young, Trip Leader, Copper Country Ski Tigers
Karmen Whitham, Asst. Coach, Madnorski
Ruth Oppliger, Asst. Coach, Vasa Ski Club
Ross Williams, Asst. Coach, Vasa Ski Club
Marshal Landrum, Asst. Coach, CXC Jr. Development Program
Steve Swenson, Asst. Coach, Blackhawk Ski Club


Joint Application Process Now Open For Junior National, CXC U18 and NENSA U16 Trips Coaching Positions

27 AUG 2019

The Junior Trip Leadership Committee is opening the application process for the following trips:

2020 Junior National Championships are taking place at Auburn Ski Club in Truckee/Donner Summit, CA. This year's dates are March 7th through March 14th, 2020.

The 202 CXC U18 Trip will go to the Eastern High School Championships at Gore Mountain, NY. This year's dates are March 13th through March 15th, 2020.

2020 NENSA U16 Championships are taking place at Mountain Top Inn and Resort in Chittenden, VT. This year's dates are March 6th through March 8th, 2020.

NOTE: selected applicants volunteer their time to coach the best junior racers in the Central Region during these national championship events, and should expect extra travel days at the beginning and the end of each trip. Applicants will be applying for a staff position on any trip (Junior Nationals, U18, NENSA). The application will have an area to specify if you have special circumstances/skills to offer (ex: wax technician) or if you have a trip preference.

Applications can be submitted online and are due October 1st.

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